Management

PhishingBox's Team

 

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

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

Partner

Chase is the COO 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. With nearly 20 years of programming, design, and data center experience, Chase brings hands-on technical expertise to PhishingBox. Chase works with the management and technical teams of PhishingBox in the areas of research & development, user interaction, and operations. Chase attended the University of Kentucky.

 

 

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

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

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.