Steve Bock – President & CEO
Steve Bock is the Founder and President of Subsentio. He oversees all aspects of the company’s sales, marketing and operations and has grown the company from a small consulting firm to one of the largest Trusted Third Parties in the United States.
Prior to Subsentio, Mr. Bock served in a variety of management positions in the telecommunications industry including Convergent Communications, IP Services and SS8. While working at SS8, he became immersed in the challenges of electronic surveillance where his passion for providing low cost alternatives led him to form Subsentio.
Mr. Bock has been a strong supporter of law enforcement needs, which is reflected in the many FCC filings, white papers and public statements that Subsentio has made over the years. Mr. Bock is a frequent speaker in a variety of public and private forums on the subject of Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance.
Marcus Thomas – Chief Technology Officer
Marcus Thomas is Chief Technology Officer for Subsentio. Mr. Thomas is a former FBI Assistant Director. He served as Lead Executive to advise, govern, oversee policy, direction, and operations and provide the leadership and general promotion of all FBI operational technologies supporting the FBI’s mission and needs, and those of the Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities.
At the FBI, Mr. Thomas’ program responsibilities included: Electronic Surveillance; Physical Surveillance (Technical Support to Surveillance Ops, Tagging, Tracking and Locating, Friendly Force Tracking/Situational Awareness); Digital Evidence (Computer and Device Forensics, Audio, Video, and Imagery Forensics, Cryptanalysis, Improvised Explosive Device Forensics); Crises Communications – Mobile Command Posts and Land-Mobile Radio Networks; Technical Surveillance Countermeasures; Scientific and Technical Intelligence; Surreptitious Entry; Counter-Encryption; Special Projects; Data Analysis and Visualization: Technical and Forensics Training.
Mr. Thomas holds a Secret/Top Secret Security clearance with the FBI.
Todd McDermott – Chief Security Officer
As Chief Security Officer, Todd McDermott is responsible for the security of Subsentio’s business and technical operations. He will supervise the company’s close cooperation with its communications service provider clients and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) from start to finish during lawfully authorized electronic surveillance to ensure flawless performance of the Subsentio CALEA compliance solutions installed in the client networks, and prompt delivery of evidence to law enforcement.
Todd McDermott joins Subsentio from Verint Systems, Inc. As Vice President, Business Development at Verint from January 1999 through November 2015, Mr. McDermott advanced new technologies for lawful electronic surveillance products, fueling the company’s rapid growth in the United States and Canada.
Prior to Verint, Mr. McDermott served 18 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with responsibility for research, development and technical oversight of electronic surveillance systems. Mr. McDermott represented the Government of Canada for North American telecommunications standards, contributing to standards for lawful electronic surveillance, and hosted and chaired international law enforcement conferences on electronic surveillance.
Todd McDermott holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, with a field of study in systems and communications engineering.
Tom Gudsnuk – General Manager
Tom Gudsnuk is General Manager for Subsentio and oversees the overall management of the daily business operations of the company. Along with the company executives he is involved in the development and implementation of strategy, plans, and procedures for the performance and growth of Subsentio. Further he is tasked with the measure of key operational metrics, managing partners/vendors, and identifying and managing company risks. Tom brings to Subsentio over 30 years of business experience, including 20 years leading technology companies in various executive roles.
Tom received his undergraduate degree in Management Science from the University of New Haven, completing the degree requirements in 2.5 years. While working full time, his graduate degrees were completed in the evening programs at the University of Bridgeport where he received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Juris Doctor degree at the School of Law (now Quinnipiac University). Tom is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in Connecticut and before the U.S District Court.
Tonya Heller – Vice President of Finance
Tonya Heller is Vice President of Finance for Subsentio and oversees all financial aspects of the company including accounting, budgeting, planning & analysis, tax, and treasury. She also leads all human resources activities. Ms. Heller has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience, six of which were in public accounting working for Ernst & Young, a top global accounting firm.
