Who We Are
CREATING A NEW, INDUSTRY LEADING STANDARD FOR SECURITY CONVERGENCE.
Digital Identity. Digital Security. Digital Trust.
At AlertEnterprise digital identity and trust are at the center of everything we do. We go to work each day with the mission to help organizations solve critical business and security challenges. We address those challenges by taking a universal digital identity for people and things, extending it across an entire enterprise in a secure, intelligent and efficient way.
Fact is, security is long overdue for a digital transformation, and we believe that the changing threat landscape requires a change to conventional thinking and a new approach. This new approach drives us to empower organizations with real-time data insights, so they can do more with less, create engaging employee experiences, increase compliance and reduce risk.
Our mission is to bring people, processes, data and technology together in a unique way to help organizations protect what matters most. We call it security convergence. And we develop game-changing security convergence solutions that deliver identity governance, access management, security intelligence and compliance validation across enterprise IT, HR, cyber and physical security environments.
Founder and CEO
Prior to launching AlertEnterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth of Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.
Gill dedicates his free time to helping drive social and economic empowerment in the community and is a trustee at the American India Foundation.
CFO and Co-Founder
Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing diversity in the San Francisco Bay area through assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored some 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.
Chief Operations Officer
She holds a master’s degree in English from Punjab University Chandigarh, India and a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Deol has been a member of the Forum of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (FWE&E) since 2006 and the Executive Women Forum of Information Security.
Prior to joining AlertEnterprise, Deol was Vice President of SAP’s global support services for the Governance, Risk and Compliance division.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise Mr. Chauhan is responsible for the company’s product engineering, technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is driving technology initiatives to rapidly expand and strengthen the company’s cyber-physical security convergence offerings. Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform, and continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before AlertEnterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.
Chief Revenue Officer
David Cassady has been selling and leading sales teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs – and at least as many acquisitions.
As Chief Revenue Officer, David will leverage his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through skill-building for cloud and SaaS-focused teams. Together with the AlertEnterprise team, David is focused on the intersection of a repeatable sales process, a predictable pipeline and a multi-channel go-to-market strategy that includes physical security system integrators and SAP – all with the goal of driving explosive growth for the company.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Strategy
Rahman is a sought-after industry thought leader in security, safety and risk management who embraces security convergence and digital transformation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Rahman held previous high-level leadership positions at Incontrol Simulation, Stanley Security and Rockwell Automation before joining AlertEnterprise.
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Board of Directors
Managing Partner | Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
General Partner | Opus Capital
Prior to Opus, he was a founding partner and Managing Partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. He was also Managing General Partner at Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners. Prior to joining WPG in 1990, Gill managed the West Coast operations of Adler & Company and was on the team that made investments in companies such as Mercury Interactive (NASDAQ: MERQ, acquired by Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ)), Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) and IXYS (NASDAQ: IXYS). He was one of three General Partners who formed the first independent Israeli venture fund in 1985. Gill has significant operating experience as a result of his tenure as CEO of Formtek Inc., a systems company based on technology developed at the Carnegie-Mellon University, which was acquired by Lockheed Corporation. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII) and serves on the Board of Directors of several privately held companies. Gill holds an MBA from UCLA.
Founder and CEO | AlertEnterprise, Inc.
JAMES F. HUGHES
Co-Founder and Chief Security Strategist for NexDefense
The ticket profile is responsible for the seizure of over $43M in narcotics related currency, 1 ton of cocaine, 200 lbs of methamphetamine, and 8 tons of marijuana. Participated on the “Vice President Al Gore Commission on Airport Safety and Security” providing the FAA with the ticket profile, to profile terrorists. Currently being used by the TSA known as the “Capps System”. Assisted in developing the “Operation Jetway Training Program” for DEA and have personally trained over 7,000 DEA, FBI, Customs, state and local officers and agents throughout the world. Co-founder of the International Narcotic Interdiction Assoc. Guest speaker on “Methods of Concealment on Aircraft” at the AVSEC Conference in Cairo, Egypt hosted by Airports Council International. Director of Security for Legend Airlines. Authored the FAA approved Legend Airlines Security Manual, provided security training to pilots and flight attendants. Responsible for Legend Airlines Terminal security and staff.
PAST PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND AWARDS
Vice President of the Dallas Bank Security Directors Association, Vice President of the International Narcotic Interdiction Association, Board Member of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board, 1989 Non-Narcotic Officer of the Year, Texas Narcotics Officers Assoc., 1994 Officer of the Year, Dallas Police Department, Certificate of Merit presented by Jorge de Sampaio, President of Portugal
CURRENT ORGANIZATIONS AND BOARDS
Secretary, Board of Directors, North Texas Crime Commission Chairman, NTCC Law Enforcement Training Committee, Chairman, NTCC Metal Theft Committee, North Texas Chief of Police Association, Advisory Board, International Association of Venue Managers Board member, Global North Texas for International Visitors, Dept of State
Advisory Board Member at AlertEnterprise
Converged Security Executive | Advisor | Investor | Provocateur
Rich is a proud member of the Security Tinkerers: a values-based tribe of global cyber security executives who celebrate diversity, collaborate openly and responsibly, and give back generously to their security and greater communities.
Rich Mason A 20+ year veteran of technology titans such as AT&T, Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs, and Honeywell International, Rich Mason possesses deep expertise in the fields of cyber security, physical security, and enterprise resilience. His last corporate post was as Honeywell’s Global Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO). Prior to that, he held the role of Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Honeywell is a Fortune 100 conglomerate with a market cap in excess of $140B and supporting over 110,000 employees in 120 countries. Honeywell Global Security, a converged unit within Honeywell that provided cyber, physical, product, and classified security services, achieved a number 1 global ranking in the Industrial and Manufacturing sector during his tenure (Security Magazine, Security 500 Report).
A graduate of Honeywell’s elite Executive Development Program, Rich now leads a private practice based in Virginia, where he combines this unique experience, a Honeywell Operating System (HOS) and Six Sigma mindset, and a relentless focus on innovation and security as business enablers. His evidence-led approach enables startups, venture capital firms and corporate boards to challenge assumptions, positively disrupt markets and digitally transform businesses.
Mason is a former member of the Secret Service’s New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, a graduate of the FBI’s Executive Academy, and a retired member of the FBI’s National Security Business Alliance Council (NSBAC) and Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC).
An Alumni with honor from Michigan State University, Mason received his Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Security Management. He continues to support his alma mater through his active role in MSU’s Axia Institute, focusing on supply chain security innovation and value-chain optimization.