Where it all began

 

Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos’ founder and CEO, an expert on global supply chain resilience, is on a mission to eliminate risk hidden in global supplier ecosystems that expose entire industries and ultimately national defense, public safety, and economies to attack by adversaries, and disruption from catastrophe, climate change and concentration risk, and compliance failures.

In 2018, with backing from renowned venture capital investors Ted Schlein and Nick Biem of Kleiner Perkins and Venrock respectively, Jennifer launched the Interos supply chain resilience platform to map, monitor and model billions of businesses, trillions of relationships instantly and continuously. 

Today, the Interos platform protects the world’s largest enterprises, their reputation and operations from supply chain attacks by nation states and criminal organizations, disruption by pandemic, tech and trade wars and compromise from unethical labor, financial distress, and sustainability challenges.

 

Leadership

Jennifer Bisceglie

Interos CEO & Founder

Jennifer Bisceglie is the founder, CEO, and driving force behind Interos’ revolutionary new vision for enterprise resilience. With over 25 years of industry experience managing risk in the global economy, Jennifer recognized the emerging power of artificial intelligence and led her company to create the Interos Platform: a game-changing technology that automates the discovery and response to third-party risk in every tier of global supply chains.

A much sought-after expert on supply-chain risk, Jennifer has been called on to share her expertise with news organizations including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg, Business Insider, CNBC, Forbes and others. She’s regularly appeared before  professional organizations and congressional committees, including the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, the Homeland Security Governmental Affairs Committee, and the U.S.– China Economic Security Review Commission. 

Eric Johnson

Chief Revenue Officer

Interos’ Chief Revenue Officer, Eric Johnson is a proven enterprise technology executive with more than 20 years of experience leading enterprise-level brands to meet and exceed their revenue goals. Prior to Interos, Eric served as Marketo’s Chief Sales Officer (CSO). In that role he oversaw Marketo’s global sales operations, which culminated in Marketo’s acquisition by Adobe, the largest-ever acquisition for Vista Equity partners company. Prior to Marketo, Eric served in various roles including President of the Americas at Qlik, President of Global Sales at BlackBerry, President of Global Database and Technology at SAP, as well as SVP and General Manager at Sybase.  He began his career as a Yen Options Trader in Chicago. Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political science from the University of Wisconsin Madison and is fluent in English and German. Eric recently took in a charity boxing tournament called Haymakers4Hope in Manhattan which raised over $1.5 million to fight cancer. Eric also currently serves on the Televerde Board of Directors.

Noel Calhoun

Chief Technology Officer

An experienced technology leader that has designed and built some of the most innovative data science teams in government and industry. Before coming to Interos as the CTO, Noel was CTO of Kensho Technologies, a startup acquired by S&P Global in 2018 in the largest AI focused acquisition to date.  While there, Noel led 100 world class engineers producing state of the art machine learning applications for S&P’s four divisions. He previously served over 13 years in the CIA as an intelligence analyst, analytic manager, executive and the first Chief Technology Officer for the Directorate of Support (DS).  Mr. Calhoun created and led the first data science & machine learning teams within the Information Operations Center and DS. He was awarded the Directorate’s first Innovator of the Year award in 2016.  Noel left the CIA in 2016 to found Koto, Kensho’s incubator for Intelligence Community focused software products. He has a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and MA in Security Studies from Georgetown. When he’s not drafting strategy or talking tech, you can find him walking his big dopey English lab named Barry. 

Jon Brody

Chief Marketing Officer

“Interos is pioneering automation to eliminate the hidden risk in vendor relationships – essential to the future of business. I am proud to be a part of that.”

Jon has had a twenty plus year winning streak of accelerating enterprise b2b startups from idea to category leadership. From 2000 to 2019, he led marketing at enterprise cybersecurity companies including Sygate (acq. Symantec), TriCipher (acq. VMware), Tenable (IPO), and most recently Endgame (acq. Elastic).  In a time of unprecedented technology driven innovation, Jon has lead teams that mastered shifts in packaging, delivery, buying and selling strategies, achieving brand awareness, thought leadership and revenue growth to unseat market leaders.

