Executive Team

Bill Anderson, Founder and CEO

Bill Anderson is a security product expert and cryptographer who helped create the first wave of secure mobile devices for Blackberry, Palm, Motorola and others as a senior executive at Certicom. Prior to founding Oculis Labs, Bill was VP Encryption Products at SafeNet, a global information security leader.  Building on his experience in data-in-motion and data-at-rest security, he founded Oculis Labs to secure the next frontier in information security and the last two feet of the network: from the screen to the user’s eyes.   Bill is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Technology Development Corporation of Maryland (TEDCO). He has Bachelors and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering, with specialization in cryptography, from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Mark Komisky, COO

Prior to joining Oculis, Mark was the co-founder and CEO of Bluefire Security Technologies Inc., a mobile security software company, where he developed and led partnerships with Symantec, Motorola, Palm, and Lenovo. Before Bluefire, Mark was a founder and Senior Vice President of Greenspring Advisors, a consulting and early stage investment advisory company. He holds a BA from Johns Hopkins and a JD from Georgetown in corporate and intellectual property law.

Steven J Pujia, Technical Director

Steve leads engineering for Oculis Labs. He was the Engineering Manager for Enterprise Media Networks, Inc. (EMN8) prior to working with Oculis. He has over 20 years of multi-platform software engineering experience, specializing in user interface design, image processing, real-time 3D rendering and tools development. Steve has lead development teams for various companies including Sony, Midway, Absolute Entertainment, and Microprose, and has a proven track record of delivering multi-million dollar revenue generating software in the fast paced and highly competitive video gaming industry.

 

Board of Directors

Darryl Garrett

Darryl is currently a senior adviser to the IT Solutions Office at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), where one of his duties is managing NGA’s In-Q-Tel projects. He also has advised three offices at CIA. He serves as a board director and advisor to technology companies in the US and Canada. Mr. Garrett retired from CIA as an SIS-05 in March 2000, at which time he received the Career Intelligence Medal for his innovative work with such nontraditional industry partners as Disney Imagineering, Stephen Spielberg’s SHOAH Foundation, Planet 9 Studios, and ABC Networks. From 1997 until his retirement, he served on the DS&T’s board of directors at CIA.

John Nyland

John recently retired from IBM, where he was the managing partner of the IBM’s Public Sector Global Business Services. In that role, he managed the team of 5000 IBM professionals that provide consulting and systems integration services to the US Federal government, state & local governments, healthcare organizations and educational institutions in the United States. Nyland  spent the bulk of his 31 year IBM career in government and Public Sector leadership positions. Prior to his last assignment at IBM, he was general manager of the Public Sector strategic outsourcing and integrated technology services. He also held the position of Vice President, Sales, US Federal and Vice President of Public Sector Sales for the Americas. He began his career in 1977 in IBM’s Federal Systems Division in Owego, NY.    John is a past chairman of the Technology Council of Maryland.

Gunnar Lindell

Gunnar is a founder of Cinnober Financial Technology, AB. Serving as CEO and Chairman, Gunnar helped grow Cinnober from a startup 1998 with a vision to develop a flexible and fast platform for financial transactions, using the possibilities that the Internet enables to a successful, profitable company.

T.J. Rylander

T.J. Rylander is a Partner at In-Q-Tel, the strategic investment arm of the U.S. Intelligence Community. T.J. is the investments manager for In-Q-Tel’s Security practice, and is also active in the firms’s broader enterprise IT investments.  T.J. is a Board Observer.

Bill Anderson, Founder and CEO

Mark Komisky, COO

 

Advisors

Bob Flores

Bob is the Founder, President, and CEO of Applicology Incorporated, an independent consulting firm specializing in information technology and cyber security issues. Prior to starting Applicology, Flores spent 31 years at the CIA and held various positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Support, and the National Clandestine Service. Toward the end of his career at the CIA, Bob spent three years as the CIO’s Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for ensuring that the Agency’s technology investments matched the needs of its mission. During this time he was also the Agency’s representative on several government-wide information sharing committees and councils. In addition to his senior level leadership and management positions, Bob’s career included assignments in applications programming, training and education, contract and project management, and both line and staff management roles at various levels of the Agency. Bob earned several Exceptional Performance Awards throughout his career at CIA. Bob holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Statistics from Virginia Tech, and is a Life Member of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad and of the McLean, Virginia Volunteer Fire Department.

Dr. Avi Rubin

Avi is a Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University and President and co-founder of Independent Security Evaluators (ISE). Avi has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, on CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC News, 20/20, and in many other media outlets for his pioneering work in computer security. Prior to forming ISE and joining Johns Hopkins, he was a research scientist at AT&T Labs. He has testified before Congress on several occasions, and he is author of dozens of refereed technical articles and several books including Brave New Ballot, Firewalls and Internet Security Second Edition, White-Hat Security Arsenal, and Web Security Sourcebook. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Associate Editor of IEEE Security & Privacy, and an Advisory Board member of Springer’s Information Security and Cryptography Book Series. In January 2004, Baltimore Magazine named Avi a Baltimorean of the Year for his work in safeguarding the integrity of our election process, and he is also the recipient of the 2004 Electronic Frontiers Foundation Pioneer Award. Avi has a BS, MSE, and PhD from the University of Michigan.