A Cybersecurity Company with Proven Results
Established more than 20 years ago, Finjan is a globally recognized leader in cybersecurity. Our inventions are embedded within a strong portfolio of patents focusing on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, behavior-based basis. We continue to grow through investments in innovation, strategic acquisitions, and partnerships promoting economic advancement and job creation.
Our commitment to innovation in the security space continues through our investments, which have culminated in the continued success of our licensing business through our subsidiaries Finjan, Inc. Finjan Mobile and Finjan Blue. To build upon our licensing program we have successfully launched a number of subsidiaries which include our consulting services business, CybeRisk, development of mobile applications through Finjan Mobile and incubation of up-and-coming technology startups pioneering a new generation of security technologies through our investment in Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Fund VII's Cyber Labs, having invested alongside other technology companies.
Protecting Online Security for Over Two Decades
In 1995, Shlomo Touboul, our founder and lead inventor on a number of our patents, became intrigued with the Java programming language, which was being developed by Sun Microsystems. While the commercial success of Java was unknown at the time, it quickly became one of the most widely used software technologies to deliver content and information over the internet. Shlomo recognized that this program would require a new type of security to protect it from hackers.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Phil Hartstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of Finjan Holdings, Inc. and oversees the direction and management of current assets and future investments as well as working with the company’s executive management team to execute the shareholders vision as a public technology company.
Mr. Hartstein has worked in a number of technology and intellectual property related roles for over a decade. He started with a boutique IP law firm, worked in an in-house IP function for a VC funded startup, spent time in IP consulting and IP brokerage firms, and prior to joining Finjan spent four years with two groups focused on bringing both private and public market capital, expertise, and credibility in licensing and enforcing patent rights on behalf of owners.
Mr. Hartstein holds a BS in industrial technology from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo. He is an active participant in industry organizations, is regularly invited to speak on a number of patent monetization related topics from third-party litigation financing to capital market trends, and is a named inventor and patent holder with more than two-dozen pending and issued patents across a number of disciplines.
Chief Intellectual Property Officer and VP, Legal Ops
Julie Mar-Spinola is Finjan Holdings, Inc.’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Vice President of Legal Operations. Ms. Mar-Spinola oversees the Company’s revenue-based and legal operations, including the Company’s IP and cyber technology innovations, enforcement programs, best practices, public policy initiatives, and mentorships. Ms. Mar-Spinola is also a member of the Board of Directors for product subsidiary, Finjan Mobile, Inc.
Ms. Mar-Spinola has dedicated nearly 30 years of her career in intellectual property law, with emphasis on patents, technology, and policy. She has successfully represented high technology companies of all sizes and business models, including individual inventors, with significant knowledge and experience in all things patents, including litigation, M&A’s, IP portfolio development, acquisition, divestitures, and licensing, as well as preservation and monetization of proprietary technologies and patents. Ms. Mar-Spinola has served as General Counsel or VP of Legal for several Silicon Valley companies, including Kleiner Perkins-backed thin-film solar start-up, Alta Devices, Inc.
Ms. Mar-Spinola is a co-founder of ChIPs Network, Inc. (ChIPs), a global 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of law, technology, and regulatory policy. Now Board Chair Emeritus, she served as ChIPs’ Chair from 2005 to 2016 and is currently the President of Diversity and Inclusion. Since 2011, Ms. Mar-Spinola serves as a court-appointed Mediator specializing in complex patent disputes, for the US District Court for the Northern District of California. In 2014, she joined the High Tech Advisory Board at her Alma Mater, Santa Clara University School of Law. In 2015, Ms. Mar-Spinola was appointed by the then Secretary of Commerce to serve on the prestigious Patent Public Advisory Committees (PPAC), which reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) operations and advises the USPTO Director on these matters. Most recently, Ms. Mar-Spinola was named A Women of Influence 2016 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and the 2017 Recipient of Santa Clara University School of Law’s Special Achievement Award. She is a member of the California State Bar and a licensed Patent Attorney.
