Alert Enterprise Adds Deep Cyber-Physical Expertise and Experience with Appointment of Two New Advisory Board Members

March 10, 2021

Alert Enterprise Inc., the leading physical-logical Security Convergence software company today announced the appointment of two new members to its Advisory Board: Rich Mason and James Hughes.

Mason and Hughes join Alert Enterprise in this consultative role as the company continues to bring in new industry leadership to guide its Cyber-Physical Security strategy and connect with forward-looking professionals to accelerate Security Convergence adoption.

“COVID-19 has created a critical inflection point that has accelerated Digital Transformation and Security Convergence is the foundation supporting this change,” said Jasvir Gill, CEO and Founder of Alert Enterprise. “Both James and Rich bring a wealth of Cyber and Physical Security experience to help Alert Enterprise and our customers unlock some of the biggest challenges during this ‘Last Mile’ of the pandemic and beyond.”

Rich Mason has held numerous high-level technology positions during his 20-plus years, including at Honeywell International, AT&T and Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies). Most recently he was Honeywell’s Global Vice President and Chief Security Officer and prior, Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the company. A graduate of Honeywell’s elite Executive Development Program, Mason leads a private practice in Virginia, where he extends his expertise in cybersecurity and Six Sigma through consultancy to his clients while focusing on innovation and Security as a business enabler.

“Today’s cyber and physical security identities are fragmented and so is the business value. That needs to change. Alert Enterprise takes a human-centered approach to Security that fuels Digital Transformation and unlocks competitive advantage,” said Rich Mason. “This platform for People Risk Management (PRM) positions Security as a real business enabler: trustworthy data, integrations, insights and automation for optimizing risk, user experiences, employee health and wellness and financial results. That’s Security 2.0.”

James Hughes is a veteran of the transportation and airport Safety and Security industries and a current member of the North Texas Crime Commission. He recorded a 32-year-career with the Dallas Police Department, including 15 years in drug task force enforcement at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, where he developed the Airline Ticket Profile used to identify narcotics couriers by the way in which they purchased airline tickets and resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars. He authored the FAA-approved Legend Airlines Security manual, providing security training to its airline personnel.

At Alert Enterprise digital identity and trust are at the center of everything we do. 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.

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David Cassady

Chief Strategy Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading 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 Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP. 

Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, 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.

Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.

Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, 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 at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.