Chief Executive Officer
Richard Blech is an entrepreneur, investor and innovator. His primary business focus is on data security, technology and strategic alliances. As managing member of Imperium Management LLC, Richard actively invests in technologically advanced ventures. He has a discerning ability to determine market trends that are not only lucrative, but also pave the way to technological advancement across the globe.
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Current Ventures – As a resolute advocate of disruptive technology, Richard Blech holds vested interests in cyber-defense and digital content. With cyber-crime breaches now reaching epidemic proportions, Richard’s objective is to turn the ever evolving digital world into a risk adverse space that allows everyone to function securely within their ecosystems. As CEO of Secure Channels, Inc., Richard is leading the the company to be a leader in enterprise data protection through the development of innovative encryption and authentication based technology solutions.
Michael R. Feinberg
Chief Information Officer
Michael Feinberg, with over 18 years of Executive IT Management, Systems, and Architecture experience, serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Secure Channels, Inc. As a certified expert in Enterprise Architecture on Oracle, IBM, and other leading technology platforms, Mr. Feinberg is driving Secure Channels’ high-tech cryptography and security vision and ensuring the company’s ability to scale upward at the speed of innovation.
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With a broad background of information systems design, Mr. Feinberg also has experience in the aerospace industry where he created strike fighter jet software for Raytheon, lead tech teams and created ultra-high performance networks for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Certified and currently fluent in multiple major programming languages; Mr. Feinberg demonstrates his passion for technology as a keynote speaker and visionary IT expert for the IAOP and other televised panels internationally. In 2014 Mr. Feinberg shared a stage with the CTO of IBM China in Beijing for the Devott Global IT Leadership Conference. In 2013 Michael was nominated for CIO magazine’s CIO of the Year as well as the CIO Top 100 Award. Michael Feinberg holds a BS in Computer Science from Michigan State University.
Henry J. Sienkiewicz
Chief Innovation & Revenue Officer
Henry J. Sienkiewicz is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Designated Authorizing Authority (DAA) for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the provider of information technology services for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), its mission partners, and the Executive Office of the President (EOP). In that role, he served as the senior decision authority and was personally liable for the cyber security posture of the DoD’s enterprise level networks and computing services, to include the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) and the Situation Room.
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Henry is a best-selling author in cyber security and philosophy; his works primarily concentrate on the intersection of technology and humanity. His most recent book is “The Art of Cyber Conflict,” an Amazon best-seller, an unclassified, doctrinal piece that uses Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” as a baseline to understand cyber.
Chief Brand Officer
Deirdre Murphy is a seasoned professional with diverse strategic marketing, sales and social media expertise leading world class entertainment, technology and other innovative brands. Key areas of leadership within the startup culture include sales, guerilla and niche marketing, multi-platform social media and partnership development. Her strong reputation within the entertainment industry has roots in her screen writing, journalism, campaign marketing, program development and speech writing.
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Chief of Engineering
Adam leverages more than 20 years of experience in the security, defense, intelligence and government contracting industries. During this time, Mr. Firestone has provided executive leadership and routinely conceived and led security, Cloud, service oriented architecture (SOA) and other complex system and system of systems engineering and design efforts.
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VP, Sales & Data Services
Ian is a passionate and driven sales leader who brings over 20 years sales experience partnering with enterpise clients and global organizations on both large project-based engagements as well as long-term consulting, integration, and managed service contracts. Ian will be leading the company’s sales efforts around OEM integrations, data services and engineering, and well as SaaS offerings. Ian’s past positions include senior sales positions with Fortune 1000 companies such as Kellogg’s, EMC, and Dimension Data.
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Chief Financial Officer
Carl Hebeler, CPA, is a financial executive experienced in financial management, business development, pricing, administration, operations and costing in diverse industries from start-up, early stage to public companies. He consults and manages financial operations for companies in early formation. He previously was CFO for SageMetrics, Inc and NextMedium, Inc. until their acquisitions.
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VP, Solutions Architecture
Hilary has spent over 15 years working in the defense, intelligence and cybersecurity industries. She spent the majority of her career with a large defense contractor in the D.C. area, providing technical leadership and project management to a number of programs across the Department of Defense including the CVN 21 Future Aircraft Carriers Program and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command’s Next Generation Remotely Piloted Aircraft Command and Control Operations Center.
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Most recently, Hilary served in an executive role at US-based subsidiary of a global anti-malware provider. In this role, she guided and executed efforts to engineer and deliver unique and otherwise unobtainable cyber threat information to customers within the US government and US national critical infrastructure sectors. Hilary holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from George Mason University.
VP, Cryptography Engineering
Jonathan Katz serves as Secure Channels VP of Cryptography Engineering. Jonathan is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, and Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. His research interests lie broadly in the fields of cryptography, privacy, and the science of cybersecurity. He is a co-author of the widely used textbook “Introduction to Modern Cryptography,” now in its second edition, as well as a monograph on digital signature schemes.
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Katz received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from MIT, and a PhD in computer science from Columbia University. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2005, was a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group from 2009-2010, and received a Humboldt Research Award in 2015. He has held visiting appointments at UCLA, the École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France), and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center