About Us

Board Members

Jonathan Dambrot

CEO / Co-Founder

Jonathan brings many years of entrepreneurial and management experience to Prevalent. He has worked with both large and medium enterprises to create solutions to better comply with government regulation and mitigate InfoSec risks.

He has spoken on the need for third-party risk management at the leading industry events including RSA, Shared Assessments Summit, ISACA, ISSA, Infragard, NYSE, and others. Jonathan also helped develop the Risk Assessment Body of Knowledge (RABOK) as part of the development of Shared Assessments efforts to develop the first of its kind certification for third-party risk professionals (CTPRP).

Jonathan is former Chair of both the Shared Assessments Steering Committee and Shared Assessments SIG Committee, and sits on the Penn State Outreach Advisory Board.

Jonathan has recently won several awards. He was recently honored by Penn State for his work with the World Campus in its first ever Outstanding Alumnus Award in October 2015. He was also honored at the 2015 Shared Assessments Summit with a Special Achievement Award for his work on the Certified Third Party Risk Professional certification.

Prior to working in the technology industry, Jonathan launched a highly successful, consumer products company where he won several collegiate entrepreneurial awards. Jonathan is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, received his MBA from The Pennsylvania State University, is a Certified Third-Party Risk Professional (CTPRP), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Jonathan is also a magician and is known to perform for co-workers, clients, and friends.

Norman W. Menz III

Chairman / CTO / Co-Founder

Norman brings more than 16 years of IT and management experience to Prevalent. He brings a practical approach to information security and risk management, mixing both effective solutions with thoughtful, practical and creative approaches. He has been involved in all aspects of IT and InfoSec including design and integration, project management, and security policy development across the enterprise. Norman understands the business issues clients deal with and works with them to develop appropriate products and solutions to insure their business operations flow seamlessly and securely.

James S. Douglass

Partner / Fulcrum Equity Partners

Mr. Douglass brings more than 20 years of operations management, strategic development and financial experience with high-growth financial services, marketing services and healthcare companies. Mr. Douglass was most recently CEO of Vesdia, a pioneer in card-linked marketing for financial services, airline and hospitality companies, which merged with Cartera Commerce in January, 2011. Previous to Vesdia, he served as CEO for Atlanta-based Visionary Systems, Inc. (VSI), a provider of decision systems for credit providers and retailers which was sold to Trans Union in 2004.

Prior to Visionary Systems, Mr. Douglass served as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer with CheckFree Corporation. While at CheckFree, he was part of the executive management team that grew the company to more than $500 million in revenue as the leading provider of electronic billing and payment services to financial institutions and portals. Prior to CheckFree, Mr. Douglass served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Medaphis Corporation, a leading provider of medical billing and management services and software.

Mr. Douglass began his career with KPMG in the Financial Services practice. He currently serves on the boards of Cartera Commerce, FactorTrust, GetOne Rewards and Thumb-Friendly.

Ken Walters

Board Member

With over 30 years of experience in the information technology and software applications market, Ken has a proven and successful track record of global leadership, acquisitions, growth and operational excellence. From 2002 to 2006, Ken served as President and COO of Infor Global Solutions, one of the largest privately held software companies and a leader in enterprise software and services. During this time, Infor executed more than 25 acquisitions and grew from $40M to $800M in revenue. In 2006, at the request of the Infor BOD and CEO, Ken built a new company called Extensity, Inc. in the financial performance management software market. Under Ken’s leadership, as President and CEO, Extensity executed 2 successful acquisitions and grew from no revenue to $500M in 2007, when it was merged with Infor. From 2007 to 2010, Ken served as President, Financial Solutions Group at Infor. During this time the company grew from $800M to $2.1B in revenue with offices in more than 100 countries, over 8,000 employees and more than 70,000 customers.

In addition Ken has served as President and CEO of HiddenMind Technologies, COO of Internet Security Systems, President of Impact Innovations Group and a Managing Partner at Coopers & Lybrand. Along with the Prevalent BOD, he also serves as a director for the following privately held cloud SaaS software companies:  Izenda, LogFire, Revegy, MatsSoft, QASymphony and Easy Solutions. Ken has a B.S. degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where he was a 3-time All-American golfer and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Michael Triplett

Managing Director / Insight Venture Partners

Michael Triplett is a managing partner at Insight Venture Partners where he joined in 1998. Mike focuses on investments in Infrastructure and Application Software companies and has been instrumental in investments in more than twenty companies, many of which have achieved fast growth and realized significant value for shareholders and employees. Notable among these are the IPOs of Click Commerce, Solarwinds Inc. (NYSE: SWI), and Quest Software, and the acquisitions of Aelita Software (acquired by Quest Software), Authorize.net (acquired by Go2Net), Astaro (acquired by Sophos), BeyondTrust (acquired by Veritas Capital), Imceda Software (acquired by Quest Software), eEye Digital Security (acquired by BeyondTrust), Folhamatic (acquired by Sage plc), GFI’s TeamViewer (acquired by Permira), Kabum! (purchased by founders), Metalogix (acquired by Permira), and ScriptLogic (acquired by Quest Software).

Philip Vorobeychik

Vice President / Insight Venture Partners

Philip Vorobeychik joined Insight Venture Partners in 2010, where he is a Vice President focused on investments in Infrastructure and Application Software companies. He has been deeply involved in more than 14 standalone investments and 20 add-on acquisitions, many of which have achieved fast growth and created significant value for shareholders.

In addition to Prevalent, he currently serves as a board member at Kaseya, FireMon, Thycotic, LiveAction, and N2W, and works closely with the management teams at Veeam, Cylance, Mimecast, and others.

Philip graduated with honors from Cornell University with a degree in Applied Economics and Management. Prior to joining Insight, he founded several internet ventures, including a series of specialty eCommerce stores. He is fluent in Russian.

Thomas Krane

Senior Associate / Insight Venture Partners

Thomas Krane is a Senior Associate at Insight where he joined in 2012. Thomas primarily focuses on high-growth SaaS companies within infrastructure, cybersecurity and education technology. In addition to Prevalent, Thomas has worked with Insight’s investments in Tenable, Cylance, Mirantis, Skytap, LiveAction, Achieve3000, BrightBytes and 1stdibs.

Thomas received a Masters and BA in Astrophysics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude). Outside of work, Thomas is an avid musician and has toured with his band across the Northeast.

Dr. Kevin Charest

DSVP & CISO, Health Care Service Corporation

Dr. Kevin Charest serves as the DSVP and Chief Information Security Officer for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). He is responsible for all facets of IT security for the largest member owned healthcare company in the United States. Prior to joining HCSC he led global cyber defense operations for UnitedHealth Group – the largest healthcare company in the world. He also served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Health and Services (HHS). Prior to joining the federal government, Dr. Charest served in several entrepreneurial and senior executive positions in the private sector.

His leadership in technology applications, innovation, and security were instrumental to the development of numerous products and services. As the board secretary for (ISC)², Dr. Charest works across multiple industries and platforms focused on information sharing for cyber defense improvement.

Dr. Charest holds a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity from Capella University. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of West Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Charest is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army.