We are a uniquely specialized cybersecurity and cybercompliance company built for banking. We help banks and credit unions achieve real time Cyber Safety and Soundness through the only co-managed, cloud-based and compliance-automated solution of its kind – delivered as a both a technology system and a service supported by experts in financial institution security and compliance.

We unify detection, investigation, resolution, reporting and compliance into a single system of record to deliver complete, transparent and real-time cyber exposure readiness. We help security teams stay smart and executives stay informed, so they can easily prove they aresecure as well as compliant with their own policies and with evolving industry regulations and guidelines, including the FFIEC-CAT and NCUA’s ACET frameworks, both of which are built on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

Jeff Lunsford

Jeff Lunsford

Chairman of the Board & Co‑Founder

Jeff is a technology industry veteran who serves in a number of thought leadership positions throughout the industry, including CEO and board member of Tealium, a leader in enterprise tag management and digital data distribution platforms; chairman of nCino, a banking industry SaaS enabler; and board member of EngineYard, an innovative provider of cloud-based application management solutions. Jeff previously served in a variety of tech leadership roles, most recently as chairman and CEO of Limelight Networks, where he led the company through its 2007 IPO and six years of growth. He holds a B.S. in Information and Computer Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and served as a U.S. Naval Aviator between 1988 and 1994.

Harold Brewer

Harold Brewer

CEO & Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Harold Brewer (H.B.) is one of DefenseStorm’s founders and has served on its Board of Directors since the Company’s inception. For more than 40 years H.B. has been an entrepreneur driving banking technology innovation. He has shepherded numerous banking technology advancements that have become best-in-class solutions, including having developed the first fully integrated, object-code-only community banking system, which proved to be a game-changing technology in bank data processing.

As an expert advisor to the banking industry, H.B. helped banks of all sizes in markets across the country understand how to optimize their operations and profitability through high-quality technology and human resources. H.B. also was one of the founders of Brintech, a leading strategy, performance improvement and profit enhancement advisory services company focused on the community bank marketplace and its challenges, technology and regulatory changes.

Jim Brockett

Jim Brockett

Chief Operating Officer

Jim has more than 30 years of information technology, strategic planning and business process management experience, much of it focused on banking. Before joining DefenseStorm as Chief Operating Officer, Jim spent 15 years as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Washington Trust Bank, a full-service commercial bank with $6.5 billion in assets operating in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. As one of DefenseStorm’s first customers, Jim was influential in guiding the Company’s vision and solution design, providing a practitioner’s perspective to help prioritize direction and execution.

Jim’s background includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer at Brintech, a leading banking advisory services company, as well as 12 years as a consultant delivering strategy and technology advisory services to banks ranging from $500 million to $24 billion in assets.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Technology from Baylor University, has completed post-graduate work at the University of North Florida, and attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program.

Edgardo Nazario

Edgardo Nazario

Chief Product Officer & Co‑Founder

Edgardo is an 18-year technology industry veteran, executive and product innovator. He previously co-founded Delve Networks, a cloud-based online video platform that was purchased by Limelight Networks. While at Limelight, he served as General Manager of the company’s Video Platform business unit, and later as Senior Vice President of Product. Edgardo was also Group Program Manager for Isilon System, a company later purchased by EMC. In the past Edgardo has held Product Manager positions at Aventail Corporation, a pioneer in the SSL VPN market, and RealNetworks, an early Internet media company. He holds a degree in Biology from Yale University.

Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez

Vice President, Customer Solutions

Alex has more than 20 years of experience providing security solutions and expertise to some of the largest companies in the world. He regularly speaks at regional and national IT and security conferences, and frequently is a featured expert at cybersecurity association meetings around the country. Alex has worked with several leading security solutions providers, including Barracuda Networks, Purewire, Secure Computing, CipherTrust, S1 and SecureWare. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.

DJ Landreneau

DJ Landreneau

Chief Customer Officer

DJ is a technology and financial industry veteran and entrepreneur with a deep understanding of internet banking software and a successful history of building and managing cybersecurity systems for mid-sized and large banks. DJ was one of the founders of Treasury Bank, an internet bank that was purchased by Countrywide. DJ has also served in executive and global management positions for Main Street Financial Corporation (MSFC), S1 Technologies and Brintech, Inc. DJ began his successful technology career after 11 years of honorable military service.

Steve Soukup

Steve Soukup

Chief Revenue Officer

For more than 20 years, Steve has successfully led sales at early stage, private-equity-owned, and large global market-leading business-to-business brands. As an executive with deep banking industry expertise, Steve has built world class customer-focused sales teams that have delivered double-digit year-over-year profitable revenue growth in fast paced and competitive environments. His background includes shaping a 100+ sales organization at e-banking leader Q2 to deliver 30% year-over-year revenue growth, as well as leadership positions at Intuit, S1 Corporation and KPN. Steve also has direct banking experience through management positions at Key Bank, Bank Boston and State Street Bank. Steve is a graduate of Boston College and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.

Bob Thibodeaux

Bob Thibodeaux

Chief Information Security Officer

Bob has more than 20 years of experience as a senior security expert and highly accomplished IT executive and engineer. Through leadership positions managing IT departments and programs, technology operations and data center operations, Bob has driven innovative process improvements, disaster recovery programs, information security strategies, and audit and compliance improvements. He has been responsible for incident response, risk management and penetration testing for community-focused banks, credit unions and high-tech companies across the United States. Bob is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Digital Forensics Examiner and GIAC Penetration Tester. Bob holds a degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland and is a retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant.

