Equipo ejecutivo

Poppy Gustafsson OBE, CEO

Poppy is CEO of Darktrace, which under her leadership has reached a 1,65 mil millones de dólares estadounidenses valuation in under five years, was named Europe’s 9th ‘Fastest Growing European Company’ by The Financial Times, and awarded ‘Fastest Growing Super Scale-up’ by Tech Tour. Poppy is a qualified chartered accountant and previously served as the company’s CFO. She was the winner of the ‘Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019,’ and recognized in Management Today’s ‘30 Women under 35’ list in 2018, whose alumnae include Martha Lane Fox and Karen Blackett. Poppy was awarded an OBE in 2019 in recognition of her services to the UK’s cyber security industry.

Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer, AI Officer

Nicole Eagan is Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer of Darktrace. Her extensive career in technology spans 30 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Nicole identifies and shapes Darktrace’s strategic plan, leads the Company’s AI vision together with our CTO, and provides product strategy and direction. A core part of the executive team, during Nicole’s tenure, Darktrace has won more than 100 awards, and the company has been named one of WSJ’s ‘Tech Companies to Watch’, Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’, and a CNBC ‘Disruptor 50’. Nicole was named ‘AI Leader of the Year’ and was awarded the top position on The Software Report’s ‘Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity’ in 2020.

Jack Stockdale OBE, Chief Technology Officer

Jack Stockdale is the founding CTO at Darktrace. With over 20 years’ experience of software engineering, Jack is responsible for overseeing the development of Bayesian mathematical models and artificial intelligence algorithms that underpin Darktrace’s award-winning technology. Jack and his development team in Cambridge were recognized for their outstanding contribution to engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Innovation Award Committee in 2017 and again in 2019. Jack has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

Eloy Avila, Chief Technology Officer, Americas

Eloy Avila has over fourteen years’ experience in enterprise software. Based in San Francisco, he works closely with Darktrace’s R&D team to develop its world-leading cyber AI, and oversees the technology’s strategic direction in the US, Latin America and Canada. He currently sits on The Experiences Per Mile (EPM) Advisory Council, which brings together industry leaders to discuss the future of automotive and mobility industry. Prior to Darktrace, Eloy led global engineering teams at a number of listed technology companies, and has helped design and build ultra-efficient electric vehicles in the US and Australia. Eloy holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California.

Cathy Graham, Chief Financial Officer

Cathy Graham is Darktrace’s Chief Financial Officer. Cathy has more than two decades of professional experience in financial disciplines and has served at the helm of several businesses throughout periods of rapid growth and capital structure evolution. Previously at 2U, a global leader in education technology, she has extensive experience in developing and maturing hyper-growth technology companies. In 2015, she was named as Northern Virginia Technology Council’s ‘Public Company CFO of the Year’ and has most recently been included in the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 list of ‘Women Who Mean Business.’ Cathy will lead Darktrace through an exciting period of continued growth and technological innovation. She holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Emily Orton, Chief Marketing Officer

Emily is one of the founding members of Darktrace, and has worked in technology marketing and communications for ten years. Her commentary on the cyber security challenge has been reported in leading media outlets including BBC News, Sky News and Channel 4, and she was named in the ‘Maserati 100’ index of British entrepreneurs in The Sunday Times in 2018. Emily holds an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

Nick Trim, Chief Revenue Officer

Nick Trim has fifteen years’ experience working for the UK government, where he helped create cutting-edge operational capabilities to defend critical national infrastructure against a range of threats. Nick has worked extensively with partners around the world, and is an expert in human intelligence and social engineering. He has also worked as a cyber consultant, advising large companies on their areas of vulnerability. Nick was a founding member of Darktrace and oversees commercial strategy. Nick has an MA in History from Durham University.

Gary Szukalski, Chief Channel Management Officer

Gary is a widely-respected software executive with decades of experience in business development and marketing enterprise software. He built a world-class sales team at Filetek where he was President and CMO, and was SVP of Field Marketing and Demand Generation for Verity. He is based in the Washington D.C. area in the US, and works closely with the worldwide Darktrace sales organization overseeing its global partner program and indirect sales channel.

Mike Beck, Global CISO

Mike has 10 years’ experience as operational advisor and delivery lead for a range of national security programmes in the UK government. With vast experience of consulting on tactical cyber defense, he oversees the support and training of Darktrace clients post-implementation. Prior to joining Darktrace in 2014, Mike also served as a GovCERT UK practitioner, defending against a wide range of cyber threats. Mike was also deployed as a civilian advisor to a number of active operational commands within the UK military. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a GIAC Incident Handler.

J.R. Tietsort, CISO, Americas

J.R. Tietsort is Chief Information Security Officer, Americas for Darktrace. Prior to joining Darktrace, JR was Chief Security Officer for blockchain tech company Core Scientific and was previously Chief Information Security Officer at Micron Technology, a $30 billion semiconductor company with 35,000 employees around the world. During his 22-year tenure at Micron, JR gained deep expertise in protecting intellectual property, identifying insider threats, and defending against cyber espionage. He is also experienced in building partnerships with industry groups, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement across multiple countries.

