About Us

We built Cigent to protect your data.

Cigent keeps the most valuable asset on your endpoint and network safe—your data. Our Threat-Aware Data Access Control solutions prevent the exfiltration of sensitive data, even when your system or network has been compromised. Cigent solutions are built by an elite team, with backgrounds in intelligence, ethical hacking (to help public and private entities protect themselves), data storage, and storage device firmware, specifically embedded cybersecurity detection and response features. As a result, our solutions beat hackers at their own game, and keep your data safe.

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Meet the management team.

Brad Rowe

Chief Executive Officer

Brad Rowe has over thirty years as an executive at Hewlett-Packard, Western Digital, SystemSoft, Accunit, and Pumatech/Intellisync which he co-founded with Steve Nicol, and ran as CEO both as a private and public, NASDAQ-listed company.  Brad has a BSE from Princeton.

John Benkert

SVP Strategic Development

John has over 35 years of experience in commercial and government organizations working at the American Embassy Oslo, Norway and the National Security Agency, where he received training in operational tradecraft including advanced data recovery, hacking techniques, computer security and forensics. While at NSA he was awarded the National Scientific Achievement Award for his technological innovations.

Greg Scasny

Chief Technology Officer

Greg Scasny has over 20 years of experience in IT and information Security. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology, with a focus on networking, security, and communications. Greg has a passion for taking complex business and security problems and creating innovative scalable solutions that can be deployed quickly and operated efficiently.

Tony Fessel

VP Engineering

Tony Fessel is a designer, developer, and researcher with a deep understanding of technology, a tenacious desire to identify and solve problems through creative design, and nearly 15 years of experience creating storage-focused products and applications for commercial and government markets. Tony’s design experience ranges from firmware-level storage systems up to simple, scalable, intuitive applications.

Steve Nicol

SVP Sales and Marketing

Steve Nicol has worked as a sales and marketing executive in several technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Western Digital, Systemsoft, and Accela Inc. In 1993 he co-founded Pumatech/Intellisync with Brad Rowe and helped lead the company through a successful IPO in 1996. Steve has a BA from Princeton.

Rachel Busch

Director of Public Relations

Rachel Busch is a certified economic development professional with experience in both the public and private sectors. For over 15 years, Rachel has worked in business development, real estate, marketing & public relations.

Don Kennedy

Don Kennedy has over thirty years of international experience as a sales and marketing executive highlighted by storage technology pioneers Western Digital and Seagate Technology.  He has a deep knowledge of the high-tech industry and his network of business relationships spans all seven continents. Don has a BA from North Carolina State University.  

Ted Sanchez

Mr. Ted Sanchez brings over 30 years of Channel Sales and Marketing experience to Cigent. Prior to Cigent, he held senior channel sales and marketing management positions at Intellisync, Memeo, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Firetide, and Connected IO. Ted has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from California Polytechnic State University.