Josh Burns

Senior Vice President of Finance

Josh Burns brings his leadership in the DC tech community to Interos as the SVP Finance. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the business from financial planning and reporting to accounting as well as the company’s contracting function. He has a passion for building great teams and accelerating growth at tech companies. Josh led the financial planning and reporting functions at Optoro and at Resonate, where both companies doubled in size during his tenure and was an early member of WGL Midstream. He has helped companies raise over $200M in venture capital and debt financings. He is a former CPA, has an MBA from Georgetown University, and a B.S. in Accounting from Grove City College. In addition to his passion for helping small companies grow, Josh loves biking and running through DC with his family, traveling, discussing the Enneagram, and is an ardent supporter of Pittsburgh sports teams.

Miriam Wardak

Chief People Officer

Miriam Wardak joined Interos in February of 2020 as Senior Vice President, Human Resources to establish the company’s talent framework for a sustainable scale-up.

Wardak is a talent and culture  focused executive with experience in leading Human Resources teams in public and private sectors to deliver results, optimize organizational performance and maximize engagement. Wardak joins Interos as a proven leader in building start-ups, enabling growth within pre-IPO, post-IPO and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently Wardak was leading the People’s  Operation function at Repairify Inc. d.b.a. asTech, a hyper-growth company located in Plano, Texas. Prior to this, at Project HOPE, a global health development organization, Wardak was responsible for Finance, IT, Human Resources and Facilities operations. Prior leadership roles included  the head of HR role at ICF International, a Washington DC-based government consulting organization with over $500M in annual revenue and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at i2 Technologies, a global supply chain software company in Dallas, Texas with over 6,000 employee in 30+ countries.

Miriam is focused on community support and is currently engaged as Member Advisory Counsel at People to People Health Foundation, an non-profit in India focused on public health.

Miriam was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, grew up in Germany, and has been living in the United States since 1990. She is fluent in German and Farsi and conversational in Italian and French. Miriam holds a B.A. from George Mason University and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.

 

Board of Directors

Nick Beim

Partner, Venrock

Nick Beim is a partner at Venrock and focuses primarily on artificial intelligence, software, fintech and defense. His investments include DataminrRebellion DefensePercipient.aiChisel.aiAltruistQuiq and JBoss. Nick has deep interests in public policy and in particular how technology is changing the nature of national security. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and recently participated on a Task Force there on Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge, examining how the U.S. can maintain its lead in science and technology innovation and the national security and economic consequences of failing to do so. Nick serves on the Executive Advisory Committee at the Center on Global Energy Policy and on the board of Endeavor, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting high-impact entrepreneurs globally that Tom Friedman has called “the best anti-poverty program of all.”

Ted Schlein

General Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Ted Schlein joined Kleiner Perkins in 1996 and focuses on investing in early-stage technology companies in cybersecurity.  Investments have included ArcSight, Carbon Black, CoreOS, and Mandiant, and more recently Area1, IronNet, Shape Security, Synack and Trusona. Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Ted served as vice president, Enterprise Solutions at Symantec. He has previously served as chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a national alliance advocating the role of venture investing in job creation, technology innovation, and economic development. He is also the former president of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the founder of DoD-sponsored DeVenCI program. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the Board of Overseers of the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Ted serves on the Board of Trustees at InQTel. Ted holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Phil Venables

Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Phil is a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs and a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Bank USA. As a senior advisor, he supports the firm’s executive leadership and client franchise on cybersecurity, technology risk, digital business risk, and operational resilience. In addition to this, Phil spearheads the firm’s work with industry associations and initiatives to reduce systemic risk. Prior to becoming a senior advisor, Phil was a line executive as Chief Operational Risk Officer, and before that, the firm’s first Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Technology Risk, a role he held for 17 years. He joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president in London in 2000 and transferred to New York in 2001. Phil was named managing director in 2003, partner in 2010, and senior advisor in 2019. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was Chief Information Security Officer at Deutsche Bank and also functioned as the Global Head of Technology Risk Management for Standard Chartered Bank. Before that, Phil served in various technology, network management, and software engineering roles at a number of finance, energy, and defense organizations. Phil serves on the Executive Committee of the US Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection, is co-chair of the Board of Sheltered Harbor, and is a member of the boards of the Center for Internet Security and the NYU School of Engineering. He is also an advisor to the cyber-security efforts of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and serves on the Advisory Board to the Director of a US intelligence agency. Phil is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Phil earned a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of York and an MSc in Computation and Cryptography from the Queen’s College at Oxford University. He was awarded the designation of Chartered Engineer in 1995 and Chartered Scientist in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2005.

