Chief Executive Officer, Expel
Dave Merkel (aka “Merk”) is the co-founder of Expel as well as our Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He’s ultimately responsible for everything and has been frequently mistaken for Willy Wonka. Dave has been involved in the information security field for nearly 30 years, first as a federal agent pursuing cyber criminals in the era of floppy disks and 2400 baud modems, then as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and vice president of products at Mandiant. Following FireEye’s acquisition of Mandiant, Dave served as the global CTO of FireEye.