Cyber risk and advisory programs that identify security gaps and build strategies to address them.
MDR that provides improved detection, 24/7 threat hunting, end-to-end coverage and most of all, complete Response.
Our team delivers the fastest response time in the industry. Threat suppression within just 4 hours of being engaged.
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24/7 Threat Investigation and Response.
Expert hunting, research and content.
Defend brute force attacks, active intrusions and unauthorized scans.
Protect assets from ransomware, trojans, rootkits and more.
Intelligence and visibility across AWS, O365, DevOps and more.
Configuration escalations, policy and posture management.
Detects malicious insider behavior leveraging Machine Learning models.
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A leader in growth and change, Kerry Bailey is an industry veteran with over 28 years experience in the information technology services sector. As CEO of eSentire, Kerry is driving the company's market acceleration and its evolution as the industry's leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider.
His executive experience spans security, managed services, and cloud computing at Fortune 50 and early-stage growth companies. Most recently, Kerry served as SVP, GM of Cloud, and Channel Chief at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In these roles, he led the growth of private, public, and hybrid clouds and the worldwide indirect channel.
Prior to Hewlett Packard, Kerry held various senior executive roles at Verizon Enterprise including CEO and president of Terremark, a Verizon company, and leader in global managed security services, data center colocation, and cloud. Earlier roles include CEO of Betrusted and Security Assurance Group and various senior executive level positions at Cybertrust and the United States Intelligence Community (IC).
J.Paul Haynes was drawn to eSentire with a vision to create a disruptive cybersecurity company. He successfully partnered with growth capital firms to invest in and scale eSentire to become the world’s largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider and market leader. J.Paul is a professional engineer with a 25-year entrepreneurial track record of success. His business acumen, in-depth understanding of technology, and strong leadership have made him a respected and reliable voice on the topic of cybersecurity in North America and Europe.
J. Paul holds both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Guelph. He is also a proud alumnus serving on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering and is a Board Director for Innovation Guelph and Technation (formerly ITAC).
Eldon Sprickerhoff is the original pioneer and inventor of what is now referred to as Managed Detection and Response (MDR). In founding eSentire, he responded to the incipient yet rapidly growing demand for a more proactive approach to preventing and investigating information security breaches. Now with over 20 years of tactical experience, Eldon is acknowledged as a subject matter expert in information security analysis.
Eldon holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
Dustin Rigg Hillard is responsible for leading product development and technology innovation at eSentire. His vision is rooted in simplifying and accelerating the adoption of machine learning for new use cases.
Prior to eSentire’s acquisition of Versive, he was CTO at Versive, where he focused on automating security expertise and understanding normal network behavior through machine learning. Dustin was also an early data scientist for Microsoft’s Cortana and worked in ad-revenue and relevance at Yahoo! He has deep ML experience in speech recognition, translation, natural language processing, and advertising, and has published over 30 papers in these areas.
Dustin holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Anthony Lam is eSentire’s Chief Finance Officer responsible for continuing to scale the business and financial operations at eSentire. Anthony comes with 20+ years of extensive background in high growth public and private organizations spanning the digital health, media, loyalty, SaaS, Software and Technology licensing sectors. His experience includes leadership roles at Softchoice, Cryptologic, and Points.com. He has taken organizations public with successful listings on the NASDAQ, TSX and London AIM and has also been part of many acquisitions.
His philosophy is to build teams on a foundation of integrity, mutual respect, and ongoing professional development which resulted in cohesive, scalable teams that actively collaborate across an organization and are prepared for succession. Anthony is focused on building resilient organizations, rooted with firm financial discipline, leveraging technology to improve efficiency and a continuous desire to inspire exceptional performance.
Anthony holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting and Finance from University of Toronto.
As Chief Portfolio Officer at eSentire, Chris Gesell has accountability for the full life cycle of services offerings and direct oversight of the marketing, product, and experience teams. Chris is a results-focused executive who brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience in IT services, including consulting, cloud, security, data center, and managed services. His experience in corporate strategy and executing mergers and acquisitions, along with setting the company's direction, will be critical to the next phase of eSentire’s growth.
