Leadership Team

Meet the team who will stop at nothing to make sure your business is safe and secure.


Jeremy Conway



Cliff Neve

Chief Operating Officer


Don Sumner

Vice President of Sales


Dave Stewart

Director of Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC)


William Young

Director of Technical Testing

Jeremy Conway | President

Jeremy Conway is responsible for developing and executing MAD Security's vision for delivering best in class cybersecurity services to its customers. Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and is recognized as an industry expert and innovator. Jeremy is a U.S. Army veteran, published author, and renowned public speaker often sought after for his ability to present extremely technical cybersecurity research and subject matters in a simple and easy to digest format leaving audiences well educated and informed. He draws upon his past business experience and expertise of previously founding and building a highly successful and technical cybersecurity assessment company that was later privately acquired, to assisting in the development of the Nitro Security SIEM as a senior security researcher and product manager leading it to its acquisition by McAfee in 2011. He draws from his past technical experience and expertise of having played an active and vital role in securing some of the largest networks in the world for customers including NASA, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Department of Defense.  Jeremy’s formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Information Security, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics. Additionally, he maintains well over 20 industry and professional certifications.

Cliff Neve | Chief Operating Officer

Cliff Neve is an executive with 24+ years of experience in information technology and cybersecurity, and is particularly skilled in risk management and C-Level consulting for the Maritime, Finance, and Defense Sectors. Cliff has led cyber risk assessments for diverse clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to very small businesses, as well as DoD, DHS, state and local government entities. He is a retired Coast Guard Commander, during which his active duty assignments included Chief of Staff at Coast Guard Cyber Command and Presidential Communications Officer/Deputy Chief Information Officer for the White House Communications Agency. Cliff has numerous certifications including C|CISO, CISSP, PMP, and CISA. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, a Master of Science in Information Leadership from National Defense University, and a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Don Sumner | Vice President of Sales

Don Sumner is Vice President of Sales at MAD Security, and has worked in the Information Security space for the last 20 years. His roles include sales, managed services product management, trusted advisor roles and developing strategic go-to-market strategies. While not specifically technical, Don works with information security leaders to align business objectives and risk tolerance with IT security strategy and spend, and has served as subject matter expert for products and services including managed intrusion prevention and advanced endpoint solutions. Don splits time between Chattanooga and Athens, Tennessee, and will evangelize the importance of a sound information security program to anyone who will listen.

Dave Stewart | Director of Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC)

Dave Stewart serves as the Director of GRC for MAD Security and leads the delivery of service lines for controls and compliance, risk assessments, and advisory. Dave has more than 17 years of experience in leading, building, and supervising highly effective information security teams and programs for agencies such as Army PEO Aviation, NASA, and the Missile Defense Agency. He has a diverse knowledge base and framework expertise that includes NIST, DoD RMF, CIS, HIPAA, ISO, and other information assurance standards. Dave has led numerous efforts for enterprise-wide policy/procedure development, and has conducted a wide variety of risk assessments.

William Young | Director of Technical Testing

William Young is the Director of Technical Testing at MAD Security. He has multiple years of experience with performing various cybersecurity assessments across industries such as Financial Services, Education, Government, and others. He oversees day-to-day operations of all technical assessments at MAD Security such as penetration testing, social engineering assessments, and application testing. He has also written offensive security training materials for the U.S. Coast Guard as well as The Hacker Academy and has extensive experience working with large enterprise vulnerability management programs.