Director of Services Operations
As Director of Services Operations, Rob Havelt leads a team of highly talented security engineers obsessed with delivering customer success. With more than 20 years of cybersecurity experience, Rob has a passion for understanding client needs and delivering thoughtful solutions to best improve their cybersecurity posture and enterprise resiliency.
Prior to Praetorian, Rob led the M&A security team at Salesforce. In this role, he worked with Corporate Development and the executive leadership team to provide crucial insight into the overall risk posed by a potential acquisition as well as how their security technical debt should impact the deal model and the integration planning.
Early in his career, Rob held various roles included security engineer, infrastructure specialist, and technical surveillance countermeasures specialist for large companies such as IBM, Toyota, and Lockheed Martin. He then went on to co-found Trustwave’s SpiderLabs division, where he grew the practice from a small handful of dedicated engineers to hundreds of consultants operating globally and helping hundreds of clients with thousands of offensive security, application security, and incident response projects.