Mark Arena

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Mark Arena is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Intel 471. Mark was previously employed by iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye) as their Chief Researcher. Prior to this, Mark worked at the Australian Federal Police as a technical specialist within the High Tech Crime Operations function. He worked on a number of different crime types when new, unique or emerging technologies were used by criminals that required a solution when no commercial/out of the box solution was available. Prior to the Australian Federal Police, Mark worked as a Software Engineer on embedded systems for public transportation systems.

Jason Passwaters

Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder

Jason is the Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for helping shape the overall strategy of the company and leading and supporting all facets of the company in the execution of its mission. Jason’s experience spans 24 years and includes building and running iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye) Global Research department, working in federal law enforcement in tracking some of the world’s most sophisticated cybercriminals and conducting tactical intel collection in support of combat and other military operations. Jason spent the first 12 years of his career in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Counterintelligence/HUMINT specialist, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) specialist and an infantry rifleman.

Dena Timm

Chief Financial Officer

Dena Timm is the Chief Financial Officer of Intel 471 and manages the financial, administrative, legal and HR functions of the company. Prior to joining in 2018, she served as Global Controller and Head of International Operations for iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye). Prior to joining iSIGHT, Dena worked as Financial Controller for Texas Advanced Optoelectronics Solutions (now Austriamicrosystems AG) and Codestream Technologies. Dena began her career with Arthur Anderson in Dallas and Kyiv, Ukraine working on audit, due diligence and M&A projects throughout North America and Eastern Europe.

Sergiy Khandogin

Chief Technology Officer

Sergiy Khandogin is the Chief Technology Officer of Intel 471 and manages technology and product development. Prior to joining in 2020, he held executive roles (CTO, COO) in the software solutions provider Innovecs where he was involved in managing technology, operations, and finance. Sergiy has more than 20 years experience in software development and global companies, both from a services provider and product perspective.

Andy Chandler

Chief Revenue Officer

Andy Chandler is the Chief Revenue Officer at Intel 471. Prior to joining in 2019, he spent eight years after college in the United Kingdom's Armed Forces and since then 20+ years in the IT industry, including senior management roles in sales, product management and marketing. Most recently he was the Senior Vice President at Fox-IT in the Netherlands, where he helped the owners evolve the business from being domestically-focused to being recognized as one of the global leaders in cyber threat intelligence.

Joy Nemitz

Chief Marketing Officer

Joy Nemitz is a strategic marketing executive who has distinguished herself as an empowering industry leader who delivers results. As a key executive team member of organizations from early-stage to billion-dollar enterprises, she has driven revenue growth and profitability by developing successful market strategies; shaping the company’s public profile; managing complex distribution models; and launching new products and services. Nemitz previously served as Chief Marketing Officer at cybersecurity and cloud-based vendors, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, CYREN, CorasCloud and Apptix. Nemitz earned a Bachelor of Arts at Gannon University and a Master of Science at Nova Southeastern University.

Brandon Hoffman

Chief Information Security Officer

Hoffman has nearly 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. Most recently, he served as CISO and head of security strategy at Netenrich, an IT service management company helping businesses accelerate digital IT transformation to drive outcomes across ITOps, Cybersecurity, Networks, and Cloud. Prior to Netenrich, he served as vice president (VP) of intelligence solutions at Intel 471 where he was responsible for the solutions team interacting with Fortune 500 and government customers globally.

Michael DeBolt

Senior Vice President of Intelligence

Michael DeBolt serves as Intel 471’s Senior Vice President of Intelligence - leading a globally diverse team of threat intelligence experts tracking financially-motivated actors and producing intelligence to protect customers. Michael has nearly 20 years of experience in the military, commercial security, academia and international and domestic law enforcement fields. Prior to Intel 471, Michael served as the U.S. representative and Head of Cybercrime Intelligence at INTERPOL. He also led national security cyber counterintelligence operations as a Special Agent at the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Michael is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served combat tours of duty in 2003 and 2004 as an infantry scout leader.

Jeff Needham

Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas

As Intel 471’s Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Jeff is responsible for driving customer revenue in the Americas. He manages an experienced team to deliver Intel 471’s cybercrime intelligence to protect Global clients in Large Enterprise, Finance, Gov’t, Healthcare and Retail. Jeff has been in the security industry 20+ years with companies including Cisco Systems, Symantec, IBM, BigFix and other various security startups. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Strategic Advisors

Freddy Dezeure

Freddy Dezeure graduated from the KUL University in Belgium in 1982, with a master of science in engineering. He was CIO of a private company from 1982 until 1987. He joined the European Commission in 1987 where he held a variety of management positions in administrative, financial and operational areas, in particular in information technology. He founded and managed the EU Computer Emergency and Response Team (CERT-EU) for the EU institutions, agencies and bodies from 2011 until 2017. Presently, he is an Independent Management Consultant providing strategic advice in cybersecurity and cyber-risk management and acting as Board Member and Advisory Board Member in several high-tech companies. He is a highly respected keynote speaker and is very active in the cybersecurity community. He is leading the EU MITRE ATT&CK Community. @FDezeure