LEADERSHIP

Steve Piper, Co-Founder & CEO 

Steve has over 20 years of high-tech marketing and product management experience and a solid track record of success. As CEO, Steve oversees CyberEdge’s sales and marketing operations while also serving as a senior research and marketing consultant. Over the years, Steve has won numerous professional awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP).

Before CyberEdge, Steve led product marketing and product management at Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), contributing to the company’s successful IPO and leadership position in the Gartner IPS Magic Quadrant. Prior to Sourcefire, he was head of marketing at Oblicore (acquired by CA) and was among the first 100 employees at Citrix. There he held multiple senior-level marketing roles, helping Citrix grow company revenue from $15 million to $600 million in just six years.

Steve has achieved a CISSP certification from (ISC)2 and has authored more than a dozen books on cyber security. A frequent speaker on security topics, Steve has earned BS and MBA degrees from George Mason University. When he’s not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, and playing in the World Series of Poker.

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Steve Piper, Co-Founder & CEO 

Steve has over 20 years of high-tech marketing and product management experience and a solid track record of success. As CEO, Steve oversees CyberEdge’s sales and marketing operations while also serving as a senior research and marketing consultant. Over the years, Steve has won numerous professional awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP).

Before CyberEdge, Steve led product marketing and product management at Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco), contributing to the company’s successful IPO and leadership position in the Gartner IPS Magic Quadrant. Prior to Sourcefire, he was head of marketing at Oblicore (acquired by CA) and was among the first 100 employees at Citrix. There he held multiple senior-level marketing roles, helping Citrix grow company revenue from $15 million to $600 million in just six years.

Steve has achieved a CISSP certification from (ISC)2 and has authored more than a dozen books on cyber security. A frequent speaker on security topics, Steve has earned BS and MBA degrees from George Mason University. When he’s not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, and playing in the World Series of Poker.

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Mark Bouchard, Co-Founder & COO

Mark brings 20 years of IT research, consulting, and marketing experience to CyberEdge.  As COO, Mark oversees CyberEdge’s consulting operations while also serving as a senior research and marketing consultant.

Before CyberEdge, Mark founded AimPoint Group, an independent IT research, consulting and marketing support company specializing in information security, compliance management, application delivery, and infrastructure optimization.  Prior to AimPoint Group, Mark was a Vice President at META Group (acquired by Gartner) where he analyzed business and technology trends across a wide range of information security, networking, and systems management topics, helping hundreds of organizations worldwide address their IT challenges.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mark is passionate about ensuring the success of his clients.  He holds a CISSP certification from (ISC)2, is a graduate of the Bettis Reactor Engineering School, and obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. When Mark’s not working, he enjoys playing poker, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Mark Bouchard, Co-Founder & COO

Mark brings 20 years of IT research, consulting, and marketing experience to CyberEdge.  As COO, Mark oversees CyberEdge’s consulting operations while also serving as a senior research and marketing consultant.

Before CyberEdge, Mark founded AimPoint Group, an independent IT research, consulting and marketing support company specializing in information security, compliance management, application delivery, and infrastructure optimization.  Prior to AimPoint Group, Mark was a Vice President at META Group (acquired by Gartner) where he analyzed business and technology trends across a wide range of information security, networking, and systems management topics, helping hundreds of organizations worldwide address their IT challenges.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mark is passionate about ensuring the success of his clients.  He holds a CISSP certification from (ISC)2, is a graduate of the Bettis Reactor Engineering School, and obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. When Mark’s not working, he enjoys playing poker, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Stacy Smith, VP of Business Operations & General Counsel

Stacy has over 11 years of experience as a practicing attorney and over four years as an operations leader. At CyberEdge, Stacy oversees the company’s business operations and all legal matters.

Prior to CyberEdge, Stacy was Director of Operations & Counsel for TRACE International, a non-profit business association headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. Prior to TRACE, Stacy held a variety of senior legal roles, including Attorney with the United States Postal Service, Assistant State’s Attorney with Anne Arundel County (Maryland), and Attorney with McAfee & Taft.

Stacy earned her BA degree from Loyola College in Maryland and her JD degree from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys yoga, cooking, outdoor activities, spending time with her family (including two high-energy dogs), and volunteering at her daughter’s school.

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Stacy Smith, VP of Business Operations & General Counsel

Stacy has over 11 years of experience as a practicing attorney and over four years as an operations leader. At CyberEdge, Stacy oversees the company’s business operations and all legal matters.

