John Knopf, Senior Vice President Secure Access Product Management
John Knopf joins Absolute as the Senior Vice President of Secure Access Product Management after leading the strategy and direction of the former NetMotion’s product portfolio since 2002. He has over 30 years of software industry experience with early-stage and mid-stage companies, and has led numerous products from inception to launch with commercial success. John has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and was once shot in the chest by his father (we think accidentally, but the jury’s still out). Thankfully, it was a ricochet bullet and bounced off. Clearly, he survived.
Jason Short, Vice President of Product Management
As Vice President of Product Management for Absolute Software, Jason plays a leading role in developing and executing the company’s product strategy and roadmap, and delivering innovative security and enterprise resilience solutions to end customers. Before joining Absolute, Jason spent nearly a decade in the security space, most recently serving as the Director of Product Management at Symantec. He’s also held management roles at Apple, 3Com, Celerity and BuilderMT. Jason has more than 15 years of experience in product development, management and engineering.
Carolyn Purwin Ryan, Partner Data Privacy and Security Breach Coach
Carolyn Purwin Ryan is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin. She serves as breach counsel and provides third-party privacy defense legal services. She also aids clients in incident response planning, including tabletop exercises, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators on both the state and federal levels. Ms. Ryan serves as a breach counsel to companies in various areas including healthcare institutions, construction companies, managed service providers, municipalities, professional services, retail, technology and financial institutions. She leads response investigations, guidance in governmental investigations, mitigation and restoration services. Ms. Ryan counsels clients on development of risk assessment policies, vendor agreement analysis and implementation of data privacy practices.
Carolyn was named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019.