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About guardDog.ai

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A New Approach

ReThinking Cybersecurity

The landscape of cybersecurity has been altered dramatically by a collision of forces. Bringing a personal device to work used to be the biggest issue to deal with. Today, the attack surface has grown exponentially, splintering the corporate network and the protections that usually come with it. Employees are working from home and on other unprotected networks. An internet of things joins networks and creates new dimensions to security management.

A worldwide pandemic has fueled and expanded the surface, and traditional solutions for protection are no longer adequate. We realized that we needed to rethink our approach to cybersecurity. It needed to be intelligent. It needed to be capable. It needed to be automatic. It needed to be simplified.

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Easy Deployment

Protection begins the moment our Fido device is attached to the network
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Autonomous Incident Response

Our service detects and recognizes threats, and automatically responds
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Smart Cloud Management

Threat scores, logs, analytics, everything needed to manage clean network health

Our Mission is to Make Cybersecurity Automatic

guardDog.ai provides a software service that simplifies cybersecurity management with AI-powered autonomous detection and response technology. The solution is designed to make advanced cybersecurity accessible for small, mid-market, and distributed organizations without complexity. It can be easily deployed on hardware, in virtualized environments, embedded systems, and more, offering automatic protection at the network level. Hidden threats to networks and devices are made visible and instantly terminated with intelligent countermeasures, and detected vulnerabilities are exposed. Management of the service, incident and severity level reporting, and access to additional advanced features are accessed through a cloud-based security operations dashboard.

Our Management Team

Peter Bookman
Founder, C.E.O., C.T.O., Director

Founded guardDog in 2017 and with over 25 years leading teams and disrupting markets with numerous exits on NASDAQ Extensive background in the industry since 1996, Founded several successful disruptive companies, including:
Phobos Corporation (SSL VPN company sold to SonicWall –Dell for $321 million 2001)
Fusion-io (went public on NASDAQ in 2014 for $2.4 billion, later sold to exit to SANDISK)
V3 Systems (excited to Sphere 3d in 2015, later listing on NASDAQ) Led industry first pool-to-pool replication technology (on premise set-top boxes or deployed as virtual desktops)

Adrian Wilson
Founder, Chairman

Over 30 years exp. in Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, as early adviser to private companies that lead to many acquisition opportunities achieving listing on the AMEX and NYSE.

Lester Mower
Chairman of Advisory, C.S.O.

One of our Founders and Chairman of Advisory leader has over 35 years’ experience as a corporate advisor to private/ public companies specializing in merger and acquisition opportunities, corporate governance and IPO listings on major exchanges including NYSE.

Donald Baxter
Director

Mr. Baxter has been in the investment business for over 40 years as President Chief EPfund, One of the oldest mutual funds in the United States. Currently, President Baxter Financial Corp.

Dewey MacKay
Chief Financial Officer

Extensive experience with startups and multinationals in operations, finance, and business development. Built startups at Altrice Investments, leading to multiple exits. Managing Member Quantacy Investments trading in global currency markets.

Anant Asthana
Chief Technology Officer/Chief Software Engineer

Architecture data scientist expert in software and security. Background in kernel/device drivers. Passion for implementing cutting edge machine learning systems. Ethical hacker specializing in network vulnerabilities.

Kelly Ryan
Executive V.P. Business Development

C level manager with over 30 Years’ experience in startup company management, enterprise business development expert sales team development, market vertical establishment, product introduction distribution channels.

Daniel Pascua
Product Manager

Has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, founder, strategist, advisor, technologist, and product developer optimizing and bringing to life products from ideation to successful commercialization. Pascua has worked for several multinational corporations all over the globe internationalizing products in different markets creating unique opportunities monetizing product lines based on accurate business intelligence.

Rhett Burroughs
Senior Director of Client and Support Services

Rhett has been working on computers professionally for 20 years.  He has almost two decades worked in education as a system administrator.  He has experience from networking, data loss prevention, developing policies, enforcing, and setting up all types of systems.  The role he has recently taken has elevated his decision-making ability and allowed him to develop guardDog’s IT arena from the ground up.  He works along with Ian Mitchard, handles the day-to-day processes, questions from customers, develops the infrastructure, and works alongside all departments in facilitating their needs.

