Leadership

Our Leadership team helps make us who we are. Learn more about them and our Board of Directors.

Ed Adams
Ed Adams
President & CEO
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Ed Adams

President & CEO

Ed Adams is a software quality and security expert with over 20 years of experience in the field.  He served as a member of the Security Innovation Board of Directors since its inception in 2002 and took over as CEO in 2003.

Prior to his work at Security Innovation, Ed held senior management positions at Rational Software, Lionbridge, Ipswitch, and MathSoft. He was also an engineer for the US Army and Foster-Miller earlier in his career.

His thought leadership has directly benefited tens of thousands of security professionals at industry meetings, including: RSA Conference USA, RSA Conference Asia, Ponemon Institute’s RIM Renaissance, OWASP AppSec California, Connected Security Expo at ISC West, Phoenix Security & Audit Conference, Mozilla’s Privacy Lab, Allstate CyberCon, Applied Materials Global Software Technology Conference, Insperity Customer Security Conference, and the Levi Strauss CyberSecurity Conference, just to name a few.

Ed is a Ponemon Institute Research Fellow, Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and Forbes Technology Council Member, and serves on the board of several IT security organizations.

Ed graduated from UMass Lowell with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and English Literature and earned his MBA with honors from Boston College.

Fun Fact: Ed is obsessed with The Princess Bride, horse racing, Boston Sports, and the color orange.

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Jeff Emig
Chief Operating Officer
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Jeff Emig

Chief Operating Officer

Emig brings strong financial, strategy, and management experience to Security Innovation, where he’s served on the company’s Board of Directors since 2008. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for RobbinsKersten Direct, where he helped grow the company from $24M to $70M. Prior to that, Jeff was a Principal at Brook Venture Partners, serving as an active investor in growth stage software companies.  Before Brook, he was a founding team member at Tenor Networks, a firm focused on developing high-end optical networking equipment. While at Tenor, Jeff built the finance and operations groups and assisted in raising over $120M of Venture Capital through three rounds of financing. He started his career in various finance and operations roles in 3Com Corp.’s Switching Division.

A Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College graduate, Emig received his MBA after graduating from the University of Massachusetts in Finance and Operations Management. Jeff will continue to serve on Security Innovation’s Board of Directors.

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Joe Basirico
Joe Basirico
SVP of Engineering
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Joe Basirico

SVP of Engineering

Joe leverages his unique experience as a development lead, trainer, researcher, and test engineer to head up the engineering team at Security Innovation. His deep knowledge of application security risk, coupled with his hands-on experience assessing a wide variety of commercial software, makes Joe a trusted adviser for customers and is often a “go to” resource for specialized training and critical consulting services. He has worked on projects directly for Microsoft, Symantec, OWASP, HP, US Courts, and many others throughout his tenure with the company.

Joe was also the Founder and Vice President of Technology for Technically Learning, a nonprofit organization helping women and minorities get into the STEM field. Joe began his career as a Software Development Engineer at Microsoft.

Joe is an active member in the security and open-source communities, having contributed his technology, training, utilities, and methodology expertise. He manages the company’s engineering blog and has written several publications that focus on vulnerabilities at the source code level.

Joe holds a BS in Computer Science from Montana State University.

Fun Fact: Joe is an avid outdoorsman who loves to ride his bike, rock climb, and mountaineer. He has ridden his bike from Seattle to Portland and has summited Mount Rainier.

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Lisa Parcella
Vice President of Product Management
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Lisa Parcella

Vice President of Product Management

With a background in security awareness, product management, marketing communications, and academia, Lisa leverages her vast experience to design and deliver comprehensive security-focused products and educational solutions for the company’s diverse client base. 

Lisa’s primary role at Security Innovation is to work with customers, prospects and industry experts to ensure we are creating innovative and holistic products and programs that address the various needs of today’s global workforce. Lisa spearheaded the company’s Security Awareness 365 program, an innovative mix of computer-based training, multimedia assets and programmatic tools that helped place Security Innovation as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness for three years in a row. In addition to managing internal training programs and product lines, Lisa provides strategic counsel and support to the company’s clients, helping them optimize their program methods, metrics gathering, messaging and execution.

Before joining Security Innovation, Lisa served as Vice President of Educational Services at Safelight Security. Lisa was responsible for managing subject matter experts and instructors in the creation of Safelight courseware. In this role, Lisa worked with internal teams and a global customer base to create dynamic, interactive learning solutions. Lisa also led the marketing team, working to promote and perpetuate the Safelight brand worldwide.

Lisa is the Marketing, Social Media and PR Lead for Women in Security and Privacy (WISP).  She also holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and a M.A. from Boston College. 

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Robert Rinaldi
Chief Revenue Officer
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Robert Rinaldi

Chief Revenue Officer

Robert Rinaldi is an established sales leader with a solid background in the software industry. With more than 25 years of executive leadership and building successful sales teams, Bob is well placed to oversee revenue generation and acceleration at Security Innovation.

Bob’s primary responsibility at Security Innovation is to influence the company’s worldwide revenue while enhancing the global demand for its solutions – including Security Innovation’s flagship CMD+CTRL cyber range offering. He will take the lead in orchestrating a sound strategy and clear vision for the company to build aggressive and long-term revenue growth.

Prior to Security Innovation, Bob’s notable career accomplishments include an 18 year tenure with EMC that included serving as Divisional Vice President of Sales for a $250 million line of business, Country Manager for Canada, and Executive-in-Charge of a new service provider division. Following EMC, Bob was Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success for PYMNTS.com, and co-founder and CEO of risk intelligence start-up ITADSecurity. Most recently he has provided strategic consulting services to a wide array of organizations to help them successfully assess, build and manage sales teams and go-to-market methodologies.

Bob credits his ability to push the envelope of revenue generation to his several years of working alongside many of today’s premier sales leaders, and to his entrepreneurial spirit.

Bob graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Finance.

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