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.
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 Technology 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.
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).
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.
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.
As Chief Revenue Officer, Craig is responsible for Sales and Marketing activities that enable Public and Private Sector organizations around the world to capture the full capability of Magnet Forensics robust suite of solutions.
Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Craig was instrumental in building Microsoft’s Customer Success business in Canada after leading Microsoft’s Consumer and Device business. Craig has held leadership roles in Samsung Canada and Research in Motion (BlackBerry) where he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North America.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Ben joins Magnet Forensics with more than 20 years of international cybersecurity experience from a wide range of industries. He will develop and lead the implementation of Magnet Forensics’ strategy for information security while overseeing corporate, product, and customer security programs. He will also provide leadership and guidance to the internal IT group and develop technical roadmaps to support the business.
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.
As Senior Vice President, Product & Engineering, 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.
Dany has over 20 years of business experience in executive, senior management and sales leadership roles in mobile, cloud computing, travel & hospitality, and e-commerce across Asia, Europe and North America. Prior to Magnet Forensics, Dany was VP – APAC for Revinate, a SAAS company based in San Francisco serving the hospitality industry, and SVP – APAC for Silent Circle, an encrypted communications firm based in Geneva. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at HalalTrip.com, GM of AirAsia iVentures and VP – Southeast Asia at BlackBerry. Dany is a guest lecturer on Leadership, Influence and Management Communications at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Matt Brooks brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, technical, business consulting and program management to his role as Vice President of the Americas at Magnet Forensics. Matt is responsible for the overall strategic sales growth for Magnet Forensics in North and South America. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Matt was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation (HDSFED), which provides HDS solutions and services to the US Federal marketplace. Matt was the lead Business Development Manager supporting the National Security workplace at Capgemini Government Solutions. He also spent three years at Government Acquisitions supporting Department of Homeland Security where he led his team to be one of the top vendors under the First Source contract. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a Master’s degree in Administration from the College of William and Mary.
Chuck Cobb is an experienced leader in Training & Professional development with extensive experience as a digital investigator. As a former Investigator for the Riverside County California Sheriff’s Department, Chuck was a founding member of a multi-agency computer crimes task force (CATCH), and was decorated for his performance in technology focused investigations. Chuck began teaching computer forensics in 2003 and was recruited away from law enforcement in 2004 by the then industry leading software company. During his 12+ year tenure there, he performed in nearly every role vital to the success of a major training operation, and was in a leadership role when the company went public in 2006. As Vice President of Training, Chuck led the training team to several industry awards, including the SC Magazine Award for best training program. From notable digital investigations and classroom instruction, to managing the development of curriculum, to leading a team of 30+ employees in the delivery of training to over 5000 students a year, Chuck brings broad experience and over a decade of business leadership to the Magnet Training team.
As Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Neil leads strategic engagement with leaders from policing, national security and government agencies. He previously served with the Government of Canada in senior roles at Global Affairs Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office. Neil is a Senior Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and Faculty at Singularity University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Canada and the Public Policy Forum. He is also a contributor to the Globe and Mail and Policy Options Magazine. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with honours from Carleton University.
As Vice President of Corporate Development, Josh is responsible for the development and execution of M&A, investment and strategic partnership activities at Magnet Forensics. Josh has a decade’s worth of experience sourcing, evaluating and executing transactions as an investor, operator and as a corporate lawyer.
Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Josh worked at a Canadian venture capital firm where he sourced a number of the firm’s most successful investments and led a number of deals to closing. Josh also acted as the Director of Strategy & Corporate Development at a late-stage travel technology/tour operator company, TravelEdge, where he executed various mission-critical corporate development initiatives as the company scaled to over $700 million in sales. A corporate lawyer by profession, Josh began his career at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He holds an HBA/JD from the Ivey Business School and Western Law School, and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge.
As Vice President of Engineering, Jeff is responsible for all engineering and product development activities at Magnet Forensics. Jeff has over 20 years of software industry experience starting as a software developer before moving into leadership roles. Most recently Jeff was Director of Engineering at Avast Software and prior to that he held many senior leadership positions in nearly 12 years at BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion (RIM), Limited. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
As General Counsel, Vivian is responsible for the legal function at Magnet, which includes protecting the Company from liability, compliance with laws and best practices, identifying and mitigating risk to the organization and supporting the business operations. Vivian is a seasoned corporate lawyer, with strong experience in securities and M&A, honed at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto and Hale and Dorr LLP (currently Wilmer Hale LLP) in Boston. More recently, Vivian was General Counsel at BlueCat Networks, a Canadian network software company, and Assistant General Counsel at Open Text, a Canadian content management company.
Vivian holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and an Honours BA from the University of Toronto. Vivian has also completed her ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors (DEP66 May 2017).
As Vice President of Marketing, Rosalynn is responsible for all areas of global marketing and planning, including brand, communications and demand generation. Rosalynn brings over 15 years of B2B, consumer and channel marketing experience to the role, including a variety of leadership roles at BlackBerry (Research In Motion), most recently serving as Director, Channel Marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
As Vice President of Revenue Operations, Natalie is responsible for the development and execution of strategic programs and initiatives to optimize sales processes and enhance sales productivity.
Natalie brings nearly 15 years of tech industry experience, having held various leadership roles in both Finance and Operations. Most recently, Natalie worked at OpenText, leading Operations for the International Sales team.
Natalie is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
As Vice President of Human Resources, Jody is responsible for supporting the incredible organizational culture at Magnet Forensics. Jody has spent over 20 years in the field of Human Resources, supporting individuals, teams and organizations with innovative HR solutions that drive positive change. She draws on her experiences at companies like Manulife, BlackBerry, MUFG and Kik Interactive, to generate new options and deliver practical solutions.
As Vice President of Business Systems, Mike is responsible for the strategic direction, utilization, and scalability of Magnet Forensics business systems to enable our strategic vision. Mike brings with him over 18 years of experience working with technology and building high performing teams, to enable company growth and transformation within the technology sector. Most recently Mike was Director of IT at D2L, Director of Business Systems at Sandvine, and prior to that, held other leadership positions at Sandvine and BlackBerry.
Chris is a seasoned sales leader with 15 years’ experience in the IT sector. Chris joined Magnet Forensics in 2012 and has held various sales and executive positions focusing on our global business. In his current role, Chris is responsible for sales strategy, revenue growth, and channel partnerships for the EMEA region. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Chris held various sales positions on the Verizon Business Unit at BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion (RIM) Limited, as well as IKON Office Solutions. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a Diploma in Business Management from George Brown College.