Leadership Team

Peter G. George, President and CEO

With more than 25 years of global network security experience, Peter George has an established track record of building companies that deliver sustained growth and profits and in identifying critical worldwide partnership opportunities that strategically expand market share. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Fidelis Cybersecurity in 2008, Mr. George spent the last seven years as President and CEO of Crossbeam Systems, the market leader in the high-end segment of the Unified Threat Management market, where he took the company from being a pre-revenue start-up to over $50 million in revenue. Previously, he was President of Nortel Networks Enterprise Business in Europe, Middle-East, and Africa, responsible for managing more than 5,000 employees and $2 billion in revenue. Mr. George came to Nortel via their 1998 acquisition of Bay Networks where he was serving as vice president of European operations. During his tenure at Wellfleet and Bay, he played key sales executive roles in New England and in Europe. Prior to joining Wellfleet, Mr. George served as the Northeast regional manager and GM of Canada at 3Com Corporation, and also held senior management positions at Ungerman Bass. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross, and has done graduate studies at Harvard and Oxford University.

Kurt Bertone, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Products

Kurt Bertone brings more than two decades of security industry experience to his role as chief technology officer and senior vice president, products. In this role, Mr. Bertone is responsible for setting and executing on Fidelis’ product vision and strategy. As part of this, he oversees product management and leads the company’s technology alliances and partnerships. He also oversees threat research and intelligence. Prior to joining Fidelis, Mr. Bertone was vice president of product management at Covergence, where he was a founder and responsible for ensuring that the company’s session management solutions provided the most comprehensive security in the industry. His previous experience includes serving as chief technology officer, EMEA at Nortel and Bay Networks and vice president of business development at Crossbeam Systems. Mr. Bertone has worked closely with world-class security companies such as Check Point Technologies, Internet Security Systems (ISS), Trend Micro, Websense, Secure Computing and others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Brown University and a master of science degree in computer, information and control engineering from the University of Michigan. Mr. Bertone is the primary inventor and author of multiple patents in the area of application-level network security.

Robert Browning, Vice President of Operations

Robert Browning brings over 27 years of comprehensive experience in technical leadership and managing high performance teams to his current role as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Fidelis Cybersecurity, Mr. Browning was Business Development Director, supporting the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Cyber Division. As Business Development Director, Mr. Browning was responsible for strategic planning, business development, capture management, internal research & development and associated investments. Mr. Browning has worked in numerous capacities at GDAIS, including managing special projects with the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense. Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mr. Browning served in the United States Marine Corp as a cryptographic officer.

Mike Buratowski, Vice President of Cybersecurity Services

As Vice President of Cybersecurity Services, Mike Buratowski is responsible for managing the Network Defense and Forensics business area at Fidelis Cybersecurity, including the Digital Forensics Lab. Prior to joining Fidelis, he was the Business Area Director for the Cyber Operations Solutions business and program manager for the US-CERT contract in the Cyber Division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Mr. Buratowski served in various operational roles at General Dynamics, including nearly ten years on the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory contract as an examiner in the Major Crimes & Safety section, a network intrusion examiner in the Intrusions & Information Assurance section, and the section chief of the Imaging & Extraction section. Before his tenure with General Dynamics, Mr. Buratowski was a Police Officer with the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department where he served as a detective in the Computer Crimes Unit. He holds a Master of Science in Forensic Studies of Information Systems from Stevenson University as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland.

Richard Darer, Chief Financial Officer

With more than 20 years of finance experience at Fortune 100 and emerging software companies, Richard Darer brings global expertise to drive Fidelis’ rapid growth and business excellence. Most recently, he consulted with numerous rising technology companies across the security, internet and healthcare markets. As CFO of Gomez Inc., he led the company’s successful sale to Compuware and before that, he grew Unica Corp fivefold resulting in a successful IPO and later sale to IBM. His career spans finance and operational positions at Computervision and General Electric among others. Darer holds mathematics, engineering and business degrees from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Northeastern University and Harvard (MBA) respectively. He is based at the Fidelis headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Michael Evans, Chief Marketing Officer

Michael is a respected security executive who brings an outstanding track record of success driving customer value in rapidly growing markets. With more than 20 years of experience, he has built and led successful marketing teams and strategies for both emerging growth companies and large established enterprise software vendors. Prior to Fidelis, Michael was vice president of marketing at Mandiant where he established the company as one of the most respected providers of advanced threat defense products and incident response services. With the FireEye acquisition of Mandiant in January 2014, Michael served as vice president of marketing at FireEye. Previously, Michael was vice president of marketing at Approva where he rebranded the company’s product portfolio, developed sales enablement and demand generation programs that drove the company’s rapid growth and launched a series of award winning creative campaigns. Michael received his BA with honors in Economics and Classics from Brown University and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been recognized by BtoB magazine as one of the “Top 20 Digital Marketers” and SmartCEO magazine has named him as one of the “Top 20 Chief Marketing Officers” in the Washington, DC area.

Jim Jaeger, Chief Cyber Services Strategist

In his role as Chief Cyber Services Strategist for Fidelis Cybersecurity, Jim Jaeger is responsible for developing and evolving the company's cyber services strategy while synchronizing it with product strategy. Jim previously managed the Network Defense and Forensics business unit, including the Digital Forensics Lab. He has led cyber forensics investigations into some of the largest network breaches impacting our industry. Mr. Jaeger has also held a leadership role for a wide range of cyber programs including General Dynamics' support for the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), the Defense Computer Forensic Lab and the DefenseCyber Crime Institute. Previously, he created General Dynamics' information assurance and critical infrastructure protection group, which has developed a wide variety of Information Assurance tools, ranging from the Air Force’s intrusion detection infrastructure to the only network based multi-level security (MLS) system accredited by the National Security Agency at Protection Level 4 without waivers. He is a former Brigadier General in the United States Air Force and his military service includes stints as the Director of Intelligence (J2) for the U.S. Atlantic Command, Assistant Deputy Director of Operations at the National Security Agency, and Commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center. In these capacities, Mr. Jaeger was responsible for the collection and reporting of intelligence to Theater Commanders and the National Command Authority. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy and his Master’s degree in Management & Supervision from Central MichiganUniversity. He also completed the Executive Development Program at the Whitmore Graduate School of Business of the University of New Hampshire.

David Macey, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

David Macey has spent most of his career in the security space where he honed his abilities in both sales and operations. He brings to Fidelis Cybersecurity a unique combination of technical acumen, deep security domain knowledge, international experience and a long history of helping security companies accelerate sales. At Fidelis, Mr. Macey is responsible for driving revenue growth, channel engagement and customer acquisition and satisfaction. During his career, Mr. Macey has held general manager roles at Oracle, Secure Computing and McAfee. At McAfee, where he was general manager and vice president, mail and gateway business, Mr. Macey built and managed a $300 million dollar security business responsible for sales, product strategy and engineering. Prior to that, Mr. Macey held executive positions at Stellent, the decoder company, where he was vice president of EMEA and senior vice president, international sales.

Gerald Mancini, Vice President of Engineering

Gerald Mancini brings valuable experience in building and leading early-stage product development teams to his role at Fidelis. Prior to joining the company, he served as Director of Engineering at Torrent Network Technologies where he led the development of an edge-router product which included software, hardware, and custom chip design efforts. His tenure at Torrent continued after the company was acquired by Ericsson and the development effort shifted toward IP routing products for wireless infrastructure networks. Prior to joining Torrent, he led chip development and system test for Nexion, an ATM switch manufacturer, both before and after its acquisition by Fujitsu. Mr. Mancini holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.