Meet the Team

The Management Team

Gary Miliefsky


Gary is the CEO of SnoopWall, Inc. and a co-inventor of the company’s innovative breach prevention technologies. He is a cyber-security expert and a frequent invited guest on national and international media commenting on mobile privacy, cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism, also covered in both Forbes and Fortune Magazines. He has been extremely active in the INFOSEC arena, most recently as the Editor of Cyber Defense Magazine. Miliefsky is a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security (, the National Information Security Group ( and the OVAL advisory board of MITRE responsible for the CVE Program ( He also assisted the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace as well as the Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cyber Crime at Norwich University. Previously, Gary has been founder and/or inventor for technologies and corporations sold and licensed to Hexis Cyber, Intel/McAfee, IBM, Computer Associates and BlackBox Corporation. Gary is a member of and is a CISSP®. Email him at [email protected].

Jim Antes


Since joining Venture Advisors in 2005, Jim has served as CFO for over 35 clients . In addition to daily operating responsibilities at his clients during this time he participated in:

  • over $150M in Venture equity and debt financings
  • M & A, transactions
  • Due diligence projects
  • Restructuring and wind-down projects

Prior to joining Venture Advisors he was VP of Finance for Emulex a NYSE listed company which acquired Giganet for $650M while he was CFO. Before Giganet he held multiple CFO positions in venture backed tech start-ups.

Mark Bermingham

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

In this role, Mark leads the channels growth of the company. Mark has more than 20 years of experience developing sales, marketing and business growth strategies having served in senior sales, marketing and product management roles at numerous high-tech firms. Mark is well seasoned at building out product, marketing and channels in an accelerated fashion for SnoopWall’s potential Public Markets future (as predicted by Owler). He oversees all aspects of SnoopWall’s global marketing efforts, including global channel and partner expansion programs, marketing, and strategic growth initiatives bringing a wealth of experience in go-to-market and marketing strategy, product marketing and positioning, public relations and analyst relations. Mark evangelizes security to link market opportunity with developmental priorities to meet today’s accelerating security challenges. He most recently held a global senior marketing leadership role with Kaspersky Lab’s global marketing organization. Mark is a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School.

“I’m thrilled to be part of a growing team, here at SnoopWall, as we lead the market in the most proactive way, helping partners deliver the most innovative network and mobile breach prevention solutions to much needing customers throughout the globe,” said Mark Bermingham, VP of Worldwide Channels

Marsha Friedman

Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations

Marsha Friedman doesn’t like sitting still. As a prominent business woman, she has run her pay-for-performance public relations firm successfully through prosperity and adversity, ironically having one of her best revenue years in the midst of 2009’s recession. As a publicity expert, she has authored the book Celebritize Yourself. Since taking over media relations for SnoopWall, she’s put our CEO in Forbes, Fortune, Enterpreneur as well as on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC as a well-recognized cyber security expert.

Marsha Friedman launched EMSI in 1990. Her PR company represents corporations and experts in a wide array of fields such as business, health, food, lifestyle, politics, finance, law, sports and entertainment. Some of the more prominent names on her client roster are Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane and the famous Motown Group, The Temptations. She consults individuals and businesses on a daily basis, and is frequently asked to speak at conferences about how to harness the power of publicity. As a radio personality and public speaker, Marsha can be heard weekly on her Blog Talk Radio Show, EMSI’s PR Insider. Marsha and EMSI’s VP of Media Operations, Alex Hinojosa talk about different aspects of PR and how to “Celebritize Yourself”. On her previous talk radio show, The Family Roundtable, Marsha enjoyed interviewing celebrities such as Tony Curtis, Ed Begley Jr., Augusten Burroughs, Faith Evans, Vicki Lawrence, Denise Jackson, Janine Turner and Rose Rock, to name a few.