Michael D. Noonan
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Michael D. Noonan is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Finjan Holdings, Inc. He has more than 25 years of corporate finance, corporate governance and investor relations experience with companies listed on Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Noonan served as chief financial officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Sky Petroleum Inc., an international oil and gas exploration company. Previously, he served as a senior director in the finance department responsible for investor relations, human resources, and mergers and acquisitions at Forgent Networks, an IP company that generated over $140 million in licensing revenues.
Mr. Noonan received a BBA in Business Administration and Economics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, an MBA from Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada; and an Executive JD from Concord School of Law in Los Angeles, CA.
Director of Business Development
John Garland is Director of Business Development for Finjan Holdings, Inc. where he helps the company to seek patent monetization and supports the strategic and tactile issues involving intellectual property.
He has 25 years of experience as a Licensing Executive with worldwide transaction experience including patent licensing (inbound and outbound licensing), technology licensing, joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs, technology acquisition, and experience in assisting clients on IP strategy, as well as strategic patent acquisitions and divestitures.
Most recently at Rockstar Consortium he was the lead executive responsible for development and implementation of the licensing program. Prior to his work at Rockstar, Mr. Garland worked at Rembrandt IP in sourcing new patent commercialization opportunities. He’s also held key executive roles at “ThinkFire”, led the Worldwide Licensing efforts for Lucent Technologies and worked in the Intellectual Property division of AT&T.
He received his Bachelor's of Science (BSEE) in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Lehigh University and attended the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. John is a longstanding member and frequent speaker for LES (Licensing Executives Society) and in 2018 (& since the list’s inception in 2008) was again recognized by IAM as one of The World’s Leading IP Strategists.
Director, Patent Analysis
Atreyee Dhar is the Director of Patent Analysis at Finjan Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for monitoring patent related activities in the relevant cyber security technology space, conducting patent analysis, and actively reinforcing the value of Finjan’s patent portfolio.
Prior to Finjan, Atreyee was a Patent Engineer in the Global Licensing Department of Intellectual Ventures, where she studied patents related to the enterprise software and security markets. Prior to Intellectual Ventures, Atreyee worked at Wipro. Ltd., India as a member of the Technical Staff.
Atreyee holds a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering with emphasis in Enterprise Software Technologies from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Information Technology from the University of Kalyani, India.
Office & Human Resources Manager
Rebecca Galdos is the Office & Human Resources Manager at Finjan Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for all HR related matters and for the coordination of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Rebecca also provides support to Finjan's Executive team and Board members.
Prior to Finjan, Rebecca worked in several executive support and HR roles in Biotech and Technical Recruiting. In her most recent role, at a biotech company, she supported executives in HR recruiting supporting the company's rapid growth and successfully executed projects for the VP of Business Development. She has over 8 years of experience in HR and Operations and 10 years of experience providing support to company executives.
Controller, Senior Director of Finance.
Sharmila is the Controller, Senior Director of Finance at Finjan Holdings, Inc. Sharmila has over 20 years of progressive experience in providing quality accounting support in diverse business environments both public and private. Proficient in all facets of finance and accounting, including extensive GL reconciliations / financial reporting / consolidations / audit / HR administration and ERP implementation. One of her major strengths is the ability to analyze and learn a business, document business processes and procedures, and support the team.
Prior to Joining Finjan, Sharmila served as Operations Controller at Jawbone (makers of wearable technology – “UP” band), where she managed a successful transition from a simple accounting solution to ERP solution supporting phenomenal growth in her 5 years of tenure.
Sharmila received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from South Bank University, London, England.
