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Feb. 20, 2018 11:08 am

Power Moves: New CEO at Bandura Systems, emocha names first COO

Plus, we catch up with the recently-named director of Johns Hopkins' Social Innovation Lab.

JHU Social Innovation Lab's 2017 cohort.

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Cybersecurity company Bandura Systems named Chris Fedde as CEO this month.

Bandura developed an appliance known as the Threat Intelligence Gateway in part with the U.S. Department of Defense. The company said the automated system can process more threat indicators than firewalls, and help protect business networks by blocking threats and offloading traffic from a network. The company said it quadrupled revenue in 2017

Fedde previously was president of Hanover-based Hexis Cyber Solutions, and led Belcamp-based SafeNet.

Bandura’s technology can now put the power of threat intelligence to work for businesses of every size. Its products’ ability to significantly reduce staff workload, while avoiding incident response expense, is compelling and urgently needed,” Fedde said in a statement.

With the hire, cofounder and previous CEO Suzanne Magee is now Chief Evangelist Officer of the Baltimore-based company. The company has a total of 25 employees split between the office at Spark Baltimore and an office in St. Louis.


Johns Hopkins’ Social Innovation Lab introduced Alex Riehm as its new director late last year, as previous director Darius Graham moved into a new role heading the wider FastForward U effort to back student entrepreneurship at JHU.

Riehm previously worked as the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he was deputy director of its Development Innovation Ventures fund in D.C. He brings experience funding social enterprises tackling big issues and measuring impact. But a big  priority for him is working face-to-face with people. We recently met Riehm at Impact Hub Baltimore, where he visits frequently as he is meeting the community as well as working with the 10 ventures in SIL’s current cohort. He already lived in Baltimore, and wanted to direct his work toward the community here.


Riehm said he sees an existing strong network of former cohort members, as well as solid programming developed under Graham’s leadership like SIL’s bootcamps that run in addition to the cohort. He said he wants to dig into work toward a “continuum of service for anyone with a good idea in Baltimore.”


emocha Mobile Health named Tom Carroll as its first Chief Operating Officer. Carroll previously served as managing director at investment firm Stifel Nicolaus, producing equity research and analyst reports.

Carroll joins the health IT company as it is expanding its technology which allows health workers to observe patients taking medication via video into treatment of opioid addiction. On Tuesday, the Johns Hopkins spinout was named as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the health category.

“Tom will play a key role as emocha looks to bring these product benefits to new markets in our next stage of growth,” CEO Sebastian Seiguer said in a statement.


Fintech firm eOriginal hired David Campbell as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Campbell previously served as VP of Software Development at Prometric, and VP of Product Development at Micros Systems, which was acquired by Oracle in 2014.

eOriginal, which is based at the Camden Yards warehouse, makes a platform to manage financial assets and digital transactions. The company raised a $26 million funding round in 2016, and named Brian Maddocks as its new CEO last year. The hiring of Campbell fills out the leadership team, Maddocks said.

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