Management Team


Elias (Lou) Manousos

CEO and Founder

Elias is a recognized expert in Internet security and fraud prevention. He has been developing and delivering enterprise protection technologies for more than 15 years. As CEO of RiskIQ, he has spearheaded a new approach that helps Internet, financial services, healthcare, media and consumer packaged goods companies protect their brands from online fraud. Elias is also co-chair of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Anti-Malvertising Working Group and is responsible for, the first and only public database documenting malvertising incidents on a continuous basis. Prior to RiskIQ, Elias was VP of R&D at Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA), which pioneered identity and access management for web applications. At Securant, he was instrumental in creating now-commonplace technologies for single sign-on (SSO) security.

Chris Kiernan


Chris has been designing and building data-intensive, Internet-scale applications for more than 16 years. He is responsible for driving web and mobile security innovations at RiskIQ. Previously, Chris architected the ground-breaking Merchantize™ advertising platform at NewGate Internet (acquired by iCrossing in 2006). He also redesigned the data warehouse infrastructure for online designer fashion retailer (NASDAQ:BFLY) and was the lead architect at Bigstep, a web hosting and e-commerce content management provider.

David Pon


David has been developing service provider-scale web applications for more than 15 years. He is responsible for the development and delivery of new innovations at RiskIQ. Previously, David held key application development positions with some of the Internet’s leading employment, digital marketing and hosting platforms including Monster, and Bigstep.

Jeff Baeth


Jeff is a veteran financial executive with over 25 years of experience managing private and public high-growth technology companies, overseeing domestic and international business operations, and implementing strategic mergers and acquisitions. Prior to RiskIQ, he played a key role in VeriSign’s growth from a venture-backed startup to a global corporation, through market expansion and acquisition. Jeff also served as CFO for Devicescape, a privately held, venture-backed company that developed the world’s largest Wi-Fi service platform. As CFO at JAJAH, Inc., he managed the company’s acquisition by Telefónica S.A. Jeff began his career at KPMG as an Auditor.

Dean Ćoza


Dean Ćoza has over 20 years of experience building and delivering successful cybersecurity products. As RiskIQ CPO, Dean heads up Engineering, Product, Research, and Tech Ops organizations and is responsible for Products from planning to delivery, scale and adoption of RiskIQ’s industry-leading platform. Most recently, Dean was the Executive Vice President at Absolute Software and prior to that led product and technology teams at industry heavyweights including FireEye, ArcSight, and VMWare. As the Senior Vice President Products at FireEye, Dean led the Product organization during its hyper-growth stage, seeing revenue increase from $70M to $700M.

Christophe Culine


A distinguished growth expert, Christophe leads RiskIQ’s global sales organization, coaching and mentoring the team toward accelerated, consistent, and predictable growth. Christophe draws upon more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and customer support leadership. His leadership in channels, government, global sales, and business development at high-growth startups has contributed to four IPOs and two successful acquisitions. Before RiskIQ, Culine led sales teams at category-leading companies such as Qualys and Fortinet. Most-recently he coached the team at Venafi from early-stage to mainstream adoption, delivering an astounding 1,600% growth over a short period.

Adam Hunt

CTO and Chief Data Scientist

As Chief Data Scientist, Adam leads the data science, data engineering and research teams at RiskIQ. Adam pioneers research automating detection of adversarial attacks across disparate digital channels including email, web, mobile, social media. Adam also has received patents for identifying new external threats using machine learning. Adam received his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from Princeton University. As an award winning member of the CMS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider, he was an integral part in developing the online and offline analysis systems that lead to the discovery of the Higgs Boson.


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Clarence Cheuk

VP, General Counsel

Clarence is VP & General Counsel at RiskIQ, responsible for RiskIQ’s legal affairs. Previously, Clarence practiced law at global law firms (Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Latham & Watkins; and Skadden Arps), where he specialized in private equity transactions, M&A, capital markets and other corporate matters. He is admitted to practice law in California and New York.

Brandon Dixon

VP, Strategy

Brandon has spent his career in information security performing analysis, building tools, and refining processes. As VP of Strategy, he is responsible for aligning RiskIQ to the market, influencing product strategy and furthering partnerships. Prior to RiskIQ, Brandon was the co-founder of PassiveTotal (acquired by RiskIQ) where he led development and product direction. Throughout the years, Brandon has developed several public tools, most notably PDF X-RAY, and NinjaJobs. His research and development on various security topics have gained him accolades from many major security vendors and peers in the industry.

Nick Goodman

VP, Engineering

Nick has nearly twenty years of experience designing and building highly-scalable, distributed systems across the security, workforce motivation, energy, and high-performance computing industries. As VP of Engineering, Nick oversees the development of RiskIQ’s products. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

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Jason Harrison

VP, Strategic Accounts

Jason has a long, successful track record as a sales executive for nearly 20 years. He is responsible for leading and growing the sales function at RiskIQ. Previously, Jason held a number of leadership roles in sales and business development at various security companies. More recently, he served as the VP of Sales at FusionX, through market expansion and acquisition by Accenture.

Jenna Raby

Senior VP, Global Financial Services and Emerging Markets

Jenna Raby is Senior Vice President of Global Financial Services and Emerging Markets, and leads all sales, business development, channel, services and strategies throughout these regions. With over 15 years’ technology sales and business development experience, Jenna is an accomplished veteran of early and growth stage companies in the technology sector. Previously, Jenna was Entrepreneur in Residence at Claremont Creek Venture Capital, focused on technology investments in security, healthcare, media and clean tech.

Heather Surber

VP, Customer Retention

Heather is responsible for ensuring customers are successful using their RiskIQ solutions. Heather has more than 20 years’ experience driving value for customers through their technology platforms, including 11 years building and leading a customer success organization in the network security software space.

Jason Zann

VP, Platform


Jason has more than 20 years of experience in information security management, intelligence and forensics. He is responsible for managing the execution of RiskIQ’s global go-to-market strategy. As a consultant and practitioner, Jason has held senior positions in cyber threat intelligence, financial services data security and penetration testing with iSIGHT Partners, DST Systems, ERUCES, Canaudit, UMB Bank and Q-Networks.