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Robert E. LaMear IV, Chief Executive Officer, has over 25 years of experience in cloud hosting, secure storage, compute and complex network architectures.

Rob was formerly a financial auditor and holds technology certifications from IBM, Cisco and Microsoft.  As the CEO of Fpweb.net, Rob built over 2,000 custom networks across healthcare, financial, pharma, bio and energy industries. 

Cybersecurity services played a key role in keeping global Fortune 1000 customers’ services highly available. Some of the more sensitive environments included: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fidelity Investments, Boeing, NASA, Intel, Coca-Cola, and US Army.

He launched US Cyber Vault to stop the outflow of Intellectual Property (IP) leaving our borders each day. IP is the currency of the global stage raising or lowering nation states faster than any other course.

Rob is a dynamic speaker with expertise in secure Cloud technologies speaking at Microsoft and Cloud events on 5 of the 7 continents over the past 10 years.

Rob serves the Cloud Cyber Security community in the following organizations:

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) - Member
  • Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) - Member
  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) - Member
  • National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) - Member

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Edmund Cronin, VP of Cyber Threat Team, has over 20 years’ experience as a negotiator, marketing and business development executive. He has a reputation of providing exemplary service building relationships. With a commitment to excellence and follow thru, Edmund has helped multiple businesses raise capital, level up ventures and be acquired. Edmund’s experience ranges from cybersecurity to renewable energy and encompasses providing forward-thinking complete solutions and ground-breaking strategy.

At the beginning of his career, he led the computer telephony integration division at Ingram Micro during its inception.

While creating customer specific High Performance Computing (HPC) environments at BlackSky it became clear the growing threat of cyberterrorism needed to be addressed. Hardening these HPC environments became the most difficult task for companies whose IP was military classified TOP SECRET and under constant attack.

Edmund was then tapped to be a part of a team of highly sought after computer security experts to form a new type of security company, one where Cybersecurity was the only mission, Silicon Valley based, Spikes Security, led by Brandon Spikes. At Spikes, Edmund helped shape the NIST Cybersecurity framework which was the keystone for the United States Government under President Obama for deeper understanding how our county should protect itself and its citizens against cyber threats. With the ultimate mission of data protection and prevention of IP from leaving the United States.

Edmund’s passion has always taken some form of stopping the "bad guys". As the VP of Cyber Threat Team, Edmund is responsible for driving strategic direction and aligning business plans with business’ cybersecurity objectives.

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Brad Gleeson, VP of Client Development, has 20 years of experience honoring the role of trusted advisor, penetrating new markets, and helping develop and launch new products and solutions. Brad joined Fpweb.net and US Cyber Vault in 2016 to help reach the growing number of organizations in need of enterprise-class strategy, support, and security.

Previously, Brad helped grow Web.com into 22 U.S. markets as the National Director of Field Sales. Under his leadership and innovation, Web’s premium services grew from a 0% to a 21% contributor of total annual corporate revenues over five years.

Prior to that, Brad served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Television Engineering Corp., where he helped design, launch, and sell new media integration solutions to clientele such as Arcadian Networks, Global TV, Rogers TV, Films du Soleil, Cox Communications, Fox Broadcasting, Raycom Media, Nexstar Broadcasting, and Scripps Television.

Brad also founded Intelligent Media Applications, where he served as CEO for four years and managed a team of directors, managers, and operators providing technical design, live production, A/V direction, A/R, A/P, general accounting, and new business development.

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Heather Newman, VP of Business Development, is an award-winning business development and marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector who brings many worlds together. Her twenty years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing and business development strategies has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns for many Enterprise companies.
 
She led global marketing teams for: AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. She was part of the original SharePoint marketing team and went on to produce thousands of marketing campaigns and events for Microsoft.
 
Heather is a highly sought after technology and women in technology speaker, in both the US and Europe. She is an avid writer on her blog at creativemaven.com and is a tech author/playwright. Heather has a passion for women's issues, our environment and keeping our oceans clean. She is co-chair of the IAMCP Northern California Women in Tech chapter and co-curator of the IT Unity Women in Technology Site. She is also a Board Member of AIIM International and membership ambassador for the San Francisco Chapter of The CMO Club, for Chief Marketing Officers.

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