Leadership 2018-09-10T11:39:47+00:00

Dale Cline
Chief Executive Officer

Dale serves as Chief Executive Officer, overseeing BlackStratus’s strategic direction and driving its global growth. Prior to joining BlackStratus, Dale has served in a myriad of leadership positions in the industry including General Manager of McAfee Software Division and President of the Americas, President of Knowledge Products (a division of Global Knowledge), President and Chief Operating Officer for InfoRay Inc., Vice President of Worldwide Channels for Network Associates, President of the Americas Organization. He also worked in software and sales management at Microsoft Corp. Dale earned his bachelors degree from Rutgers University and a masters from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Brian Minnihan
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Brian oversees software development and device integration. An expert in the cyber security field, Brian previously served as the Vice President of Engineering at BlackStratus. His career includes positions such as Chief Technology Officer – Service Management at Raritan, Vice President of Engineering at SkyOptix, Technical Manager/District Manager at Bell Labs, and Senior Delivery Manager at IBM Global Services. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a masters in computer science from Penn State University.

Mike Maxwell
Chief Security Officer

As Chief Security Officer, Mike oversees Technical Service Operations, Technical Account Management, Product Management & Strategy, and Industry Analyst Relationships. Before coming to Black Stratus, Mike spent over a decade with BT; where he led global delivery of Assure Threat Monitoring; the security monitoring platform for notable events like the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. With almost 20 years of experience in IT Security and Service Delivery; Mike knows exactly what is required to deliver world class IT Security solutions to organizations of all sizes and experience levels.

Terry Boazman
General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Asia

A veteran in the world of Network and Security Management, Terry has extensive experience in building sales teams and driving revenue growth in many well-recognised, global organisations including – Racal Telecom, DEC, Reuters and Cable & Wireless. In 2002, Terry founded iSimile, a UK based Security Information Event Management company that enjoyed significant success before being acquired by Teneo in 2010. Educated at King Edwards Five Ways School, Birmingham, Terry later went on to study Business and Computing at The Open University.

Rich Murphy
Vice President of Products

Rich serves as Vice President of Products, managing BlackStratus’ state-of-the-art portfolio. A veteran team member of BlackStratus, Rich previously served as Director, Technical Account Management as well as Senior Technical Services Engineer. Rich began his career in cybersecurity working for IBM as Operations Manager of Customer Support, Product Specialist, and Senior Technical Support Analyst. He has a degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Donald Carfagno
Vice President of Technical Services

As the Vice President of Technical Services, Donald oversees Professional Services, Presales Technical Support, and Corporate Information Technology and Information Security. Prior to working in this role, he served as the company’s Operations Director. Donald also has experience as the Operations Director at Global Knowledge, IT Director at InfoRay, Inc., and Load Planner for United Parcel Service. Donald holds degrees from both Penn State University and Rutgers University.

Dennis Cline
Executive Vice President

Dennis works with management to address issues ranging from finance, to strategy and to corporate governance. Dennis has served as an independent director on multiple public company boards and as a CEO in multiple technology companies. He is currently a Vice Chairman at Madison Holdings and serves as an independent director on the board of Marchex (NASDQ: MCHX). Dennis holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School and a bachelors degree from Rutgers University.

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