Cybera’s management team possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure our clients get industry-leading results. A diverse background, and proven track records guarantee Cybera to be successful for many years to come.
Andrew Lev currently serves as Cybera’s Chief Executive Officer. He is an accomplished security leader and brings over 25 years of high technology experience to the company. Most recently, Lev served as Chief Product Officer for NTT Com Security, where he was responsible for all aspects of the managed and professional services product portfolio after serving as Chief Marketing Officer and as Group SVP – Marketing, Alliances and Channels. His career also includes co-founding KSR / Neohapsis and MetaTV, which were acquired by Cisco and Comcast, respectively, as well as sales positions with Mozart and Oracle. Lev received a B.A degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
President and Founder
Cliff Duffey has served as Cybera’s President since founding the company in February, 2001. As president, he has been the architect of Cybera’s growth and emergence as a leading security technology company. Prior to Cybera, Duffey served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Covad, managing the acquisition and integration of BlueStar Communications. Duffey was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at BlueStar Communications, where he managed technology strategy, business development, product marketing, and the rollout of BlueStar’s network of 450 U.S. data centers. He also held management positions with Ascend Communications up until its acquisition by Lucent, and Intermedia Communications. Duffey holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Clemson University.
Jon Howard currently serves as Cybera’s Chief Financial Officer. He brings over 25 years of broad financial experience in technology, manufacturing and professional services. Prior to joining Cybera, Howard has held several financial leadership roles, including CFO at OnCore Manufacturing Services, CFO of IBM’s Operation Services business unit, and Corporate Controller for Sterling Commerce. Howard has also held several leadership roles at Solectron and KPMG after beginning his career with NCR. He is a certified management accountant, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ithaca College and a master’s of business administration from Emory University.
VP Business Process and PMO
Kristen Hudson currently serves as the Vice President of Business Process and PMO. She brings over 20 years of leadership, business process and project management experience in a technical environment. Prior to joining Cybera in 2008, Hudson was with XO Communications, where she held leadership positions over various departments. While at XO Communications, she launched a centralized network optimization team that identified and managed enterprise-wide network projects and process improvements, resulting in millions of dollars of savings for the company. She earned the coveted eXample award three times while working at XO, in recognition for her strong leadership and teamwork abilities. Hudson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from George Mason University.
EVP Worldwide Sales
Jeff Manning serves as Cybera’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Channels. His career spans over 20 years in technology, with numerous leadership roles in sales, business development, and marketing, in the networking Industry. Prior to joining Cybera, Manning was a VP of Sales at Cradlepoint, where he was instrumental in scaling the business and doubling company revenue. At Motorola, Manning led the North America sales organization for Wireless, Security, and Managed Services. Mr. Manning holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he studied Law and Psychology. He is also a co-founder, and active board member of 802 Secure Inc., a Bay-area wireless security startup, and he lives in the greater Boston area.
Ron Robinson was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Cybera from 2002 through 2007 and re-joined the company in the same role in October 2012. Before joining Cybera, he was a regional director for Intermedia Communications, where he grew the company’s revenue by 400 percent. Robinson previously served in various sales management roles for Sprint, Telenet and GTE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s of business administration from the University of Washington.
SVP Strategic Sales
Paul Melton is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales for Cybera. Melton leads the strategic sales team and overall strategy for new revenue growth with a focus on strategic partnerships and channel sales. Before joining Cybera, Melton was Co-founder and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Global Linking Solutions (GLS), a managed network services provider, where he maintained this capacity for nearly 10 years. He was directly responsible for revenue growth and profitability derived from direct and indirect channel resources. Previously, Melton served as AT&T’s Regional Sales Director for Internet services, responsible for all business development related to AT&T’s Internet initiatives. Melton came to AT&T from the Federal Government where he was the Business Development Manager for a division within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Melton graduated with a degree in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
SVP Business Development
Jayesh Patel currently serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Cybera. He brings over 25 years of experience in SaaS, cloud, data networking and wireless industries. Most recently, Patel was Head of Pricing and Business Strategy for Brocade Software Networking Business. Prior roles include VP of Business Development & Strategy at iBasis and VP & General Manager of Mobile Packet Data Solutions at Alcatel. Patel was co-founder and CEO of WaterCove, a mobile wireless infrastructure supplier that was acquired by Alcatel. Patel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Sussex, England.
VP Channel Sales
Shaf Begen is the Vice President of Channel Sales for Cybera. He brings over 20 years of leadership and experience working with operators/carriers, channel partners and has delivered results across sales, pre-sales, marketing, and professional services. He has published articles and original content and he continually improves sales effectiveness, enablement, and on-boarding. Formerly with MobileIron, Begen created a robust channel with global carriers which subsequently led to a MobileIron IPO. He has also held positions at NEC, SAP, Oracle, Capgemini, and Exablox. Begen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.