ORock Technologies Executive Leadership
Gregory Hrncir - Co-Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer
Gregory Hrncir is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of ORock Technologies. For the past 23 years, he has served in executive, board and counsel capacities for a broad range of emerging growth technology companies in the cybersecurity, software and clean tech sectors. Hrncir commenced his career in private law practice in Los Angeles focused on complex securities and corporate transactional matters including IPOs, M&A transactions, and private placements. Hrncir currently serves as a member of the board of directors of several privately held entities. He received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School. Hrncir is a member of the Arizona and California State Bars and numerous philanthropic and industry associations.
John Leon - Co-Founder, President, Chief Technology Officer
John Leon is the chief architect, designer, and Chief Technology Officer for ORock Technologies, building the company from the ground up with security as its main focus. ORock Technologies data centers reside on the government’s core Internet Backbone that Leon was involved in implementing in the early 1990’s from OC-3 “Ring of pearl network” to the current WDM backbone network. Previously, Leon handled high-speed cyber developments and security, and was Vice President overseeing the development of 3D stacked devices and embedded systems. He has developed various anti-tamper and reverse engineering capabilities and techniques and has been awarded over 25 Small Business and Innovative Research (SBIR) awards. Leon has devoted his career to solving problems for various U.S. government agencies and military focused in the areas of INFOSEC and COMSEC. He has had multiple successes in utilizing government-funded research and development concepts and building prototypes that eventually lead to commercial products. Leon holds a Master’s of Science degree and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Cal State Fullerton.
John Conniff - Chief Operating Officer
John Conniff serves as the Chief Operating Officer of ORock Technologies. In this role, he oversees Technical Operations and Customer Success. Prior to joining ORock Technologies, Conniff completed a distinguished 25-year career as a Colonel in the United States Army. In Conniff’s last assignment, he served in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Chief Information Officer office where he was responsible for merging the multiple IT service providers within the Pentagon into one organization to achieve efficiencies while providing improved secure service to the DoD’s senior leadership. Prior to that assignment, Conniff was the Deputy Director to the Joint Staff J6 and was responsible for IT Transformation to the Joint Staff by means of optimizing IT service delivery through new capabilities and efficient solutions. Before his role as the Deputy Director, Conniff was the G6 (senior communications officer) for the 82nd Airborne Division where he was responsible all IT-related services to personal under its command, including a rotation in Afghanistan. Prior to that, Conniff served as the Chief of Current Operations for the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations where he was responsible for directing the 24X7 operations and defense for the DoD’s global IT enterprise. Conniff’s diverse career includes leadership positions involving combat, peace-keeping, and humanitarian assistance operations. Conniff is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he received a degree in Business Administration.
Michael Ngo - Chief Security Officer
Michael Ngo is the Chief Security Officer of ORock Technologies, where he is responsible for ensuring the security and compliance of the company’s Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud offerings. He completed his distinguished career as a Colonel with the United States Army, where he was a senior executive with 28+ years of experience directing worldwide network operations and cyber defense for large scale organizations of over 7 million systems, on 15,000 separate networks, across various security domains.
Prior to joining ORock, Ngo was the Chief Operating Officer, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN), at Fort Meade, Maryland. In this role he was responsible for the command and control of defensive cyberspace activities focusing on unity of command and unity of effort within the Department of Defense to secure, operate, and defend Department of Defense Networks.
Ngo was commissioned as a Signal Officer and served in various levels of command and staff positions in the United States, Kuwait, Korea, and Germany. His previous assignments include: Director of US Army Cybersecurity Programs and Training, HQDA CIO/G-6; Deputy Director, Defensive Operations Planning, JFHQ-DODIN; Senior IT Program Manager, Mobility, DISA; Deputy Division Head, Cyber Special Access Programs and Special Technical Operations, USCYBERCOM; and Deputy Department Head, JTF-GNO.
Ngo holds a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and graduated as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate with a degree in Computer Science from Millersville University.
Matthew Plummer - Chief Cloud Architect, Sales
Matthew Plummer serves as ORock’s Chief Cloud Architect, Sales. He has integrated advanced technologies into secure large-scale cloud computing environments for more than 20 years.
He is responsible for designing technical solutions for the ORockCloud or a hybrid, architectures that are engineered with an applied and discriminating knowledge of all existing technologies and capabilities. As engineering solutions, they integrate project requirements with technical architecture and design prior to engagement with the ORock production environment. As business solutions, they align IT infrastructure with a customer’s business goals and objectives, investments, operating structure, workforce needs, services, and strategies.
