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.

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.

Leigh Reichel

Leigh Reichel

Leigh comes to INKY with over 30 years of experience as a founder, senior financial executive (CFO) and member of several board of directors and advisors. Before joining the company, Leigh has been deeply involved in more than half a dozen start up entities and several public companies, most recently ThreatConnect, Inc. Leigh holds a BBA in accounting is a CPA and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

Shlomi Gian

Shlomi Gian

Mr. Gian has more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry and has helped build sales and drive growth at several companies. As the CEO of CybeReady, he tripled revenue and reached profitability. As PacketZoom’s CEO he drove initial sales before selling the company to Roblox. Prior to that at Akamai, Gian co-founded and served as the head of Business of the Mobile Unit. Prior to the Akamai acquisition, he was General Manager of Mobile Solutions at Cotendo.

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.

Dave Diest

Dave Diest

David Deist has over 30 years of experience providing technical and strategic leadership in a variety of industries as a developer, architect, manager, and executive.  Before joining INKY he served as CIO of OCM, a multi-channel retailer, where he was responsible for IT operations, software design and development, and information security.  Prior to OCM he was VP of Ecommerce and Manager of Software Development at Fiserv Securities where he developed and deployed large scale web, desktop, and speech recognition applications used by retail investors and broker dealers. David has a B.S. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.

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.

Roger Kay

Roger Kay

Roger Kay joins INKY as Vice President of Security Strategy. Before that, as one of the tech industry's best-known market intelligence analysts, he founded and ran Endpoint Technologies Associates, Inc, providing research, consulting services, quantitative analysis, and written product to information technology vendors, investors, and users.

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