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).
Taylor Pile has worked in Technology sales and online marketing industries since 2002, building business relationships with small software companies to tech leaders like IBM, Salesforce and Citrix Online. Before joining the PhishingBox team, Taylor led sales efforts for an online publisher of business and technology email newsletters for 15 years, building and managing large scale email marketing campaigns for leading online companies in the IT, Ecommerce, Web Development and Marketing space. Taylor is a Graduate of Alderson Broaddus University (BA, 2002).
Will Rouse has worked in business development and management for small to medium-sized businesses for over a decade. Prior to joining PhishingBox, he was the lone asset manager for an investment company based in Austin, Texas where he provided business development, operations management, and diligence for projects in a variety of industries. Will is a graduate of Centre College (BA, 2005) and St. Edward’s University (MBA, 2013).
Founded in 2005 by Brad Fenster, PhishingBox started its life as a tool used for conducting social engineering testing at the audit and consulting firm, Styzer Risk Management (Styzer). In 2011, Styzer’s name was changed to PhishingBox. As PhishingBox continued to grow, it became the proven cybersecurity solution and a trusted partner for many IT professionals. In 2016, that growth led PhishingBox to merge with its longtime partner eLink Design, to create the company we have today. Virtually overnight, the PhishingBox team swelled to over 35 people and is well positioned to continue its phenomenal growth moving forward.
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 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).