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Leadership

Dan Botsch, President

As President and one of the founders of the company, Dan brings three decades of experience in government and private sector positions focused on security and intelligence. Prior to joining TrapWire, Dan served 11 years as an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, focusing on Russian and Eastern European affairs. He also has experience in corporate security, having served as the Deputy Director of a Business Intelligence Group that monitored political, economic, security and market dynamics for a Global 100 energy company. Dan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business; a Masters degree in International Affairs from Boston University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Political Science from Bates College.
 

 

Michael Maness, Director of Business Development

One of the original members of the TrapWire team, Mike is currently responsible for the Business Development activities of TrapWire Inc., and acts as Program Manager for two of the larger TrapWire Networks in the US. Mike joined TrapWire following 20 years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency, including 15 years overseas running covert operations against terrorist groups and hostile intelligence services around the globe. As a senior operations officer and field manager, he was instrumental in combating major international terrorist organizations in the immediate wake of 9/11, and has been recognized by the CIA for his work in war zones across the Balkans and Middle East. Mike is a graduate of Texas State University and a member of the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
 

 

Michael Chang, Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Michael is responsible for all TRAPWIRE training programs and deployment teams. Prior to joining TRAPWIRE, he served 14 years with the Central Intelligence Agency as a counterterrorism operations officer, special operations officer, DCI protection detail agent, and weapons instructor. Michael has been the keynote or guest speaker at conferences across the country—including the Robbery Investigators of Texas (RIOT), Energy Security Council (ESC), Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), ASIS, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and numerous Department of Defense and law enforcement conferences. He has an M.A. in Forensic Science from the George Washington University and a B.S. in Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University.
 

 

Paul Chadha, Director of Products and Technology

As Director of Products and Technology, Paul manages TrapWire Inc.’s corporate-wide technology infrastructure, including the operation and maintenance of TrapWire Data Centers worldwide. Paul is responsible for ensuring information security and high system availability to meet the demanding requirements of our government and private sector clients. He also directs all product development efforts, Client Support Services, and the technical integration teams responsible for TrapWire system deployments. Paul has nearly two decades of experience in the Information Technology arena and has led numerous efforts to overhaul corporate networks to vastly improve security and reliability. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) certifications.
 

 

John Taylor, Director of Finance & Administration

As Director of Finance, John handles the accounting, finance, and government compliance for the company. Prior to joining TrapWire, John held several financial positions in public and private companies conducting forecasting, budgeting, financial analysis, and merger and acquisition-related work. As a consultant to the federal government, John conducted threat and risk assessments against bio-containment laboratories, engaged in security-related benchmarking, and assisted in policy and procedure development in the security arena. John’s previous experience includes work as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service, where he planned and implemented logistical as well as site security for high level U.S government officials and leaders of foreign countries. In his capacity as an agent, John also investigated threats against government personnel and worked financial fraud investigations. John has an MBA in corporate finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a bachelor’s in finance from Georgetown University.