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.  Ed 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.

Ed is Research Fellow at The Ponemon Institute, serves on the board of several IT security organizations, and was named a Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

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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Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor
Chief Technology Officer
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Jason Taylor

Chief Technology Officer

Jason Taylor leads the strategic direction for all of Security Innovation’s engineering initiatives and customer solutions. He manages our world-class development teams for Security Innovation’s product lines and was the designer of our “Creating Secure Code” methodology and training course methodologies which have been implemented at many of the world's largest technology organizations.

Prior to joining Security Innovation, Jason served as a Test Architect, Security Team Lead, and Development Manager on the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows teams. He grew the Internet Explorer security test team from a solitary operation to the leading application security test team at Microsoft. Later, he built the Test Model Toolkit that became Microsoft's standard model-based testing tool, won a Microsoft Best Practice Award and a commendation from Bill Gates. He was named a 2013 Microsoft Developer MVP for Security and co-created the industry recognized STRIDE and DREAD application threat modeling and vulnerability classification techniques. He has co-authored ten security books and guides with the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team and published several whitepapers for CIO Update.

Jason received his C.S. degree from Montana State University.

Fun Fact: Jason met his wife rock climbing over 20 years ago and they haven't stopped their adventures skiing, sailing, mountain biking, and climbing since.

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Joe Basirico
Joe Basirico
Vice President of Services ​
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Joe Basirico

Vice President of Services ​

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 holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and a M.A. from Boston College. 

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Jeff Berry
Vice President of Field Sales
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Jeff Berry

Vice President of Field Sales

Jeff Berry is a proven sales professional with over two decades of direct sales experience in the high-tech industry.  He leverages both his account management and technical expertise to lead the company’s field sales organization, setting go-to-market strategies and providing expert mentorship.   While at Security Innovation,  Jeff spent his first 6 years as a Business Development Director (BDD), consistently exceeding his quota each year. The company promoted Jeff to a management role in 2015 and after two successful years leading his team, he was promoted to VP of Field Sales.

For the past 17 years,  Jeff has worked in the software quality and security testing industry. This experience has been invaluable to the company and equips him with the expertise to lead the North American Field Sales Organization.  Prior to Security Innovation,  Jeff spent 4 years as a BDD with the VeriTest business unit of Lionbridge.  At VeriTest,  Jeff was a dedicated account executive for Microsoft, responsible for nurturing the relationship and working closely with varying business units in need of software testing services. During his tenure there, he oversaw all RFPs and SOW proposal responses and grew revenue by almost 250%.  Before VeriTest, Jeff was Global Accounts Manager at Segue Software, responsible for Segue’s enterprise software solution strategic accounts including IBM, Intel, and AT&T Wireless.

Jeff earned a BA in International Business at the University of California, Davis. He is also very active in charitable causes and makes an annual family trip to Mexico to build houses for impoverished people in low-income areas. 

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Tony Luzza
Tony Luzza
Vice President of Global Channels
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Tony Luzza

Vice President of Global Channels

Tony Luzza leads a focused effort for the company’s partner revenue stream, and spearheads the global channel sales strategy and partner enablement program.  Tony has extensive experience living abroad and leverages existing networks of trusted partners to help Security Innovation quickly establish a local presence in those markets. 

Tony is a software channel sales professional for over 20 years with relevant work experience at Ipswitch, Gomez, and Compuware.  He speaks several languages (English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese), essential in penetrating the Latin and South American markets as well Europe and Asia. 

“It's rare to find someone who has served as an International Channel Sales Professional for several companies over a 20 year span and experienced success at each venture” said Mr. Ed Adams, CEO for Security Innovation, Inc. “Tony has extensive experience building channel programs from the ground up and accelerating existing programs into significant revenue contributions.” 

Fun Fact: Tony is a huge ice hockey fan and TV trivia buff.  And one time, he even flew on the Concorde.

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