Chris has a passion for IT transformation, distilling complex business challenges into innovative product strategies, and sales enablement. Most recently Chris served as VP of Worldwide Partner Strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and CMO at Terremark, a Verizon company.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Erin McLean leads eSentire's global marketing and communications functions including all brand, corporate communications, media relations, and marketing operations. Prior to joining eSentire, Erin led Marketing and Human Resources for global Managed Security Services Provider, Herjavec Group. In 2020, she was named one of the Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity by Cyber Defense Magazine for her commitment to industry thought leadership, and take to market acceleration.
Erin is passionate about encouraging young women to pursue careers in cybersecurity. She created the Ambitious 7s program in partnership with the Durham District School Board to expose young female students to career paths in technology, and encourage them to build a supportive community around their common ambitions.
Erin is a driven competitor whose background in team sport has helped shaped her motivating approach to people leadership. She competed for 6 years as a member of Team Canada Softball and represented Canada in softball at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Erin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business.
Charles "C.J." Spallitta is eSentire’s Chief Product Officer responsible for product vision, strategy, and execution. Prior to joining eSentire, C.J. held senior leadership roles with Trustwave as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, and Head of Product Management. C.J.’s extensive experience in the enterprise security services space includes leadership and management roles with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Executive Director of Worldwide Portfolio Management), Verizon Enterprise Solutions (Executive Director, Global Security Product Management), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cybertrust, Betrusted and Security Assurance Group. In these roles, C.J. gained experience in the areas of product lifecycles, service developments, go-to-market strategies and pricing.
C.J. holds a bachelor's degree in business administration in information systems and a master's degree of business administration from Loyola University Maryland, where he also serves as an advisory board member to the Information Systems and Operations Management department and volunteers as a Cybersecurity club mentor at Loyola Blakefield High School.
Kathryn is a passionate people leader, keenly focused on organizational collaboration that drives innovative and positive employee programs. With more than 20 years of experience, Kathryn has led global HRBP teams primarily in R&D environments supporting software development, quality, product management, project management, and product marketing. She is tirelessly committed to driving enriched employment experiences.
Kathryn has led corporate-level HR Centres of Excellence focused on Talent Management, Global Learning, HR Communications, and Corporate Citizenship. Kathryn has held senior-level roles with companies including WellPoint Health, BlackBerry, and Nortel.
Matt Vitale is responsible for the strategy and execution of achieving eSentire’s revenue goals with direct oversight of all revenue-generating activities, including go-to-market strategy and leading the worldwide sales organization.
Prior to eSentire, he served as President and General Manager of the Data Protection business unit at Quest Software. Prior to Quest, he led Dell Software’s global 500 sales organization as well as worldwide sales for data protection software. Vitale has also held executive sales leadership positions at Pentaho, Ingres, and VERITAS Software.
Vitale holds a bachelor’s degree of science in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree of business administration from the State University of New York.
As Chief Channel Officer, Bob Layton leads eSentire’s channel sales organization and partner strategy, with a focus on growing and expanding eSentire’s Partner Program globally.
Bob comes to eSentire with 25 years of experience in the technology industry, specifically in B2B and B2C sales, channels, and marketing. Across the last decade, he has driven transformation and international expansion through channel-leveraged strategies and has successfully created new strategy and execution models that have led to MRR growth and new routes to market in security, services and SaaS platforms. Immediately prior to eSentire, he helped drive the successful acquisition of Digital Defense by creating new paths to revenue with an ecosystem of partners, alliances, and technical integrations.
Bob has also held senior leadership positions where he was responsible for sales, channel and marketing at Alert Logic, Pluribus Networks, Lumenate, and Cisco. He has been recognized three times as Channel Chief by CRN magazine and has been published extensively in security and channel publications. When not advising venture-backed startups or serving as a board member to technology companies, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children at their home in Austin, Texas.
Shane Sharpe is a proven sales leader with extensive success and experience in early-stage, high growth managed service companies.
In his current role as the Vice President, Sales North America, he is responsible for eSentire’s North American sales team overseeing a scaling team of enterprise sales reps. With focus and strategic execution, Shane manages consistent quarter over quarter growth in a highly competitive marketplace.
Shane has spent more than a decade of growing Managed Service companies. He studied Computer Engineering at Texas Tech University.
As Vice President, Cyber Risk Advisory and Solutions Architecture, Tia Hopkins is focused on leading and scaling the team responsible for providing pre-sales solution design support. She has spent the past 20+ years of her career in various IT and IT Security roles and has over a decade of experience in the managed services space. Outside of her role at eSentire, Tia is also an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Yeshiva University and is currently pursuing her PhD in organizational leadership.
