Mr. Rob Joyce is the Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House. Rob leads the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversees implementation of those policies; in this capacity, he ensures that the Federal Government is effectively partnering with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations.

Before to coming to the White House, Rob served at the NSA for over 27 years, holding various leadership positions within both focus areas of NSA: the Information Assurance and Signals Intelligence missions. From 2013 to 2017, Rob served as the Chief of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), the NSA's mission element that provided tools and expertise in computer network exploitation to deliver foreign intelligence. Prior to becoming the Chief of TAO, Rob served as the Deputy Director of the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA, where he led efforts to harden, protect and defend the Nation's most critical National Security systems and improve cybersecurity for the nation. He was elevated to the Senior Executive Service in 2001.

Mr. Joyce began his career as an engineer and is a technologist at heart. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University in 1989 and earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Throughout his career with NSA, he has been the recipient of two Presidential Rank Awards, one meritorious and one at the distinguished level.

A visionary, leader, and gentleman. Aric K. Perminter, Chairman and Founder, has embodied all three roles while guiding Lynx Technology Partners through its evolution into a multi-million dollar Information Security and Risk Management company.

As chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Perminter is responsible for formulating and executing long-term strategies and interacting with clients, employees, and other stakeholders. He assists Lynx's CEO with making decisions and establishing policies - setting the tone for the company's values, ethics, and culture.

Mr. Perminter exemplifies Lynx's commitment to helping its clients achieve high performance. He is a proven leader with deep expertise in developing strong customer relationships, a passion for building outstanding client teams, and a disciplined focus on operations and execution.

In his 25-year career, Mr. Perminter has held a wide variety of leadership positions across key parts of Information Technology businesses. He founded Lynx in March 2009 and served as the CEO through August 2015. Prior to founding Lynx, he was Regional Sales Manager of Lumension Security's northeastern region, which services clients' endpoint security and risk management needs.
From June 2004 through October 2007, Mr. Perminter was partner at Secure Technology Integration Group, with primary responsibility for STIGroup's business development program. In that role, he oversaw sales, marketing, and partner management initiatives globally. He also served as Founder & CEO for Precise Technologies Group from January 1998 through August 2003, at which time it was successfully sold to Infinity Consulting Group. After serving in the United States Army, Mr. Perminter spent his earlier career with the Greenwich Technology Partners in the Financial Services Operating Group, where he served as Sales Manager for the northern region.

Mr. Perminter represents a number of external venues. He is the second member and shareholder of THREAT STREAM, serves on the executive board of BCT Partners, is a member of the Employer Advisory Council for Per Scholas, an Advisory Board Member of CloudeAssurance, and investor in SecurityCurrent.

Angie Messer leads the Cyber Futures business as the Innovation Service Officer (ISO) and is the Cyber Functional Service Officer (FSO). As the ISO, she leads teams driving next generation cyber innovations and solutions for commercial, government and international clients. As the FSO she drives talent management against key Cyber opportunities, places quality staff and delivers Cyber opportunities and capabilities to meet market demand. Previously, she led the firm's innovations in Emerging Technologies, Digital Services & Solutions, Mission Solutions, and Predictive Intelligence initiatives and the Army business within the broader defense market. A former US Army officer, Ms. Messer has also worked as an account executive for a commercial organization in Australia. She later managed two major commercial businesses and launched a startup software development company. She earned a engineering management from West Point Military Academy and an M.S. in management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
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