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An Experienced
Leadership Team

Ashish Gupta

Chief Executive Officer

Ashish Gupta

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Casey Ellis

Chairman, Founder, and CTO

Casey Ellis

Chairman, Founder, and CTO

Casey is the Founder, Chairman, and CTO of Bugcrowd. He is an 18 year veteran of information security, servicing clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations as a pentester, security and risk consultant and solutions architect, then most recently as a career entrepreneur. Casey pioneered the Crowdsourced Security as a Service model launching the first bug bounty programs on the Bugcrowd platform in 2012, and co-founded the disclose.io vulnerability disclosure standardization project in 2016. A proud ex-pat of Sydney Australia, Casey lives with his wife and two kids in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is happy as long as he’s passionately pursuing potential.

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Mark O’Connor

Chief Financial Officer

Mark O’Connor

Chief Financial Officer

Mark O’Connor brings more than 25 years of experience helping high-growth technology organizations scale to his role as Bugcrowd CFO. Prior to Bugcrowd, Mark served as CFO of Appirio, a leading SaaS solutions firm (acquired by Wipro), and held executive financial and operational positions at Nuance Communications, BeVocal (acquired by Nuance), Appshop, and Broadword Communications.

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Andy Burtis

Chief Marketing Officer

Andy Burtis

Chief Marketing Officer

Andy brings 25+ years of marketing experience across a broad range of industries, including technology, healthcare, and consumer goods. Previously, Andy was CMO for C3, a leading software company in the artificial intelligence space. Prior to C3, Andy was SVP of Corporate Marketing and Communications at McKesson, a leading provider of healthcare services and information technology. Andy holds a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his spare time, he loves surfing, biking, skiing and taking long walks with his best canine friend, Winnie.

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David Castignola

Chief Revenue Officer

David Castignola

Chief Revenue Officer

David has more than 25 years of sales leadership experience in the cybersecurity security space. Most recently, David served as Chief Operating Officer for Cylance, where he helped lead the sale of the company to BlackBerry in February 2019. Prior to Cylance, he was named the first Chief Revenue Officer at Optiv, a $2.5 billion security systems integrator and before that at RSA for 16 years where he served as the Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales, a security division of EMC, with $1+ billion in sales revenues and recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious cyber security companies. David is a proud graduate of Michigan State and lives with his wife of 26 years and 3 kids in Phoenix, Arizona. In his spare time, David enjoys reading, cycling, and traveling in his RV!

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Mark Milani

Global Head of Product and Engineering

Mark Milani

Global Head of Product and Engineering

Mark is a technology executive with over 25 years of leading global software engineering and product management teams. Mark brings a wealth of experience across a number of technology areas to his role of Head of Engineering at Bugcrowd, from developing solutions deep in the technology stack, to applications and cloud solutions for end users and service organizations. Prior to Bugcrowd, Mark was SVP Product Engineering at Actian Corporation, and held multiple leadership positions at Oracle Corporation and Cross Access (acquired by IBM).

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Rick Beattie

VP of Global Sales

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.

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Chris Nadan

VP and General Counsel

Chris Nadan

VP and General Counsel

Chris Nadan is VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, responsible for all legal affairs for Bugcrowd. Chris has over 20 years’ legal experience at global technology companies, including most recently SVP & General Counsel at Actian Corporation, where he executed a successful sale of the company (staying on to help lead the company into its new incarnation), and Deputy General Counsel for Sun Microsystems, where he won Sun’s Chairman’s Award for Innovation. Chris was also an adjunct professor of law at U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and his J.D. from Berkeley, and lives in the Bay Area with his family.

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Mari Kemp

Head of People, Talent and Places

Mari Kemp

Head of People, Talent and Places

Mari has over 20 years of global human resources management experience with 12 years in leadership roles. Earlier in her career, she held leadership positions at Nokia and Google, as well as roles at start-ups and high growth organizations. She has extensive experience in evaluating and improving processes and efficiencies through technology and has expertise in creating superior human resource, facilities and talent acquisition departments. She has successfully led company mergers while providing a clear integration strategy for leadership. She drives success through leveraging workplace culture, in connecting the people of the organization to the business strategy. She is a San Francisco native, who always feels compelled to give back to the community, to connect and inspire. She speaks at many human resources conferences for professionals as well as grade schools to help build and empower the youth. Mari loves spending time with her family and looking for cool real estate deals. She also enjoys kickboxing, golf, hiking, yoga, and meditation.

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Grant McCracken, (Sr. Director Of Security Operations)

Grant McCracken

Senior Director of Operations, Programs and Security

Grant McCracken

Senior Director of Operations, Programs and Security

A long time veteran to Bugcrowd, Grant joined the organization as an Application Security Engineer in 2014. Since then, he has overseen the creation and maintenance of hundreds of crowdsourced security programs as a Solutions Architect, as well as led the Researcher Success, Support, and Security Operations groups. He has been hacking for nearly a decade and is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). In his free time Grant enjoys writing and performing music, as well as staying active on running or hiking trails.

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