Brian Church

Vice President of Global Support

Brian is a senior member of SnoopWall’s leadership team with oversight and responsibility for pre and post-sales support, training, customer experience and ensuring the success of a global partner network. He has over 25 years of experience as a senior support management professional with a strong technical background and extensive expertise leading multi-national technical customer support teams. Brian’s experience spans multiple market segments including cloud and enterprise networking, healthcare and network security.

Brian holds a BSEET from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an MBA with a focus on international business from Southern New Hampshire University.

He believes the success of an organization is built upon the success of employees, partners and customers.

David MacKnight

Vice President of Quality Assurance

David brings a broad range of experience to the SnoopWall team, including over 20 years in software and systems quality assurance and project management, and ranging from enterprise products to the defense industry.

As a strong believer that quality starts when a project starts, he brings a project management approach and dedication to keeping the information flowing and the team well informed. David is dedicated to thorough documentation of test plans, processes and procedures wherever possible to keep the team informed without burdening the creativity of the team.


Chris Gauthier

Vice President, Engineering

Chris Gauthier is our VP of Engineering. He’s an early stage engineering team leader who is also the chief software architect for SnoopWall and coinventor of the AppCrusher. He’s a hands on coder, team leader and passionate white hat with a strong ethical hacking background. Chris loves to challenge the team and himself to always find new ways to improve the Privacy Shield Embedded SDK and our AppCrusher technology on Android, iOS, Windows and through the Cloud. Chris brings over 15 years of engineering skills to the table, having developed numerous database intensive and mobile applications over the years for AimCare, the Kevrick Company and Thornbrook Software, to name a few. He has a degree in Physics with a background in CS from Gettysburg College.

Corporate Counsel and Patent Counsel

Scott Flegal

Inside Counsel, Flegal Law Office P.A.

Scott is the outside Corporate Counsel for SnoopWall. He grew up in Clifton Park, New York, a small town just south of Saratoga Springs, New York. He earned a B.A. from Amherst College in Amherst, MA in 1982, and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL in 1985. Scott has been practicing law in Nashua, NH since 1985. He spent the first 9 years of his career at Sullivan & Gregg, P.A., and left to open his own firm in 1994. He married Sheelu, who is the residential director at Nashua Children’s Home. Scott has a daughter Jane, who will be a senior at Mt. Holyoke College, a son Calvin who will be a sophomore at the Berklee College of Music, and his youngest daughter Mia. Scott served by appointment of the New Hampshire Supreme Court on the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1991-2001, writing and grading the bar exam. He was appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court to serve as a member of the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Dispute Resolution Committee in 2007. He is also currently the clerk for the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. He is a member of the board of directors of the New England chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution (“NEACR”), and served as President of that chapter in 2007-08.

John H. Chory

Outside Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

John H. Chory, Esq. serves as Co-chair of Latham & Watkins global Emerging Companies Practice. He represents technology and life sciences companies from startup through IPO. Some of his past and current clients include Akamai the $12B public internet acceleration company, Equallogic, the Nashua NH startup acquired by Dell for $1.4b, Veracode, the nearly billion dollar value upcoming IPO startup from Burlington, MA and many more. For more information on Latham & Watkins LLP, visit them online at and read about John Chory at

Thomas J. McGinnis

Patent Counsel, Finch & Maloney PLLC

Tom has extensive experience in law and technology. Prior to joining Finch & Maloney, Tom worked as an associate and senior associate for Lando & Anastasi in Cambridge, MA. Prior to law school, Tom worked in software development, systems analysis, and implementation for companies including Radiant Systems (acquired by NCR) and Ashland Petroleum. He has personally developed and managed the development of software written for a variety of computing platforms including web servers, cell phones, and specialized computing devices. Tom has experience implementing and integrating enterprise-level applications with existing architectures. He uses the insight gained from nearly a decade of business and technical experience in the software and petroleum industries to maximize his clients’ return on their intellectual property investments.

Tom’s academic achievements include a J.D., magna cum laude, from Franklin Pierce Law Center, an M.B.A. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Computer Science with High Distinction and Departmental Honors from the University of Kentucky. Tom is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.