Tia holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology, M.Sc. in Information Security and Assurance, as well as a M.Sc. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. She was recognized by SC Media as a 2019 Reboot Leadership Award recipient in the Outstanding Educator category. In 2020, Tia was awarded The Software Report’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity and the Cyber Defence Magazine’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity.
As Vice President of Go-To-Market (GTM) Programs and Enablement, Megan leads the collaborative process that aligns efforts across the GTM, Sales Operations and Sales Enablement teams. She is responsible for unifying the planning and execution process across the GTM team and enabling and supporting the operational needs of the Sales organization. With 15 years experience in enterprise strategic account management, customer advocacy, customer experience and service management, Megan is fiercely committed to building and ensuring consistent growth across the organization.
As a member of the LegalSec Council with the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Mark Sangster is a cybersecurity evangelist who has spent significant time researching and speaking to peripheral factors influencing the way that legal firms integrate cybersecurity into their day-to-day operations. In addition to his passion for cybersecurity, Mark's 20-year sales and marketing career was established with industry giants like Intel Corporation, BlackBerry, and Cisco Systems.
Mark's experience unites a strong technical aptitude and an intuitive understanding of regulatory agencies. During his time at BlackBerry, Mark worked on the first secure devices for government agencies. Since then, he has continued to build mutually beneficial relationships with regulatory agencies in key sectors.
Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Business Diploma from Humber College.
As Vice President Security Services, Rob leads the global security operations center (SOC) and managed risk services teams, responsible for delivery of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and complimentary security services. Rob joined eSentire eight years ago and has held numerous leadership roles helping to drive growth and scale. With experience in Sales, Technical Support, Customer Support, Operations, Project Management, Product Management, and Finance, Rob is a constant advocate for best-in-class customer security.
As a Graduate of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Rob studied both Business Administration and Network Engineering.
As Director of Customer Success, Leslie leads the Customer Success organization dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience. Her organization is responsible for the successful onboarding of our customers, ongoing reviews and renewal of services. Leslie has been with eSentire for 5+ years and was the very first resource hired to onboard customers. She has continued to enhance the foundational strength of the Customer Success team to scale the business and market demands. With a history of always putting the customer first, Leslie continues to drive excellence throughout the organization.
Leslie is a graduate of Brock University where she studied International Business and really discovered her passion for connecting with people and companies across the globe.
As VP, Threat Response Unit (TRU), Rob McLeod is responsible for leading the full lifecycle of Threat Intelligence, Threat Detection, and Threat Research functions at eSentire, including the development of novel machine learning threat detection capabilities. His mission is to bring innovative, differentiated security capabilities to market to protect and defend organizations to manage risk against business-impacting threats.
Rob is a results-focused leader with a passion for data analytics and more than 15 years of experience overseeing diverse business initiatives to bring technical innovation to the highly competitive cybersecurity and telecommunications marketplace.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Applied Computing in Distributed Computing and Communications Systems Technology from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Wireless and Telecommunications Technology from Humber College.
Michael Corbin is responsible for leading the design, deployment and management of eSentire’s Core IT Infrastructure and client-based signal generation platform. His focus is on the efficient and scalable solutions that deliver reliable, secure and cost effective internal and external customer experiences.
Before coming to eSentire Michael led Verizon’s Global Cloud and Security Solutions Engineering team where he focused on the customers’ business drivers to improve their security posture and deliver efficient computing platforms. He has also led the Verizon Business Client Care organization to become an extension of the customer’s IT organization insuring seamless planning and deployment of various IT initiatives.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Business Management from Columbia Union College.
As Grand Poohbah of Data, Art is responsible for the application of machine learning across eSentire's technologies. Art's expertise is in combining machine learning (ML), statistics, large-scale data processing, and domain knowledge to find relevant results. He architected and built the core of the Versive automated ML platform, which was acquired by eSentire.
At Sandia National Laboratories, he researched the reliability of machine learning tools and developed novel algorithms to efficiently learn from massive data on Hadoop.
Art’s dissertation work at Cornell investigated practical modeling problems in the context of ecological modeling — specifically, the domain of modeling continent-wide populations of bird species using citizen science data. This work helped build the tools used in creating the U.S. Department of Interior’s State of the Birds reports. Art has 241 bird species on his life list.
