Leadership 2020-06-01T19:54:35+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.

Norm Klapper

Chief Executive Officer

Norm is AppVision’s Chairman and CEO. 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.

Gary Gross

Senior VP Strategic Partnerships

Gary is AppVision’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. For over 30 years Gary has been involved in technology sales, management, and leadership. Prior to joining AppVision, Gary was most recently with IBM Security and Mercury Development within the Cybersecurity and Mobile App development space. He graduated from Indiana University, majoring in Marketing, Management & Administration. He is a nationally certified Emergency Medical Responder and a volunteer First Responder with the Fire Corp of Sandy Springs Georgia.

Eric Shapiro

Director of Development

Eric is AppVision’s Director of Software Development, 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.

Dan Webber

Member of the Board of Directors

Dan currently serves as Vice President, Technology, Executive Advisor, for a leading end-to-end IT services and technology solutions company with over 22,000 Associates that provides advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world. He has served as Chief Information, Security, and Technology Officer for 24 years, 13 of those years have been spent in healthcare and biotech. The other 11 in manufacturing, technology, consulting, and hospitality companies. He strategically advises and sits on boards for companies in artificial intelligence/machine learning, cybersecurity, mesh networks, innovation, design, and analytics. He is a CPA and CGMA.

Paul Paget

Advisory Board Member

Paul has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in information security. Paul most recently led Pwnie Express as CEO. Previously Paul was CEO at Savant Protection and Core Security Technologies. Paul has served in executive and management roles with other technology companies including Baltimore Technologies, GTE CyberTrust, Lotus Development and IBM.  He served as an independent board director with Nitro Security which was acquired by Intel/McAfee in 2011. Paul is a graduate of Bowdoin College.

Ed Adams

Advisory Board Member

Ed is a software quality and security expert with over 20 years of experience in the field.  He served as a member of the Security Innovation Board of Directors since its inception in 2002 and took over as CEO in 2003. Prior to his work at Security Innovation, Ed held senior management positions at Rational Software, Lionbridge, Ipswitch, and MathSoft. He was also an engineer for the US Army and Foster-Miller earlier in his career. Ed is a Ponemon Institute Research Fellow, Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and Forbes Technology Council Member, and serves on the board of several IT security organizations. Ed graduated from UMass Lowell with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and English Literature and earned his MBA with honors from Boston College.

Angiras Koorapaty (AK)

Advisory Board Member

AK is a seasoned operational CFO who helps build, grow and exit venture backed technology companies. He has over 20 years experience as the CFO of Visual IQ, Nitrosecurity, Core Security Technologies, Webhire and Corechange. AK earned an MBA from The George Washington University.

Vladimir Svidesskis

Advisory Board Member

Vladimir is an experienced and credentialed information security professional who is strongly involved in the security community. He is currently the Information Security Director for the Georgia Lottery Corporation. He is Co-Chair of the Governing Body of Evanta Atlanta CISOs, on the Advisory Council at SecureWorld and on the Governing Board of CISO Summit Atlanta. Earlier in his career he served in the US Marine Corps. Vladimir has obtained his CISSP from ISC2, CISM and CRISC from ISACA and GSLC from GIAC.

Dion DeLoof

Advisory Board Member

Dion is a Managing Partner at Alpha Impact 8 Ventures and is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor with a track record of taking companies from bootstrap to funded to acquired. Successfully founded and sold tech startups to publicly traded companies. Former Entrepreneur Magazine Hot 100 list of America’s fastest growing businesses. Serves as a board member to multiple private companies.

Chance Butler

Advisory Board Member

Chance is the Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Landfall. Chance has over a decade of experience performing Digital Forensics Investigations as well as Cybersecurity services for Government and private corporations, helping countless clients analyze, mitigate and remediate all types of cyber attacks. Prior to founding Pacific Landfall, 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.