Our Executive Team

Executive Team

Where Thought Leaders Are Changing the World

Stephen M. Soble


Having successfully led or developed billion dollar infrastructure projects, dozens of greenfield projects and launched new companies, Steve enjoys hiking, reading and cooking.

Jack Dufrene

Chief Technology Officer

Jack brings extraordinary leadership skills and energy to the technology vision of Assured. Formerly with a major cybersecurity firm and having served in key governmental positions, Jack spearheads our approach to AssuredSevenTM, and our delivery of embedded solutions and tailor-made products. He enjoys a balmy beach and the ever elusive - more time off with his family.

William Jacobs

Chief, Federal Sector

Bill has served as an industry senior executive and DOD flag officer experienced in Pentagon intelligence portfolio management, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, IT, strategy, planning, aerospace, and special operations.

Christopher J. Willi

EVP, Finance

Christopher is a dynamic, versatile financial professional with 30 years experience in all aspects of financial management and accounting. As a consequence, he is a expert in the full range of public company governance, financial reporting and disclosure, and SOX requirements. In addition, he has significant experience with investor relations and presenting to the capital markets. His outstanding strategies distinguish him as a proven leader to expand organizations into international markets. Chris has a B.S. and MBA from the University of Utah and a JD from the Southern Methodist University. He likes to spend time with his family, is an active member of leave no child behind campaign and enjoys traveling around the world.

Peter Linder

Vice President of Engineering, System Solutions

Peter has a passion for innovation. With over 30 years of experience in system architecture, product development and cybersecurity, he is uniquely qualified. He holds the CISSP certification and has served as a regional chapter president of the ISSA. He has led design teams for ICs, SiPs, boards, systems, and networks. Peter earned his degree from MIT and enjoys an Oktoberfest any time of year.

Joseph Kelly

VP, Federal Sector Operations

With over 25 years’ experience in the US Government and in the government contracting private sector, Joe is passionate about finding ways of bringing cost-efficient solutions to US Government needs through technology, intelligence and creative strategies. Joe was the Acting CIO for the Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the independent executive branch agency responsible for ensuring the protection of privacy and civil liberties in counterterrorism programs. He has served in the Department of Defense as Deputy Director for Cyber Capabilities, Chief of Cyber Intelligence, and as Chief of Information Operations (IO) Policy, all within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. The best of the fine arts find a welcome audience in Joe.

Anita J. Finkelstein

Corporate Counsel

A Yale Law School grad and CPA, with more than 30 years of experience working sophisticated corporate transactions, including as the right hand to a former SEC Chairman, Anita finds time to fulfill familial duties with aplomb.

Sylvia A. Vigneault

Corporate Secretary and Treasurer

Having excelled in confidential positions in both the USG and private sector for many well-known leaders, Sylvia is a skilled coordinator and dedicated executive, who enjoys a trip to the beach.

Senior Management Advisory Council

Providing Management with Strategic and Tactical Advice from Experience

David Henry


Former Chief Marketing Officer, Logitech and Chief Marketing Officer, Roost.

Stephen Nussey

Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange, International Banking

Former Chief Dealer Foreign Exchange, Treasurer, Chief, In-House Bank, British Petroleum.

    H Stephen Phillips


    CEO, Reparalia, a major European Insurance Company; Director, HomeServe, PLC.

    David C. Traub

    Media and Entertainment

    30 years of diversified media and entertainment production and sound educational backing from UC Berkeley, MIT Media Lab, Harvard Business School and Harvard University.

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