Director of IT
Jules Panopoulos is Director of IT at Finjan Holdings and responsible for integrating and managing IT operations combining core governance functions to maintain compliance with SOX COSO and Cobit frameworks in order to create effective IT governance programs. Prior to joining Finjan Holdings Inc, Jules consulted for several companies and organizations including; Oxford Property Group, Zegans Law Group, Global Finance, David Stark Production. Before that Jules was VP of IT at Wechsler Ross Partners, a marketing and design firm in the financial industry and also served in the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Touboul founded Finjan Software in 1997 and is named as an inventor on a number of Finjan patents covering behavior-based technologies for identifying and deflecting malicious code from accessing endpoint devices across networks and the internet. Mr. Touboul is recognized internationally as a thought leader in the cyber security space as he has both founded and advised a number of companies in the sector. His current involvement includes CUPP Computing, Yoggie Security Systems, StategySeeker.com, and Finjan where he continues to advise the company about software security market segments.
Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Vanessa Winter is Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Finjan Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for both internal and external communication and manages the preparation for key financial and strategic disclosures including quarterly earnings, the annual shareholders meeting, roadshows and other material events.
Ms. Winter brings to Finjan over 10 years of experience as an investor relations consultant. Over the years she has had the opportunity to work on a broad range of technology companies across different industries and stages of development, which has allowed her to help clients to target crucial messages and position them most effectively to the investment community. Prior to her consulting career, she worked on the sell-side as a research analyst, which has enabled a unique perspective on messaging.
Ms. Winter earned a BA in Public Policy from Duke University. She has been, and will continue to be, an active member of NIRI.
Board of Directors
Mr. Chinn has been a director of the Company since June 2013, has served as a director of the Company’s subsidiary, Finjan, Inc., since 2007 and was the CEO of Finjan, Inc. from 2010 until April 2014. He also served as a director (from 2006) of Finjan Software, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a former parent company of Finjan, Inc. and the chief executive officer (from 2010) of Finjan Software, Inc., until its dissolution in 2013. Since 2011, Mr. Chinn has also been a Partner at Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co., an Israeli law firm, where he specializes in corporate and transactional matters. Prior to joining Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co., from 2009 to 2010, Mr. Chinn was the Chief Executive Officer of Seambiotic Ltd., which develops and produces marine microalgae for the food additives sector and as an energy alternative source, and from 2006 to 2010, he was a Partner at Israel Seed IV, L.P., an investment company focusing on Israeli information technology and life sciences companies.
Mr. Benhamou has been a director of the Company since June 2013 and has served as a director of the Company’s subsidiary, Finjan, Inc., since 2006. Mr. Benhamou is also Chairman and CEO of Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC, which he founded in 2003. Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC invests and plays an active role in innovative high tech firms throughout the world. Mr. Benhamou sits or has sat on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies in the technology industry. Among U.S. public companies, he serves as a director of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor company (Chairman, since 1993) and SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, bank holding company and financial holding company (since 2005), and has previously served as a director of RealNetworks, Inc., creator of digital media services and software (2003-2012), 3Com Corporation, a public networking solutions provider (Chairman, 1990-2010), Voltaire Ltd., a public grid computing network solutions company (2007-2011), Dasient, a security company that provides malware detection and prevention solutions (2010-2011) and Palm, Inc., a public mobile products provider (Chairman, 1999-2007). Mr. Benhamou also has served in management capacities at various public and private technology companies, including Palm, Inc. (Interim Chief Executive Officer, 2001-2003) and 3Com Corporation (Chief Executive Officer, 1990-2000), and previously founded Bridge Communications, an early networking pioneer, and served as Vice President of Engineering (1981-1987) until its merger with 3Com in 1987. He serves as a member of the board of the Stanford University School of Engineering, as a Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and serves other educational and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Benhamou holds a Master of Science degree from Stanford University’s School of Engineering, a Diplôme d’Ingénieur and a doctorate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Paris, and several honorary degrees.
Mr. Daniel has been a director of the Company since April 2014 and was formerly a Managing Director at the global investment bank Houlihan Lokey, where he was head of Houlihan Lokey’s San Francisco office for 15 of his 25 years with the firm. During this time, he advised boards of directors and independent committees of technology companies on fairness, valuation, and other financial matters in M&A and securities transactions. Mr. Daniel has deep experience with litigation in financial disputes, having testified as a financial expert in more than 25 cases in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Court. He previously held positions with Moody’s Investors Service and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts in German & Economics and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute.
