Mission Statement | Leadership | Advisory Board
Test, Manage, Validate, Optimize, Control, and Secure SOA
Crosscheck Networks mission is to provide products for deploying robust, resilient, and secure XML SOA web services at large enterprises. Crosscheck Networks products provide easy to use proven solutions that can be effectively utilized by all IT personnel throughout the service deployment life cycle.
Crosscheck Networks security gateway, testing and simulation solutions ensure that developers, testers, support engineers, compliance officers, and business owners are successful in optimizing service deployments.
The enterprise-class Crosscheck Networks XML gateway products enable preemptive risk mitigation of business transactions exposed via REST, XML, SOAP, and HTTP services. Our patented technology has been developed over the last 8 years and is the industry standard for SOA governance, security, and identity. Real world solutions, global production deployments, and our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction has built our team's expertise to be unmatched in the industry.
Mamoon Yunus, CEO
Mr. Yunus is an industry-honored CEO and visionary in Web Services-based technologies. As the founder of Forum Systems, Mr. Yunus pioneered Web Services Security Gateways & Firewalls. He has spearheaded Forum's direction and strategy for six generations of award-winning Web Services Security products. Prior to Forum Systems, Mr. Yunus was a Global Systems Engineer for webMethods (NASD: WEBM) where he developed XML-based business integration and architecture plans for Global 2000 companies such as GE, Pepsi, Siemens, and Mass Mutual. He has held various high-level executive positions at Informix (acquired by IBM) and Cambridge Technology Group. Mr. Yunus holds two Graduate Degrees in Engineering from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology. InfoWorld recognized Mr. Yunus as one of 4 "Up and coming CTOs to watch in 2004." He is a sought after speaker at industry conferences such as RSA, Gartner, Web Services Edge, CSI, Network Interop, and Microsoft TechEd. Mr. Yunus has the distinction of showcasing Forum Systems' entrepreneurial leadership as a case study at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also been featured on CNBC as Terry Bradshaw's "Pick of the Week.".
Jason Macy, CTO
Jason Macy is the Chief Technical Officer responsible for innovation and product strategy for global operations. Jason has been on the front-lines of the SOA security and testing industry for over 10 years and consistently brings real-world solutions to the sustained engineering intiatives ensuring that the product technology continues to lead the industry and provide out-of-the box product technology solutions to hundreds of industry use-cases. With experience from virtually every vertical industry sector, Jason has helped to evolve the product technology platform to be the global leader in FIPS 140-2 SOA security.
Jason also oversees the technologies for enterprise-class testing and simulation products which comprise many of the same fundamental aspects of SOA-based transaction technologies embedded within commercial products designed for testing and simulation. Client simulation and service simuation enable robust testing, validation, emulation, on-ramping, and performance assessment while greatly reducing the costs and complexities of realizing service based architecture deployments.
Earlier in his career, Jason worked as the lead architect for Raytheon and was responsible for deployment, acceptance testing, and successful commissioning of the Air Traffic Control system currently in use at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, Holland.
Jason holds dual-degrees in both Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
Rizwan Mallal, VP Operations
Rizwan Mallal serves as the Vice President of Operations at Crosscheck Networks, Inc. As a founding member and Chief Security Architect of Forum Systems, the wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Rizwan was responsible for all security related aspects of Forum's technology.
Rizwan is also an advisor to Rumson Group, an alternative investment advisor and fund of funds.
Previously, Rizwan was the Chief Architect at Phobos where he was responsible for developing the industry's first embedded SSL offloader. This product triggered Phobos's acquisition by Sonicwall (NASD: SNWL). Before joining Phobos, he was member of the core engineering group at Raptor Systems which pioneered the Firewall/VPN space in the mid 1990s. Raptor after its successful IPO in 1996 was later acquired by Axent/Symantec (NASD:SYMC).
Rizwan started his career at Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell) where he was the technical lead in the client/server group.
Rizwan has a BSc. in Computer Science from Albright College and MSc. in Computer Science from University of Vermont.
Bruce Herron, Director of Sales
Bruce Herron is the Director of Sales for global operations. Bruce has a significant amount of experience in enterprise sales and customer support. While at Xerox Bruce was the National Account Manager for companies like Microsoft, Boeing and Nordstrom. He understands the unique business requirements of major industry vertical markets such as: Manufacturing, Aerospace, Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance and Banking. In 1997 Bruce was a member of the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award team for Xerox Business Services, In addition he was recognized Nationally for his efforts in maintaining a high level of Customer Satisfaction.
As a member of the Forum Systems initial sales team Bruce was instrumental in establishing many of our legacy accounts. He has been the Director of Sales for over five years. He is responsible for direct sales as well as for maintaining our partner relationships and channel.
Bruce holds a degree in Psychology/Quantitative Methods as well as post graduate studies in business administration.
Neeraj Agrawal, General Partner Battery Ventures
Neeraj is General Partner at Battery Ventures. Neeraj joined Battery in 2000 and invests in enterprise software, technology-enabled services and Internet companies. He was a founding investor in BladeLogic (NASDAQ: BLOG) and helped the founders launch the company with the acquisition of Network Shell. In addition to BladeLogic, Neeraj's investments include A Place For Mom, Bazaarvoice, Consona (take-private, formerly Made2Manage), Guidewire Software, LifeMed Media and Omniture (NASDAQ: OMTR). He also serves on the board of Applimation.
Prior to Battery, Neeraj worked as a product manager at Real Networks, an operating executive at SkyTV, and a management consultant with Booz-Allen. Neeraj holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University as well as an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School. He is a Charter Member of TiE, and an active advisor to several local entrepreneurs.
Jack Hembrough, former CEO Appsec Inc.
Jack has served as President and CEO at Application Security Inc (Appsec Inc.) from inception through its first five years. Jack also served as the Chairman of the Board at AppSec Inc. Jack came to the Company from Authentica, an application encryption software venture. Prior to Authentica, Jack was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SafeNet, Inc. an encryption technology company that provided chips and software to fuel the VPN equipment marketplace.
Jack was the 14th employee of Raptor Systems, one of the first firewall companies. At Raptor, Jack built the global sales channels. After Raptor's IPO, Jack was installed as the Vice President/General Manager European Operations, and created Raptor's European organization headquartered in Amsterdam. Jack has held sales management positions with Network Systems and with Motorola / Codex, and has served in the USAF. Jack earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the United States Air Force Academy.