Leadership Team

Experienced leadership with one mission in mind: successful customers and secure environments.

Dean Pace

Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Dean is responsible for implementing MAD Security’s mission to protect enterprise customers from cyber threats. An accomplished entrepreneur, Dean brings over 20 years of enterprise sales, channel management, and leadership experience to MAD Security’s ecosystem. Dean has been an instrumental contributor to the success of industry-leading companies such as Cisco Systems, Symantec Corporation, and Check Point Software Technologies. Dean’s vision in bringing together industry-leading technology solutions coupled with MAD Security’s Customized Security Training and Professional Services offering, uniquely positions MAD Security to show our customers ROI and tangible results through the implementation of cybersecurity controls.

Cliff Neve

Chief Operating Officer | Cliff Neve oversees development and delivery of services to MAD Security’s diverse customer base, drawing on his 20 years of experience in information technology leadership and engineering. Cliff is a retired Coast Guard Commander, and served as Chief of Staff at Coast Guard Cyber Command, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Enterprise Architect for the White House Communications Agency, and Assistant Program Manager for C4ISR elements of the $24 billion dollar Coast Guard recapitalization project. Cliff is a CISSP and holds Masters of Science degrees in Information Leadership and Electrical Engineering.

Jeremy Conway

Chief Technology Officer | Jeremy Conway is responsible for developing MAD Security’s vision for technology and security services. Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the information security field and is recognized as an industry expert and innovator. Jeremy is a 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 experience and expertise of recently founding and building a highly successful security assessment company, to having played an active and vital role in securing some of the largest networks in the world for customers such as NASA, the US Army, and the US Department of Defense. Jeremy’s formal education includes a Masters Degree in Information Security, and a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics. He holds numerous industry and professional certifications.