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Jack B. Blount

President & CEO

Mr. Jack Blount has an extensive career in technology as a visionary in the personal computer, local area networking, ERP, mobile computing, big data, cybersecurity, and AI. Blount began his career as an engineer at IBM. Mr. Blount was recruited from IBM to be the SVP of Business Development at Novell in the 80’s where he helped expand its business from $50M to $2B in just six years. Blount served as the CTO, COO, and CEO of 8 technology, turnaround companies. Blount has also served on twelve technology company Board of Directors of which five were public companies, and he served as Chairman of five of the companies.

Blount was also recruited in 2013 to serve as CIO in the federal government where he was responsible for designing a new 10-layer cyber security architecture that protected over one hundred thousand employees and billions of dollars. Blount has traveled around the world many times doing business in over 40 countries and has been a speaker at many public conferences in China, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, and the United States. Blount graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Mathematics and did his graduate MBA studies while working at IBM.

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Martin Koren

VP of Business Development

For over 20 years, Martin has been building and managing successful channel partnerships for companies like Verizon, Avnet, Dell Secureworks, HP, Absolute Software and Onelogin. Martin’s extensive experience in selling IT security solutions and services to all types of partners, has him prepared for the role of VP of Business Development at INTRUSION. In his younger days, Martin attended Clemson University where he was a member of the Clemson Tiger football team. Martin has a wife who is also an IT Sales professional, two adult daughters and he enjoys riding his bike, watching football and playing golf.

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Joe Head

SVP of Sales

Joe Head is Co-founder of INTRUSION and has served as a director since the company’s inception in September 1983. Joe was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2000 and was named Vice President on February 14, 2003. He also served as Senior Vice President from 1983 until 1998 and Executive Vice President from 1998 until June 2000. Prior to co-founding INTRUSION, Joe held the positions of Product Marketing Manager and Marketing Engineer of Honeywell Optoelectronics from 1980 to 1983. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Mike McClure

VP of Consulting

With over a decade of experience supporting the national security sector of the U.S. government, as well as assisting in the security of numerous commercial businesses, Michael McClure acts as Vice President of Consulting. As a key member of the INTRUSION analyst team, Michael has led countless successful efforts to ensure the ultimate safety of our clients’ network environments.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies and History, as well as a Master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on Security Policy, from St. Mary’s University where he was a Distinguished Graduate. Mike also received a Graduate Certificate in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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Vittal Krishnamurthy

VP of Product

Vittal is a passionate, result oriented professional with a track record of successfully taking products from inception to market. He has over 20 years of industry experience; working at Cisco, Juniper, SolarWinds, cPacket Networks etc. Apart from Product Management, Vittal has worked in Product Marketing, and hardware/software engineering. His entrepreneurial mindset has got him many accolades, chief among them is the Pioneer Award -- Cisco’s highest award for “Innovation and Bringing Products to Market”.

Vittal has an Executive MBA from Santa Clara University USA, an MS in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and an MCA from Bangalore University, India. In his spare time, you can find Vittal hard at practice, teasing out Carnatic music from his violin. He is also a flutist and a unique finger nail artist

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Julia F. Kramer

VP of Marketing

Serving as Vice President of Marketing, Julia Kramer leads efforts in branding, communications, product marketing, and campaign management for INTRUSION. Bringing over 15 years of experience in marketing and ecommerce, Julia has achieved triple-digit growth for multiple companies across a diverse portfolio of businesses. Her track record of delivering exceptional business impact is accomplished by clearly communicating the true value of a product to the right audience at the right time.

Julia was named one of the Top Ten Business Women in 2015 by the American Business Women’s Association and is an active speaker, helping businesses learn how to create content that converts. She is a volunteer mentor through the WeWork Labs program, helping start-ups build strategic plans to reach their target audience. Julia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. She is also certified through Pragmatic Marketing with a PMC VI and completed the MBA Essentials program offered by The University of Kansas.

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Brandy Schade

VP of People Development & Culture

Brandy Schade serves as Intrusion Inc.’s VP of People Development and Culture. She has 20+ years of experience in global Fortune 500, mid-size and start-up companies within an emphasis in the technology and insurance industries. Brandy motivates, coaches and inspires to drive an engaged employee culture. She focuses on recruiting amazing talent and then setting them up to succeed. In addition, she brings financial, operations and innovation experience to achieve operational excellence by reducing costs while increasing human capital efficiency.

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Blake Dumas

VP of Engineering

Blake Dumas has over 24 years’ work experience in the telecom and network security related fields.  Since 2012, Mr. Dumas has been instrumental in directing INTRUSION’s engineering team in developing an industry-leading distributed open source data collection and analytics system.  His expertise as a Software Developer, Program Manager, Lead Engineer and Project Planner have proven invaluable to INTRUSION’s success. Early in his career, he worked as an applications engineer for ADSL modems at Texas Instruments and a software developer for carrier-grade optical switches at Fujitsu Network Communications.  In addition, he managed a wireless ISP which provided broadband access to thousands of rural users. The company was acquired by Internet America as a result of continued growth, strategic infrastructure and proven success. Blake Dumas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.  

 

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Andrew Wildrix

VP of IT

Andrew has 25 years of telecommunications and networking experience with Metro Access Networks, Brooks Fiber, SBC Internet and AT&T developing, deploying and supporting Carrier Grade Ethernet technologies.

He was the Principal for New Technology Introduction and Development for AT&T Labs working to develop video on demand mobile technologies and 5G mobility. He served three years as Director of IT for IFM Restoration, managing Cloud Architecture, Security, Google Enterprise Support, Call Center VOIP, Infrastructure Security, and DevOps.

He has 24 Years Military Service including two tours in Middle East and was recognized by the Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff for work as technical lead on biometrics systems deployment for MNC-I. He served 17 years as an Armor Officer, three years in Information Operations (FA-30) and four years in Modeling and Simulations (FA-56A).

Andrew has an Associates Degree and Commission 2LT from Marion Military Institute and a BS General Studies  from Excelsior College.

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Franklin Byrd

CFO

Franklin’s role at Intrusion, Inc. goes well beyond numbers. His vision, strategic focus, people skills will be invaluable to the company.

Franklin brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and compliance, having actively participated in the financing and management of over $9 billion of debt and equity transactions, both public and private. He also brings significant scaling experience with early stage and high-growth entities to the table, having participated in taking three entities public.

Prior to joining INTRUSION, Franklin served as CFO for Peak Nano Systems, LLC. There, he was responsible for completing critical financings and scaling up office operations for the company.

Franklin has also served as vice president of finance for Hunt Power L.P., a division of Hunt Consolidated Inc. During his time at Hunt, Byrd had divisional CFO responsibilities in which he oversaw financial vision, direction, and leadership for the construction and investment of electric infrastructure assets. Additionally, he set up multiple Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) companies, including deal structuring, finance, financial reporting and compliance.

Franklin is a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves on the Financial Executives International Association. He’s also an active member of The American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned BBAs in both finance and accounting from Texas A&M University, and his MBA, with honors, from Houston Baptist University.

In his free time, Franklin enjoys running marathons and has completed 22, including the prestigious Boston and New York marathons. He’s also heavily involved in community service, where he currently serves as a Board Director of the Richardson YMCA and RISD Foundation.

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