Meet the Team

We’re a seasoned group of former law enforcement officials, technological innovators, business visionaries and much, much more. Learn more about the leadership team at Magnet Forensics.

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Adam Belsher Chief Executive Officer

Adam is a seasoned marketing and sales executive with 15 years’ experience in the global technology sector. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Adam most recently served as Vice President of the Verizon Business Unit for Research in Motion (RIM), creator of the BlackBerry, where he and his team grew revenue from $400M to over $2B in 4 years. Adam holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and a Diploma in Business & Management Studies from the University of Bradford (Bradford, UK).

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David Miles President

David Miles is President of Magnet Forensics, where he oversees day-to-day activities and is responsible for managing the overall vision and strategy of the company. He has nearly 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. Prior to Magnet Forensics, David was also a co-founder and VP of R&D at Endgame which initially built cyber security capabilities for the government sector. Endgame later launched a commercial endpoint security platform pioneering active defense and “hunt” capabilities to discover threats and adversaries on the network. Endgame was acquired by Elastic (ESTC) in 2019 for $234 million. In addition, David has held technical and business development leadership roles at Optiv (formerly Accuvant) and Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM in 2006).

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Jad Saliba Chief Innovation Officer

After several years combating crime as a police officer and digital forensics investigator, Jad Saliba decided to expand his impact by founding Magnet Forensics in 2011. He wanted to address the challenges caused by the constantly increasing presence of technology in modern crime. As Chief Innovation Officer at Magnet Forensics, Jad is focused on staying ahead of criminals in all of their attempts to stay hidden in the digital world—often in cases involving terrorism, child exploitation, or corporate cybercrime. His efforts, alongside those of all Magnet employees, have led to thousands of agencies around the world being able to solve more cases in less time—which drives Jad and his team even harder in their mission to seek justice and protect the innocent.

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Braden Thomas Chief Product & Research Officer

Braden Thomas is Chief Product & Research Officer at Magnet Forensics. Braden has 14 years of experience working in the information security field as an engineer and researcher at Apple, Accuvant, and Optiv. Prior to Magnet, Braden was a Principal Research Scientist as Optiv, where he consulted with companies to improve the security of their embedded device products. A recognized expert in vulnerability research, Braden has spoken at several conferences on topics of on applied cryptography and embedded device security. Braden holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California.

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Rick Hensley Chief Customer Officer

Rick is the Chief Customer Officer at Magnet Forensics and has almost 20-years commercial experience along with 12-years of experience with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Intelligence Community. Rick joins Magnet Forensics from Elastic, where he worked to integrate all services and support in the company’s acquisition of Endgame. Previously, Rick led all post-sale services, training, and support for Endgame.

Rick has an extensive military and civilian background, having led a US Air Force capability development effort to support offensive and defensive cyber operations (OCO/DCO) and served as a Navy Reserve Cryptologic Officer, where he helped establish one of the first cyber threat operations centers for a major DoD organization’s extended enterprise. Prior to his time as an Air Force civilian, Rick was a Naval Supply Corps Officer onboard the USS VINCENNES (CG-49) and a lead instructor at the Navy Supply Corps School. During this time, Rick also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Texas – San Antonio, teaching principles of cybersecurity.

Rick earned his BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and his MS in Information Security from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He has also received numerous Joint and DoD military and civilian service medals.

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Angelo Loberto Chief Operations Officer

Angelo joined the Magnet Forensics team as an experienced finance and corporate operations executive with 16 years of experience in the technology sector. He is responsible for the development of our financial management strategy and operational objectives, including corporate budget, investment priorities, policy development, human resources, and facilities management. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Angelo held a number of senior and executive positions in Finance & Corporate Operations at BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion (RIM) Limited. He has also held various positions at KPMG and is the former Chair of the Board of Directors for Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Angelo is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Honours Bachelor of Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School of Business.

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Geoff MacGillivray Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Geoff MacGillivray is responsible for defining the strategic direction of product development at Magnet Forensics—direction that can have a direct impact on the ability for public safety and enterprise investigative teams to stay ahead of current trends in digital crime. Bringing over 20 years of experience in product development and product management to his role, Geoff has been pivotal in several product launches including Magnet AXIOM, Magnet AXIOM Cloud and Magnet AXIOM Cyber as well as newer products like Magnet AUTOMATE and Magnet REVIEW. Prior to his role at Magnet Forensics, Geoff held senior product management roles for BlackBerry as well as engineering and product management leadership roles at other organizations. Geoff holds both a Bachelor of Science Engineering (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University.

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Sean Price Chief Revenue Officer

Sean Price is the Chief Financial Officer for Magnet Forensics. Sean is a seasoned sales and business development executive with more than 30 years’ experience building and managing high-performance direct and indirect sales organizations for high-tech, information security companies. Sean specializes in utilizing a broad range of complementary sales channels to effectively grow small to mid-sized tech companies at a rapid pace.

Prior to joining Magnet, Sean served as the CEO of CloudCheckr, and various executive leadership roles at SafeNet (now Gemalto), Fidelis Security Systems, Application Security Inc., Nuera Communications Inc., and Network Equipment Technologies.

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Peter Vreeswyk Chief Financial Officer

Peter is a seasoned business professional with 15 years experience in a wide variety of roles including finance, operations, and marketing. As Chief Financial Officer, Peter is responsible for development and execution of the company’s financial and operational strategies including forecasting, financial planning, accounting, and business operations.
Prior to joining Magnet Forensics in 2013, Peter worked in the audit practice at KPMG with a specialization in public sector and information technology companies, and at the Coca-Cola Company where he managed the Coca-Cola Trademark and Minute Maid brand portfolios for the Canadian market.

Peter is a Chartered Accountant, and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and an Honours Bachelor of Computer Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Scott Williams Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Scott has responsibility for leading the company’s strategic activities, guiding execution for today and planning for tomorrow. He’s a seasoned executive accustomed to working in fast-paced, high-growth businesses, having previously held a variety of senior-level positions with Research In Motion (BlackBerry), SiriusXM and FreshBooks.

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