Our Team

We design and advance solutions to the world’s toughest emerging security threats

Core Team

Philip Reiner

Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Security and Technology

Megan Stifle headshot
Megan Stifel

Chief Strategy Officer

Andrew Facini

Director of Communications

Alexa Wehsener

Research and Operations Manager, Institute for Security and Technology

Vera Zakem

Senior Technology and Policy Advisor

Leah Walker

Defense Technology Associate

Nicole Mays

Executive Assistant to CEO

Andrew Jensen

Cybersecurity Analyst

Zoë Brammer
Zoë Brammer

Cyber and Information Operations Analyst

Lauren Pompey
Lauren Pompey

Cyber Associate


Byron Stokes

Defense Technology Intern

Henry Bradley

Defense Technology Intern

Adjunct Advisors

Rear Admiral John Gower

Senior Policy Advisor, CATALINK, Former Assistant Chief of Defense Staff Nuclear (Chemical, Biological), UK MoD

Doowan Lee

Nonresident Senior Technical Advisor

Sahil Shah

Policy Advisor, CATALINK

Peter Henderson

Technical Advisor, ML and U.S. NC3

Stan S. Byers

Nonresident Senior Advisor

Elsa B. Kania

Nonresident Policy Advisor

Suhas Subrahmanyam

Nonresident Technology Policy Advisor