Globalscape's dedicated leadership team has decades of experience in the technology and software industries
Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Robert Alpert is the co-founder and principal of 210 Capital, LLC. He is also, the CO-CEO and Chairman of the Board of P10 Holdings, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Crossroads Systems, Inc. and a director of Elah Holdings, Inc. Prior to founding 210 Capital, Alpert was the founder and portfolio manager of Atlas Capital Management, LP, a long-short strategy investment adviser from October 1995 to September 2015. He was responsible for the investments and operations of Atlas.
Alpert holds a BA from Princeton University (1987) and an MBA from Columbia University (1990). He is married with three children. Alpert is an active member of Watermark Community Church. Robert and his wife founded a private foundation, Covenant Charities, Inc. He is currently on the Board of The Halftime Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary.
Karen Young, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Karen Young serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Globalscape. She oversees all aspects of the company’s finances, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reporting to Globalscape’s board and the public. Young brings two decades of financial management experience with a focus on developing policies and procedures to improve performance and productivity.
Young joined Globalscape in 2015 as Controller. Prior to joining Globalscape, Young ran a CPA practice in which she provided accounting and managerial consulting services to businesses. She also served as the Controller of PIC Business Systems, Inc., a provider of web-based integrated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions. At PIC Business Systems, Young prepared the company’s financial statements and was responsible for oversight of the company’s accounting department and other administrative functions. Young began her career at Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 500 manufacturer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products, where she focused on budgeting and forecasting for the company and its subsidiaries.
Young is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. She is also a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Michael Canavan is responsible for leading and overseeing all direct and channel sales teams for Globalscape.
Canavan brings a diverse background with more than 15 years of experience in sales, engineering, and product management to Globalscape.
Prior to joining, Canavan served as Senior Vice President, Sales with Kaspersky Lab North America. In that role, he was responsible for all business-to- business sales activities in North America, including leading channel and presales system engineering organizations. Canavan has also held various roles in sales, engineering and product management at Kaspersky Lab, Trend Micro and CDW, among others.
Canavan graduated from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Executive Vice President of Technical Services
David Mello serves as Executive Vice President of Technical Services at Globalscape. He is responsible for leading the technical support, professional services, pre-sales engineering and MIS teams.
Mello has more than 30 years of technical support and operations management experience and has held senior executive positions at several software and services organizations, across a variety of functional areas of responsibility.
Prior to joining Globalscape, Mello served as Senior Vice President of Support and Services at Kaspersky Lab North America, where he also served on the North America executive team and was responsible for post-sales support of both consumer and business products. Mello has also held senior level support and operations roles at BiddingforGood, Kewill Systems and DNS Worldwide, among others.
Mello graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and an Associate in Science in Business Management.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Mark Hood serves as Executive Vice President of Operations at Globalscape. He provides oversight to our regulatory and compliance requirements and leads investor relations.
Hood brings more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, management, and capital market activities.
Prior to joining Globalscape, Hood was Executive Vice President at Crossroads Systems, Inc., where he led business development, capital markets activities, and investor relations. Prior to joining Crossroads, Hood was the founder of MCH Advisors, a consultancy that helped early stage technology clients design and launch sales and marketing programs in high-growth markets.
Hood was also CEO of Network Consulting Services, a master sales agency he launched to integrate services from multiple telecommunications companies. Hood earned a BBA in Marketing from Sam Houston State University and an MS in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.
Vice President of Product Strategy & Engineering
Roberto Garcia has more than 20 years of experience in defining, architecting, managing, and implementing a broad range of information
systems and applications, focusing on computer security and IT compliance. As Globalscape’s VP of Product Strategy and Engineering, Garcia is responsible for strategic and tactical product planning and the entire product life cycle for Globalscape products.
Previously, Garcia served as Chief Architect for the intrusion detection engine of Symantec’s Norton Internet Security product. Prior to Symantec he served as Director of Product Development for the L-3 Network Security’s risk assessment and vulnerability management product suite, as well as Foundstone’s award-winning Enterprise Vulnerability Management System. Garcia has been an integral part of two successful acquisitions by industry leading information security companies: Symantec and McAfee. In addition to his management experience, Garcia has technical expertise in security technologies including Intrusion Detection,Vulnerability Management, and Assessment and Enterprise Risk Management. Garcia holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Marist College.
Head of Administrative Services
Leah Webb serves as the Head of Administrative Services for Globalscape. She is responsible for all matters pertaining to the management and operation of the Company’s general administrative services functions, and leads human resources, office administration, and executive administration. Reporting to the CEO, Webb also acts as a strategic business partner to the Company’s executive team and serves the President and the Board as the Company Secretary.
As the Head of Human Resources, Webb is responsible for leading, developing, and managing the Company’s human resources program, including promoting organizational excellence through the identification, recruitment, and development of diverse talent; overseeing employee benefits services; payroll; compensation and classification; records management, employee relations; organizational development and training; wellness and work/life balance; and employee assistance programs.
As Head of Office Administration, Webb is fiscally responsible for overseeing the Company’s facilities and operations, including budgeting and executing the Company’s capital appropriations; and facilities management. Webb brings over 30 years of experience leading administrative and business functions. Prior to joining Globalscape, Webb served in a number of increasingly responsible roles in general management, planning, accounts payable/receivable, and business administration.
Dr. Thomas E. Hicks
Thomas Hicks has over 45 years of experience as an educator in the computer science field. He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and has served in that position since 1983. He is responsible for all of the software engineering courses at Trinity University where he also teaches courses in database design, networking and data communications, advanced website design and cloud computing. He has over 100 publications and/or conference presentations to his credit. Dr. Hicks is a graduate of West Virginia University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-Comprehensive Mathematics, a Master of Science-Secondary and Elementary Mathematics Education, and an Educational Doctorate in Mathematics Education-Concentrations in Mathematics and Computer Science.
David L. Mann
David Mann has been in the real estate development and home building business since his graduation from Southern Methodist University in 1975 where he earned a B.B.A. For the past twenty years, he has worked exclusively in the San Antonio, Texas market. Mann currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and has served in such capacity since June 2002.
C. Clark Webb
Clark Webb is Founder and Managing Member of P10 Capital Management, LLC, Co-CEO of P10 Holdings, Inc, and Co-Founder and Principal of 210 Capital, LLC. Previously, Clark was Co-Portfolio Manager of the Lafayette Street Fund, a multi-billion dollar opportunistic equity strategy, and a Partner at Select Equity Group, L.P. Clark graduated from Princeton University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Christian Union, as well as on the Board of Directors of Crossroads Systems, Inc., P10 Holdings, Inc., and Elah Holdings, Inc.