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Our Team

BitSight is led by a successful team with experience in internet security, networking, and risk management at companies such as IBM Security Systems, Q1 Labs, Cisco, Sun, OKENA, Brix, RSA and Raptor Systems. BitSight was founded in 2011 by Nagarjuna Venna and Stephen Boyer. Shaun McConnon joined as CEO in June 2012.

Executive Team

Stephen Boyer

Prior to BitSight, Stephen was President and Cofounder of Saperix (acquired by Firemon), a company spun out of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory focused on vulnerability and network topology risk analysis. At MIT he led R&D programs solving large-scale national cybersecurity problems.


Brian has over 30 years of experience as a finance executive in publicly traded and privately held venture backed companies. He has led many equity and debt financings and has a proven track record of creating significant shareholder value including the acquisition of Jumptap by Millennial Media, DynamicOps by VMware, Q1 Labs by IBM and others.


Dave has an extensive background as both a senior executive and venture capitalist.  He has led numerous large strategic transactions, including business partnerships, investments, and acquisitions. In addition to his role at BitSight, Dave is a Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners.

Elizabeth serves as our General Counsel and is responsible for all legal matters. She joins us from Constant Contact, a leading provider of email marketing SaaS solutions. She was previously a member of the Tech Companies and M&A groups at Goodwin Procter. She has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Eric is passionate about building businesses, strong teams and long term customer relationships. As a sales leader he has driven high growth go-to-market strategies in companies like eRoom, dynaTrace and Turbonomic. Eric lived in Europe for many years and is fluent in German.

Francisco has over 15 years experience in the telecommunication industry implementing and managing email platforms for corporate and ISP environments. He previously founded Crashless, and worked at Vodafone Portugal. He is also Vice President of the National Association of Young Business People and has taught at Moderna and Nova Universities.
Philip Gladstone

Philip is a distinguished engineer helping BitSight find the "gold" in all our data. In his career, he has helped build and develop products at several successful companies including Cisco, Okena and Raptor.

Shaun McConnon

Shaun is an industry veteran who brings extensive executive management experience in operations, sales, and marketing to the company. During his career, Shaun has successfully guided technology companies as CEO through IPOs and acquisition (e.g. Q1 Labs/IBM, Okena/Cisco) and has built over a billion dollars of shareholder value.

Jacob previously managed the cybersecurity consulting practice at Good Harbor Security Risk Management. Prior to Good Harbor, he served as legal advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, and also served as counsel to the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. He completed his education at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mary-Jo Porcello
Mary-Jo is responsible for leading the strategic people initiatives within BitSight. Her focus is on the entire employee lifecycle with a strong commitment to identifying and developing great talent and building strong teams within a engaging company culture. Mary-Jo has more than 25 years of HR experience in high growth technology companies and has held leadership positions at Mendix, Arbor Networks, L1/Viisage and eRoom.

Terry is the VP of Finance at BitSight where she also oversees all general business operations and legal functions at the company.  Terry has enjoyed a long career in the technology sector, having also worked at IBM, Q1 Labs, SiSoft, BBN, EY and other companies in the past. She has a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University.

Tom Turner

Tom was most recently VP of Marketing and Channels for IBM Security Systems. He is an experienced leader in the security industry, and has previously led market strategy, product management, channel execution and business development at Q1 Labs, Cisco/OKENA and Pentasafe/BrainTree Security Software.

Debbie Umbach

As a leader on the marketing team at BitSight, Debbie brings close to 20 years of high tech product marketing and management experience to the company. She has worked in previous roles with companies like VCE, RSA, SAP and Akamai. Debbie has a BS in Systems Engineering from UVA and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nagarjuna Venna

Nagarjuna has held leadership positions in product management and engineering at EXFO, Brix and Lucent. He also co-founded Saperix, which was sold to Firemon in 2011. 


Board of directors

Technology Entrepreneur, Former General Manager of IBM Security


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