Malcovery Leadership

Meet the Management Team, Board of Directors and Board of Advisors at Malcovery Security.

Management Team



G.T. LaBorde, Chief Executive Officer

G.T. LaBorde is a successful technology executive and serial entrepreneur. G.T. co-founded MedMined, a SaaS company that used patented data mining techniques to track hospital-acquired infections. G.T. was MedMined’s first employee and served as COO and co-CEO. After raising only one round of venture capital ($2.4m) in 2001, MedMined grew to 240 hospital customers in 27 states when it was sold to Cardinal Health in 2006 for more than $100 million. After acquisition, G.T. served as the General Manager of the business unit for two years, in which every earn-out target was hit. He then was an Operating Consultant with Eastside Partners, where he was an investor and advisor to technology companies. Several of those companies have already enjoyed sucessful exits. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at UAB’s Collat School of Business. G.T. currently serves on the Board of Directors at Hygia Health Services and on the Executive Committee for TechBirmingham. G.T. received a B.A. in Economics and J.D. from Louisiana State University.


Gary Warner, Chief Technologist, Co-Founder

Gary Warner is a world-renowned researcher and speaker on the subject of catching cyber criminals. Gary, a seven-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, is the visionary, inventor, as well as patent holder, for much of the technology that drives the Malcovery solutions. In his role of Chief Technologist for Malcovery Security, Gary drives technical product direction, architecture, and definition and development of security application.  In addition to his Malcovery role, he remains the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In this role, which brings together the Computer and Information Science department with the Justice Science department, he is doing research that helps law enforcement and other security professionals identify, apprehend, prosecute, and convict cybercriminals, and spreads information to victims and potential victims about cybercrime issues. Gary was the founding president of the Birmingham chapter of the FBI’s InfraGard program, has served on the boards of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and the National Board for the Energy ISAC. He has been recognized by FBI Director Robert Mueller for “Exceptional Service in the Public Interest” and received the IC3 and NCFTA’s Partnership Award “in recognition of his outstanding support in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.”

View Gary’s TEDx Birmingham talk.


Don Scelza, SVP of Engineering and Technical Support, Co-Founder

Don Scelza’s career in the high tech industry spans over 30 years. He started working in the Computer Science department at Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) as an undergraduate and after graduation remained on the research staff working on large-scale multiprocessor operating system design. From there Don went on to a Pittsburgh start-up, Three Rivers Computer, later known as PERQ Systems. He helped build the first operating system for the PERQ workstation and then went on to manage the software organization. Don was a director at FORE Systems (acquired by Marconi) and became the VP of World Wide Customer Support and Service at Marconi. Don is a co-founder and partner at Silver Lining Partners. Don is also a paramedic and is currently the president of his local EMS. Don has a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a M.S. in Organizational Studies from Robert Morris University.


Phil Compton, Chief Financial Officer, Co-Founder

Phil Compton has more than 25 years of financial and operational experience in building the infrastructure, processes and profitability of several technology companies, wherein he has helped raise over $100M in venture financing. Most recently, Phil was the Senior VP of Finance for Netronome, where he helped close a $23M funding round in the midst of the 2010 “Great Recession”. He was the CFO & a key startup member for CoManage, in which he was involved in raising nearly $60M in venture funding and securing $10M in debt financing. Phil also served as the CFO for WiseWire, where he coordinated its acquisition for $40M by the web portal Lycos. He began his career with the Big Four accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and later joined Black Box Corporation (BBOX on NASDAQ), where he played significant roles in both a leveraged buyout (LBO) and an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Phil is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from West Virginia University.

Hugh Docherty, EVP, Products and Strategy

Hugh Docherty is a software industry executive who is passionate about building teams to deliver products and services that customers love. Hugh has a proven ability to manage the challenges of an early stage company while bringing the first products to market. He has over twenty years experience working with consumer, small business, and enterprise customers including the past 8 years that he has dedicated to the information security industry. Before joining Malcovery, Hugh was Vice President of Product Management at Trustwave where he was responsible for data and network security products used by companies worldwide to protect their employees and sensitive information. Hugh joined Trustwave through its acquisition of BitArmor where he held a similar position. Prior to that he served in leadership roles at Entigo, Quest Software and Intuit (Galt Technologies). Hugh holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Board of Directors

Eric Jack, PhD, Director

Eric Jack, PhD, currently serves as Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Collat School of Business. Dr. Jack went to UAB in 2001, where he served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research from 2008-12. He was Interim-Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods from 2009-10, and he is a past recipient of the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Before beginning his academic career, he also served as a United States Air Force officer for 21 years. His research interests include operations strategy, health care management, service operations, quality management and supply chain management. He is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), as well as a certified fellow with the Association for Operations Management (APICS).

Board of Advisors

Malcovery has assembled leading experts from the security industry as a Board of Advisors.

Brett Jackson

Mr. Jackson has more than 25 years of cross-functional, executive level experience exclusively with venture backed security and analytics software companies, both private and public, from $10M to $200M in annual revenues including Axent Technologies, eSecurity, Cybertrust and Digital Harbor. He is currently CEO of Logi Analytics, an innovator and market leader in embedded analytics. He has also served as an independent director of multiple venture backed software companies and currently serves on the board of the Shenandoah National Park Trust. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Jim Porell

Mr. Porell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Deputy CTO for Federal Sales and also Vice President of Emerging Technology at Computer Data Source Inc. In each of these roles, Jim consults with and for US Government agencies and customers to assist them in removing costs, reducing risk and improving security and resilience, while satisfying new business proposals. Jim is also the leader of the STASH Consortium, a collection of vendors that is delivering a secure virtual terminal solution to position businesses and agencies for the next generation of end user computing. Jim has been a security consultant to customers and the US Government for over 20 years and has co-authored several books on security.

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams currently serves as Director of Security Strategy in the Counter Threat Unit of Dell SecureWorks where he focuses on proactive security measures such as botnet takedowns, sharing of threat intelligence and collaborative response work.  Prior to Dell SecureWorks, Williams spent thirteen and a half years at Microsoft in roles ranging from Security Solutions Architect to divisional Privacy Officer to a senior leader in the Malware Protection Center where he was responsible for the Malicious Software Removal Tool, Security Intelligence Reports, cross-company and intra-company relationships as well as leading the team responsible for vulnerability research and exploit countermeasures.  A regular speaker at industry events such as CanSecWest, RSA, Digital Crime Consortium and others he is well known in the computer security industry.  Williams also serves as Director at Large on the board of CAUCE.