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

CTO and Founder

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.

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Scott Gordon


Scott Gordon (CISSP) is the chief marketing officer at RiskIQ, responsible for global market strategy, operations and sales enablement. He has over 20 years’ experience contributing to security management, network, endpoint and data security, and risk assessment technologies at innovative startups and large organizations. Previously, Scott was CMO at ForeScout where he helped the company achieve leadership in network access control and security orchestration. He has also held executive and management roles at AccelOps (acq by Fortinet), Protego (acq by Cisco), Axent (acq by Symantec) and McAfee.

Jason Zann

VP, Head of 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.

Jonas Edgeworth

VP, Engineering

Jonas has more than 10 years of experience managing large-scale software development projects and teams. He leads all software development initiatives for RiskIQ. Previously, Jonas held senior software management positions at financial services giant Goldman Sachs and web services provider Outlook Technologies, as well as engineering roles at, Sybase and Verizon.

Arian Evans

VP, Product Strategy

Arian is a recognized expert in information and application security, software development, systems architecture and financial services. He is responsible for ensuring that RiskIQ enables organizations to accurately visualize their external-facing IT footprint so they can detect and respond to threats to their brand and customers. Previously Arian ran operations and product strategy for WhiteHat Security and built the company’s world-renowned Threat Research Center. In addition to managing the global application security practice for consulting firm FishNet Security, he has worked on global security projects for the Center for Internet Security, NIST, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service.

Ben Harknett


Ben is proven international executive and GM who has opened new markets for several leading technology vendors. He leads sales, business development and channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for RiskIQ. Previously, Ben managed the integration of social media technology vendor Wildfire Interactive’s EMEA operations into Google, following its acquisition by the search giant. As general manager, international for Wildfire, he grew revenues from 0 to $12M in 18 months.