Prior to joining Subsentio in 2015, Ms. Heller was the Financial Reporting Manager for American Eagle Energy Corporation, the Finance Manager for Newfield Exploration, and the Financial Reporting Manager for DCP Midstream, where she handled SEC reporting, financial and business analysis, budgeting and auditing. Earlier in her career, Ms. Heller was an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young and completed multiple IPOs and follow on offerings in the software and telecommunications industries.
Ms. Heller received a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado.
William Ekes – Vice President of Sales
William is responsible for Subsentio’s revenue production, managing the day-to-day functions of both the direct sales process as well as the indirect channel partners’ organization.
A telecom professional with over 30 years in sales and sales management, William has 15 years’ direct experience selling Lawful Intercept solutions to communications service providers. For 10 years, he was the Vice President of OEM Sales for SS8, a U.S. manufacturer of lawful intercept solutions selling to major manufacturers such as Motorola. Later as Sales Director of North American Sales at Verint he managed the sales process of selling into major carriers such as, AT&T, Sprint, Telus, and Telefonica. William managed a cross-functional team selling emerging applications into the international market. Prior to SS8 he held evolving sales roles with NewNet, DSC Communications and MiTel.
As an entrepreneur, he has been a board member and partner for a small start-up companies creating products and services for the expanding Internet of Things, (IOT) market.
Mr. Ekes studied Management at the University of North Texas and Marketing at Dallas Baptist University. He has also taught continuing education at the Collin County Community College.
Shawn Hannon – Vice President Engineering & Chief Information Security Officer
Shawn Hannon is Vice President of Engineering and Chief Information Security Officer for Subsentio and oversees all aspects of engineering, information technology implementation and support, testing, and cybersecurity.
Prior to Subsentio, Shawn was one of the lead CALEA support engineers at VeriSign running the NetDiscovery™ lab and involved in the engineering, implementing, and testing of all aspects of their CALEA related products. He worked on CALEA solutions with numerous switch manufacturers including Lucent, Nortel, Cisco, Ericsson, Acme Packet, Motorola and ZTE. At VeriSign, Shawn was also involved with supporting multiple law enforcement agencies’ needs including validating and resolving issues with the provisioning, mediation, and delivery of CALEA mandated traffic. This required a working knowledge of several LEA collection devices such as Pen-Link, JSI VB3, and the DCS3000.
Prior to joining VeriSign, Mr. Hannon was the lead network tester and surveillance engineer at AT&T Fixed Wireless where he performed network deployment testing and CALEA implementation and testing for new and existing markets.
Mr. Hannon graduated magna cum laude from City University of Seattle with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems. In 2014, Mr. Hannon received a Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership Degree from the University of Washington. He has actively belonged to the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) of Washington, the Telecommunication Carriers Forum at ASKCALEA (FBI sponsored forum for CALEA activity), and Information System Security Association.
Marc Hopper – Law Enforcement Liaison Officer
Marc Hopper is the Law Enforcement Liaison Officer at Subsentio. He works on behalf of Subsentio clients to interface with Law Enforcement investigations that involve electronic surveillance.
Mr. Hopper’s career was spent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent. Mr. Hopper specialized in electronic surveillance as a technically trained agent for the FBI in the Columbus, Ohio Resident Agency of the Cincinnati Field Office. After years of running successful missions, he then supervised the switch-based intercept team for the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.
Mr. Hopper holds a Secret/Top Secret Security clearance with the FBI.
Curt Collins – Law Enforcement Liaison Officer
Curt Collins is a Law Enforcement Liaison Officer for Subsentio. He performs all required duties to implement and maintain authorized electronic surveillance for law enforcement on behalf of client service providers.
Mr. Collins retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 26 years of service. During that time he served in the Washington Field Office, FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC and the Cincinnati Division. Mr. Collins spent 12 of the 26 years as a Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters and the Cincinnati Division.
Mr. Collins holds a Top Secret Security Clearance with the FBI.