Mr. Greene has been a director of the Company since June 2018. He is also a Partner, Managing Principal, and Portfolio Manager of Halcyon Capital Management LP. He shares primary portfolio management responsibilities for Halcyon’s multi-strategy, credit and long duration recovery vehicles. Mr. Greene will serve on the board of directors of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest refinery on the East Coast. On the non-profit side, he is a trustee of the Maryland Science Center and Franklin & Marshall College. Prior to joining Halcyon, Mr. Greene was a distressed debt analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase, where he began his career in 1999, and where he published research on distressed and high yield securities, made proprietary trading recommendations, and worked with J.P. Morgan Chase's London-based European High Yield Research team. Mr. Greene received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College in 1999.
Mr. Kellogg has been a director of the Company since April 2014 and was previously Vice Chairman of the Board of Silicon Valley Bank, the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group, a public company. He was also Head of Strategic Relationships for SVB Financial Group, responsible for overseeing SVB Financial Group’s venture capital, private equity, private banking and premium wine activities. Kellogg joined Silicon Valley Bank in 1986 as Senior Vice President of the Technology Division. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, he was the group manager of Corporate Banking at Bank of the West for five years and started that bank’s technology lending group. He was also with Wells Fargo Bank for 13 years, including four years in the Wells Fargo Special Industries Group, a high-tech lending unit within Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Kellogg is and has been actively involved in many civic and industry organizations, serving on many of their boards and advisory boards. These include: TechNet, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, Financial Executives International, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, The Computer History Museum, California/Israel Chamber of Commerce, Nollenberger Capital Partners, The Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Pacific Community Ventures and Grameen Bank. Mr. Kellogg is an emeritus board member of the Technology Museum of Innovation. In 2001, he was named one of Upside Magazine’s “100 People Who Changed Our World.” Mr. Kellogg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration & Finance from San Jose State University.
Mr. Moore served most recently as President and COO of Cisco, a position he held since 2012. He was named Cisco’s first COO in 2011. He joined Cisco in 2001 as the Senior Vice President of the Advanced Services Division ultimately overseeing an $11 billion business. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Moore was President and CEO of Netigy, a network consulting business. During his 22-month tenure he led Netigy through significant growth by meaningfully expanding its infrastructure and ultimately creating a global organization. Mr. Moore began his career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he held a number of executive roles during his 26-year career. Among his many contributions, he created and grew the E.solutions global business unit to more than 20,000 employees generating over $2 billion in revenue, labeling it as the company’s fastest growing organization. Additionally, he was a member of the EDS Global Operations Council where he was responsible for multiple business units including manufacturing, retail and distribution customers of Hitachi Data Systems.
Gary currently lectures at The Ohio State Fisher School of Business as an executive in residence. He serves on KLA Tencor’s board as a member of the compensation committee. His past board involvement includes VCE, Smithsonian, Unigraphic Solutions, A.T. Kearney, Japan Systems Limited and Hitachi Data Systems. Mr. Moore’s experience also includes a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Army.
Alex Rogers has been a director of the Company since June 2013 and has served as a director of the Company’s subsidiary, Finjan, Inc., since 2006. Mr. Rogers also serves as a managing director of HarbourVest (Asia) Limited and HarbourVest Partners LLC, which he joined in 1998. At HarbourVest, he focuses on direct co-investments in growth equity, buyout, and mezzanine transactions in Asia, Europe and emerging markets regions, and has been instrumental in expanding and managing the direct investment team in London, including its direct European senior debt investing activities. He has also been actively involved in HarbourVest’s business development activities, including the public listings of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited and HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited. Mr. Rogers transferred to HarbourVest’s Hong Kong subsidiary in 2012. He serves or has recently served as a board member or board observer at M86 Security, MobileAccess Networks (acquired by Corning), MYOB (acquired by Bain Capital), Nero AG, Transmode Systems (TRMO:SS), TynTec, and World-Check (acquired by Thomson Reuters). His previous experience includes two years with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Rogers received a B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was named a Baker Scholar.
