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The TrapWire Team

TrapWire Inc. was founded by experts in counterterrorism and intelligence.

in 2005, to design, build and deploy counterterrorism technologies and services for the protection of critical infrastructure and personnel.

The genesis of our company was a project initiated in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The objective of that project was to develop a capability that would prevent such attacks from occurring in the future. This project evolved into our flagship product, TrapWire Polaris, and its related methodologies, training and supporting capabilities.

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DAN BOTSCH

PRESIDENT

As President and one of the founders of the company, Dan brings three decades of experience in government and private sector positions focused on security and intelligence. Prior to joining TrapWire, Dan served 11 years as an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, focusing on Russian and Eastern European affairs. He also has experience in corporate security, having served as the Deputy Director of a Business Intelligence Group that monitored political, economic, security and market dynamics for a Global 100 energy company. Dan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business; a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Boston University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Political Science from Bates College.

MICHAEL MANESS

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

One of the original members of the TrapWire team, Mike is currently responsible for the Business Development activities of TrapWire Inc., and acts as Program Manager for two of the larger TrapWire Networks in the US. Mike joined TrapWire following 20 years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency, including 15 years overseas running covert operations against terrorist groups and hostile intelligence services around the globe. As a senior operations officer and field manager, he was instrumental in combating major international terrorist organizations in the immediate wake of 9/11 and has been recognized by the CIA for his work in war zones across the Balkans and the Middle East. Mike is a graduate of Texas State University and a member of the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

MICHAEL CHANG

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

As Director of Operations, Michael is responsible for all TrapWire training programs and deployment teams. Prior to joining TrapWire, he served 14 years with the Central Intelligence Agency as a counterterrorism operations officer, special operations officer, DCI protection detail agent, and weapons instructor. Michael has been the keynote or guest speaker at conferences across the country—including the Robbery Investigators of Texas (RIOT), Energy Security Council (ESC), Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), ASIS, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and numerous Department of Defense and law enforcement conferences. He has an M.A. in Forensic Science from George Washington University and a B.S. in Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University.

PAUL CHADHA

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY

As Director of Products and Technology, Paul manages TrapWire Inc.‘s corporate-wide technology infrastructure, including the operation and maintenance of TrapWire Data Centers worldwide. Paul is responsible for ensuring information security and high system availability to meet the demanding requirements of our government and private sector clients. He also directs all product development efforts, Client Support Services, and the technical integration teams responsible for TrapWire system deployments. Paul has nearly two decades of experience in the Information Technology arena and has led numerous efforts to overhaul corporate networks to vastly improve security and reliability. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) certifications.

CHARLIE POE

DIRECTOR OF ANALYSIS

As Director of Analysis and Support, Charlie is responsible for all analytical product development, technical support, and user training. Prior to joining TrapWire in 2011, Charlie worked as a logistical and financial analyst in the O&G field as well as an outdoor school instructor. Charlie has presented at the i2 Summit as well as several Department of Defense and Law Enforcement events. He has an M.A. in Strategic Intelligence from the Institute of World Politics and a B.A. in Economics and several foreign languages from the University of Pittsburgh.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Our clients are in the business of saving lives. Therefore, our client relationships must be based on trust, accountability, service, security and, most importantly, experience. TrapWire has been working with and supporting numerous DOD agencies, law enforcement organizations, high-value critical infrastructure and other entities for more than 15 years. Having served in military, intelligence and law enforcement organizations prior to working at TrapWire, we strive to become a trusted asset, a brother/sister in arms. We understand the concerns of our clients, as well as the threats and challenges they face. Experience matters.

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