 

Board of Advisors

Behind Interos, you’ll find top tier investors and industry leaders

Robert Brese

Vice President, Gartner

Jeffrey Dodson

CISO, BAE Systems

Mark Weatherford

Chief Strategy Officer and Member at the National Cybersecurity Center
Richard Haass

Dr. Richard Haass

President of the Council on Foreign Relations and former Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department
Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney

Managing Partner, New Troy Strategies
Renee Wynn

Renee Wynn

Formerly the CIO of NASA and Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Environmental Information
Tom Foody

Tom Foody

CEO, Menlo Business Advisors

Bob Brese is a VP and Executive Partner at Gartner, Inc., the world’s largest research and advisory firm where he advises and coaches CIOs and other C-Suite executives on business and technology strategies for mission and business success.

 Bob is formerly the CIO of the U.S. Department of Energy, whose national laboratory and production facility missions range from open science to nuclear security. During his tenure as CIO, he led DOE to become the first Federal agency to fully convert from compliance to a mission-focused risk management approach to cybersecurity. He also led the stand-up of DOE’s supply chain risk management program to address the risk associated with growing dependence on external suppliers to the nuclear security mission. Bob also served as a DOE executive in a number of other technology and national security leadership roles. Prior to DOE, he was a career nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.

 “Interos provides organizations with a unique capability to get ahead and stay ahead of the risk posed by third-party (and beyond) relationships, while shedding the labor-intensive process of manual assessments and questionnaires.”

Jeffrey C. (“J.C.”) Dodson is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for BAE Systems plc., London, England and Vice President, Cybersecurity for BAE Systems, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, USA. He is responsible for corporate cybersecurity strategy, operations and assurance supporting five major international markets with employees in over 40 countries. J.C. has held executive positions in program management, strategy, business development and security since joining BAE Systems in 2002.  Prior to BAE Systems, he served a 22-year career with the U.S. Air Force involving flying operations, weapons system acquisition management, and command assignments.

In 2014, J.C. was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Commonwealth’s Cybersecurity Commission. In 2012, he was appointed to the U.S. Government’s National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee. He is former chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association’s Industrial Security Committee. He currently serves on the American Society of Industrial Security’s Defense and Intelligence Council.

Mark Weatherford is the Chief Strategy Officer and Member at the National Cybersecurity Center. Prior to this role, he was the Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, a Fortune 250 company representing six global brands that include Priceline.com, Kayak.com, Bookings.com, OpenTable.com, Agoda.com, and RentalCars.com. He has executive-level policy experience in the largest and most critical public and private sector organizations. Previous roles: Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, Principal at The Chertoff Group, appointed by President Obama as Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at DHS, CSO at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as CISO for the state of California and CISO for the state of Colorado.

Dr. Richard Haass is a veteran diplomat, a prominent voice on American foreign policy, and an established leader of nonprofit institutions. He is in his eighteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, publisher, and educational institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. 

In 2013, he served as the chair of the multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. For his efforts to promote peace and conflict resolution, he received the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award.

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Haass holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and master’s and doctorate of philosophy degrees from Oxford University. He has also received numerous honorary degrees and was a member of the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Hamilton College.

A veteran corporate and political advisor, Ms. Cheney has over 25 years of political and corporate experience with a strong track record of developing creative and innovative solutions for a wide range of clients and issues.