Mr. Southworth has been a director of the Company since April 2014. He is also the Chief Executive Officer at Contact Solutions LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based and mobile customer self-service solutions. He led Contact Solutions’ business transformation, including strategy planning, risk mitigation, executive recruitment and change management. For over two decades, Mr. Southworth has directed companies from the start-up phase through major periods of growth, and has been behind over $100 million in private equity and debt financing. Previously, Mr. Southworth was Senior Vice President of Global Wireless Solutions at Corning. Prior to Corning, he held senior financial roles at a number of technology companies including MobileAccess Networks, Lucent Technologies, and Chromatis. Mr. Southworth holds a Bachelor of Science, Biology, Business concentration, from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
Our Cybersecurity Business
- Portfolio of cybersecurity patents resulting from $65M in R&D and in-house product development
Real-time behavior-based threat detection, used in modern security architectures
CYBERSECURITY CONSULTING SERVICES
- CybeRiskTM Security Solutions Ltd. Based in Tel Aviv, London, and Palo Alto
Risk assessment & Risk advisory services tailored to meet the compliance and governance needs from the “server room to the board room”
- Finjan Mobile launched the Mobile Secure Browser to protect consumer’s mobile devices from the internet’s malicious content; Incorporates Finjan patented technologies
Multifactor authentication technologies and security solutions integrating into MDM platforms are in development
Finjan Mobile is committed to incorporating Finjan's enterprise-grade technology into products that increase Internet security for our customers using mobile devices. Finjan Mobile listens to customer's feedback, innovates in response to that feedback and new challenges, and looks for both organic and inorganic paths towards future growth.
Finjan Blue, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Finjan Holdings, has entered into a patent acquisition and development agreement with IBM, and includes pathways for the two companies to consider development efforts in the future. The Agreement, the terms of which are confidential, includes the transfer of select security-related patent assets and provides for the sharing of pertinent institutional knowledge and resources by IBM to Finjan Blue.
CybeRisk provides cybersecurity risk advisory services to customers throughout Europe, North America, and other key global markets from its headquarters in East Palo Alto.
INVESTMENTS IN INNOVATION
- $5M commitment to innovation fund managed by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)
Invests in early-stage cybersecurity technology companies alongside Cisco, Qihoo360 and Alibaba
30 ISSUED U.S. PATENTS
U.S. Patent No. Title 6,092,194 System and Method for Protecting a Computer and a Network from Hostile Downloadables 6,154,844 System and Method for Attaching a Downloadable Security Profile to a Downloadable 6,804,780 System and Method for Protecting a Computer and a Network from Hostile Downloadables 6,965,968 Policy-Based Caching 7,058,822 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 7,418,731 Method and System for Caching at Secure Gateways 7,613,918 System and Method for Enforcing a Security Context on a Downloadable 7,613,926 Method and System for Protecting a Computer and a Network from Hostile Downloadables 7,647,633 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 7,756,996 Embedding Management Data Within HTTP Messages 7,757,289 System and Method for Inspecting Dynamically Generated Executable Code 7,769,991 Automatically Executing an Anti-Virus Application on a Mobile Communication Device 7,930,299 System and Method for Appending Security Information to Search Engine Results 7,975,305 Method and System for Adaptive Rule-Based Content Scanners for Desktop Computers 8,015,182 System and Method for Appending Security Information to Search Engine Results 8,079,086 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 8,087,079 Byte-Distribution Analysis of File Security 8,141,154 System and Method for Inspecting Dynamically Generated Executable Code 8,225,408 Method and System for Adaptive Rule-Based Content Scanners 8,474,048 Website Content Regulation 8,566,580 Splitting an SSL Connection Between Gateways 8,677,494 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 9,141,786 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 9,189,621 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 9,219,755 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 9,294,493 Computer Security Method and System with Input Parameter Validation 9,444,844 Malicious Mobile Code Runtime Monitoring System and Methods 9,525,680 Splitting an SSL Connection Between Gateways