Ian Mitchard
IT Specialist and Customer Support

Information Technology Specialist responsible for administrating the IT solutions that secure the guardDog business resources and provide collaboration amongst the employees and contractors. He is also responsible for assisting customers with troubleshooting the guardDog hardware and software products in the field. With a background in Industrial Engineering, IT, and Healthcare, Ian brings his passion for problem-solving and technology to create efficient processes that improve the business flow and working with customers one-on-one to ensure satisfaction with the guardDog product and experience.

Christina Wilson
Creative Director

Over 8 years of experience in the creative field making high-level creative decisions, and with those decisions oversees the creation of creative assets such as advertisements, products, events, or logos.

Advisory Team

Steve O’Donnell
Industry Advisory Board

Steve O’Donnell has over three decades of global high technology experience. He is currently CIO at Coventry Building Society as well as CTO at Women in Banking & Finance. O’Donnell has served as a senior executive for many technology companies. He was CEO at Green Bytes Inc. (acquired by Oracle), Founder at DCMI, Managing Director at ESG, and Global Head of Data Centre Operation at British Telecom. His resume also includes CIO at Coventry Building Society, Gallagher, and G4S plc, and as CTO at MS Amlin, and several senior roles at Barclays, Cable & Wireless (Vodafone) and Deutsche Bank. He has also served on the advisory board of Fusion-io.

Emily Lu
Financial Advisory Board

Ms. Lu has 30+ years of experience in business development, strategic planning, private equity investment, corporate financing in diverse industries. An astute strategist and strong leader, Ms. Lu has track record of significantly improving shareholder value through restructuring, cost cutting and revenue enhancement. An innovator with keen market sense and proven communication skill, she established profitable multinational alliance through vertical integration and technology collaboration. Fusing her executive management experience of a wide array of operation with in-depth discipline and insight in financial institute, Ms. Lu brought her Limited Partners phenomenal return to their venture investment.

Glenn Merlin Johnson
Advisory Board Member

With over 35 years as a founder and business leader in multiple companies in design and engineering for complex building systems lighting, integrated dimming electronic technologies, with 6 patents, IP design process patents.

Sales Team Directors

Travis Parr
Sales Team Healthcare Director

With 22 years Healthcare VC. Operated complex technical & software businesses as President of Electronics, Artificial Intelligence diagnostics, and Digital Imaging companies. Numerous startup companies including Behavioral Health services (grew in 9 years to 54,000 physicians in our network serving 12M people before selling company to Humana). YPO (Young Presidents Organization) 32- year member Network Man of the Year out of 25,000 Presidents in 2016. Vanderbilt BA; Emory MBA. Lives in New Orleans.

Richard Cedrone
Business Development Manager

Over 25 years of sales and marketing management experience, skilled in motivating, recruiting, and training team members. Inbound / outbound call management follow up for team members and closing opportunities.

Alex Kramer
Business Development Manager

Has more than 28 years of experience providing insurance solutions to the financial industry having worked closely with C-Level Executives, loan operations, compliance risk management teams, as well as training and motivating front line lenders to drive fee income & risk mitigation products.

William “Bill” Henderson
Business Development Manager

Has over 25 years’ experience in the capital markets mergers and acquisitions and financial services is a registered stockbroker and owns a sales and distributing company in Dallas Texas, specializing in federal and state governmental sales.

Rhonda Parry
Office Manager

Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures, controlling correspondence, designing filing systems, reviewing, and approving supply requisitions, and assigning and monitoring clerical functions.

Distributors

Crowd Pointe Technologies, GHA Technologies, KL Distributor Canada, Clean Tech/ Peter Zimeri/ Sr. Jr. Latin America, Heritage Resources, FireTech, CEDIA Propel Partner, All American Smart Homes 

Don't Wait, Get Protected Now

guardDog.ai is your cybersecurity solution. Your network and devices are regularly scanned for vulnerabilities, and common attacks are automatically stopped before they can harm you. Protection begins the moment you plug it in.

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