Poppy is CEO of Darktrace, which under her leadership has reached a 1,65 mil millones de dólares estadounidenses valuation in under five years, was named Europe’s 9th ‘Fastest Growing European Company’ by The Financial Times, and awarded ‘Fastest Growing Super Scale-up’ by Tech Tour. Poppy is a qualified chartered accountant and previously served as the company’s CFO. She was the winner of the ‘Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019,’ and recognized in Management Today’s ‘30 Women under 35’ list in 2018, whose alumnae include Martha Lane Fox and Karen Blackett. Poppy was awarded an OBE in 2019 in recognition of her services to the UK’s cyber security industry.

Poppy Gustafsson OBE
CEO

Nicole Eagan is Chief Strategy Officer and AI Officer of Darktrace. Her extensive career in technology spans 30 years working for Oracle and early to late-stage growth companies. Nicole identifies and shapes Darktrace’s strategic plan, leads the Company’s AI vision together with our CTO, and provides product strategy and direction. A core part of the executive team, during Nicole’s tenure, Darktrace has won more than 100 awards, and the company has been named one of WSJ’s ‘Tech Companies to Watch’, Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’, and a CNBC ‘Disruptor 50’. Nicole was named ‘AI Leader of the Year’ and was awarded the top position on The Software Report’s ‘Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity’ in 2020.

Nicole Eagan
Chief Strategy Officer, AI Officer

Jack Stockdale is the founding CTO at Darktrace. With over 20 years’ experience of software engineering, Jack is responsible for overseeing the development of Bayesian mathematical models and artificial intelligence algorithms that underpin Darktrace’s award-winning technology. Jack and his development team in Cambridge were recognized for their outstanding contribution to engineering by the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Innovation Award Committee in 2017 and again in 2019. Jack has a degree in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

Jack Stockdale OBE
Chief Technology Officer

Eloy Avila has over fourteen years’ experience in enterprise software. Based in San Francisco, he works closely with Darktrace’s R&D team to develop its world-leading cyber AI, and oversees the technology’s strategic direction in the US, Latin America and Canada. He currently sits on The Experiences Per Mile (EPM) Advisory Council, which brings together industry leaders to discuss the future of automotive and mobility industry. Prior to Darktrace, Eloy led global engineering teams at a number of listed technology companies, and has helped design and build ultra-efficient electric vehicles in the US and Australia. Eloy holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California.

Eloy Avila
Chief Technology Officer, Americas

Cathy Graham is Darktrace’s Chief Financial Officer. Cathy has more than two decades of professional experience in financial disciplines and has served at the helm of several businesses throughout periods of rapid growth and capital structure evolution. Previously at 2U, a global leader in education technology, she has extensive experience in developing and maturing hyper-growth technology companies. In 2015, she was named as Northern Virginia Technology Council’s ‘Public Company CFO of the Year’ and has most recently been included in the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 list of ‘Women Who Mean Business.’ Cathy will lead Darktrace through an exciting period of continued growth and technological innovation. She holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Cathy Graham
Chief Financial Officer

Emily is one of the founding members of Darktrace, and has worked in technology marketing and communications for ten years. Her commentary on the cyber security challenge has been reported in leading media outlets including BBC News, Sky News and Channel 4, and she was named in the ‘Maserati 100’ index of British entrepreneurs in The Sunday Times in 2018. Emily holds an MA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.

Emily Orton
Chief Marketing Officer

Nick Trim has fifteen years’ experience working for the UK government, where he helped create cutting-edge operational capabilities to defend critical national infrastructure against a range of threats. Nick has worked extensively with partners around the world, and is an expert in human intelligence and social engineering. He has also worked as a cyber consultant, advising large companies on their areas of vulnerability. Nick was a founding member of Darktrace and oversees commercial strategy. Nick has an MA in History from Durham University.

Nick Trim
Chief Revenue Officer

Gary is a widely-respected software executive with decades of experience in business development and marketing enterprise software. He built a world-class sales team at Filetek where he was President and CMO, and was SVP of Field Marketing and Demand Generation for Verity. He is based in the Washington D.C. area in the US, and works closely with the worldwide Darktrace sales organization overseeing its global partner program and indirect sales channel.

Gary Szukalski
Chief Channel Management Officer

Mike has 10 years’ experience as operational advisor and delivery lead for a range of national security programmes in the UK government. With vast experience of consulting on tactical cyber defense, he oversees the support and training of Darktrace clients post-implementation. Prior to joining Darktrace in 2014, Mike also served as a GovCERT UK practitioner, defending against a wide range of cyber threats. Mike was also deployed as a civilian advisor to a number of active operational commands within the UK military. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a GIAC Incident Handler.

Mike Beck
Global CISO

J.R. Tietsort is Chief Information Security Officer, Americas for Darktrace. Prior to joining Darktrace, JR was Chief Security Officer for blockchain tech company Core Scientific and was previously Chief Information Security Officer at Micron Technology, a $30 billion semiconductor company with 35,000 employees around the world. During his 22-year tenure at Micron, JR gained deep expertise in protecting intellectual property, identifying insider threats, and defending against cyber espionage. He is also experienced in building partnerships with industry groups, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement across multiple countries.

J.R. Tietsort
CISO, Americas
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