As Chief Executive Officer, Ashley Stephenson leads the company’s global expansion strategy. A seasoned executive with a proven track record in the technology industry, he brings a notable record, having co-founded or led several technology companies as Chairman or CEO. An IT industry executive and Internet technology entrepreneur, Stephenson has operating experience in the United States, Europe and Asia. As CEO he drives Corero’s global strategy, focusing on the company’s growth by capitalizing on its market leading and unique First Line of Defense product offerings and strong blue-chip customer base.
Previously, Stephenson was CEO of Reva Systems, acquired by ODIN, and Xedia Corporation, acquired by Lucent. He was awarded "CEO of the Year" by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council for his work at Xedia Corp.
In recent years he has spent the majority of his time providing strategic advisory services on the evolution of the global IT market.
Stephenson began his career at IBM Research & Development in the United Kingdom. For several years he taught Entrepreneurship as an Adjunct Professor in the Babson College MBA program. Stephenson has served on the Board of Directors of many venture-backed startups and industry consortia. He is a graduate of Imperial College, London with a degree in Physics and an Associate of the Royal College of Science. He is the holder of several U.S. patents.
As President, Marty Meyer brings a proven record of success in high tech company management, reflecting a unique blend of expertise and experience in both technology and finance. Under Meyer's leadership, Corero has experienced solid growth, introduced significant new products and services, expanded its international presence, and added some of the best technology and business/sales people in the country to ensure excellence and success.
Most recently, he served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer at ExtendMedia, where he negotiated contracts with major North American telecommunications companies AT&T, Bell Canada and Verizon, and entertainment giants, such as Disney, Paramount and NBC. At ExtendMedia, Meyer was directly responsible for driving PCI and PA-DSS compliance for the company's software platform and data center SaaS application deployments. He has more than 25 years' experience in finance, engineering and operations with both fast-growing start-ups and established technology companies. Previous experience includes COO and CFO positions at Bowstreet, Ucentric Systems, Equipe Communications, Sightpath and Xedia.
Meyer's management philosophy reflects a strong commitment to offering innovative technology supported by uncompromising quality assurance; comprehensive services deployed in partnership with customers, and creating a work environment that empowers talented and dedicated employees to succeed. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College.
As CMO, Aimee Rhodes leads the company's global marketing strategies, including branding and lead generation initiatives. With more than 20 years of expertise in global communications and network security, Rhodes has a track record for building high tech brands through differentiated product value propositions. Prior to joining Corero, Rhodes was VP of Marketing at Xceedium, a network access control vendor and, before that, AlgoSec, a provider of firewall management solutions. Previously, she also served as VP of Corporate Communications at Whale Communications, where her efforts driving marketing and corporate communications caught the attention of Microsoft, which acquired the company in 2006.
A former foreign correspondent with Reuters, radio reporter/editor (head of Israel Radio English News Service), and TV reporter, she holds an MA in Journalism and BA in Political Science from Michigan State University.
As VP of Engineering, Paul Jones is responsible for Corero's engineering product development operations, assuring delivery and continued excellence and quality assurance of Corero's industry leading network security products. He has a strong track record and continuous commitment to working closely with customer support and professional services groups to assist customers with mission-critical deployments.
Jones has an outstanding record of more than 30 years' design and senior management experience in advanced hardware and software system development in the computer, networking and telecommunication industries. He previously managed engineering at Sonus Networks (VoIP), Indus River Networks (managed VPN), Stratus Computer (fault tolerant computing) and Stellar Computer (graphics supercomputing). Jones holds a BA degree in English Literature from Brown University and an MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
In his role as VP Operations, Joao Melo assures Corero outperforms its competition in terms of quality, service level agreement (manufacturing) and cost of goods. Melo has been providing substantial operational value to the company's business for over 10 years, continuously improving value to the customer through streamlining corporate processes and focusing on their needs. He has more than 20 years of creative problem-solving experience in many business areas, including supply chain management, manufacturing, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, sales management, product marketing, product development and engineering.
Prior to joining the company, Melo was a senior consulting engineer, delivering product design consulting services for Bleck Design Group. He also held a position as a mechanical engineer for Bose Corp. He holds a BSME from Boston University and MBA from Babson College with a focus on managing technology-intensive enterprises.
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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
6 patents, including:
System and Process for Defending Against Denial of Service Attacks (DoS) on Network Nodes
Innovator of the Year
Editor's Choice Award
Five Star Best Buy
Product of the Year
NSS Lab Approval
EAL 4 certified