About PhishingBox

Phishing Simulation & Security Awareness Training Provider

PhishingBox is a company focused on security. We provide a suite of security tools to minimize the threat from phishing. We accomplish this using phishing simulations, security awareness training, and threat protection tools. PhishingBox is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky and serves clients worldwide. We maintain a robust security posture and have datacenters in the U.S. and overseas, including the European Union. Our operations are reviewed by independent auditors at least annually.

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History

PhishingBox originated in the 2006 as a tool used by an audit firm to conduct social engineering testing while conducting IT security audits for their clients. eLink Design, Inc was the contracted firm to perform the development. In 2016, eLink Ventures along with other investors, purchased the software and created the stand-alone company, PhishingBox LLC.

Management Team

Ryan Hardesty

Ryan Hardesty

President

Ryan Hardesty is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, management and public relations. His expertise is working with businesses to dramatically increase profits and establish new lines of revenue. Before joining PhishingBox, Ryan owned and operated successful businesses across the marketing, publishing, events and entertainment industries. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Louisville (BS, 2005).

Brad Fenster

Brad Fenster

Founder

Brad Fenster is a serial entrepreneur. He started an audit and consulting business after being a banking regulator for the FDIC and NCUA. The PhishingBox system was originally created as a tool used during information security audits. In 2016, PhishingBox was separated as a stand-alone company. Although still providing guidance and insight for PhishingBox, Brad Fenster is now leading the development of an affiliate company AuditFindings.com , which provides audit issue tracking capabilities. Brad has also served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. In the military, he was qualified as a search and rescue swimmer, special warfare combat craft crewman, paratrooper, Infantry officer and a Ranger. In his free time, Brad Fenster is a helicopter flight instructor and seaplane pilot.

Thomas Chase Gullett

Thomas Chase Gullett

CEO / Partner

Thomas Chase Gullett is the Chief Executive Officer of PhishingBox, LLC. PhishingBox has grown from a startup to a multi-million dollar cybersecurity company that provides security awareness training and phishing simulation around the globe. Chase is a technical visionary and entrepreneur, even at a young age. In high-school in the 90s, Chase formed a hosting company, Intelliwire, that is still operating today. Chase later co-founded eLink Design to provide digital marketing and software development. Chase, through eLink Design, was developing web-based software applications in the 2000s, before they were referred to as software-as-a-service. Chase still provides guidance to eLink Design and its venture capital arm, eLink Venture, LLC.

Andrew Chiles

Andrew Chiles

Partner

Andrew is the CEO and co-founder of eLink Design, parent company to PhishingBox. eLink Design is an enterprise software and web development firm, with a captive venture capital arm, eLink Ventures. Andrew has nearly 20 years of experience in software development, website design, data center and cloud hosting, and digital marketing. In addition to overseeing all investment and portfolio activity at eLink Ventures, Andrew works with the management of PhishingBox in the areas of sales, marketing, and finance. Andrew is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech - BS, 2005).

Derrick Ritchie

Derrick Ritchie

Partner

Derrick is co-founder and managing partner of MND Holdings, a private investment company that focuses on serviced-based businesses and real estate development opportunities. Derrick brings over 20 years of experience from the technology sector and has a finance and marketing background, having led several mergers, acquisitions, and systems integrations. As a PhishingBox partner, Derrick works with the board and management team to develop risk mitigation strategy and technology distribution partners. Derrick has a finance, marketing, and management degree from the University of Kentucky.

Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie

Partner

Michael is co-founder and managing partner of MND Holdings, a private investment company that focuses on serviced-based businesses and real estate development opportunities. Michael has 25 years of technology experience ranging from programming and design, software development, infrastructure engineering, security, networking, virtualization, and storage. As a PhishingBox partner, Michael provides support and leadership to research & development, end user experiences, marketing strategies, and growth opportunities. Michael attended the University of Kentucky.

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