RealDefense Management Team

Gary Guseinov

Gary serves as the company CEO and oversees all company operations, including acquisition activities. Gary was previously CEO of International Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on emerging technologies in cyber security, big data analytics and marketing automation. Gary has also served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of CyberDefender, a NASDAQ company, and has co-founded multiple successful startups including inCast and Synergy.

Sean Whiteley

Mr. Whiteley is the former COO of Cargomatic and former COO of TigerText. He was also former CEO of Guthy-Renker Home, as well as the CEO of RealtyTracker. Sean was responsible for growing revenues at several companies from start-up to more than $25,000,000. He has extensive experience in the highly regulated, complex, HIPAA compliant medical software market. He holds an MBA from USC, Marshal School of Business.

Chris Weltzien

SVP of Business Development
As SVP Business Development Chris leads partnership, licensing and channel sales efforts. He  is an experienced sales leader with a track record of building successful B2B2C cybersecurity and privacy partnerships. He’s held senior management roles at start-ups and publicly traded companies including Check Point, AVG, and AnchorFree.

Forrest Clark

VP eCommerce
Mr. Clark is the Vice President of E-commerce at RealDefense, where he oversees the e-commerce department with responsibility for customer retention and business intelligence. He has over 20 years of experience managing e-commerce and web platforms, marketing software and consumer technology products. Prior to RealDefense, he held management positions at Phoenix Technologies, Line 6, Panda Software, and Harman International. Mr. Clark earned an MBA from the Anderson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Math with Computing Specialization from UCLA.

Avani Patel

VP of Product
In her current role as Vice President of Product, Avani oversees product strategy and go-to-market execution for the product portfolio. Previously, she has served in many different roles and wore several diverse hats at Symantec/NORTON for 15+ years and spent a short while in the HRTech and government sectors, helping her round out her perspective on products and consumers. She is proudest of her contributions to advancing women and minorities in technology, through her involvement in diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Nancy Carbone

Senior Director Call Center Sales
Nancy is responsible for managing the day to day operations, quality, and sales performance of Customer Service, and Tech Support. She has over 25 years experience working in the call center industry (both domestic and international) including Verizon Wireless, Time Warner (now Charter /Spectrum).