Where it all began

Interos was founded by Jennifer Bisceglie in 2005 to help customers understand risk in their multi-tier, global supply chains. With a team of analysts, Interos researched and assessed individual suppliers, providing customers complete supply chain maps, identifying risks and alerting businesses to areas that required attention.

Keeping pace with the growing complexity of global supply chains required finding a faster way to keep pace with the complex risk-influencing events that occur every day. In 2015 the company took a massive leap forward, embracing the power of emerging technology and beginning development of an automated platform that would provide multi-tier, multi-factor risk scoring on a continuous basis.

Today our knowledge graph contains and analyzes information on over 50 million relationships, making it the world’s largest company database. Using this technology coupled with natural language processing, and machine learning, Interos ingests over 85,000 information feeds, processing 250 million risk events per month. Interos instantly visualizes the most complex multi-tier, 3rd party relationships updating and alerting to changes in risk along five factors– financial, geographic, compliance, cyber and strategic.

Today, risk leaders use the Interos platform to accelerate due diligence, eliminate environment, social, and governance risk (ESG), and ensure the resilience of the world’s most complex supply chains.

Our goal is simple: with comprehensive business relationship knowledge, create absolute certainty in an interconnected world.

 

Leadership

Jennifer Bisceglie

Interos CEO & Founder

Jennifer Bisceglie is the founder, CEO, and driving force behind Interos’ revolutionary new vision for third party risk management. With 25 years of industry experience managing risk in the global economy, Jennifer founded Interos as a supply chain and vendor risk consultancy, providing unique analyst-driven risk management. In 2018, Jennifer recognized the emerging power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, transforming the company into a product-driven organization and establishing 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 third-party and supply chain risk, and the development of new technologies that foster business intelligence, Jennifer has been called on to share her expertise with numerous 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.

As a woman business owner, Jennifer is also a long-time advocate for empowering other female entrepreneurs, working on behalf of organizations including Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), where she served as a chairperson from 2010 – 2016. Jennifer was also previously selected as the U.S. delegate to the W(omen’s) 20, an engagement group to the G20 focused on addressing gender inequality.

Ben Turner

Chief Data and Business Strategy Officer 

As the Interos CPO, Ben focuses on results and client success. As a technology expert with extensive P&L management, product management, and marketing experience, Ben knows how to drive sustainable growth by capitalizing on new market opportunities, developing innovative product strategies and creating scalable marketing and business development strategies. His track record includes driving $120M sales in new business units and where needed, re-invigorating under performing products and channels.  Ben has been working in product and data for his entire career, with expertise in cybersecurity and big data including SMB SaaS marketplaces. His work has been recognized by PC Magazine for launch of first-ever DIY e-commerce products.

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 lead 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.

Charles Virden

Vice President of Revenue

Charlie has 25 years of experience in software for logistics, IoT, streaming analytics, integration, predictive analytics, business process management and big data. He has 20 years in Logistics and Supply Chain Management software applications where he was the Global VP of Sales for Omnitracs (then UPS Supply Chain Solutions/Roadnet). Most recently, as the SVP of Global Sales, he helped DispatchTrack double their revenues through a new SaaS TMS solution focused on B2B. Over his career, he has focused on delivering technology solutions to his customers that produce serious value both to their business and to them personally. His passion is helping customers engage in projects that help improve the way they do business. To accomplish this, he maintains close relationships and develop a deep understanding of what drives their businesses and how innovative technology can produce a desired effect. Charlie has a wife and three daughters and spends his free time rehabbing houses, enjoying the outdoors and playing the guitar.

Board of Directors

Jennifer Bisceglie

Interos CEO & Founder

Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Interos Inc. and started the company with the vision that the future of doing business would be built on data, artificial intelligence and machine learning around global business relationships. Her drive to be the world’s leading authority on supply chain transparency and assurance is embedded in the DNA of the company she built.

With more than 25 years of specialized experience in supply chain risk management (SCRM), vendor risk management, big data analytics, cybersecurity and supply chain strategy, Jennifer is a recognized leader in the development of integrated solutions that deliver mission readiness and operational excellence through the identification, visualization, and prioritization of opportunities and threats to an organization’s global business network.