Prior to CyberEdge, Stacy was Director of Operations & Counsel for TRACE International, a non-profit business association headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. Prior to TRACE, Stacy held a variety of senior legal roles, including Attorney with the United States Postal Service, Assistant State’s Attorney with Anne Arundel County (Maryland), and Attorney with McAfee & Taft.

Stacy earned her BA degree from Loyola College in Maryland and her JD degree from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys yoga, cooking, outdoor activities, spending time with her family (including two high-energy dogs), and volunteering at her daughter’s school.

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Marisa Steller, Account Executive

Marisa is responsible for new business development at CyberEdge, including demand generation, customer acquisition, and account management.

Prior to CyberEdge, Marisa held various sales roles at Citrix in the United States and Europe, including Sales Operations Manager and Account Manager of the Nordic Region. Like Steve, Marisa was also among the first 100 employees at Citrix, helping propel the company to become one of the fastest-growing publicly held software companies in history.

A native of Switzerland, Marisa is a former champion of the Swiss national swimming team. When she’s not working, Marisa enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and playing tournament poker.

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Marisa Steller, Account Executive

Marisa is responsible for new business development at CyberEdge, including demand generation, customer acquisition, and account management.

Prior to CyberEdge, Marisa held various sales roles at Citrix in the United States and Europe, including Sales Operations Manager and Account Manager of the Nordic Region. Like Steve, Marisa was also among the first 100 employees at Citrix, helping propel the company to become one of the fastest-growing publicly held software companies in history.

A native of Switzerland, Marisa is a former champion of the Swiss national swimming team. When she’s not working, Marisa enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and playing tournament poker.

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Jon Friedman, Managing Consultant

Jon has over 20 years of marketing experience with software, computer, and IT services companies. As a managing consultant at CyberEdge, he oversees content development, custom research, and publishing projects, while also serving as a senior marketing consultant.

Prior to CyberEdge, Jon held a variety of product marketing, product management, and competitive analysis positions at both start-ups and global Fortune 500 companies, including Fiberlink Communications, Astaro, Nortel Networks, Wang Software, and Unisys.

Jon has spoken at security conferences and has been published in numerous IT industry periodicals. He contributes time to industry organizations, having served on the board of directors of Agile New England and the ASP Industry Consortium. He has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. When he’s not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his family and traveling, as well as reading historical novels.

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Jon Friedman, Managing Consultant

Jon has over 20 years of marketing experience with software, computer, and IT services companies. As a managing consultant at CyberEdge, he oversees content development, custom research, and publishing projects, while also serving as a senior marketing consultant.

Prior to CyberEdge, Jon held a variety of product marketing, product management, and competitive analysis positions at both start-ups and global Fortune 500 companies, including Fiberlink Communications, Astaro, Nortel Networks, Wang Software, and Unisys.

Jon has spoken at security conferences and has been published in numerous IT industry periodicals. He contributes time to industry organizations, having served on the board of directors of Agile New England and the ASP Industry Consortium. He has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. When he’s not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his family and traveling, as well as reading historical novels.

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Karen Scarfone, Managing Consultant

Karen has more than 20 years of professional IT experience, with over 15 years of that dedicated to information security. As a managing consultant at CyberEdge, Karen oversees content development, custom research, and publishing projects, while also serving as a senior marketing consultant.

Prior to CyberEdge, Karen was a Senior Computer Scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she specialized in system and network security publication development and research. Over the years, Karen has been a co-author, contributing author, editor, or reviewer for over 100 NIST publications.

Karen holds CISSP and ISSAP certifications from (ISC)2, a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Idaho, and a master’s degree in technical writing from Utah State University. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading and travel.

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Karen Scarfone, Managing Consultant

Karen has more than 20 years of professional IT experience, with over 15 years of that dedicated to information security. As a managing consultant at CyberEdge, Karen oversees content development, custom research, and publishing projects, while also serving as a senior marketing consultant.

Prior to CyberEdge, Karen was a Senior Computer Scientist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she specialized in system and network security publication development and research. Over the years, Karen has been a co-author, contributing author, editor, or reviewer for over 100 NIST publications.

Karen holds CISSP and ISSAP certifications from (ISC)2, a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Idaho, and a master’s degree in technical writing from Utah State University. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading and travel.

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