Tiversa Restructures Key Business Units
High Demand for Cyber-Security Protection Drives Decision
Pittsburgh, PA (August 3, 2012) – With the demand for cyber-security increasing globally, Tiversa, the world leader in P2P cyber-intelligence, is announcing a reorganization of significant business units. As part of the strategic reorganization, Tiversa has hired veteran business development representative Gary Woods, promoted Keith Tagliaferri to Senior Vice President of Operations and promoted Dan Kopchak to Chief Financial Officer.
“Our organization has been working hard to keep pace with the growing demand for our services, but now it’s time for us to make strategic changes that will help our organization work smarter, not harder,” said Tiversa CEO Bob Boback. “Keith and Dan have earned their stripes by serving as key figures in our success to this point in time. They are great leaders who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Gary brings an incredible track-record of building sales organizations inside the cyber-security and identity theft industries. This experience will help us streamline a sales process to better serve the organizations and government agencies we are already aligned with, but also build strong relationships with new partners.”
Prior to joining Tiversa, Woods was Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at LifeLock, where he initiated, developed and led LifeLock’s partner sales program and generated over $100 million in company revenue through indirect distribution channels. Woods created key strategic partnerships that allowed LifeLock to grow from a standing start to the nationally recognized brand leader in Identity Theft Protection, including partnerships with market leaders in security software (Symantec), airlines (US Airways), retail distribution (Best Buy, Office Depot), credit bureau’s (TransUnion), online affiliates (Commission Junction, Share-a-Sale), direct marketing (Amway, World Financial Group) television (Montel Williams), healthcare (United Healthcare), and employee benefits (Northrup Grumman, Toyota).
Keith Tagliaferri has a unique, multi-disciplinary cybercrime and intelligence background. For over 10 years he has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and local, federal, state and international law enforcement agencies to investigate internet security issues, information security vulnerabilities, and online crimes. As a result, he has become a leading resource on privacy and data security, continuously consulting enterprise-level organizations, law enforcement and government agencies in regards to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file-sharing risk across multiple industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, investment banking, and professional services.
In addition to driving the business development and partnership activity for Tiversa, as Senior Vice President of Operations, Tagliaferri is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including forensic investigations, deliverables, reporting, and client account management, as well as managing Tiversa’s cyber forensic analyst team.
For about three years Dan Kopchak has overseen the financial, administrative and human resource functions of Tiversa. Kopchak has over 20 years of executive experience in corporate management, turnaround, restructuring consulting and public accounting. His experience includes acquisition and divestiture transactions, bank debt, public debt, IPO and capital financing transactions. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining Tiversa, Kopchak served as CFO of a venture capital backed technology company.