Sean Feeney

Sean Feeney

Member, Board of Directors

Sean is a 30-year technology leadership veteran who has shaped strategic direction and high-growth performance for a variety of technology companies. Sean is a CEO Advisor and member of the Board of Directors for DefenseStorm, MercuryGate International, MRI Software, Modernizing Medicine and TrendKite, now part of Cision. In previous CEO roles he executed successful exit transactions for cloud-based supply chain management innovator GT Nexus (acquired by Infor) and for business-to-business e-commerce pioneer Inovis (acquired by GXS, now OpenText), together valued at more than $1 billion. Sean also has served as an Operating Executive with Golden Gate Capital; Executive Vice President at e-billing and payment pioneer CheckFree (acquired by Fiserv); Chief Operating Officer at Clarus Corporation; and Executive Vice President at Dun & Bradstreet Software (acquired by Geac). Sean is a past Chairman of the Technology Alliance of Georgia (TAG). Sean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Member, Board of Directors

Mark is a General Partner at TTV Capital, a venture capital firm specializing in fintech investments. Mark’s 15 years of venture capital experience is augmented by 30 years of operating experience growing one of the most successful bill payment systems, CheckFree. While there, he invented CheckFree’s consumer direct online bill payment solution, and developed and launched the company’s commercial and consumer electronic funds transfer services as well as the electronic bill payment and presentment businesses. Mark oversaw CheckFree’s growth from a pre-revenue start-up to a public corporation with over $1 billion in annual revenue, and spearheaded more than 20 acquisitions during his tenure. CheckFree executed an IPO in 1995 and was acquired in 2007 by Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) for $4.4 billion in cash. Mark’s experience also includes key positions at the Federal Reserve Bank and Bank One. Mark was one of the first to identify advances in B2B payments, card linked marketing, alternative loan origination, multi-channel digital banking and specialty payments. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors at Bill.com, Cardlytics, Exactuals, FinanceIt, SmartAsset and Springbot. Mark earned a B. S. degree in Business from Miami University and an MBA degree from the Ohio State University.

Doug Lindroth

Doug Lindroth

Member, Board of Directors

Doug serves as Chief Financial Officer for Tealium, a leader in enterprise tag management and digital data distribution platform. His more than 25 years of experience as a senior global financial executive in the technology industry includes eight years as a public company Chief Financial Officer and board member. Doug previously served as a Senior Vice President and CFO at Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), where he completed several M&A transactions and raised capital in the public markets. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President, CFO, and board member at Bakbone Software, which was acquired by Quest Software. From 2003-2006, he was the CFO and a board member at Memec Group which was sold to Avnet, Inc. Doug is a CPA and received a B.A. in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Neil Underwood

Neil Underwood

Member, Board of Directors

Neil is President of Live Oak Bancshares and Live Oak Bank. He also is a co-founder of nCino, whose Bank Operating System helps more than 150 banks and credit unions deliver the speed and digital experience that customers expect, backed by the quality and transparency that bankers need. Prior to joining Live Oak, Neil served as General Manager of S1 Corporation, acquired by ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW), where he built and deployed Financial Services systems such as online banking, payments and mobile solutions to over 3,000 financial institutions worldwide. Before S1, Neil played a key role in launching the Americas division of Brokat Technologies AG, a global financial services software supplier based in Stuttgart, Germany. As Chief Operating Officer he was responsible for Retail and Wholesale Banking solutions for the Americas. Neil holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Justin LaFayette

Justin LaFayette

Member, Board of Directors

Justin is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Georgian Partners, a thesis-driven growth equity firm investing in business software companies leveraging applied artificial intelligence, trust and conversational AI. Justin leads Georgian Partner’s investments in Bluecore, IEX, Integrate.ai, Kony, Polar, PrecisionLender, Signpost, Tealium, Top Hat, True Fit and WorkFusion. Justin also previously led the firm's investments in 41st Parameter, Kinnser Software, Shopify, Silanis/eSignLive, Syncsort and Turnitin. Prior to co-founding Georgian Partners in 2008, Justin was Vice President of Strategy for Information Platform and Solutions with IBM Software Group. Previous to that, Justin was a co-founder of DWL, an enterprise software company that grew over 10 years to become a leader in master data management (MDM). Justin sits on the Board of Canada Learning Code, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to provide 10 million Canadians access to meaningful technology education experiences by 2027.

Leadership Team

Harold Brewer

Harold Brewer

CEO & Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Jim Brockett

Jim Brockett

Chief Operating Officer

Edgardo Nazario

Edgardo Nazario

Chief Product Officer & Co‑Founder

Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez

Vice President, Customer Solutions

DJ Landreneau

DJ Landreneau

Chief Customer Officer

Steve Soukup

Steve Soukup

Chief Revenue Officer

Bob Thibodeaux

Bob Thibodeaux

Chief Information Security Officer

Board of Directors

Jeff Lunsford

Jeff Lunsford

Chairman of the Board & Co‑Founder

Harold Brewer

Harold Brewer

CEO & Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Jim Brockett

Jim Brockett

Chief Operating Officer

Edgardo Nazario

Edgardo Nazario

Chief Product Officer & Co‑Founder

Steve Soukup

Steve Soukup

Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Member, Board of Directors

Doug Lindroth

Doug Lindroth

Member, Board of Directors

Neil Underwood

Neil Underwood

Member, Board of Directors

Justin LaFayette

Justin LaFayette

Member, Board of Directors

Want a career that truly matters?

Join our fast-growing cybersecurity team

On the DefenseStorm team, you’ll be part of making a meaningful difference in protecting banks and credit unions from cyber threats and bad actors.

With cyber breaches growing at 50% across all industries and with financial institutions being a top target, delivering cybersecurity and cybercompliance built specifically for banking is vitally important.

We’re always looking for security, compliance and cyber talent at all levels, and we’re proud of all the U.S. veterans who have chosen to make a career with us.

If you’re ready to make a difference, email us at jobs@defensestorm.com