TEAM

MARK JOHNSON

FOUNDER & CEO

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An experienced attorney-at-law, and former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent, Mark served as a clandestine intelligence officer conducting global human-terrain operations. Mark holds a Juris Doctor from Regent University, and an AB in Political Science from Davidson College.

GARY DAVIS

VP ENGINEERING

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Gary leads our engineering efforts to maximize digital situational awareness in a global high threat cyberspace environment by using the latest deep-learning and artificial-intelligence techniques. Gary has 35 years of experience in leading and propelling organizations into the future with critical engineering solutions, analytic discoveries, and process improvements.

EDDY ALMAND

MANAGING DIRECTOR TOKYO

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Eddy has more than 20 years of experience in intelligence and IT and serves as Sovereign's Managing Director for Sovereign Intelligence K.K. in Tokyo, Japan.  Formerly serving as an officer for US Army Intelligence, Eddy specialized in data discovery and analytics. Eddy holds a BS in Technical Management and MS in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

MUHANNAD ELHABBAL

VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Muhannad has a combined service of 20 years as a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Special Agent and as a Reserve Naval Intelligence Officer. Prior to his Civil Service career, Muhannad worked as a Training and Software Release Manager at CSG Systems, Inc. Muhannad holds a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

CYBER INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

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John is a cyber intelligence analyst specializing in encrypted-messaging reconnaissance. Before Sovereign, John worked for a physics lab conducting research and computer analytics on the dynamics of soft matter. John holds a BS in Physics from James Madison University.

RICHARD BACH

 ADVISOR

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Spanning a 30 year period Richard served in a range of operational and technical roles in the UK’s national security community. In the Government’s Digital Economy Unit he was AD for Cyber Security. He co-architected NATO’s Infosec Framework, and designed and implemented the cyber defense posture for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

MICHAEL GUSEK

SVP PRODUCT

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Michael has extensive experience designing enterprise software solutions for Deloitte Consulting, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Digitas LBi. During the last decade, Michael has concentrated his efforts on building robust Artificial Intelligence solutions.

MARK HOPKINS

MANAGING DIRECTOR LONDON 

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Mark is the Managing Director of Sovereign Intelligence Ltd in London. Mark has over 30 years of experience in business development in the United Kingdom and Europe across multiple sectors, to include military, financial, and within the UK Government. He is a graduate of Eton College.

MONICA

ANDERSON

DIRECTOR RESEARCH

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Founder of Sentience, Co-founder and CTO for Sensai, Monica is experienced in deep neural Networks and artificial intelligence, specializing in semantics of human languages,  organic learning, graph algorithms, and model-free methods.  Monica holds multiple technical US Patents for Google, Inc

BRONWYN KOEHL

SR CYBER INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

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Bronwyn is an experienced analyst combining expertise in Slavic languages and linguistics with a passion for problem solving and analysis. Bronwyn received a BA in Russian and Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Chicago.

VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Robert has more than 25 years serving within the military intelligence services of the United Kingdom. Robert has an extensive background in threat advisory role on behalf of Intercontinental Hotel Group, Control Risks, the UK Government's Stabilisation Unit, and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

SANDY GILCHRIST

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

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Founder and CEO of Priviness Limited, the leading Data Protection advisory group based in the United Kingdom, Sandy is our resident expert regarding Data Protection and Data Privacy.  Sandy has served as the COO of LifeBank in Australia, as well as an E-Business Principal with IBM.