CEO

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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Michael Paxton

 

 

Michael L. Paxton

CFO

Michael Paxton joined INTRUSION on August 13, 2002 as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Michael was also employed by INTRUSION from 1986 until May 1998. He previously held positions with the company as Vice President and Secretary from 1996 to 1998, Controller of Finance and Accounting from 1987 to 1996 and Accounting Manager from 1986 to 1987.

 From 1998 to August 2002, Michael worked in Venture Capital as General Partner with Paxton Ventures, L.P. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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Joe Head

 

Joe Head

Senior Vice President Strategic Programs

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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Ben A. Bittle

Ben A. Bittle

Vice President Operations

Ben A. Bittle has served several critical roles in his 20 years with INTRUSION. His current role includes facility operations, contracts, purchasing, cost analytics and pre-sales support. Additional responsibilities encompass network design, implementation, support and cyber security. Prior to joining INTRUSION, Mr. Bittle was cofounder of VHB Technologies, Inc. and served as Sr. Vice President of Product Development. VHB’s cyber security products were based on NPU (Network Processing Unit) technology used for the purpose of deep packet inspection and detection of ‘patterns’ at near real-time speeds. Early on in his career, he was with Raytheon Systems Company in several positions involving network planning, designing and support. His time at RSC was very beneficial in understanding the Defense Industry and the importance of large scale, redundant designs and the critical nature of stable infrastructure systems. Mr. Bittle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University, and a M.B.A. in Management from Amber University.

Blake Dumas

Vice President 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 ’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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Vice President of Marketing

 

Julia F. Kramer

Vice President 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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Mike McClure

Vice President 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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