About Us

We built Cigent to protect your data.

Cigent keeps the most valuable asset in your organization safe—your data. Our advanced endpoint and managed network security solutions prevent ransomware and data theft, even in a post breach environment. 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

CEO and Chairman of the Board

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

Chief Revenue Officer

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.

Brett Hansen

Chief Marketing Officer

Brett Hansen is a 20-year veteran in the IT market holding various leadership roles in product, marketing, channel, and strategy functions. Prior to joining Cigent, Brett was the CMO at Logi Analytics where he led the transformation of the marketing and channel organizations before Logi Analytics had a successful exit. Prior to this role, he was an executive with Dell Technologies, leading the client solution product organization with an emphasis on hardening client security and developing solutions that protect end-user data. He began his career at IBM with positions in strategy, marketing, and channels.

Ted Sanchez

Sr. Director of Channel Sales

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.

Tom Ricoy

VP Strategic Alliances and Public Sector

Tom Ricoy has 30 years of IT experience. Prior to Cigent, Tom was responsible for Dell commercial PC data and endpoint security for five years. While there, the team launched BIOS malware/IoA detection, in-transit supply chain security, EDRM, and the first NGAV EPP Suite. He has established global alliances with IT and cyber security leaders and worked with federal agencies to deploy new solutions to improve national security.

Kelly Hicks

Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Hicks has over thirty years of experience at numerous high-technology companies. Prior to Cigent, Hicks held CFO and Senior Financial Management positions at LiveAction, Aryaka Networks, Chordiant (NASD:CHRD), Verity (NASD:VRTY), Tahoe Networks, PumaTech IntelliSync (NASD:PUMA), and The Santa Cruz Operation (NASD:SCOC). Hicks earned his BS from Chico State University.

David Wolf

VP Product Management

David Wolf has over 25 years of experience in guiding products, from vision to reality, that solve real customer challenges while meeting business expectations. Prior to Cigent, Dave was Senior Director of Product Management for the Cloud at Oracle, where he managed the product teams responsible for security monitoring and analytics, security compliance, and orchestration services. Dave has held senior leadership positions at both large enterprises and startups, including Oracle, Computer Associates, Fidelity Investments, mValent, and Cendura.