Leadership

Tangible Executive Leadership

Mark G. Mykityshyn, Ph.D.

Executive Chairman and CEO
Prior to Tangible, his business activities have largely focused on the development and implementation of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and network-related technologies well suited for the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to co-founding his investment firms, he co-founded Backwire, Inc., which was sold to Leap Wireless International (NASDAQ:LWIN). In his various roles, he has served as CEO, Chairman, and Executive Chairman for a number of public and private companies.

In addition to his private sector activities, Dr. Mykityshyn is a Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University. His interests include business/public policy, strategic leadership, and entrepreneurship and innovation. He is the recent past Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Army War College, and served as a member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee. He has also consulted to the Defense Science Board, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and NASA's Advisory Council.

Dr. Mykityshyn graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps, and served as a Naval Aviator. He earned his Doctorate in Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he researched information architectures that underlie complex dynamic systems. Dr. Mykityshyn also earned a Masters degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and the degrees of Engineer of and Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Allen Harper, Ph.D.

Executive VP, Chief Hacker
Dr. Harper has over 25 years of IT/Security experience, specializing in penetration testing, vulnerability discovery, and network security. Prior to Tangible, he founded and served as President of N2 Net Security, Inc. In 2007, Dr. Harper retired from the Marine Corps after a tour in Iraq where he was responsible for all computers in Western Iraq. He taught penetration testing for the US Navy and US Air Force. In the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), he led honeypot procurement and operations, including the 3rd generation honeywall project called Roo. Dr. Harper also served as a security consultant for the Internal Revenue Service and the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. He was a faculty member of the Institute for Applied Network Security and has also taught and presented at conferences such as Black Hat, DefCon, and Techno. Dr. Harper is the lead author of "Gray Hat Hacking, The Ethical Hacker's Handbook" (4th Edition) and is an author of "Security Information Event Management."

Dr. Harper holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Post Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Matt Rahman

GM, Commercial
In his third decade of providing IT and cybersecurity solutions to enterprise clients, Mr. Rahman brings a track record of building and leading teams that achieve difficult business goals. He recently served at IOActive, a widely respected provider of enterprise and IoT cybersecurity services, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer. While there, he rolled out new IoT medical device, automobile, and other industries-driven soultions and services, considerably increasing revenue and industry recognition. Previously, he built, nurtured, and harvested strategic alliances and business development at Damballa, Solutionary, and IBM’s Internet Security Systems (ISS). His success at these positions was due in no small part to the management experience he earlier gained at KPMG, BellSouth, UUnet/MCI, NetSec and Verizon Business.

Mr. Rahman serves as an officer on several boards, including Indegy, Aunigma, CyberLaunch, InfraGard, Evolution Academy, and Ikanow, as well as an Information Security adjunct professor at ITT Technical Institute. He is a contributing member of CSA, ISSA, and HTCA. He holds an MBA with a focus on Global Management from the New York Institute of Technology.