Team / About Stan Quintana, Executive Vice President of Business DevelopmentEd Amoroso, Chief Executive OfficerPete Cornell, Executive Vice President of OperationsSuzanne Mitchell, Executive ProducerAndy McCool, Executive Vice President of Cyber Security AnalyticsKelly McCool, Media Production AssistantRich Powell, Lead IllustratorFelix Andersen, Research Assistant Laura Fanelli, Lead CorrespondentMatt Amoroso, Chief ArchitectLiam Baglivo, Chief of StaffMiles McDonald, Director, Media Production



Stan Quintana joins TAG Cyber as Executive Vice President of Business Development following his retirement from AT&T after forty-five years of service. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in cyber security, IT, and network enterprise solutions, Stan's work at AT&T included creating Managed Security Services with first-to-market cloud services such as Virtual Network Based Firewalls and large scale Virtual DDOS.

Additionally, Stan is a strong sales professional with an executive management degree focused in International Finance and Business from Yale School of Management. His areas of expertise include go-to-market strategy, strategic partnerships, professional services, and data center strategies. He has a strong financial background, and lead AT&T's Financial Accounting and policies and practices organization.  

Stan was responsible for architecting a single financial language, which allowed AT&T to transition from FCC accounting to GAAP accounting, and unifying seven accounting systems. These actions saved AT&T hundreds of millions in ongoing annual expenses. He culminated his AT&T career as Executive Director of Intellectual Property Business Development.



Dr. Ed Amoroso is currently Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of companies across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016.

Ed has been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past twenty-seven years, where he has introduced nearly two thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. He is also affiliated with the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU as a Research Professor, and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University as a senior advisor. He is author of six books on cyber security and dozens of major research and technical papers and articles in peer-reviewed and major publications.

Ed holds the BS degree in physics from Dickinson College, the MS/PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School. He holds ten patents in the area of cyber security and media technology and he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors for M&T Bank, as well as on the NSA Advisory Board (NSAAB). Ed’s work has been highlighted on CNN, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has worked directly with four Presidential administrations on issues related to national security, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber policy.



Mr. Peter S. Cornell joined TAG Cyber as Executive Vice President of Operations following his nearly forty-year career at AT&T and Google. Pete has an undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey in Electrical Engineering and an executive MBA from Rutgers University. Pete retired from AT&T in the position of Network Vice-President for global optical operations, managing in 24 countries. He implemented this function for Google in the Alphabet optical network on a global basis. Today, Pete brings this wealth of experience to TAG Cyber clients through a range of consultation engagements. He is currently planning a twice-weekly TAG Cyber Morning Threat Report show for enterprise security professionals.



Suzanne Mitchell has directed and produced documentary films, television series, web and social media platform programming. Her projects have garnered two Emmys, two Gracie Awards, an Omni Intermedia Award, and a Cine Golden Eagle. Mitchell’s feature film Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde was hailed by the New York Times as "a grand documentary" and by the Village Voice as "inspiring in the best possible way." Among the hundreds of hours Mitchell has produced, the work she is most passionate about collides with her interests in history and technology. ABC's The Century, with Peter Jennings, included exclusive interviews with nuclear scientist Hans Bethe, Steve Jobs, Vinton Cerf, and many other notable names centered around science and technology. Her work as a news and talk show producer includes The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Hugh Thompson Show, a web based variety-talk show developed for AT&T that melded cyber security, with cutting edge computer technology, and entertainment.

 

Collaborating with Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple, Mitchell produced a variety of feature films and television specials including: New Passages, The Presidential Summit, The Hamptons, Woodstock: Now & Then, Force of Nature, and Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation before directing two short films, brickhead EARTH and Thunderbirds, both filmed at the 2015 and 2017 Burning Man festival in Black Rock City. Suzanne has just completed production on several features that include an exploration on human-animal interactions a mockumentary project with A-List Hollywood stars, and a humanitarian film shot in Uganda.

 

When she is not in the field and much to her husband’s dismay, Suzanne takes full advantage of her Instagram account by posting quirky images and amusing video scenarios.



Andy McCool is a seasoned technology executive with over 30 years of experience and a passion for driving business transformations through the use of technology. He brings a wealth of technical and executive expertise in Cloud, IP Networks, Enterprise Systems, Hosting, Data Centers, Service Delivery and Operations.

