Our people

Meet the leaders behind Glasswall, all have a shared passion for helping to protect businesses against the most advanced file-based threats ensuring organizations can trust every file.

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

CEO

Danny is all about building trust with customers, partners and colleagues. Having enjoyed a successful career doing exactly that in banking, government, diplomacy and tech, our fearless leader is now on a mission to make Glasswall the most trusted name in CDR. His previous roles include COO at Blippar, British Consul General to New York, CEO of London & Partners, Marketing Director at the UK’s Department for International Trade, and senior international positions at Barclays Bank.

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

CFO

Steve is a lot more than your traditional CFO. His unique background means — in addition to running the numbers — he can be found talking to industry analysts, targeting new partners, analyzing our product packaging and pricing, and looking for opportunities to drive revenue. His previous roles include CFO/COO at Tellimer Group and Group Financial Controller of The Kyte Group and GFI Group.

Dinis Cruz

Dinis Cruz

CTO and CISO

Dinis is passion personified. Our CDR evangelist is a champion for CISOs everywhere and leads our engineering team (with unwavering commitment) in one simple cause: to genuinely make handling digital documents safer for all. His previous roles include CISO at Photobox Group, CISO at Revolut, OWASP Board member, and CTO of Piaget Institute in Portugal.
Paul Farrington

Paul Farrington

Chief Product Officer

Paul is a DevSecOps dynamo. With over 20 years’ experience launching secure software in his back pocket, he now keeps our product development team laser-focused on delivering (and growing) the most innovative CDR product portfolio on the planet. His previous roles include CTO and leadership positions at Veracode, BCSG, and Barclays.

Sharon Forder

Sharon Forder

SVP, Marketing

Sharon makes our uniqueness shine. Because when you have a refreshingly different approach to cybersecurity, the market needs to know about it. Sharon’s expertise (and enthusiasm) has fueled brand awareness and pipeline for many leading SaaS companies over the past 25 years, including roles at Cheetah Digital, Snow Software, Salesforce, and NetSuite.
Sam Hutton

Sam Hutton

SVP, North America

Sam prides himself on offering perfect partnership (and true collaboration) to organizations all over North America. Because with over 20 years’ experience in selling and delivering solutions to financial, security, defense and commercial sectors in this space, Sam knows even the most cutting-edge technology needs the best team of people to support it.

Laurence Timmons

Laurence Timmons

Managing Director, Business Development

Laurence is motivated by forging meaningful relationships. He connects people to the file-security tech they need and makes the digital world a safer place at the same time. It’s a win-win! When he’s not spearheading Glasswall’s commercial growth, Laurence mentors startups through Oxford University. His 20 years’ experience in financial services and FinTech includes managing global sales teams across four different continents at CME Group, ICAP, EBS, SIX Telekurs and Bloomberg.

Anne Tiedemann

Anne Tiedemann

SVP, People & Investor Relations

Anne makes Glasswall a great place to work (literally). Following 30 years driving strategy and operations in the security and intelligence industry, Anne is now our custodian of culture, focused on empowering us and making sure we’re at our best for our customers and partners. Her previous roles include executive positions at Kroll in EMEA and Asia Pacific, and G4S plc.

Lord  Spencer

Lord Spencer

Chairman

Lord Spencer is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. He founded Intercapital (ICAP) in 1986, which listed on the FTSE in 2006, and established NEX Group plc to focus on technology-based services enabling customers to better execute trades and manage risk. In 2018, NEX was acquired by CME Group and Lord Spencer joined the CME board. He is also Chairman of IPGL, his private investment company, which invests in early-stage companies.

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

CEO

Danny is Glasswall’s CEO and has enjoyed a successful international career in banking, government, diplomacy and technology. Previous roles include COO at UK-based technology company Blippar, British Consul General to New York, CEO of London & Partners, Marketing Director at the UK’s Department for International Trade, and a number of senior international positions at Barclays Bank.

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

CFO

Steve is Glasswall’s CFO and prior to joining the company spent five years as the CFO/COO at Tellimer Group, a technology-led research, data and analytics platform. Steve is a qualified chartered accountant and was previously Group Financial Controller of The Kyte Group, during which time it transitioned from being a privately-owned company to becoming part of the NYSE-listed GFI Group.
Sir Peter Westmacott

Sir Peter Westmacott

Non-executive Director

Sir Peter is a hugely accomplished senior diplomat who served as British ambassador to Turkey (2002-2006), France (2007-2012) and the United States (2012-2016). He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in 2003 by HM the Queen, Knight Grand Cross (GCMG) in 2016, and was made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for services to the Royal Family in 1993. Sir Peter is now vice-chairman of Tellus Matrix LLP, President of Tikehau Capital’s International Advisory Board, a member of EY’s UK Oversight Committee and a Distinguished Ambassadorial Fellow of the Atlantic Council.
Cate Pye

