Our Team

Our cross-Atlantic leadership team spearheads not only technological innovation, but a commitment to customer service, strategic approaches to growth and market leadership, financial stewardship and transparency, and strong attention to employee care.

Meet our executive team and board of directors here.

Our Leadership

Matt Jones Chief Executive Officer

Matt Jones Chief Executive Officer

Matt has broad experience with both private equity-backed and public companies. Specializing in the technology sector, Matt is a recognized leader with a successful track record of developing and overseeing the execution of growth strategies for companies in security, storage, and communications.

Matt was most recently CEO of E8 Security, a pioneer in behavioral intelligence and cybersecurity based in the USA. Prior to joining E8 Security, Matt held positions at InterAct, a leading cloud-based software provider for public safety (where he was executive chairman), CloudShield Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity solutions (where he was CEO), and Allocity, a software company concentrating on storage management.

Matt led the transformation and growth at both E8 Security and CloudShield into leading cybersecurity software companies focused on the enterprise market, increasing revenue, building out teams to scale, and successfully leading global market expansion. He was instrumental in the sale of CloudShield to SAIC and Allocity to EMC. Matt has also held senior executive roles at Excite@Home, Sprint, and AT&T.

Adam Moloney Chief Financial Officer

Adam Moloney Chief Financial Officer

Adam was chief financial officer of AIM-quoted Eckoh plc (“Eckoh”), a leading provider of customer service and secure payment technology solutions for contact centers until 2017. He had been with Eckoh since 2003 and was appointed chief financial officer in 2005. During Adam’s time there, he managed the negotiation and integration of various significant acquisitions in the UK and US, as well as the opening of a US subsidiary. Prior to Eckoh, Adam held senior positions in the finance functions of a number of privately owned companies.

Alan Bentley, Blancco President of Global Sales & Marketing

Alan Bentley President of Global Sales and Marketing

Alan Bentley President of Global Sales and Marketing

Alan joined the company in October 2016 as vice president of sales, EMEA, and in 2017 took on the role of president of global sales. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing sales efforts globally. As an industry veteran, Alan leads the sales teams to develop sustainable and scalable revenue growth.

 

Since joining the company, Alan has worked closely with our many enterprise customers and partners to implement data erasure solutions to mitigate security risks and ensure regulatory compliance. This gives him a unique insight into the market and business requirements driving the needs of today’s businesses. Alan has also spoken at industry conferences around the world, including Infosec UK, Gitex Dubai, Govware Singapore, and MWC.

Russ Ernst

Russ Ernst Executive Vice President of Products and Technology

Russ Ernst Executive Vice President of Products and Technology

Russ Ernst was named executive vice president of products and technology in October 2018. He is responsible for defining, driving, and executing the product strategy across both the data erasure and mobile diagnostics product suites. Critical parts of his role include developing a strong team of product owners and cultivating an organizational product culture based on continuous testing and learning. Most recently, Russ was director of product management for Lumension, where he was instrumental in expanding the platforms and applications supported for vulnerability remediation content, as well as adding support for the most prevalent Linux/UNIX server platforms and third-party applications. Given his deep technical expertise and understanding of the data security landscape, Russ often speaks on our webinars alongside data security influencers on topics such as cloud storage, SSD data destruction challenges, and data deletion methods.

Anders Klemmer

Anders Klemmer Vice President of Business Development

Anders Klemmer Vice President of Business Development

Anders joined Blancco as vice president of business development in August 2018, where he leads on executing partnerships across an ecosystem of technology developers and service providers worldwide. With 20 years’ experience working in high-growth companies in the Bay Area, Anders is tasked with expanding Blancco’s market share through innovative, impactful, and scalable partnerships.

 

Most recently, Anders led strategic development at FireEye, Inc (FEYE), an industry leader in cybersecurity, where he helped scale the company through its initial public offering, multiple acquisitions (totaling $1.5B) and expansion of technology partnerships. Prior to FireEye, Anders held senior business development roles at various consumer internet companies, including Zynga (ZNGA) and MySpace (NWS).

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith Director of HR

Sarah Smith Director of HR

Sarah joined Blancco as director of human resources in January 2019, where she leads the global HR strategy across the business. Sarah brings with her over 15 years’ experience managing and leading HR teams across several technology and software organizations. Most recently, she was head of HR for UK and EMEA at Domino Printing. Sarah has also held senior HR positions at TWI and ARM Ltd. Sarah’s expertise is in building organizations—in some cases from only a handful of employees to a workforce of thousands. Sarah’s experience also shows a track record of growing and developing HR teams and creating consistency across global businesses.

