Company

MediaPRO security and privacy training solutions are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line.

With MediaPRO, it’s easy to keep employees engaged and track program effectiveness. MediaPRO enables you to automatically personalize training for each employee, take advantage of pre-packaged courses as-is, or easily tailor them to meet your organization’s priorities.

And, unlike phishing-focused security awareness training solutions, MediaPRO covers security, privacy and compliance to address a more complete threat landscape.

Whether you’re looking to more effectively demonstrate compliance, stop phishing attacks, or want a best-in-class security awareness program, MediaPRO makes training fun, fast and impactful.

MediaPRO has been named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-based Training for five years in a row.

Why MediaPRO

Management Team

Tyler Winkler, CEO

Tyler joined in 2018 as CEO and is leading MediaPRO’s transformation to focus exclusively on cybersecurity and privacy education while taking advantage of the firm’s rich history as an adult learning and instructional design leader. Tyler’s primary focus is building a world-class team of high-integrity, smart, strategic leaders who operate with a tremendous sense of urgency to address one of biggest challenges facing both the private and public sectors: the frailty of the human element in protecting confidential personal information and proprietary trade secrets.

Prior to joining MediaPRO, Tyler led revenue growth for SecureWorks, the leading managed security services provider, from less than $1 million to greater than $450 million through geographic, segment and channel expansion. In that time, Tyler owned all aspects of go-to-market and played an integral role in the sale of SecureWorks to Dell in 2011 and in the IPO spin out from Dell in 2016.

Tom Pendergast, Chief Learning Officer

Tom Pendergast is MediaPRO’s Chief Learning Officer. He believes that every person cares about protecting data, they just don’t know it yet. That’s why he’s constantly trying to devise new and easy ways to help awareness program managers educate their employees. Whether it’s pulling together the Adaptive Awareness Framework—a staged plan to ensure employee commitment to cybersecurity and privacy best practices—or working with teams of people to build SaaS tools and award-winning content, Tom is committed to getting employees, students, and even his mother to do the right thing when it comes to protecting data.

Tom holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University, and has spent a career making complicated things simple, first as the founder of Full Circle Editorial, then in learning solutions with MediaPRO. For fun, he likes to scramble and trail run in the nearby mountains.

Kevin Benz, Chief Technology Strategist

Kevin leads MediaPRO’s research and development and engineering teams. He is an accomplished software executive with extensive experience in the design and delivery of extremely high-performance systems for organizations such as AT&T and DIRECTV, as well as a trusted technology advisor to startups, investors, and venture capital firms.

In 1994 Kevin founded and operated eCandy.com, one of the first gift oriented e-commerce firms, until its sale in 1999. He then founded Interknack, a boutique consultancy focused on building highly scalable systems with high-performance teams, until its sale in 2006. After joining AT&T, Kevin became a multiple-year Chairman’s Award Winner, CIO Award winner for the delivery of web-based real-time communications, and singled out to become an annual innovation award “Judge-Mentor” for AT&T’s Technology Development organization.

Chris Tarrach, Chief Financial Officer

As MediaPRO’s CFO, Chris oversees all aspects of finance, accounting, and human resources. Chris has unique and varied experience blending capital markets and investment management skills with actual operational experience as a C-level executive.

Prior to MediaPRO, Chris served as the senior-most finance executive for Envestnet | Tamarac, a leading provider of integrated, web-based portfolio rebalancing, performance reporting, and customer relationship management software for independent advisers and wealth managers.

He holds a B.S. in Economics with a double concentration in Finance and Strategic Management from the Wharton Undergraduate Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam Peddicord, VP of Client Success

Adam oversee MediaPRO’s Client Success, Support, and Experience efforts.  At the core of Adam’s success is uncovering the client’s definition of success, then aligning and architecting an organization’s people, technology, and strategy to assure client value is attained and accelerated. Prior to joining MediaPRO, Adam led Success organizations and efforts at publicly traded and privately-held fast-growth companies such as Oracle and PayScale.

Adam is a U.S. Army veteran who holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Political Science from Western Washington University and an MBA with an emphasis on International Business from Seattle Pacific University. When not ideating on how to create the best-in-class client experience, he can be found playing outdoors somewhere with no access to modern conveniences.

Jerome Gotz, VP of Custom Services

Jerome leads MediaPRO’s custom learning team supporting one of our largest and longest standing clients. Jerome has almost 40 years of experience in the learning industry and during that time has lead teams and organizations supporting a number of Fortune 500 companies. His experience on both sides of the supplier/client relationship gives him a unique perspective into the challenges that our clients face across the L&D landscape. His experience has been primarily focused on the use of technology to support learner-centric experiences.

Jerome has held many positions at MediaPRO over the last 18 years that have supported the growth and expansion of our business. His experience during this time has afforded an opportunity to develop cross-functional management and leadership skills that have ensured successful engagements with a long list of clients.

Board of Directors

Christopher Fountain, Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher has an extensive track record of leading and growing information technology companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. During his career, he’s led enterprise application, cybersecurity, content management and compliance software and services companies serving a variety of industries, including energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, franchising, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and government.

During his tenure as CEO of SecureInfo he testified before Congress regarding pending cybersecurity legislation and appeared on multiple radio shows. He’s a Ponemon Fellow and advisor to multiple cybersecurity companies. Over his 20+ years in C-level management, he’s led efforts to raise capital at six companies and played a key role in six successful exits.

Christopher graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a B.S. degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering.

Steve Conrad

Steve is the founder and past CEO of MediaPRO and continues to offer advice and oversight as a board member.  He has more than 25 years of experience in the learning and security awareness markets, including working strategically with many companies to determine how they can effectively leverage learning programs to improve performance, secure and protect data, and lower costs. As founder, Steve successfully positioned MediaPRO to deliver thousands of innovative and high-quality information security, privacy, and corporate compliance initiatives for a variety of industries.

Steve has a B.A. in Finance from Central Washington University and his past experience includes various management and leadership roles at Oracle, Comshare, and Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

Scott Hoch

Scott Hoch, a Partner at Frontier Capital, joined the team in 2007 to help lead the firm’s investments in Healthcare IT and Human Resources Technology companies.

As a current board member at ECI, e-Verifile, Aviacode, WilsonHCG, and Zephyr, Scott works with management teams to provide strategic and financial support, identifying paths to create long-term value. Prior to joining Frontier, Scott held investment banking positions with Edgeview Partners and Bank of America.

Dave Pandullo

Dave Pandullo, Vice President of Frontier Capital, joined the team in 2015 and is responsible for leading the evaluation and execution of new investments as well as supporting Frontier’s portfolio companies.

Dave enjoys working closely with executive teams of high-growth software companies to identify and execute on value creation initiatives that accelerate growth and improve operating performance. Prior to joining Frontier, Dave helped form TouchCare, a healthcare-IT startup, and worked in private equity for Morgan Creek Capital Management and Parthenon Capital Partners. Dave started his career in investment banking with McColl Partners.

Robert Shuford

Robert Shuford is a Managing Partner and Principal of Clovis Point Capital which he co-founded in 2014. Robert’s responsibilities include sourcing, executing, and managing investment opportunities. He serves on Clovis Point’s Investment Committee and as well as shares responsibility managing the Fund’s operations.

Previously, Robert served as a Managing Director on the lower middle market team of Main Street where he was employed in various roles since January of 2006. Prior to Main Street, Robert was a Senior Associate of Avail Consulting, LLC in the Financial Advisory Services Group.

Careers

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