In addition to her visionary work and success in the software industry, Jennifer is a sought after speaker on the topic, and is a leading voice on economic opportunity for women. Through her involvement with the W(omen) 20, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), WIPP International and Quantum Leaps, she travels the world promoting women’s economic empowerment through opportunity, collaboration and entrepreneurship.  

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.

 

Board of Advisors

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

Martin Frederickson

SVP, SailPoint Technologies

Mark Weatherford

Global Information Security Strategist, Booking Holdings

Robert Brese

VP & Executive Partner, Gartner

Jeffrey Dodson

CISO, BAE Systems

Greg Spragg

Managing Director/Senior Partner, Growthwise Group

“AI capabilities are foundational in today’s market to address complex business requirements.  Interos’s forward thinking approach will lead the TPRM market.”

Mr. Fredrickson has 30 years of experience delivering emerging technologies to mainstream markets. His track record includes executive leadership roles with large corporations, and as an entrepreneur, where his skills in team building, channel development, and customer-centric selling have helped turn new innovative ideas into market leading companies. Mr. Fredrickson is currently the Vice President, Executive Sponsor for Global Customers & Business Development at SailPoint Technologies, where he initially built and led a global sales strategy, bringing a venture backed, next generation identity risk management solution to market, leading to a successful IPO in 2017.

Through mid-2006 Mr. Fredrickson was a Vice President at Sun Microsystems, where he was responsible for establishing and directing the sales and operations for Sun’s Global Identity Practice, a business acquired by Sun in 2003, where he grew revenues from $18 million to almost $200 million in just 30 months. He joined Sun through the acquisition of Waveset Technologies, a startup software company focused on identity management solutions, where he was Vice President of North American Sales and Corporate Alliances.  Prior to Waveset, Mr. Fredrickson was an executive with SeeBeyond Technology Corporation., a provider of business integration solutions, where he helped contribute to significant market growth and a successful IPO in 2000. Before joining SeeBeyond, he established and led Tivoli (later IBM/Tivoli) Government Operations from a startup business to over $200 million in revenues in just five years, during which time Tivoli executed a successful IPO and later acquired by IBM. Other experience includes sales and management positions with Sybase, Informix, and Prime Computer, and prior service in the United States Air Force. Mr. Fredrickson participates as a board member and advisor to several emerging companies.

“Interos is developing game-changing transactional intelligence technology that will give every company in the world unparalleled insight into their supply chain risk.”

Mark Weatherford is the Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings where he works with their brand companies that include Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Kayak, BookingGo, and OpenTable to create secure technology travel products for their millions of customers around the world.

Mark has held a variety of executive level cybersecurity roles including the Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, a Principal at The Chertoff Group, and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he worked with electric utility companies across North America. In 2008 he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer and he was appointed in 2011 as the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity. Mark was a Cryptologic Officer in the US Navy and led the Navy Computer Network Defense and Naval Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT) operations.

“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.”

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 is all about discovery, ingenuity, and creativity–they are creating a new future of analytically informed decision-making and its great to be part of their journey.”

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 presence in over 100 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 and is a contributor to numerous national industrial security studies and policy initiatives. 

“This AI platform can inform sourcing strategies and protect against major supply chain disruptions in the Retail/CPG industry in ways Blockchain can’t.”

Greg is a highly accomplished retail executive with broad merchandising and operations experience. He has been an advisor to large-scale retail, start-ups, specialty retail, turnarounds, global private equity, consumer goods and brand management firms. Greg has held senior level executive positions at the Walmart Stores, Inc., Sam’s Club division where he also served on the Walmart Executive Committee for seven years.

While at Sam’s Club, he separately held the positions of Chief Merchant and Chief Operator. He was known for a focus on results, leading process transformation and a commitment to integrity, service and excellence which earned him the distinguished Sam M. Walton Award of Excellence. He led successful corporate initiatives in packaging and fair trade driven by his genuine commitment to sustainable business practices.

Prior to his 10-year stint at Sam’s Club, he held C-level marketing, operations and merchandising positions for two divisions of Ahold, USA. Greg is a Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.