INKY Leadership Team

Dave Baggett

Dave Baggett

Dave is Founder and CEO of INKY. INKY’s flagship product, INKY Phish Fence, uses computer vision and other machine learning techniques to identify and block phishing emails. Phishing is arguably the biggest problem in cybersecurity today, driving over $1.5B/year of theft and extensive PII and credential theft. Prior to INKY, Dave was co-founder and COO of travel search provider ITA Software, where he oversaw software development, operations, and customer relations, expanding the company to over 500 employees. Google acquired ITA for $700M in April 2011. Dave has a B.S./B.A. in Computer Science and Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a S.M. in Computer Science from MIT. Dave also volunteers as a member of the US Department of Energy Secretary Advisory Board on AI.

Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Prior to joining Inky, Simon was VP of Software Operations at ITA Software and managed the team responsible the for SaaS and data operations, a purview involving hundreds of servers and 24/7 support. Simon’s infrastructure handled millions of travel search queries per day, and serviced virtually all major US airline and travel intermediary websites. Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Texas A&M University.

John Lyons

John Lyons

John Lyons comes to INKY with more than 25 years of experience in technology sales and sales leadership. Before joining the company, John ran Worldwide sales for ThreatConnect. Prior to that he was President of ThreatTrack Security, Inc. and served as Vice President of Sales for North and South America at Tenable Network Security, Inc. John has also held sales management roles with Seagate Software, VERITAS, and Peopleclick. John is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Eli Sanders

Eli Sanders

Eli Sanders brings almost 30 years experience leading enterprise customer success, professional services, account management and software engineering teams. As a Director at Google, Eli led customer success and operational excellence teams for Google Travel and Google Fiber. At ITA Software, Eli was Vice President of Customer Relations, leading the professional services, technical support and account management teams to build long-term trusted relationships and deliver measurable account growth. Prior to ITA, Eli led professional services and program management teams at i-cube and Razorfish, as well as held software engineering roles at Bell Communications Research. Eli has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a BS in Computer Science from Yeshiva University.

Andrew Goldberg

Andrew Goldberg

Andrew leads the overall software development effort and is responsible for the algorithms and models that allow Inky to catch even the most sophisticated phishing attacks. He has a PhD in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a BA in Computer Science from Amherst College.

Lisa Ackerson

Lisa Ackerson

Lisa has extensive experience in strategic positioning, lead generation, digital promotion, branding and social promotion in B2B. As Vice President of Marketing Lisa is responsible for building the Inky brand via sales and marketing technologies. She previously held a marketing leadership position at ByteGrid, a managed IT services company and before that at Global Experiences, an international education company. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Deakin University located in Melbourne, Australia where she’s originally from.

Carlene Shores

Carlene Shores

Carlene is a performance-driven executive leader with 15+ years’ experience building best in class sales teams. Prior to Inky, Carlene was with Tenable where she built their Inside Enterprise Sales team as well as the Commercial sales team. Both teams significantly contributed to the company’s recent IPO. Carlene has also held sales leadership roles at Vocus, Progress Software, DataDirect Technologies, Plateau, NFR, and Merant/Intersolv. Carlene is originally from Massachusetts and now resides in Maryland with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys boating and traveling with her family.

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