Meet Our Team
Jared "Odie” Herbert
Chief Executive Officer
Jared is a collaborative, participative, and motivating leader with acumen for identifying, building, and developing highly productive teams. He is a creative problem-solver adept at leading during highly dynamic and stressful situations with no clearly defined path forward. Prior to moving into the corporate space, Jared honorably retired after serving a 20-year U.S. Air Force career primarily focused on strategic department level programs at Headquarters U.S. Air Force (Pentagon), operations, acquisition, requirements, simulation, and training.
Chief Product Officer
Serial entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 25 years experience across multiple industries. John is the former Executive Director of the Center for Information Management and Cybersecurity at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and a former Senior Vice President (SVP) of Trustwave Holdings, a cybersecurity company acquired for $850M. John holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Communications and Design from The Johns Hopkins University.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Arun has more than 20 years of experience in the design, architecture, and development of software solutions for multiple industries including cybersecurity, healthcare, and automotive/manufacturing. Eight of those years were devoted to developing cybersecurity products for large-scale, high-volume, distributed on-premises, hybrid, and SaaS environments. Arun applies this experience to his role as Senior Vice President of Engineering for SemanticGuard, where he manages all phases of engineering development for the GUARDx Platform. Previously, Arun was Vice President of Engineering at CyberForza and developed telepresence and physical security products as a Principal Engineer at Cisco. He received the innovation award as an architect in Nokia’s Professional Services group and worked at Denso Wireless automotive safe application solutions. Arun earned an Executive Cybersecurity certificate from California State University, Chico and serves as a cybersecurity advisor there. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Dr. Vincent Harrand
Executive Vice President of R&D
Leader of multiple technology commercialization efforts and R&D transitioning to DoD, NASA, other US Government agencies. Vincent has held responsibilities for overseeing an intellectual property and patent portfolio of 55+ patents. Vincent holds degrees in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam and University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Todd “Heat” Seger
Aerospace - Subject Matter Expert
Todd brings a wealth of aviation knowledge and experience to bear as a top-tier business advisor and subject matter expert for SemanticGuard cyber integration, training, strategy development, and team building. His background in aviation is particularly relevant in this consultant role. As President and CEO of Seger Aviation, LLC, Todd leads an elite team of military aerospace experts focused on secure cockpit design, engineering support, integration, training, and testing. He specializes in the integration, design, and testing of high-performance aircraft mission systems which includes AI, autonomous applications, and the cyber protection of those systems. Todd is an Aeronautical Engineering graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and went on to serve 25+ years as an officer and F-16 fighter pilot before retiring as a Commander. He holds an FAA Certificate as a Commercial (CV) F-16 Instructor Pilot and earned a master’s degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.