Ms. Cheney began her career in Colorado working for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club and Coors Brewing Company.  During this time, she held multiple communications and public relations positions, managing a wide range of issue areas, including:  alcohol issues, environmental concerns and diversity.  While at Coors, she developed and implemented a program to effectively end a multi-year, national boycott of Coors products by the gay and lesbian community.

Ms. Cheney left Coors in 2000 and joined the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign as a special assistant to the Vice Presidential nominee.  During the 2004 re-election, she served as the Director of Vice Presidential Operations, overseeing all messaging, events planning, budget, staffing and scheduling for the Vice President’s campaign operation.

After the 2004 election, Ms. Cheney returned to Corporate America.  She served as Chief of Staff to AOL’s Vice Chairman where she directed various projects, including developing communications plans for senior management, creating marketing plans for various AOL portals, and working with AOL’s privacy taskforce.  Her work with the taskforce led her to become AOL’s Vice President of Standards and Practices, where she directed the team responsible for managing issues such as internet privacy, child safety and the use of behavioral targeting in advertising.

Ms. Cheney left AOL in 2007 and joined Navigators Global where she led the firm’s strategic communications team.  During her time at Navigators, the firm ran successful communications and grassroots campaigns for clients regarding telecommunications, energy and financial services issues.  She also played a key role in the firm’s international expansion.

In 2010, Ms. Cheney helped found BKM Strategies, a strategic communications firm dedicated to utilizing the latest technologies and tactics to effectively solve their client’s political and communications problems.  In just its first few years, BKM Strategies created and managed innovative grassroots campaigns across a wide range of industries, including:  agriculture, energy, and telecommunications.  In addition, the firm managed several successful programs focused on increasing voter registration and voter turnout.

As part of a new partnership in 2015, BKM Strategies joined with Norway Hill Associates to form New Troy Strategies, a Washington DC based strategic communications and grassroots firm.  Ms. Cheney currently serves as the group’s managing partner.

Ms. Cheney received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Colorado College and a Master of Business Administration from the Daniels Business School at the University of Denver.  She is currently a member of the advisory board at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Policy.

Renee P. Wynn retired April 30th, 2020 as the NASA Chief Information Officer after 30-years of federal service. She started her consulting business, RP Wynn Consulting, LLC, to continue to serve the federal government in a new capacity.

As the NASA CIO, Ms. Wynn collaborated with the complex NASA mission programs to improve NASA’s global cybersecurity posture and transform IT management. Ms. Wynn oversaw an IT Portfolio of more than $2B and provided global IT services to more than 65,000 customers, including operations in Russia to support launches to the International Space Station.  Ms. Wynn led the effort to overhaul NASA’s cybersecurity posture and went from “high risk” to “managing risk” in 4 years, this includes space operation and communication systems.   Ms. Wynn joined NASA in July 2015 as Deputy Chief Information Officer and became the Chief Information Officer in September 2015. 

Ms. Wynn came to NASA from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where she had served as the Acting CIO and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information since July 2013. At EPA, Ms. Wynn had served as the Deputy CIO and Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information from April 2011 to July 2013.  Ms. Wynn spent 25 years with EPA before joining NASA. 

Ms. Wynn was selected as a 2020 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow.  Fellows serve for two years to support NAPA’s efforts to address current and emerging issues to the government. 

She was selected to be a SAGE for the Partnership for Public Service. The Partnership for Public Service leads proactive efforts to make the federal government more effective by convening diverse stakeholder groups from private and public sector to solve critical management challenges.

Ms. Wynn is a member of the board for The Women’s Center.  The Women’s Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1974.  The Women’s Center provides services to significantly improve the mental health and well-being of all members of the community through counseling, education, support and advocacy.

Ms. Wynn is a member of the Public Service Advisory Board for Palo Alto Networks and Dell Federal Advisory Board.

Ms. Wynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University, Indiana and has won number of awards for her service.

Tom is CEO of Menlo Business Advisers which advises venture capital investors and their portfolio companies.  He has over 30 years of experience working with entrepreneurial companies across stage and domain in both executive management roles and Board roles.  Tom works closely with management teams and their Boards to maximize enterprise value on the path to liquidity.