We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Mark Arena is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Intel 471. Mark was previously employed by iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye) as their Chief Researcher. Prior to this, Mark worked at the Australian Federal Police as a technical specialist within the High Tech Crime Operations function. He worked on a number of different crime types when new, unique or emerging technologies were used by criminals that required a solution when no commercial/out of the box solution was available. Prior to the Australian Federal Police, Mark worked as a Software Engineer on embedded systems for public transportation systems.
Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder
Jason is the Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for helping shape the overall strategy of the company and leading and supporting all facets of the company in the execution of its mission. Jason’s experience spans 24 years and includes building and running iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye) Global Research department, working in federal law enforcement in tracking some of the world’s most sophisticated cybercriminals and conducting tactical intel collection in support of combat and other military operations. Jason spent the first 12 years of his career in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Counterintelligence/HUMINT specialist, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) specialist and an infantry rifleman.
Chief Financial Officer
Dena Timm is the Chief Financial Officer of Intel 471 and manages the financial, administrative, legal and HR functions of the company. Prior to joining in 2018, she served as Global Controller and Head of International Operations for iSIGHT Partners (now FireEye). Prior to joining iSIGHT, Dena worked as Financial Controller for Texas Advanced Optoelectronics Solutions (now Austriamicrosystems AG) and Codestream Technologies. Dena began her career with Arthur Anderson in Dallas and Kyiv, Ukraine working on audit, due diligence and M&A projects throughout North America and Eastern Europe.
Chief Intelligence Officer
Michael DeBolt serves as Intel 471’s Chief Intelligence Officer - leading a globally diverse team of threat intelligence experts tracking financially-motivated actors and producing intelligence to protect customers. Michael has nearly 20 years of experience in the military, commercial security, academia and international and domestic law enforcement fields. Prior to Intel 471, Michael served as the U.S. representative and Head of Cybercrime Intelligence at INTERPOL. He also led national security cyber counterintelligence operations as a Special Agent at the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Michael is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served combat tours of duty in 2003 and 2004 as an infantry scout leader.
Chief Marketing Officer
Joy Nemitz is a strategic marketing executive who has distinguished herself as an empowering industry leader who delivers results. As a key executive team member of organizations from early-stage to billion-dollar enterprises, she has driven revenue growth and profitability by developing successful market strategies; shaping the company’s public profile; managing complex distribution models; and launching new products and services. Nemitz previously served as Chief Marketing Officer at cybersecurity and cloud-based vendors, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, CYREN, CorasCloud and Apptix. Nemitz earned a Bachelor of Arts at Gannon University and a Master of Science at Nova Southeastern University.
Chief Technology Officer
Hoffman has nearly 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. Most recently, he served as CISO and head of security strategy at Netenrich, an IT service management company helping businesses accelerate digital IT transformation to drive outcomes across ITOps, Cybersecurity, Networks, and Cloud. Prior to Netenrich, he served as vice president (VP) of intelligence solutions at Intel 471 where he was responsible for the solutions team interacting with Fortune 500 and government customers globally.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Intel 471’s Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff is responsible for driving customer acquisition worldwide. He manages an experienced team to deliver Intel 471’s cybercrime intelligence to protect Global clients in Large Enterprise, Finance, Gov’t, Healthcare and Retail. Jeff has been in the security industry 20+ years with companies including Cisco Systems, Symantec, IBM, BigFix and other various security startups. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chief of Staff
Alexandra is the Chief of Staff at Intel 471, working closely with the CEO and executive team to execute on agreed strategy. Prior to joining Intel 471 in 2020, Alexandra served as the Head of Security Transformation for Dixons Carphone Group. Alexandra started her career as a research analyst for the Australian Department of Defence, before joining PwC as a threat intelligence consultant working across numerous industries. Her focus was primarily on mitigating and remediating cyber threats, including building out and delivering layered cyber security improvement programmes, both pre- and post-breach, for multinational organisations across numerous business sectors.
Freddy Dezeure graduated from the KUL University in Belgium in 1982, with a master of science in engineering. He was CIO of a private company from 1982 until 1987. He joined the European Commission in 1987 where he held a variety of management positions in administrative, financial and operational areas, in particular in information technology. He founded and managed the EU Computer Emergency and Response Team (CERT-EU) for the EU institutions, agencies and bodies from 2011 until 2017. Presently, he is an Independent Management Consultant providing strategic advice in cybersecurity and cyber-risk management and acting as Board Member and Advisory Board Member in several high-tech companies. He is a highly respected keynote speaker and is very active in the cybersecurity community. He is leading the EU MITRE ATT&CK Community.