Alex Jinivizian, Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development
As eSentire’s Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Alex is responsible for corporate strategy, corporate development, M&A, strategic partner business development as well as driving thought leadership internationally. A disciplined senior business strategist and strategic marketeer, Alex brings 25 years of experience in the ICT service sectors in a range of functions including corporate, product and channel strategy, M&A identification and execution, and commercial partnership development.
Prior to joining eSentire in 2018, Alex was Director of Worldwide Partner Strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Director of Corporate Strategy at Verizon Communications. Alex holds a BA in Russian Language and Literature from the University of London, an MA in International Relations (Distinction) from the University of Reading, and a Certificate in Market Driving Strategies from the London Business School.
With eSentire, I always look forward to my day when going into work. I know I’m working in a fast-paced environment where there is always something new to see and learn. I work with people I like and trust and I know that I have the support of management to handle anything that may come up during my day. This is an industry that never stops and I feel there’s no better place to be part of that action."
The senior leadership team is great at communicating our strategy and where the business is headed. It is a fast paced environment but everyone finds the time to be transparent, open, and thoughtful about putting in place the right plans to help everyone succeed. Every team is very collaborative and wants to help."
I loved the company culture aspect of eSentire. After just my first interview in 2015 I could tell this was a place I wanted to work. Coming from a much larger company, I had always felt like just another number, at eSentire I was greeted on my first day by the Founder himself, mister Eldon Sprickerhoff. It is that kind of involvement, the leadership team had and continues to have that makes you feel valued and important, and I think that’s so special."
The level of collaborative teamwork, technical expertise and organizational spirit here is unmatched. We make it a priority to hone skills and develop people’s talents so the eSentire tradecraft is unrivaled in the industry, making us the Authority in MDR. I love eSentire because we are a PEOPLE culture to the core. We are the place to build a meaningful career."
I really enjoy the fact that I have been able to move into an event marketing role while still being brought into other strategic projects where I can get valuable experience in other areas of marketing and hone a broader set of skills."
Our leadership always keeps us up to date with announcements on our corporate goals and roadmap. There’s a lot of change in the cyber space and we are never standing still. I can pause to reflect on everything we have accomplished together as a team and I’m excited about what we are going to achieve next."
When I reflect on my 5 years with eSentire three words spring to mind ‘Exciting’, ’Grateful’ and ‘Proud’. I find it Exciting to work in a company that is expanding so quickly, we are constantly changing and adapting to our customers needs and the Cyber Security Landscape. Challenging the status quo is not only welcome but it is encouraged, I believe this is the reason we are the world leader in MDR! I am Grateful to witness the career development of so many SOC Analysts. Every week, month and year I can see their skill set improve and confidence grow. The icing on the cake is to see them transition into our advanced specialist teams, further growing their career with eSentire. I am very Proud to work in a company that is focused on important topics such as ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Nerodiversity’. We hire candidates based on their abilities and potential, we actively seek out alternative ways of thinking."
Between the leading technology exposure and the encouraging and supportive work environment, eSentire has been one of the best workplace experiences I've had!"
I come from a scientific background and eSentire has provided a foundation for me to build a security career from while giving me the creative freedom to explore research and reporting topics that impact our client base. When I applied for permanent residency in Canada, eSentire was there to support me with the requirements and paperwork. Another great advantage of eSentire’s work culture is location mobility. I’ve been fortunate to have worked remotely for eSentire while I travelled across Canada, from Waterloo, Ontario to Whitehorse, Yukon."
At eSentire, I have experienced a great deal of support and guidance as I build a career that aligns with my passions and core values. eSentire is an anomaly in the corporate world. The leadership team supports you as a person and encourages you to share your ideas, strengths, and talents on a global stage."
As an eSentire employee, I feel heard. We’re encouraged to give feedback and share ideas because our voices matter. I also love the opportunities for growth at eSentire. I’m grateful to have been promoted 3 times since joining in 2018. As a people leader, I strive to help my team walk a career track they can take pride in."
What set eSentire apart from the rest of the companies is that they were one of the only pure-play cybersecurity companies in the region, and the only one with a local founder. I moved to Waterloo because I fell in love with the start-up culture, which you can see in all the unique coffee shops and restaurants uptown, and in the many successful tech start-ups. Even though eSentire was headquartered in Cambridge at the time, they embodied that same vibe. You can imagine how excited I was when we moved to Waterloo! I wanted to be part of something big, and I knew back then that eSentire was going to be big.”