About TruSTAR

Our Story

Our Mission is to build and deliver technology so teams of security professionals can Defend Better Together. We believe that when security professionals can integrate intelligence data into every stage of their workflow, they can make better decisions faster.


Founded in 2014 by a mix of seasoned entrepreneurs, former security and intelligence specialists, and killer product developers, TruSTAR is building a platform that operationalizes internal and external data sources through an ecosystem of integrations to help you gain control of your data.

Our Leadership


Patrick Coughlin

Co-Founder & CEO


Choo Kim-Isgitt

Chief Revenue Officer


Paul Kurtz

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman


Daniel Solmirano

Senior Director of Engineering


Chris Godfrey

Senior Director of Strategic Accounts


Elvis Hovor

Vice President of Product

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Jon Nuñez

Senior Director of Customer Success

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Chris Murphy

Chief Technology Officer

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Mikala Vidal

Vice President of Marketing

Our Investors

Backed by investors who understand that Connected Defense is more valuable and more efficient than standalone cyber threat tools.


Acrew Capital is an early stage venture capital firm, engaging in long-term partnerships with teams uniquely suited to solve big, hard problems.

Storm Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based VC firm focused on building enterprise leaders as the first or early investor.

Resolute Ventures is an early investor focused on backing and connecting a community of Founders who share an entrepreneurial spirit and energy.


Board of Advisors

Sean Kanuck

Former U.S. National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues

Stewart Baker

Former General Counsel of NSA

Sherri Ramsay

Former Director of NSA Threat Operations Center (NTOC)

Mark Kraynak

Founding Partner, Acrew Capital

Richard Clarke

Former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism for the United States.

John Callas

Senior Technology Fellow at ACLU,
Former Security Expert at Apple

Jim Reavis

Co-founder & CEO, Cloud Security Alliance

Bijan Hafezi

CRO, Acceptto Corporation

Shimon Modi

Security Principal Product Manager, Elastic

Shelley Westman

Senior Enterprise Transformation Leader, Cree

Mat Henley

Former Head of Global Threat Operaions, UBER

Emmanuel Paraskakis

CEO, Level 250

Shawn Carpenter

Security Industry Startup Veteran, Investor, and Advisor

Tom Koehler

Former Partner at EY Germany and CSO for Cybersecurity at Cassidian, today Airbus Defence and Space

Dave Cullinane

Co-Founder of TruSTAR,
Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance,
Former CISO at eBay

Nicolas Kseib

Co-Founder, Stealth Mode Startup

Former Director of Data Science and Analytics, TruSTAR

Jerry Archer

SVP/CSO, Sallie Mae

Brian Kelly

CSO, Rackspace

Justin Somaini

CSO, Unity Technologies

Benjamin Carr

CISO, Qualys

Join Our Team

You'll be on the frontlines of cybersecurity, building a platform that connects a network of enterprise security operators facing off against the most sophisticated attackers in the world. Do you have what it takes?

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