George is currently on several boards including, the Chairman of the Board of Montreal-based Accedian Networks, a director at PeerApp in Boston and a director at Tessera Technologies in San Jose.
In March 2006, he joined Nortel Networks as part of the turnaround team as the CSO in Toronto. His role changed in 2009 to lead the sale and restructuring of various business units through a series of transactions generating over $4B. In 2010, he was promoted to President of Business Units and CSO as he took leadership of the effort to monetize the remaining 6500 patents and applications patents as well as manage the P&L for several business units that were held for sale. The 2011 patent sale led to an unprecedented transaction of $4.5B to a consortium of Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Microsoft and EMC.
Prior to joining Nortel, he was VP of Strategy and M&A for Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, CA from 2003-2006, leading a series of acquisitions that doubled the size of the company over two years.
Previously, he was a Director at McKinsey & Company where he spent 15 years serving clients in the telecom and technology sectors in Asia and North America on a range of strategy and growth issues.
He has a BS with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard University.
As Chief Technology Officer, Neil Cook is responsible for Cloudmark's technical strategy and roadmap and oversees Cloudmark's Product Management, Technology Services and Sales Engineering teams.
Neil Cook has more than 20 year's experience in Mobile and Internet messaging and security, designing scalable and secure solutions for telecommunications companies globally. He has a particular experience and interest in the security issues facing the convergence of Internet and Mobile technologies and applications. He has been at Cloudmark for over six years, where he led the EMEA Technology Services team, led some of the company's largest deployments and was an integral part of the company's research and design activities before becoming CTO in 2012.
Prior to Cloudmark, Neil was at Openwave (previously Software.com), where he was instrumental in bringing new mobile and messaging solutions to market, including one of the first picture-messaging deployments at JPhone, and the first telco-scale IP Voicemail deployment for Telecom Italia. In the past, Neil has also developed large-scale cryptographically-secure messaging and directory systems for governments and the US military. Neil has a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham, and is the author of several IETF RFCs for mobile messaging and streaming.
Leon Rishniw is a seasoned engineering executive who has spent more than 15 years building and managing software development, operations, information technology and engineering support services organizations in high technology companies. At Cloudmark, Leon holds responsibility for the Product Development, Quality Assurance, Customer Support and Operations teams.
Leon's career has spanned the entire spectrum of the engineering development life-cycle, both internationally and domestically, and across multiple industries including messaging systems, digital media systems, medical imaging and avionics. Prior to joining Cloudmark, Leon was Director of Engineering with Sony Corporation where he managed international development efforts between media and hardware companies within Sony. Prior to Sony, Leon served as Vice President of Engineering at Liquid Audio, a digital music services company where he managed the development of software products and services.
Leon holds five patents in security and digital media processing with the US patent office.
Olivier "Mario" Lemarié brings to Cloudmark, over 16 years of executive management and network infrastructure development experience to his role as Vice President of Gateway Technology. Mario joined Cloudmark as part of the acquisition of Bizanga, Ltd., the leading message processing platform, where he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.
As Chief Technology Officer for Bizanga, Mario was responsible for the development and direction of Bizanga's Intelligent Message Processor (IMP) platform which provided scalable and full-featured email message processing and security for some of the largest messaging operators in the world. Prior to founding Bizanga, Mario was co-founder of Internet-Way, one of France's first and most successful internet service providers, and played a prominent role in the design and deployment of the technical infrastructure and in the development of value-added services. Internet-Way was subsequently acquired by UUNET, where Mario served as Chief Technologist for UUNET Europe, Middle East, and Asia and was tasked with defining UUNET Europe's technological direction.
Always looking for better ways to exploit technologies, Mario founded Overnetworks in 2000 to develop a new scalable technology to intelligently route data on the Internet. Earlier in his career, Mario consulted to several start-up organizations helping them define their business models and technological direction.
Alan Ranger has over 25 years experience in both large, multi-national and start up software businesses. As Vice President, Business Development, Alan is responsible for leading Cloudmark’s new proposition development and go-to market strategy.
Prior to joining Cloudmark, Alan was CEO of Phonesync, a UK start up offering over-the-air synchronization solutions to mobile network operators. During his tenure at Phonesync, Alan co-founded and became COO of Mobyko, a company that used the Phonesync technology to allow mobile subscribers to synchronize the content on their phones with their favorite social networks and online data stores.
Alan has held prominent roles in the European sales, marketing and business development divisions at companies including Oracle, Sybase, BMC Software, BroadVision and Nuance. He splits his time between the Cloudmark US and UK offices.