Currently, Andy is the Executive Vice President of Cyber Security Analytics at TAG Cyber.  He is also the Founder and President of McCool Technology Partners, an IT consultancy he founded that helps businesses understand, adopt and use technology to automate and transform. Prior to founding McCool Technology Partners, Andy held numerous key executive positions at AT&T.  As Vice President of Cloud Realization, he delivered an industry first cloud platform that automatically and seamlessly integrated enterprise VPNS. He was Vice President, Managed Services Development and developed Hosting Technology and Services enabling a 300% growth in the business and a nearly doubling of Data Centers.  He also developed AT&T’s Content Delivery Network, Natural Language Contact Management Solutions and Managed Security Services.  As Vice President, Enterprise Billing, Sales, Contracting Systems Andy realized significant cost savings and delivered improved customer transaction times that greatly improved the customer order experience.  Andy also led the AT&T IP Network Engineering team through technology upgrades and a network expansion that saw a great improvement in reliability (10x), significant growth (2.5x), and an industry first OC192 backbone.

Additionally, Andy was the VP of Platforms and OSS at Sungard Availability Services where he architected and developed a new systems stack to automate customer and operational processes.

Andy holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Boston College.



Kelly McCool serves as a Media Production Assistant at TAG Cyber, where she develops original promotion content for TAG Cyber's new SOC Channel. Kelly is currently an undergraduate at Seton Hall University pursuing a double major in Broadcasting and Visual Media (Television Production) and Interactive Design and Multimedia, as well as minors in Animation, Theatre, and Web Design.



Rich Powell is an award-winning artist and illustrator currently living in central North Carolina. His illustration work appears in many places but most regularly in MAD Magazine and Highlights For Children. It’s sort of a Jekyll and Hyde thing! His syndicated cartoon panel “Wide Open!” is being distributed by Universal Uclick. In 2015 it was nominated for the Best On-Line Short Form Cartoon by the National Cartoonist’s Society. His line of humorous wildlife art, Callahan’s Quest for Adventure won the Silver Reuben for Product Illustration by the National Cartoonist’s Society in 2014 and the Our State television show that featured him illustrating Andy Griffith’s “What it Was, Was Football” garnered the Emmy for Best Magazine Program at the 31st Midsouth Emmy Awards.

 

He began his career as a conceptual artist  and art director at Sierra On-Line, a pioneer in the computer game industry and his work appeared in such beloved titles as King’s Quest, Space Quest and Quest for Glory among many others.



Felix Andersen is currently an undergraduate student at Stevens Institute of Technology studying Quantitative Finance. Felix was born in London to a Swedish mother and Norwegian father. As a result, he holds citizenship in the UK, Sweden, and Norway, and is conversational in Swedish. He is an avid supporter of soccer, especially Manchester United and hopes that England will win the World Cup this summer



Laura is currently studying Film and Theater in New York City while actively pursuing acting, writing, and filmmaking. She grew up in the South Jersey/ Philadelphia area and moved to Orlando, FL and Atlanta, GA before settling down in NYC. She began her career in local theater and has since performed in multiple independent films, worked on television series, hosted, modeled, and produced other entertainment. Laura has previously worked seasonally for theater companies and full time for the Walt Disney Company. She enjoys long naps, proper sunscreen application, and chocolate chip cookies. Laura, like her colleagues, also knows how to use a computer.



Matt holds the BS degree in Computer Science from Lehigh University. He is currently pursuing the MS degree in Computer Science at New York University. Matt has co-authored two books, one a general computer science text and the other an overview of issues and practices in cyber security. Matt has also presented twice at DEFCON r00tz Asylum in Las Vegas, the first time to encourage young technologists to develop an interest in cyber security and white hat hacking, and the second time to discuss his role as a co-founder of mtwoteaching and how Easter Eggs can create vulnerabilities in their host programs. Matt enjoys writing novels in his free time and has been playing the drums since he was five years old. In high school, he showed his baseball team how to circumvent the school’s restrictive Internet browsing rules by using a VPN server and then got detention for it.



Liam Baglivo is currently Chief of Staff at TAG Cyber LLC. Liam joined the team as a Member of Technical Staff after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Liam holds the BS degree in Biology with a minor in Mass Communication. During his time at UNC, Liam was recognized for his exemplary research in various biological topics. Liam also presented twice at the UNC undergraduate research symposium, once for his research on subspecies determination in Hellbenders, and on the accuracy of films based on true stories. Liam became a member of the mtwoteaching team in 2015, where he gained expertise in various fields of technology as an instructor. After a year serving as MTS, Liam earned his current title of Chief of Staff, where his focus is on operations, sales, events, and public relations. In his free time, Liam enjoys traveling, playing Xbox, and is an avid Liverpool FC supporter (YNWA).



Miles holds the BS degree in Physics from Syracuse University. Before coming to TAG Cyber, he cofounded mtwoteaching, a start-up that created specialized interactive courses in technology. During his time as an instructor at mtwoteaching, Miles guided students in courses on video game design, 3D modeling, animation, and video production. On the side, Miles has used his freelance skills in studio work to create video and audio content for various channels and businesses. Miles enjoys playing his guitar and trying to become Internet-famous when he is not working. He has broken and held Guinness World Records on two different occasions and trains for various competitions such as the Red Bull 400 in his free time.