Board of Directors

Rob Woodward Board Chair & Chair of Nomination Committee

Rob Woodward Board Chair & Chair of Nomination Committee

Rob joined the board in June 2013 and became chair in March 2017. He has significant experience in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) industry, having spent 11 years as chief executive of STV Group plc. He has also been commercial director of Channel 4 Television, a managing director with UBS Corporate Finance, and the lead partner for Deloitte’s TMT industry group in Europe. Rob is also chair of Ebiquity plc and the Met Office.

Matt Jones Chief Executive Officer

Matt Jones Chief Executive Officer

Matt joined the board as CEO in March 2018. He has broad experience with both private equity-backed and public companies. Specializing in the technology sector, Matt is a recognized leader with a successful track record of developing and overseeing the execution of growth strategies for companies in security, storage, and communications. Matt was previously CEO of E8 Security, a pioneer in behavioral intelligence and cybersecurity based in the USA (acquired by VMWare). Before this, he held senior positions at InterAct, a leading cloud-based software provider for public safety, CloudShield Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity (acquired by SAIC), and Allocity, a software company concentrating on storage management (acquired by EMC). Matt also has senior-level experience at Excite@Home, Sprint and AT&T.

Adam Moloney Chief Financial Officer

Adam Moloney Chief Financial Officer

Adam joined the board as CFO in July 2018.

Adam was chief financial officer of AIM-quoted Eckoh plc (“Eckoh”), a leading provider of customer service and secure payment technology solutions for contact centers until 2017. He had been with Eckoh since 2003 and was appointed chief financial officer in 2005. During Adam’s time there, he managed the negotiation and integration of various significant acquisitions in the UK and US, as well as the opening of a US subsidiary. Prior to Eckoh, Adam held senior positions in the finance functions of a number of privately owned companies.

Dr Frank Blin CBE

Dr Frank Blin CBE Independent Non-executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee

Dr Frank Blin CBE Independent Non-executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee

Frank joined the board in December 2014. He was a senior partner with PwC (Head of UK Regions and a UK Management Board member) until 2012. He is a non-executive director of London and Scottish Investments Limited, Lorena Investments Limited, and a number of property companies. He was awarded a CBE in 2002 for services to the financial services sector.

Catherine Michel Independent Non-executive Director

Catherine Michel Independent Non-executive Director

Catherine joined the board in January 2020. She is currently chief technology officer (CTO) for life-saving technology company Halma plc (Halma), where she has global responsibility for the group’s data and IT strategy. She is also a member of Halma’s executive management board. Previously, Catherine was CTO for Sigma Systems following its acquisition of Tribold Limited in 2013, a business she founded, and, as CTO, was principal architect of the company’s products and solutions portfolio. She also serves on the UK5G advisory board and was formerly on the TM Forum Executive Committee. She has won a number of industry accolades, including “CTO of the Year” at Digital Transformation World and the leading “Woman in Telecoms” at the World Communications Awards, and was twice named one of the “Top Most Powerful People in the Telecoms Industry” by Global Telecoms Business.

Philip Rogerson Senior Independent Director

Philip Rogerson Senior Independent Director

Philip joined the board in March 2017. He was formerly chairman of Bunzl plc, De La Rue plc and a number of other companies. Philip was also an executive director of BG plc (formerly British Gas plc) latterly as deputy chairman.

Tom Skelton

Tom Skelton Independent Non-executive Director, Chair of Remuneration Committee

Tom Skelton Independent Non-executive Director, Chair of Remuneration Committee

Tom joined the board in October 2015. He is currently chief executive officer of Surescripts LLC, a leading healthcare information technology business. Before joining Surescripts he served as chief executive officer for the Foundation Radiology Group and as a founding member of Confluence Medical Systems, a healthcare and technology consulting partnership. Previously, he served at Misys Healthcare Systems from January 2002 until March 2007 as a director of Misys plc. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of Medic Computer Systems, a US-based software company focused on the healthcare information technology market.

Board Committees

Name & Role Audit CommitteeRemuneration CommitteeNominations Committee
Rob Woodward
Chair
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Matt Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Adam Moloney
Chief Financial Officer
Dr Frank Blin CBE
Non-executive Director
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Catherine Michel
Non-executive Director
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Philip Rogerson
Independent Director
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Tom Skelton
Non-executive Director
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