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Christopher Blisard
Founder

Mr. Blisard is the Chairman and a founder of VirtualArmour and brings to this position over 29 years of business development, leadership and operational experience in software development, network security and cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Blisard holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a specialization in finance, from Nichols College, Massachusetts, USA.

Throughout his career, Mr. Blisard has created a number of strategic partnerships with prominent industry leaders. His leadership has also been vital to the development of significant business relationships within the defense and security industry including the United States Department of Defense and all branches of the military, Northrop Grumman Corporation, L3 Communications Holdings and others.

Mr. Blisard helps oversee policy and corporate governance with respect to corporate communications and risk management and acts as a member of the Company’s audit committee.

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Todd Kannegieter
Founder

Mr. Kannegieter has served as a manager and as a member of VirtualArmour’s board of directors since 2002, bringing over 34 years of management, business development and operational experience to the position. Mr. Kannegieter’s experience includes private equity placements, debt issuances, strategic and financial planning, mergers and acquisitions and management of finance and accounting activities for both domestic and international businesses in the communications and internet services, software development and network and cyber security sectors.

His leadership role in developing and implementing relationships with strategic technical partners, key distribution vendors and financing partners has provided VirtualArmour with a strong platform for growth.

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Matthew Brennan
President

Mr. Brennan is currently the President at VirtualArmour. He has over 21 years of sales and marketing experience. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Texas Christian University, Mr. Brennan started his sales career in 1996 as Territory Sales Representative with Alcon Laboratories, moved on to a Sales Executive position with Pedersen Media Group in 2000 and has since worked in a variety of executive sales positions, including Director of Sales at East West Partners (2004-2010) and Sales Executive at Cherry Creek Insurance Group (2010-2011), across a variety of industries, including real estate, pharmaceuticals, media, information technology, insurance and consumer product goods. Mr. Brennan has a strong background in marketing and communications, with successes in brand messaging, media production and marketing campaign development. He also has experience in managing both sales and creative teams.

Concurrently with his other positions, Mr. Brennan’s culinary passion and skills led him to found SaSo Pepper Co. in Denver, Colorado, where, outside of his full-time position with VirtualArmour, he continues to oversee operations and the continued development, improvement and distribution of various products.

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Russ Armbrust
Vice President Sales

Mr. Ambrust is currently the Vice President of Sales at VirtualArmour. He has over 20 years of experience within world-class technology firms and deep experience across multiple industries. He is responsible for driving the business development opportunities for the Company across North America and Europe. Holding senior leadership across several firms, he has become an expert at growing sales teams, exceeding growth objectives, and bringing value to businesses.

Concurrent to his business development role, he is additionally responsible for driving value to VirtualArmour clients though proactive account management and consulting.
Mr. Ambrust also holds certifications in project management as well technical certifications across various partners.

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Nick Dinsmoor
Vice President Marketing & Business Development

Mr. Dinsmoor is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at VirtualArmour. He leads the VirtualArmour global marketing efforts with over 20 years of Marketing and Sales experience in the Technology, Telecommunications and Healthcare space. Mr. Dinsmoor has served in a broad range of leadership positions in public and private businesses across markets, with expertise in customer experience and brand management, business development, product management, business transformation and digital marketing.

Holding positions within small, medium and large firms, his leadership and experience has driven growth in each company’s value, brand, and culture.

Mr. Dinsmoor holds a Master of Science degree in Technology Management as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication.

Concurrently to his role at VirtualArmour Mr. Dinsmoor offers pro-bono consulting services for non-profits.

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Andrew Douthwaite
Vice President, Managed Services

Mr. Douthwaite is responsible for the end to end customer experience for the company’s Managed Services offerings. His role also includes running our network/security operations centers in the UK and Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mr. Douthwaite has over 10 years of experience in the industry, including eight years with VirtualArmour in previous positions of Security Engineer and Senior Engineer.  Before joining VirtualArmour he held security centric application and web developer positions at Intex Software and well as roles within the telecommunications industry.  In 2002, Mr. Douthwaite obtained a BSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering 2:1), graduating with honors.
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Chad Schamberger
Director of Engineering

Chad Schamberger is the Director of Engineering of VirtualArmour, and has been employed with the company for almost six years. Mr. Schamberger manages the pre- and post-sales engineering teams and dedicates 100% of his working time to VirtualArmour. When he joined VirtualArmour, Mr. Schamberger brought over nine years of industry experience to lead VirtualArmour’s sales engineers, network/security engineers, consultants and professional services team. Under his leadership, VirtualArmour’s engineering services business has consistently grown to become an industry leader.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Schamberger served as a sales engineer for Juniper, providing pre-sales support for Juniper’s customers in the Western U.S. Earlier in his career, he served as a sales engineer in telecommunications, providing pre- and post-sales support for large multi-system operators in the Midwest. Mr. Schamberger earned a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and holds a variety of technical certifications.

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