Our Team

Meet the cybersecurity leaders behind our solutions

Leadership Team

To defend your business, you need the best team in your corner. At Binary Defense, our team is comprised of experienced cybersecurity leaders, including former military and intelligence agency security professionals.

Each with a unique skillset, we’re united around a single mission – to change the security industry for the better and help organizations defend against threats of all kinds.

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founder & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Mike Valentine

As Binary Defense Chairman of the Board, Mike Valentine provides executive level leadership, guides the strategic direction of the business and is actively involved maintaining a strong company culture.

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Chief Executive officer

Bob Meindl

As Binary Defense Chief Executive Officer, Bob Meindl brings extensive cybersecurity leadership experience and a consistent track record of developing and scaling world-class, high velocity security operations businesses. 

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Founder & Chief technology officer

Dave Kennedy

Our Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dave Kennedy is a world-renowned security expert. Through his work with Binary Defense and our sister company, TrustedSec, he’s transforming the cybersecurity industry.

Meet the Binary Defense Team

Mike Hofherr

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
Mike Hofherr is Binary Defense’s Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer. He has been in the CFO role since 2019 and was named COO in 2020. In this…

Dave DeSimone

Chief Security Officer
Dave DeSimone is Chief Security Officer at Binary Defense, responsible for IT Operations and Security for the organization. He has been with the company since 2015. He has…

Ryan Burnheimer

Vice President of Business Development
Ryan Burnheimer is the Vice President of Business Development and one of the founders of Binary Defense in 2014. He also serves in a similar role at…

Ian Kreitenstein

Vice President, Software Development
Ian Kreitenstein joined Binary Defense in 2020 as the Vice President of Software Development. In this role, he leads all aspects of the engineering team for the…

Nicole Lieberman

Vice President of Sales
Nicole Lieberman is the Vice President of Sales at Binary Defense. She joined in 2017 and is responsible for building a top performing sales organization through a…

Randy Pargman

Vice President of Threat Hunting & Counterintelligence
Randy Pargman is the Vice President of Threat Hunting & Counterintelligence at Binary Defense. In this role, Randy leads the Threat Hunting team in reverse engineering malware…

David White

Vice President of Marketing
David White joined Binary Defense in 2019 as Director of Marketing. In this capacity, David leads the multidisciplinary marketing team and determines branding…

Christie Henderson

Director of Human Resources
Christie Henderson is the Director of Human Resources for Binary Defense, joining the organization in 2020. In this capacity she is responsible for supporting company strategic objectives;…

Michele Maffei

Director of Administration
Michele Maffei is the Director of Administration with Binary Defense and has been with the company since 2014. In this capacity, she is responsible for payroll, insurance,…

Bob Meindl 

As Binary Defense Chief Executive Officer, Bob Meindl brings extensive cybersecurity leadership experience and a consistent track record of developing and scaling world-class, high velocity security operations businesses. In his 20 plus year career, Meindl has guided the strategic growth of start-up, midsize and enterprise cybersecurity companies. 

Prior to Binary Defense, he has served in a variety of top executive and senior management positions; most recently as Executive Vice President & Head of North American Cyber Security Practice at Capgemini. In his two years at Capgemini, Meindl led a $150M business and a team of 1000 employees to achieve double digit profit and revenue growth.  

He has also held senior executive positions at cybersecurity leaders Leidos Cyber and Lockheed Martin Commercial Cyber. In his executive roles there, he oversaw the comprehensive growth strategy responsible for substantial and swift market penetration, bottom-line outcomes, and value creation. At every stage of his career, Meindl has established himself as a passionate cybersecurity visionary adept at building businesses and driving explosive expansion. 

Meindl is a member of the Advisory Boards for PacketViper, Anomali and other cybersecurity companies where he has helped these businesses develop their cybersecurity offerings and expand their operations. Additionally, he serves on the Marist College School of Business Board of Advisors. Meindl is also a graduate of Marist College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.