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Mike BeDell

Chief Executive Officer

Mike BeDell

Chief Executive Officer

Biography

Mike BeDell was promoted to CEO, Secure-24 effective September 1, 2018 and has the unique experience and vision to guide Secure-24 into the next phase of its remarkable development. BeDell has more than 25 years of IT executive experience at KPMG, Oracle, USi, AT&T, and Secure-24. Mike led the sales, marketing, alliances and client delivery teams at Secure-24. He also held previous roles as Group VP, Advanced Customer Services at Oracle and was a Partner at KPMG and Managing Director at BearingPoint.

Jeff Esposito

Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff Esposito

Chief Revenue Officer

Biography

Jeff has 20+ years of Sales and Client Delivery experience in Application Managed Services. He led global sales for IBM Services’ Cloud Managed Application business and is a subject matter expert in SAP, Oracle and other managed services capabilities. Prior to joining IBM, Jeff served as a Sales Center Vice President for AT&T’s Enterprise Solutions Group where he was responsible for leading a team of AT&T sales and technology professionals dedicated to delivering global networking solutions that advance the business goals of some of AT&T’s largest multinational companies across the Southeast. Prior to joining AT&T, his professional experience ranged from public and private accounting to management consulting as well as, industry expertise in managed hosting, cloud and application management holding senior positions in sales, business development and operations.

Paul Bhatti

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Bhatti

Chief Operating Officer

Biography

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Paul oversees and manages Secure-24’s global engineering and support organizations. Paul brings 20+ years of experience helping Fortune 500 companies with global operations to create value from their IT investments, including IT management and strategic organizational shaping. He has been an instrumental leader at
Secure-24, helping guide business growth and team development for the past decade.

Shawn Peralta

Chief Financial Officer

Shawn Peralta

Chief Financial Officer

Biography

As the Chief Financial Officer, Shawn brings over 30 years of experience in all areas of business operations including financial accounting, information systems, purchasing, operations, facilities management, treasury, risk management and quality.

Previously, Peralta served as the Chief Financial Officer for tng worldwide, where he led the Company’s first significant business acquisition and related integration. During this time, Peralta also directed the implementation, customization, and continuous enhancements of SAP for all operations including financial accounting, purchasing, sales, and logistics.

Peralta also served in numerous other executive positions including Chief Financial Officer at and Davco Technology (a subsidiary of Penske Corporation), as well as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Covansys. Peralta earned a BS in Business Administration from Wayne State University, and was previously nominated as Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year.

Sean Donaldson

Chief Technology Officer

Sean Donaldson

Chief Technology Officer

Biography

Sean Donaldson is the Chief Technology Officer at Secure-24. With over 15 years of experience in information technology, Sean has extensive expertise in data center infrastructure, network design and virtualization technology. A regular presenter at industry trade shows and conferences, Sean is a recognized innovator in forward thinking IT solutions.

Sean has been instrumental in the design and build of Secure-24’s data centers and expansion planning, as well as the architecture, design, and implementation of Secure-24’s enterprise cloud solutions. He brings expertise in Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA), SAP HANA, Juniper, VMware, Cisco, storage and backup solutions, and data center architecture.

John Bonapace

Chief Marketing Officer

John Bonapace

Chief Marketing Officer

Biography

John Bonapace is an accomplished business leader who brings more than 25 years of executive experience leading high-performance global sales, business development and marketing teams. Most recently he coached CEO and executive directors on strategic business development and marketing. Bonapace has worked in the technology industry for more than 30 years, working with enterprises and partners in the Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Finance and Insurance industries. Prior to joining Secure-24, he was a Business Unit Leader for the Oracle practice at Meta7, a division of Forsythe Technology, where he drove marketing, business development and sales. He also served as an Area Vice President at Oracle responsible for hardware sales, and a Global Client Executive and Director of Field Marketing at Sun Microsystems, where he spent the majority of his career.  In his role as CMO, Bonapace is responsible for establishing strategic partnerships, driving new business development opportunities and executing Secure-24’s go-to-market strategy .

Brian Herr, CSO

Brian Herr

Chief Security and Privacy Officer

Brian Herr

Chief Security and Privacy Officer

Biography

Brian Herr has held many roles in the IT industry over the last nineteen years. From engineering and architectural roles, to leadership positions in a number of industry verticals, Brian brings a wide breadth of understanding and expertise to his role at Secure-24. His varied experience and creative thought process has given him a unique perspective into how organizations use technology to move their business forward and reduce risk.

Brian’s tenure in the technology world has given him the opportunity to experience and understand the ever-evolving technology, architecture, compliance, and security requirements for businesses around the globe. Currently, Brian works to ensure a successful security and technology roadmap for Secure-24 and its customer base. Prior to joining Secure-24, Brian held roles at several large companies specializing in managed cloud and application services, technology OEM, fixed income electronic markets, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, and engineering.

VenKat Thotakura

Vice President & General Manager, India

VenKat Thotakura

Vice President & General Manager, India

Biography

As a Vice President, India, Venkat Thotakura brings over 25 years of extensive information technology experience in the engineering, manufacturing, retail, and high-tech sectors to his current role at Secure-24. Mr. Thotakura is responsible for the company’s growth in India and for providing fully scalable 24X7x365 operations for Secure-24 customers.

Beth Mier

General Counsel

Beth Mier

General Counsel

Biography

In her role as General Counsel, Beth brings to Secure-24 over 20 years of legal experience as in-house counsel for companies such as Computer Sciences Corporation, Covansys, AT&T Capital and Comerica Bank.

Dave Piwowar

Vice President of Human Resources

Dave Piwowar

Vice President of Human Resources

Biography

Dave brings over 20 years of strategic Human Resources leadership to his role at Secure-24. His team is focused on maintaining the unique, employee-driven culture of Secure-24, while continuing to develop an exceptional employment experience for all team members.

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