President and CEO Peter Stewart co-founded TraceSecurity in 2004. Under his leadership, the company launched the first and only cloud-based governance, risk and compliance (IT-GRC) platform for companies of all sizes. Today, TraceSecurity supports security and risk management for more than 1,500 corporations across the spectrum of regulated industries: financial services, healthcare, insurance, government and more.
Pete brings more than 24 years of security technology and management experience spanning public and private companies, with particular expertise in sales and marketing. He launched a European division for Fifth Generation Systems (Nasdaq: SYMC), taking it from zero to $5 million in revenue in just one year. At Micrografx (Nasdaq: MGXI), he directed the development and launch of Binny & Smith's Crayola's Crayons educational software - at the time, the largest retail software launch ever undertaken. During his tenure as an Executive Vice President and General Manager at McAfee/Network Associates (NYSE:INTC), company revenues grew from $30 million to over $900 million and market capitalization grew from $200 million to over $6 billion. His division's sales grew from $5 million to $150 million. He also led McAfee's 600-employee Texas operations. Most recently, Pete was President and CEO of Blaze Technologies, Inc., which merged with PatchPortal to form TraceSecurity.
A seasoned entrepreneur and a sought-after speaker, Pete has appeared frequently as the featured presenter at high-visibility security, financial and management conferences and forums. He speaks on a variety of issues facing cloud service providers, notably compliance and security controls. He also continues to be invited to speak at several key venture capital events around the globe.
Pete has served on the boards of many nonprofits and technology startups, as well as on the Ethics Task Force for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Entrepreneur Commission for Governor Kathleen Blanco. He is currently a trustee of the Andreeff Foundation. In past years, Stewart served with the Louisiana National Guard's 239th Military Police Unit. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.
As CTO, Vice President of Strategy & Solutions, and Co-Founder for TraceSecurity, Jim Stickley has been instrumental in directing the TraceSecurity strategy. Jim is responsible for developing and releasing multiple versions of the software used by hundreds of clients today. With over 20 years experience in the hi-technology industry, Jim is in charge of the guiding principles and structure of all TraceSecurity solutions including products and services.
Stickley has been involved in thousands of security services for financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, healthcare facilities, legal firms, and insurance companies. Through the years Stickley has discovered numerous security vulnerabilities in products such as firewalls, PKI servers, online banking applications and PDA devices. He has been a consultant for the network stations FOXNEWS, CBS and NBC as well as the Associated Press. Stickley has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Time Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, New York Times, PC Magazine, CSO Magazine and hundreds of other publications. He has also been showcased on numerous television shows including NBC's "Nightly News", CNN's "NewsNight", CNBC's "The Big Idea", Anderson Cooper's "Anderson" and is a frequent guest on NBC's "Today Show".
Additionally, Stickley is the author of "The Truth about Identity Theft" and a co-author of "Beautiful Security". In the entertaining book "The Truth About Identity Theft", Stickley walks you through real life scams and exploits that people fall victim to everyday. This book has been designed to give you the insight that most people only experience after becoming victims of identity theft. Each chapter walks you through a different type of attack, explaining the complete process in a very simple and straight-forward way. Like a magician actually revealing what happens behind the curtain, Stickley takes you through the attacks to reveal how people at home, work, and on the road become victims. Prepare yourself. What you read here might be disturbing, but you will never be truly safe from identity thieves until you learn to think like one.
Stickley can be seen throughout the United States where he serves as an entertaining speaker for corporations, security-related conferences, seminars and forums, covering topics that range from basic identity theft to national cyber terrorism.
Paul McCown, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, brings more than 19 years of experience in financial planning and management, investor relations, operations, mergers and acquisitions and public company credentials. Paul's deep knowledge of the high-tech industry brings tremendous value to TraceSecurity's strategic and financial planning, as well as operations.
Paul previously served as Senior Vice President of Enabling Technologies at Equifax, where he led a $160 million business unit. Prior to that, he was president and chief financial officer of APPRO Systems where he expanded the company's revenue from $11 million with a $7 million loss in 2001 to $27 million in revenue and $8 million in profit in 2005.
Paul received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi.
As Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dariel LeBoeuf is responsible for leading the sales and marketing efforts of TraceSecurity. During his tenure at TraceSecurity, the company has grown its IT Security, Compliance and Risk Management business to include over 1,500 organizations. Dariel’s 26 years of IT Security Industry experience has been essential in leading TraceSecurity’s strategic initiatives. Prior to TraceSecurity, Dariel held various Sales, Sales Management and Product Management positions at Tripwire, Symantec (SYMC) and Fifth Generation Systems, where he acquired numerous awards and accolades.
Dariel graduated from Louisiana State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis.
As the Vice President of Delivery and Support, Jason Wells plays an essential role in developing and leading strategic initiatives throughout the entire organization and is responsible for TraceSecurity’s delivery, training, documentation and support departments. Wells leads delivery teams by means of staffing, training, directing and facilitating resource management and implementing initiatives across many departments.
Prior to this position, Jason served as the Director of Finance and Legal Counsel for TraceSecurity, where he was involved in a number of key initiatives, including the design of our current delivery team structure and several sales planning initiatives.
Prior to TraceSecurity, Jason was an attorney at McDowell, Knight, Roedder & Sledge, LLC, a corporate defense litigation law firm in Mobile, Alabama. Jason received his JD from Tulane University and holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Commerce and Business Administration with a major in finance and a minor in economics.
As Director of Product Management, Josh Stone contributes a wealth of knowledge and experience to TraceSecurity and its customers. Josh is a key member of TraceSecurity’s management and strategic team and is responsible to manage the strategic vision of TraceSecurity’s award-winning products. His background in technology and information security provides TraceSecurity products with a unique balance between customer need and revenue generation.
Josh is fast becoming a thought leader in the industry as a featured presenter on IT security-related issues at many industry events, through webinars, analyst briefings and press briefings. He understands where the market is moving and helps keep TraceSecurity and its customers one step ahead.
Prior to joining TraceSecurity, Josh held positions as IT Security Officer at a major University and Security Analyst at America’s oldest and largest automobile manufacturer. These roles allowed him to gain unique insight into the development of security infrastructures, web-facing application development and testing, internal security policies, audit methodologies and various analytical services related to information security compliance.
In addition to a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University, Josh Stone holds the GWAPT (Global Web Application Penetration Tester) certification.
As Director of Software Development, Brian Jerolleman is responsible for driving TraceSecurity's ongoing software enhancements, streamlining the company's Software Development Life Cycle and improving the core functions of TraceSecurity's cloud-based software solutions. Jerolleman has led the TraceSecurity development team for eight years as a programming manager.
Prior to his arrival at TraceSecurity, Jerolleman spent three years at Antares Technology Solutions as a lead software developer and has contracted with several large organizations.
Jerolleman is a New Orleans native and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science.
As Director of Product Marketing, Ashley Swanson is responsible to lead and support marketing efforts for the TraceCSO solution and TraceSecurity's information security services, the Partner Program and the TraceSecurity corporate brand. Ashley brings a strong aptitude for creative direction and strategic marketing to TraceSecurity.
Ashley specializes in B2B information technology marketing, having worked on the agency and client side of the business as well as across many industry verticals. Ashley began her career at a small full-service advertising agency, Daynerhall Marketing, Consulting and Advertising, that caters to B2B technology clients and who understands how technology is bought and sold.
Ashley graduated from the College of Journalism at the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and minor in Business Administration, and from the Hough College of Business at the University of Florida, with a Masters of Business Administration. As a student and through her professional career, Ashley has been the recipient of a 2003 Best in Show, Gold and Silver Student Addy Awards, received recognition and honorable mention for Best Creative in the 2003 DMEF National Direct Marketing Competition and from 2008 to 2009 sat on the Board of Directors and was Programs Co-Chair for Ad2Orlando – receiving 3rd Place for National Achievement.
Alan Fortier, an experienced and seasoned channel marketing professional, joined TraceSecurity in December 2012 where he is responsible for developing partner programs and relationships. Before joining TraceSecurity, Fortier spent 15 years with Cisco Systems in a variety of positions within the channel organization where, in his last 5 years, he was involved with creating, deploying and managing a worldwide channel program for Cisco's Physical Security products.
Fortier is originally from Portland, Oregon where he attended Portland State University and spent much of his early career as a General Manager for several resellers of networking technologies.