James Mobley, President & Chief Executive Officer
Kristine Briggs, Vice President, Operations
Patty Wright, Vice President, Consulting Services
Michael Rhyce, Director of Finance
Susan Byrne, Director of Human Resources
Gary Alterson, Senior Director, Risk and Advisory Consulting
Mark Hammond, Senior Director, Security Consulting
Gene Meltser, Technical Director
Jeremiah Marcum, Director of Technology

James Mobley, President & Chief Executive Officer
James Mobley is a proven corporate and early stage executive with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. As President and CEO, James is responsible for the operational and strategic direction of the company. Under his leadership, Neohapsis has grown from a small Midwestern security consultancy to become an international mobile and cloud security services company. Prior to Neohapsis, James was President and Chief Executive Officer of @stake, Inc., an industry leading international security consulting and products company. Under his leadership, the company’s client base and revenue grew significantly over four years, leading to its acquisition by Symantec (SYMC) Corporation in 2004. At Symantec, as Vice President, he led the Professional Services organization in the Americas.

Other prior experience includes President and CEO of Intrusic Corporation, an early stage security software pioneer in internal threat intelligence, executive leadership roles in Fortune 100 Companies including Vice President of Compaq’s (HP) $1 billion North America Professional Services sales organization, Vice President & General Manager of Digital Equipment’s (HP) $400 million Southeast and Central Region and Business Unit Executive of IBM's $200 million D/FW business unit. James has been recognized nationally for his leadership and sales accomplishments in both global enterprises and early stage companies.

He is a graduate of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Kristine Briggs, Vice President, Operations
Kristine Briggs has more than 20 years experience leading enterprise and start-up operations, process reengineering initiatives, and management and security consulting organizations. Prior to Neohapsis, Kristine was Senior Director of ISV Operations at Crossbeam Systems, and had senior roles at Intrusic, Inc. and Symantec, where she was Director of Strategic Consulting. Before that, she was part of the executive team that grew @stake, a venture-backed information security consulting firm, from start-up stage to its acquisition by Symantec in October 2004, and Manager of the Bio-Pharmaceutical Center of Excellence at RWD Technologies.

Kristine has a BA from Antioch College, a Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis and Design from Queensland University of Technology in Australia, and a MS Ed from the University of Pennsylvania.

Patty Wright, Vice President, Consulting Services
An executive with a proven track record of more than 25 years of exceeding client expectations, and  financial and business goals within security consulting services, operations and support organizations. Patty is responsible for leading Neohapsis' world-class Consulting Services organization. Patty comes to Neohapsis from Rapid7, a software and services startup, where she was instrumental in building a fledgling professional services organization into a high-value, profitable business with high levels of customer satisfaction and strong year over year growth.

Prior to Rapid7 Patty was Senior Director for Symantec Consulting, managing a large, highly skilled consulting team delivering security consulting and product implementation engagements for Symantec’s Southeast and Central U.S. and Canadian regions. Wright joined Symantec through the company’s acquisition of @stake, a top-tier boutique consulting firm focused solely on high-end security products and consulting. While at @stake, Wright was the Regional Director for the Central and Southeast U.S.

Patty holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Michael Rhyce, Director of Finance
Michael has over 20 years’ experience in financial operations, compliance and reporting. Prior to becoming Director of Finance, Michael was the Controller for Neohapsis. Prior to joining Neohapsis, Michael was Manager, Tax Compliance and Reporting at US Cellular and an Assistant Controller at GE Capital. Before joining GE Capital, Michael was Revenue Manager at Mobius Management Systems and Corporate Controller at Apropos Technology. Michael also started his own business which he grew and expanded before selling the operations in 2010.

Michael has a BS and MBA from DePaul University and is a licensed CPA in Illinois.

Susan Byrne, Director of Human Resources
Susan Byrne has more than 15 years’ experience leading HR start-up operations , talent acquisition and talent management strategies, learning and organizational development initiatives and organizational cultural transformation . Prior to Neohapsis, Susan was Regional People Development Leader/Sr. HR Business Partner with Dental One Partners, and had senior roles at Old World Industries, Deerfield Capital Management where she was Director of Human Resources. Before that, she was part of the executive team that led the HR initiatives and grew Parkside Senior Services, a venture-backed Senior Housing development and management firm.

Susan has a BS from Northern Illinois University in Education, holds a Master’s of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Development from Benedictine University.

Gary Alterson, Senior Director, Risk and Advisory Consulting
Gary Alterson is a specialist in risk management, information risk, governance and compliance. Gary’s extensive experience spans data protection and privacy, financial reporting, risk management, trade sanctions and anti-trust. As Senior Director of Risk and Advisory Consulting, Gary is responsible for leading a team of former security, risk and compliance officers in the delivery of senior level advisory services. Gary and his team have been instrumental in transforming client enterprise and technology risk programs. Gary has deep experience in developing risk management strategies and frameworks as well as designing and leading both IT and information risk management programs. Gary is frequently sought out to serve as a liaison between technology professionals and their peers in audit, compliance and legal.   He is also experienced in managing complex outsourcing projects as well as ongoing governance and relationship management with suppliers and third parties. 

Prior to joining Neohapsis, he served in a number of strategic and leadership roles, most recently as the Americas Lead for IT Compliance and Risk Strategy at one of the world’s leading global financial services firm.  

Gary has a BA in Education and Social Science from National-Louis University as well as the CRISC and CISA professional designations.

Mark Hammond, Senior Director, Security Consulting
Mark has more than 15 years of experience in information security, risk management and information technology. As Senior Director of Security Consulting at Neohapsis, Mark is responsible for leading the development and delivery of security and compliance services and solutions to Neohapsis clients and partners.

Prior to Neohapsis, Mark managed the Middle East and North Africa consulting organization for Symantec Services Group, where he was instrumental in exponentially expanding the regional business. He has served as a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies, spanning Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North America and has provided strategic and tactical guidance to a wide variety of international industries.

Mark has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Gene Meltser, Techincal Director
Gene has more than 12 years of industry expertise as a technologist, penetration tester, security researcher and consulting leader.  As Director of East Consulting at Neohapsis, Gene is responsible for leading the east consulting team in the development and delivery of security and compliance services and solutions to Neohapsis clients and partners.

Prior to Neohapsis, Gene developed, led and successfully delivered multiple strategic and technical consulting projects for Symantec professional services. Prior to Symantec, Gene was a managing consultant at @stake, an industry leading international security consulting and product Company that was acquired by Symantec in October 2004. Throughout his career, Gene has successfully served as a strategic advisor to numerous clients, focusing on solving unique and challenging industry problems. In 2005, Gene co-founded Symantec Vulnerability Research group, which provided a platform for security research as well as guidance and controls for responsible security vulnerability research. This resulted in the first vulnerability advisory release in 20 years of Symantec’s history.

Gene has a BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut, as well as CISM, CSIRC and QSA certifications.

Jeremiah Marcum, Director of Technology
Jeremiah Marcum has more than 10 years of software development experience. He has designed, architected, and lead projects across many industries including GRC, health insurance, asset tracking, and telephony. Jeremiah has also contributed to many open source projects such as RavenDB, Hibernate, and Jetty. Prior to joining Neohapsis, Jeremiah was Team Lead and Lead Architect at Texert. Jeremiah has also held senior architecture roles at HealthMarkets, OnAsset, Asparity Decision Solutions, and ShadeTree Technology where he was responsible for building highly scalable enterprise platforms.

Jeremiah earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Texas Tech University.