Peter Smith, Edgewise Founder and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur who built and deployed Harvard University’s first NAC system before it became a security category. Peter brings a security practitioner’s perspective to Edgewise with more than ten years of expertise as an infrastructure and security architect of data centers and customer-hosting environments for Harvard University, Endeca Technologies (Oracle), American Express, Fidelity UK, Bank of America, and Nike. Peter holds several patents on zero trust innovations and has spoken at numerous conferences on zero trust strategy and implementation.
Harry Sverdlove, Edgewise’s Chief Technology Officer, was previously CTO of Carbon Black, where he was the key driving force behind their industry-leading endpoint security platform. Earlier in his career, Harry was principal research scientist for McAfee, Inc., where he supervised the architecture of crawlers, spam detectors and link analyzers. Prior to that, Harry was director of engineering at Compuware Corporation (formerly NuMega), and principal architect for Rational Software, where he designed the core automation engine for Rational Robot.
Edgewise is Tom’s eighth startup. Past roles have included Director of Global Sourcing at Iron Mountain where he built and maintained a global outsourcing center of excellence, and VP Engineering at My Perfect Gig, an agile development firm that built data-filled search and analytic software. Most recently, Hickman served as VP Engineering at Veracode where he helped grow Veracode from a single product company to a multi-product security platform that was acquired by CA Technologies for $600 million.
Prior to launching Edgewise from stealth, Nagraj has held marketing leadership roles at high-growth startups. At Utimaco (acquired by Sophos) he helped launch a new mobile data protection solution. At Dynatrace (acquired by Compuware), he helped launch its new generation application performance management solution. Nagraj led marketing at ThreatGRID, which was acquired by Cisco. Previously, at Recorded Future (acquired by Insight Venture Partners) he positioned the company as a leader in real-time threat intelligence, driving revenue to double-digit millions.
John O’Neil is the Data Scientist at Edgewise Networks. He writes and designs software for data analysis and analytics, search engines, natural language processing and machine learning. He has a PhD in linguistics from Harvard University, and is the author of more than twenty papers in Computer Science, Linguistics, and associated fields, and has given talks at numerous professional and academic conferences.