Leadership 2018-07-06T17:09:23+00:00

AppVision Leadership

Our management team brings together years of expertise in cyber security and software development.


Together, we’re working to make the world a safer place for cyber activities, reducing losses incurred by individuals and businesses, and generally helping the good guys beat the bad guys.

Gary Gross

Chief Executive Officer

Gary is AppVision’s CEO. For over 30 years Gary has been involved in technology sales, management, and leadership. Prior to AppVision, Gary held executive positions with IBM Security and Mercury Development within the Cybersecurity and Mobile App development space. Gary graduated from Indiana University, majoring in Marketing, Management & Administration

Norm Klapper

Chief Technology Officer

Norm is AppVision’s Chairman and CTO. A passionate product visionary and leader, Norm founded AppVision to provide innovative cyber security technology to the rapidly growing Mobile and IoT environments. Under Norm’s leadership, AppVision has developed its technology into a comprehensive solution, delivering powerful security and application visibility to enterprises around the world. A technologist at heart and an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Norm started his career with positions at AT&T, British Petroleum and Ernst & Young. He graduated from Indiana University, majoring in Computer Science and Finance.

Chance Butler

Chief Information Security Officer

Chance is AppVision’s CISO, in charge of securing AppVision’s cyber operations environment. He has specialized in cyber security for over nine years, helping countless clients analyze, mitigate and remediate all types of cyber attacks. Prior to AppVision, Chance held CyberSecurity and Digital Forensics positions with General Dynamics, NetSecurity, Geisinger Health System, and OPTiMO IT. He graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Computer Forensics.

James Perry

Vice President, Business Development

James is AppVision’s VP of Business Development. A seasoned marketing executive and security industry veteran with extensive experience, James currently leads all AppVision Partner Program operations. Prior to joining AppVision, James held sales, marketing and channel management positions at NetSecurity, Bloxx, nCircle and Core Security Technologies.

Scott Hares

Lead Engineer

Scott is AppVision’s Lead Engineer, overseeing the teams that design, build, and deliver AppVision’s products. He has a track record of building world-class products that are well architected, scalable, and fast. He also enjoys helping AppVision’s customers by designing, building and implementing solutions tailored to their specific security needs. Prior to AppVision, Scott held software engineering positions with Vencore, Mark/Space, Mailshell and NetManage.

Eric Shapiro

Director of Special Projects

Eric is AppVision’s Director of Special Projects, overseeing the teams that envision, specify and develop AppVision’s next-generation products. Eric has been developing Apple software for over 30 years and spent several years actually teaching programming seminars for Apple itself. His clients have also included Microsoft, The Weather Channel, Philips Electronics, Scholastic, and many others. He was the tech lead for eight major iOS app development projects including Weather Underground’s flagship weather app and has won awards from PC Magazine, Byte, Palm, and Apple.

Daniel Darling

Board Member

Daniel is the founder of Darling Ventures, a San Francisco based venture capital firm that funds innovative technology companies. Daniel has provided guidance, from startup through exit, for many notable companies, including Kyndi, Human Inc, and Mobile Interactive Group. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and completed postgraduate work at both Harvard and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Tom Furlong

Board Member

Tom is a renowned corporate attorney and venture capitalist, with decades of experience advising Silicon Valley technology companies. Tom is a former Partner with DLA Piper and Managing Director at Granite Ventures. He earned his JD at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.