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John Trauth, CEO/President and Co-Founder
John brings more than 25 years of demonstrated successes in driving market expansion, revenue growth and operational excellence at large established companies such as BEA, Oracle, IBM, and Tektronix, as well as with smaller companies such as Cybertap, QMS, Enterworks and Merlin International. Trauth previously served as President of both Cybertap (acquired by IBM) and Merlin International.


Randy Stephens, COO and Co-Founder
Randy brings 19 years of demonstrated success in operations and administration for high tech, telecommunications and defense companies. Stephens organized and developed two successful start-ups in the mid-90s, and prior to joining Bricata, he worked as a turnaround expert for several large defense contractors. As an organizational and development expert, Randy was central to the nation-wide growth and success of Teligent, Inc. 


Gene Savchuk, CTO and Principal
With more than 25 years experience, Gene brings to Bricata a proven track record developing high-performance commercial software products. In 2002, Gene co-founded Fidelis Security Systems where he served as CTO and a primary architect. Gene was instrumental in leading the strategic vision of the product in its emerging market category, working alongside industry analysts and customers to shape their views of the market. As the company expanded overseas, he played an important role in extending sales capabilities to foreign markets. 


Paul Casto, Vice President of Engineering
With over 30 years of operational and engineering experience, Paul's proven expertise has allowed him to lead numerous teams in developing and maintaining high capacity, highly reliable distributed systems.  His passion for designing and building products to solve real customer needs drives his focus on quality and supportability.  Paul previously served as  Director of Engineering with both Infoblox (Network Management appliances) and Telecommunication Systems (Carrier wireless systems), and is a retired U.S Marine Corps officer.


Randy Fallis, Vice President of Sales
With 20 years of experience, Randy oversees Bricata’s sales and customer strategy. Prior to joining Bricata, Randy served as North American VP of Sales at Cybereason, helping them restructure and expand their presence by building out their enterprise business and launching ISR/BDR functionality. As the Senior Director of Sales at Rapid7, he helped drive the company’s successful 2015 IPO and explosive sales growth across North America. Past roles also include sales management at KBACE, ShapeUp, and Oracle.


Druce MacFarlane, Vice President of Products and Marketing
Druce has more than two decades of progressive product management and marketing leadership experience with network and cyber security organizations ranging from large corporations to smaller startups, including FireEye, Aruba, and Netscout. Druce previously ran the products organization at Cyphort and helped McAfee transition during its spin out from Intel Corporation.