Cate Pye

Non-executive Director

Cate is a senior-level cyber, defence and security expert. She leads PA Consulting’s Digital Trust and Cyber Security Transformation capability, and previously headed up Ernst & Young’s Government Cyber and Security business. For a number of years, Cate was in the UK’s Ministry of Defence and worked on high profile programmes including Eurofighter Typhoon and Civil Contingencies and Emergency Response for the EU and NATO.
Sir Nigel Knowles

Sir Nigel Knowles

Non-executive Director

Sir Nigel is Chairman of global legal business DWF. He is former Global Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of DLA Piper, having served as Global Co-CEO and Managing Partner for nearly 20 years before. He is credited with DLA Piper’s remarkable growth, leading the firm through a series of mergers and taking the firm from its regional origins to the global firm it is today. He received a knighthood in 2009 in recognition of his services to the legal industry.
Doug Rhoten

Doug Rhoten

Non-executive Director

Doug was the CEO of ICAP Americas for 15 years up until 2014, leading business units across equities, credit, emerging markets, FX, futures, fixed income and money markets. He has been an active participant on several industry committees, including the US Federal Reserve Bank FX Committee. In 2014, Doug purchased and assumed the Chairmanship of ICAP IP global patent brokerage. He also sits on a number of boards, including IPGL, Incubex Climate Exchange and Apiary Life.
Phil Reilly

Phil Reilly

Non-executive Director

Phil is a former senior CIA officer with 29 years of operational experience around the world. Since retirement in 2014, Phil has advised numerous tech companies in the data and cyber arena. He is a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group and on the Advisory Board of Dun & Bradstreet.
Sir Iain Lobban

Sir Iain Lobban

Chairman

Sir Iain is a distinguished former British civil servant. He was the Director of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK from 2008 to 2014, having previously served as its Director General for Operations from 2004. As GCHQ Director, he was a principal member of the Joint Intelligence Committee for over six years. Sir Iain is a partner and senior strategy adviser at C5 Holdings and is on the Board Financial Crime Risk Committee at Standard Chartered Bank.

Rick Ledgett

Rick Ledgett

Rick is the former Deputy Director of the U.S. National Security Agency. He has 40 years of experience in signals intelligence, information assurance, and operational management of large, complex organizations, and currently advises private sector and governmental entities on cybersecurity.
The Lord Hogan-Howe QPM

The Lord Hogan-Howe QPM

Bernard Hogan-Howe is the former Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police from 2011 to 2017. Prior to this he was HM Inspector of Constabulary (2009-2011) and Chief Constable of Merseyside police (2004-2009). From the Met he led the police Counter Terrorist Network in the UK and abroad. Bernard was elevated to the House of Lords as a crossbench peer in 2017. He’s also a trustee of the Arise Foundation and a patron of the St Giles Trust.

Paddy McGuinness CMG OBE

Paddy McGuinness CMG OBE

Paddy is the former National Security Advisor in the UK from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this, Paddy was in the UK’s Diplomatic Service with leadership roles in the Middle East and Africa, Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Proliferation and Cyber. He is an advisor to the Brunswick Group, C5 Strategy and a Commissioner of the Oxford Commission on Elections and Technology.
Dr Adam Marshall CBE

Dr Adam Marshall CBE

Adam is the former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, one of the UK’s foremost business organizations. He led BCC through the Brexit referendum and the Coronavirus pandemic, campaigning for broad business interests and securing policy changes and support for UK firms. He also championed the growth of its Global Business Network and has strong links to its communities across the world.

Simon Church

Simon Church

Simon is the CEO of Maxive Cyber Security and a 30-year veteran of the IT industry. He is an expert in information security, managed and professional services, and has a successful track record in running global growth strategies.
Joshua Kennedy-White

Joshua Kennedy-White

Joshua Kennedy-White is a respected business strategist, having enjoyed an exciting 25-year career driving innovation in security and technology across numerous industries. During his time as Managing Director for Accenture Security, Josh established Accenture’s Intelligence and National Security Practice in Australia.

A regular media commentator on technology issues, he plays a hands-on role within the security ecosystem, brings experience at every stage of the investment cycle and holds executive advisory positions in the UK, and Directorships in Australia, the UK, Ireland and Saudi Arabia

Philip Rambech

Philip Rambech

Philip is the CEO of Nanotego and comes with over 30 years of international telecommunication experience. A former President of Ericsson Mobile’s business in Asia/Pacific, Philip served on the Ericsson boards in five Asian markets. In 2001 on the establishment of Sony Ericsson JV, Philip took the role as MD for Sony Ericsson in UK/Ireland; a pioneer in the Smartphone field delivering Apps to market four years before the launch of the iPhone. In 2006 he served as MD for Siemens Mobile in the UK.

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