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Meet Our Team

Manny Mand

Chief Executive Officer

From standing handcuffed in a courtroom to a hustling mission-driven entrepreneur, Manny turned his life around to become a sought after cybersecurity consultant and a true change maker. Before founding his consultancy, Mand Consulting Group, Manny rendered advisory services (application penetration testing, red teaming, etc.), performed penetration testing assessments for numerous Fortune 500 companies, worked as an assistant instructor at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies (2019), and participated in multiple collaborative research projects (2018). The research on OpenEMR allowed him to ethically disclose critical vulnerabilities and safeguarded the medical records of over 100 million patients. Additionally, he was able to flag another critical flaw consistent across all of Canada’s ISPs, affecting nearly 30 million Canadians.

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Gabriel Betlen

Chief Marketing Officer

Gabriel is a nuclear engineering graduate, with a passion for project management and community involvement. His undergraduate thesis focused on security aspects for nuclear facilities, and in particular the vulnerability of instrumentation and control systems.

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Madison Hind 

Chief Growth Officer

Madison started in humble beginnings to a single mother of three. He learned from his mother that if you want to create and affect change in others’ lives, you need to leave your comfort zone. Madison’s mother always made sure others were put first and now he is working to put others first. Currently spear heading our growth and partnerships, Madison is also currently based out of Silicon Valley working as a Cloud Security Engineer. 

Christine Smoley

Director of Advisory

Christine is currently leading cybersecurity at Clearbanc after joining the company as their first security engineer, and has appeared as a panelist, speaker, and guest at a number of conferences and industry podcasts. She has previously served as part of the teaching team for the Cybersecurity Bootcamp at the University of Toronto, and as part of the security engineering team at Paytm Labs. Originally from Australia, Christine advocates for non-traditional pathways into cybersecurity and tech, and herself has several academic publications in philosophy and literature.

Kenrick Bagnall

Senior Advisor

Kenrick is a dedicated and highly motivated technology and business strategist with demonstrated abilities in areas of infrastructure and software solution design and implementation and Law Enforcement.  He is a member of the Toronto Police Services, since April of 2006, and has experience in several areas of policing including Primary Response. Kenrick is currently a member of the Computer Cyber Crime (C3) section of Intelligence Services and serves as a Cybercrime Investigator.

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Kieran Zackaria

Chief Financial Officer

Kieran is an experienced accounting professional with a demonstrated history of working in high growth technology companies. He is a process driven individual with an affinity for all things tech, who believes in the importance of leveraging technology and data to empower employees in decision making. He strives to challenge himself every day and enjoying the process of learning from each step along the way.

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Christian Argueta

Director of HR

Christian is a Network Engineer with several years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining enterprise level network infrastructure. Currently, Christian is a Network Support Intern Manager at Cisco Meraki. Christian, who was a former intern himself, is in charge of developing, planning and managing the internship program. Christian graduated from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Information Technology majored in Networking and IT Security. He possesses his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Kalev Kalda

Director of Advisory

Kalev (pronouns: they/them/their) is a Seattle-based offensive security engineer with years of experience in various industries. They specialize in cloud security, code review, and tools development for pentesting and red-teaming. They have a wide set of skills in their toolbelt, from physical security to threat modelling. Kalev's foremost motivation in all that they do is securing the planet - typically one small hack at a time.