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We act as trusted advisors who help organizations better understand and minimize overall risk across IT assets, so they can focus on what's important — their core business.

Meet Praetorian's Leadership Team

Our team members come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialties. Previous employers include Symantec, McAfee, IBM, Intel, Rapid7, Sun Microsystems, Dell, National Instruments, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and PricewaterhouseCoopers. All consultants come from a computer science, engineering, or information systems discipline and many consultants have obtained masters and doctorates. Our team members include published authors, technical editors, open source developers, industry researchers, and conference presenters.

Nathan Sportsman

Nathan Sportsman, Founder and Chief Executive OfficerAs the Founder and CEO of Praetorian, Nathan is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction of the company. Prior to founding Praetorian, Nathan's previous work experience included industry-leading companies such as McAfee, Symantec, and Sun Microsystems. His consulting experience has crossed most industry sectors and clients have ranged from Wall St and Silicon Valley to government intelligence agencies and renowned educational institutions.

An active participant in the security community, Nathan is a frequent public speaker and has lectured on the latest hacking techniques for the National Security Agency, served as an instructor for the Ultimate Hacking Series at Black Hat, and is a regular speaker for various security organizations such as ISSA, Infragard, and OWASP. In addition, Nathan is a contributing author to the 6th & 7th Editions of the world's best-selling computer security book, Hacking Exposed.

An engineer by trade, Nathan is a U.S. patent holder (issue no. 7444268), a NIST individual contributor, and an open source developer. Nathan holds a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Josh Abraham

Josh Abraham, Director of ServicesAt Praetorian, Josh is a key member of the technical execution team. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading, directing, and executing client-facing engagements that include Praetorian's tactical and strategic service offerings. Prior to joining Praetorian, Josh spent six years at Rapid7 where he helped build the company's professional services division, defined the firm's core methodologies, and trained new employees on the latest hacking techniques.

Over the years, Josh has become a well-known resource for his contributions to the information security space. An avid researcher and presenter, Josh has spoken at numerous conferences including BlackHat, DefCon, ShmooCon, The SANS Pentest Summit, Infosec World, SOURCE Barcelona, CSI, OWASP, LinuxWorld, Comdex, and BLUG.

In his spare time, Josh is a contributing developer to numerous open source security projects such as the BackTrack LiveCD, BeEF, Nikto, Fierce, Metasploit, GISKismet, and PBNJ. Josh is also a respected security resource to the media and has been quoted by news outlets such as ComputerWorld, DarkReading, and SC Magazine. Josh holds a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

Anthony Marquez

Anthony Marquez, Director of EngineeringPrior to joining Praetorian, Anthony worked at Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) where he was a key contributor to several projects that emphasized the lab’s mission of strengthening national security. During his time at LLNL, Anthony was able to work with an array of technologies including ultra-wideband radar systems, various biometric sensors, and mobile application development.

Anthony graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering.

While at Stanford, Anthony received a Graduate Engineering Minority (GEM) Fellowship and was sponsored by IBM. At GEM’s 30th Anniversary Gala, he received the award for the Most Promising Male Master’s Fellow. In addition, Anthony received several other notable awards at Stanford including School Of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student and Veteran Leadership Award and the School of Engineering Executive Leadership Award.

Matt Starolis

Matthew Starolis, Director of SalesMatt is responsible for the continuance of Praetorian's rapid expansion and strategic growth. Prior to joining Praetorian, Matt spent five years at National Instruments as a District Sales Manager covering Northern California's Silicon Valley area. Key accounts included Lockheed Martin, NASA-Ames Research Center, Space Systems/Loral, and BAE.

Over the years, Matt has long been recognized for his dedication to customer service and focus on value-based, lasting relationships. As a member of NI's exclusive Circle of Excellence, he was a finalist for Rookie Salesperson of the Year, a winner of the peer-nominated Team Spirit Award, and was the keynote speaker at NI's Global Sales Conference.

Matt earned a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin where he was a College Scholar and worked closely with distinguished professor and computer architect, Dr. Yale Patt. While at UT-Austin, his primary focus centered on computer design and system software.

Paul West Jauregui

Paul West Jauregui, VP MarketingPaul oversees the planning, development, and execution of Praetorian's marketing and advertising activities. He is responsible for leading Praetorian's overall marketing efforts, including brand management, advertising, market research, corporate communications and public relations. In his role, he drives initiatives that support the company's accelerated growth grounded in providing services that make the world a better, safer, and more secure place.

Before joining Praetorian, Paul served as creative director for Myover Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing multi-disciplinary teams in the development and production of creative marketing solutions that generated results for clients. His creative work, in online marketing and advertising, has been showcased in BusinessWeek and has earned him numerous state and national awards.

Paul earned his Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, from St. Edward's University and his Bachelors of Science in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an active member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).