Vice President, Engineering
Kris brings more than 15 years of Internet security leadership in product development, research, and product management in both successful public and private companies. At Arbor Networks, Kris is responsible for managing the global research and development teams in Ann Arbor, MI; Burlington, MA; and Atlanta, GA, as well as international labs abroad. In this role, Kris is charged with driving all technology-related strategy and programs.
Kris comes to Arbor with extensive experience in network, host, and application security, with a focus on security threats, intelligence and building innovative products required by the dynamic, changing security landscape. Prior to joining Arbor, Kris served in several technical leadership roles at IBM/ISS for more than 10 years. While at IBM/ISS Kris was interim CTO, director of research and development for X-Force -- IBM/ISS' world renowned security research organization. Prior to that, he served as director of product development and field engineering for its host and vulnerability management products; he was also responsible for the global escalations management group.
Kris holds a MA (ABD) and BA in Communications from University of Georgia in Athens, GA.