Curtis H. Staker – President and Chief Executive Officer
Curtis Staker is President and Chief Executive Officer at Confident Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for overall operations and corporate performance, as well as driving the company mission, vision and strategy.
Staker has more than 25 years of experience in the high technology sector with 17 years leadership roles at high profile public companies, including serving in the roles of Executive Vice President and President at Websense from February 2001 through September 2005. During this time period, Websense sales increased from $30M to almost $200M, market cap expanded from $200M to $1.4B and cash increased from $81M to $244M. Additional experience and successes include positions as Chairman and CEO at GFI Software and Vice President/General Manager (Asia/Pacific for three years and Americas for two years) at SDRC (now owned by Siemens). Staker has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University.
Ben Norton – Executive Vice President
Ben Norton is Executive Vice President at Confident Technologies. He is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Partners.
Ben Norton is a proven executive with extensive experience building and leading innovative and high-growth companies. Ben was most recently President & COO of Internet Marketing Inc, (IMI), a digital marketing firm recognized the last two years as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the USA. Ben successfully led IMI through the transition from a startup organization to a mature operating company while overseeing all aspects of business development, client services and internal operations. Earlier in his career, Ben was CEO of Silicon Space, where he led the development and launch of an innovative social networking platform for businesses. Ben has also held executive-level positions with Covario; the largest independent global search marketing agency and CrossView; a global provider of cross-channel marketing and eCommerce solutions. In addition to his role with Confident Technologies, Ben is on the Board of VAVi; the nation’s largest sport and social organization. Ben earned a bachelor’s degree from USC and an MBA from UC, Irvine.
Roman Yudkin – Chief Technology Officer
Roman Yudkin is Chief Technology Officer at Confident Technologies. He is responsible for Research & Development, Engineering and general oversight of all corporate technical functions.
Yudkin has more than 25 years of hands-on leadership experience in high technology sector - architecting, building, and bringing to market complex enterprise software systems and professional services across multiple industries and international settings. Key positions in his career include VP of Engineering at Websense, Sr. VP and CTO at Pharmatica, COO at Mindport, VP of Software Development at Groupe Bull, and Director of Software Engineering at Bell Labs. Most recently, Yudkin served as CTO and co-founder of Affeo Inc. in Carlsbad, California. Yudkin's educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters degree in Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence from the Rutgers University, New Jersey.