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.
Jad Saliba is a former digital forensics investigator who left policing in 2011 to devote all of his time to developing software solutions that dramatically improve the process of recovering and analyzing Internet evidence left behind. He has since dedicated his efforts to building Magnet Forensics and developing Magnet IEF into a thorough and easy-to-use software solution that recovers Internet-related artifacts from computers, smartphones and tablets. As Magnet Forensics’ CTO, Jad is focused on researching new methods of recovering and analyzing all types of evidence for digital forensics investigations. His goal remains to create the best Internet forensics tools possible—helping those in the trenches make a difference in their communities.
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.
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 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 Vice President of Product Management, Geoff is responsible for defining the strategic direction of product development at Magnet Forensics. Geoff has over 10 years of experience in product management, and most recently served as Senior Product Manager for BlackBerry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree from Queen’s University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, also from Queen’s University.
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 and General Counsel, Chris Runstedler is the principal legal advisor for Magnet Forensics. Chris has over 15 years of experience as both a lawyer and business executive in the technology industry. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics Chris gained experience at several industry leading technology companies including BlackBerry, Oracle and Sandvine. Chris is an active member of his community and the legal profession, frequently speaking on technology law issues.
Peter is a seasoned business professional with 15 years experience in a wide variety of roles including finance, operations, and marketing. As Vice President of Finance, Peter is responsible for development and execution of the company’s financial and operational strategies including forecasting, financial planning, business operations, and corporate business systems.
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.
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.