From the outback to the valley, Bugcrowd is paving the way for crowdsourced security. Founded in 2012 in Australia by Casey Ellis, Bugcrowd is now based in San Francisco and is backed by Costanoa Ventures, Rally Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and Blackbird Ventures.

An Experienced Leadership Team

Adversaries have more opportunities to exploit undetected vulnerabilities. We take pride in the people we surround ourselves with – these are just a few of the people that fuel that pride.

Ashish Gupta

Ashish brings more than 25 years of general management experience and has had leadership roles in marketing, sales, business development and products. Prior to Bugcrowd, Ashish was Infoblox’s EVP and Chief Marketing Officer responsible for worldwide strategy and operations for global corporate and product marketing at Infoblox, including brand awareness, go-to-market programs and demand generation initiatives. Ashish specializes in creating new markets and categories, positioning companies for growth, and developing differentiated business strategies in highly competitive industries. He has held leadership positions with other venture-backed and publicly traded technology companies including Microsoft, Telera (acquired by Alcatel/Genesys), Vidyo, Deloitte Consulting and Hewlett-Packard. Ashish lives in the Bay Area and spends most of his weekends with his family playing soccer, skiing or sailing.

Casey Ellis
Chairman, Founder and CTO

Casey has spent more than 15 years in information security, servicing clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations as a security and risk consultant and solutions architect. He’s a career infosec guy turned career entrepreneur. Casey pioneered the Bug Bounty as a Service model, launching the first programs on Bugcrowd in 2012. He is happy as long as he’s got a problem to solve, an opportunity to develop, and a kick ass group of people to bring along for the ride.

Nicholas Telford

Nick brings 27 years of experience in accounting, finance, and operations with a track record of building successful software companies. He was previously CFO of Perforce Software (acquired by Summit Partners) and his background includes AmberPoint (acquired by Oracle) and Ernst & Young. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Bay Area native.

Dan Lascell
General Counsel

Dan Lascell has nearly 20 years of in-house counsel experience with enterprise technology companies. Before joining Bugcrowd, he spent more than seven years as SVP of Corporate Development and General Counsel of Appirio, where he was instrumental in both its acquisition of Topcoder (the world’s largest crowdsourcing community) and the company’s sale to Wipro in 2016. Prior to Appirio, Dan held senior legal roles at AmberPoint (acquired by Oracle), and Corning. He is an honors graduate of Hamilton College with a B.A. in music and Cornell Law School. Dan is an avid high-limit poker player and an animal rights advocate.

Ingrum Putz
VP of Engineering

With over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and security, Ingrum has applied his passion for security, engineering, and building companies that protect everyone on the internet. Ingrum has built and managed a variety of security offerings including VeriSign, Voltage SecureMail Cloud, the Agari Customer Protect Service and was most recently VP of Engineering and Product for NCC Group’s TRUST and Continuous Monitoring Service.

David Baker

David Baker brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise data security, information technology, and government computer research to his role as Vice President of Operations. Prior to Bugcrowd David served as the Chief Security Officer at Okta. As CSO, David was responsible for the security of Okta’s service, helping the company ensure customer success and solving the security challenges enterprises face as they evolve operations into the cloud. Prior to Okta, David served as the Vice President of Services at IOActive and Security Architect at Webex Communications. David started his professional career as a research scientist in Computational Fluid Dynamics at NASA Ames Research Center.

Jason Haddix
VP of Trust & Security

As the Vice President of Trust & Security Jason works with clients and security researchers to create high value, sustainable, and impactful bug bounty programs. He also works with Bugcrowd to improve the security industry’s relations with researchers. Jason’s interests and areas of expertise include mobile penetration testing, black box Web application auditing, network/infrastructural security assessments, and static analysis. Before joining Bugcrowd, Jason was the director of penetration testing for HP Fortify, and also held the #1 rank on the Bugcrowd leaderboard for 2014. (He currently holds the #11 rank.)

Rick Beattie
VP of Global Sales

With more than 20 years experience in enterprise sales, Rick Beattie brings a deep understanding of the cybersecurity landscape and strong understanding of the needs of today’s CISO. Beattie has a proven track record for building and accelerating revenue. Prior to Bugcrowd, he served as vice president of sales at Carbon Black and has held sales leadership roles at Q1 Labs and F5 Networks.

Jonathan Gohstand
VP of Product

Jonathan Gohstand brings 20 years of experience driving product roadmap and strategy to his role as vice president of product for Bugcrowd. Gohstand will lead product and product marketing, building on top of the company’s success as the pioneer and leader of crowdsourced security testing. Prior to Bugcrowd, Gohstand served as vice president of product management at Infoblox. He has also held marketing and product leadership positions at AlephCloud Systems, Inc., VMWare and Cisco Systems.

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