Brendan HanniganGeneral Manager, IBM Security Systems Division
Brendan Hannigan is General Manager of the IBM Security Systems Division in the IBM Software Group; he brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his role. Previously, Mr. Hannigan was the president and chief executive officer of Q1 Labs, the acquisition of which catalyzed the creation of the Security Systems Division. This division brings together many capabilities across IBM to respond to the market need for sophisticated, comprehensive and integrated approaches to enterprise security.
Mr. Hannigan held a number of positions at Q1 Labs: he joined the company in November 2003 as vice president of marketing; was promoted to executive vice president of marketing and product engineering in March 2004; was named chief operating officer (COO) in April 2006; became president and COO in December 2007; and finally became chief executive officer in 2011.
Prior to Q1 Labs, Mr. Hannigan was vice president of marketing and technology at Sockeye Networks; director of network research at Forrester Research; and served in a variety of senior-level product development roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, Wellfleet Communications, and Motorola. Mr. Hannigan has a Computer Science degree with honors from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Erich Baumgartner brings over 26 years of experience in his role as Vice President of Federal Sales. Piror to joining Q1 Labs, Baumgartner served as Vice President of Sales for Arxan Technologies, VP of Sales and Marketing for Ingrian Networks, Operations Director for Advanced Technology Security Sales at Cisco Systems and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at OKENA, Inc. He has also held executive-level sales positions at Axent Technologies, Raptor Systems and Sun Microsystems.
At Q1 Labs, Mr. Baumgartner oversees all federal customer, partner and integrator business and provides expertise in proven go-to-market sales methods and successful team building strategies for high-value technology companies. Mr. Baumgartner's background also extends to marketing with experience managing whole-client-acquisition-lifecycles, from conception to qualification.
Mr. Baumgartner holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of Maryland at College Park.
Sandy Bird serves as the Chief Technology Officer for IBM's Security Systems Division. In this role, Sandy is responsible for the division's strategic technology direction across all of IBM's security products.
Prior his role at IBM, Sandy was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Q1 Labs, which was acquired by IBM in October of 2011 and serves as the cornerstone of the new division. At Q1 Labs, Sandy was responsible for the creation and development of the company's QRadar Security Intelligence Platform.
Sandy has extensive technology experience specializing in database design and development for web applications. Prior to Q1 Labs, he held a variety of technical positions at the University of New Brunswick in support, development, and administration.
Bird studied Electrical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick.
As Vice President of Support Services, Aaron Breen is responsible for all Customer Support and Services in our global TAC group. He brings over 10 years of IT support across various hardware, software and related technologies.
Mr Breen joined the company in 2007 as Director of Support and was responsible for the day to day operation of the technical support group. Prior to Q1 Labs, Aaron was Manager of Global IPTV support for both Alcatel-Lucent and Imagictv which included the global IPTV TAC group for several platforms and account/escalation management
As Director of Communications for IBM's new Security Systems Division, John Burnham has management responsbility for the division's communications efforts, primarily analyst and press relations. Prior to IBM's recent (October 2011) acquisition of Q1 Labs, Burnham served as the Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Q1 Labs, responsible for all of the company's strategic branding, positioning, corporate communications, media, and analyst relations initiatives, and for helping to create and deliver the firm's core messages to the network security management market and beyond.
He joined the company in July 2008, and has more than 20 years of extensive technology marketing, branding, and communications experience gained at various established networking firms and start-ups alike, including: Brix Networks, Juniper/Unisphere, Motorola/C-Port, Bay Networks/New Oak Communications, and Cabletron Systems, among others.
Burnham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
With extensive experience in a variety of senior management leadership positions, including those of founder, Chief Architect, and Vice President, Chris Fanjoy brings wide-ranging expertise in software and product development gained at several entrepreneurial ventures to his role as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Quality Assurance at Q1 Labs. He was promoted to his current position in August 2009.
Fanjoy joined the company as Vice President of Engineering in April 2003 from Kinek Technologies, where he served as Vice President of Field Services. Previously, Fanjoy was the co-founder and CTO at NetIgnite, which was acquired by Webb Interactive Services. Earlier, he was the founder and chief architect of MapQuest.com, one of the world's most recognized and trusted brands and the leader in online, voice, and wireless mapping and driving direction systems.
Fanjoy earned a Bachelor of Computer Science from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Jon Fraleigh has 25 years of experience in sales management, sales, and engineering gained at a variety of fast-growing technology companies, both private and publicly held, that he brings to his position as Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Q1 Labs.
He joined the company in November 2007 following stints as VP of sales at Rivulet Communications and Bocada. Previously, Fraleigh spent seven years at F5 Networks, where he led the Americas sales team, guiding it through eight sequential quarters of 35 percent growth, to a peak of more than $25 million per quarter.
Fraleigh is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Computer Engineering, and is the holder of two patents.
As Vice President of Business Development, Gary Ochs is primarily responsible for managing and nurturing the relationships and growing the revenue streams between Q1 Labs and its major strategic partners, including Juniper and Enterasys.
He joined the company in May 2004 as a regional sales manager in Chicago, and was promoted to director of business development in November 2006 to oversee the company's key partner relationships. Ochs was promoted to his current position in July 2009.
Prior to Q1 Labs, Ochs worked at ArcSight and Symantec. Earlier in his 20-year career he held various sales positions at Kana Communications, New Oak/Bay Networks, Raptor Systems, and Wellfleet/Bay Networks.
Ochs earned a BSBA from Roosevelt University and he earlier served with the U.S. Navy.
Chris Poulin brings a balance of management experience and technical skills encompassing his 25 years in IT, information security, and software development to his role as Chief Security Officer at Q1 Labs.
As a key member of the company's Security Council, Poulin is responsible for the continual evolution of the QRadar family of solutions to keep pace with emerging security threats, customer needs, and industry trends, as well as evangelizing QRadar to strategic partners and customers.
Prior to joining Q1 Labs in July 2009, Poulin spent eight years in the U.S. Air Force managing global intelligence networks and developing software. He left the Department of Defense to leverage his leadership and technical skills to found and build FireTower, Inc., a successful information security consulting practice, with clients that included Cisco Systems, National Geographic, Radio Shack, Symantec, Time-Warner, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tom Turner serves as the VP of Marketing in the new IBM Security Systems Division. Formerly, we was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Channels at Q1 Labs, where he was responsible for all product management efforts, demand-generation programs, and channel marketing initiatives at Q1 Labs.
Turner has extensive security industry experience, and has helped build and grow category-defining companies. Prior to joining Q1 Labs as vice president of marketing in May 2005, he served as director of marketing for endpoint security at Cisco Systems, where he helped elevate the company to the number two position in the host-based, IDS/IDP market.
Previously, Turner was Vice President of Marketing at Okena, Inc., where he and Q1 Labs' CEO Shaun McConnon pioneered the intrusion prevention market and led the company to its successful acquisition by Cisco. Earlier, Turner managed the marketing and database security product strategy for BrainTree Security Software which was acquired by PentaSafe (now NetIQ).
Turner holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Spanish from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.