About the VerSprite Management Team
Tony UcedaVelez - Founder, Managing Partner
Tony UcedaVelez, CRISC, CISM, CISA, GIAC has more than 14 years of hands-on security and technology experience across government, healthcare, financial, education, and utility sectors. Tony founded VerSprite with the premise of redefining security services to a point that it reflects a hybrid and balanced approach in understanding client needs. Tony has consulted for numerous Fortune 500 organizations as well as large government entities within the areas of application security, security risk management, network security, and governance. Before VerSprite, Tony was the Sr. Director of Policy and Risk Management for a major Fortune 50 information service bureau. Tony�s background in IT operations and software development, coupled with security operations, allows him to lead VerSprite with the mission of providing tailored, strategic solutions to its client base. Tony is a frequent speaker/ writer at ISACA, OWASP, and other information security forums around the world and is currently managing the Atlanta OWASP Chapter. He is also currently co-writing a book on application threat modeling via Wiley Life Sciences and has co-developed a patent pending methodology for risk based threat models. Tony is a graduate from Cornell University.
Alan Porten - VP, Sales
Mr. Porten is a career sales and marketing professional who spent 10 years before VerSprite as one of the original SecureWorks sales team, bringing the benefits of layered managed security services to the Northeast states. His success included expanding the territory client base from 8 to 380 clients, and assuring a 95% client retention rate. His obsessive focus on client satisfaction has enabled him to become regarded as both a client advocate and a respected trusted advisor to his clients and associates. Mr. Porten has become expert in understanding genuine client needs, and then translating that data into actionable programs to enhance security and data privacy. Prior to SecureWorks, Mr. Porten has spent nearly 25 years guiding the marketing efforts of technology and consumer firms. During the tenure of his full service advertising agency in suburban Washington, DC, his pioneering marketing work helped catapult firms including GTSI and Oracle Federal Group into prominence. His promise at VerSprite is identical - to become a trusted client advocate for every client of VerSprite.