Prior to joining ORock, he provided senior leadership and technical solutions across a wide spectrum of businesses, systems and platforms. These included significant investments in Federal government departments and agencies, large and small commercial enterprises, the financial markets, and academia. He has performed as a CTO, Senior Enterprise Architect, Senior Vice President, Cyber Security SME and Enterprise Integrator.
He holds degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology and Interdisciplinary Studies and received his Federal Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) Council Certification from CIO University under Carnegie Mellon University.
Steve Robinson - Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Steve Robinson leads all sales, business development, and channel development functions for ORock Technologies. He is responsible for developing growth strategies, recruiting and enabling channel partners, and ensuring customer satisfaction through operational excellence and collaborative account management. This includes all sales and go-to-market activities for the public sector and multiple commercial sectors, including the financial services, healthcare, and critical infrastructure verticals.
Prior to joining ORock, Steve was the Global VP & GM of the worldwide cloud organization at Arrow Electronics. In this role, Steve was responsible for driving unified cloud strategy and GTM execution for Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions North America and EMEA, enabling Arrow’s channel customers to capture sales growth and market share on Hybrid Cloud solutions.
Prior to Arrow, Steve led cloud strategy, platform development, and channel enablement at CenturyLink-Savvis, driving market-leading cloud brokerage and SaaS marketplace GTM programs. Prior to CenturyLink-Savvis, Steve led UCaaS-VoIP product strategy and management for Qwest Communications. Steve’s career began in global ERP and enterprise applications.
A seasoned executive and thought leader with extensive knowledge of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings, Steve’s career spans 20 years at organizations including Caterpillar, Qwest, CenturyLink, and ASG Software. His leadership spans business-to-business strategy, sales, product marketing, platform development, and business development focused on public, private and hybrid cloud solutions positioned into SMB -Enterprise market segments.
Steve holds an MBA from Purdue University Krannert School of Management.
Allan Rubin - Chief Marketing Officer
Allan Rubin’s career spans 25+ years in B2B and B2G marketing, with more than a decade of senior leadership experience in the public sector and commercial IT channels. He joined ORock Technologies from Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 118 value-added IT distributor (VAD), where he held the position of VP of Marketing, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions North America. Prior to Arrow, he served as VP of Marketing at immixGroup, Inc., a public sector VAD that helped technology companies grow their business with federal, state, and local governments. His background in B2B marketing includes positions with media and distribution companies such as AOL, ESI International, Phillips Business Information, and Kraft General Foods. Rubin’s expertise spans multiple areas of marketing strategy and execution, including market intelligence, channel marketing, demand generation, business development marketing, marketing communications, digital marketing, and marketing operations. He earned a B.A. in Government from Franklin and Marshall College and was selected as a 2017 Channel Chief by The Channel Company/Computer Reseller News.
Dale Stucke - Chief Financial Officer
Dale Stucke serves as Chief Financial Officer and oversees all financial, accounting and audit matters. His 35+ year career includes senior leadership positions in multiple technology and consulting firms. Most recently, he served as CFO of IT services company Constellation West with responsibility for operations, financial reporting, treasury, financial planning and forecasting, HR, and security. Previously, he was VP Finance of USIS Corporation, a $600 million annual revenue services organization, with responsibility over corporate financial planning and forecasting, financial reporting, contract administration, pricing, and compliance. Stucke served as VP, Finance and Corporate Controller of GTSI Corporation, a publicly traded government contractor, with oversight over internal management reporting CAS and FAR compliance, forecasting, and financial reporting. Additional positions include internal audit, finance, and operations roles with Unisys Corporation, BearingPoint, Inc., General Dynamics, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He receive a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Wright State University. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Virginia.
Rick Borden - Chief Legal Officer and Chief Privacy Officer
Rick Borden is at the forefront of cybersecurity and privacy issues. His focus has centered on big data governance and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity risk management, and technology sourcing and transactions. Rick can translate the often complicated language of technology, cybersecurity, privacy, risk and compliance so that it’s understood from both a legal and business perspective. His experience on both the customer and vendor side enables him to advise C-Suite executives and boards of directors on how to understand potential risks and how to respond should they suffer an incident. Rick has frequently interfaced with technology departments, advising them on how technology tools and programs may expose companies to risk.
Rick has advised clients on data compliance programs, audits and responses to government compliance reviews, privacy policies, data sharing and the collection and use of employee and consumer personal data. He also has worked with clients to develop bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile computing policies and provides privacy and data protection legal analysis and compliance counseling.
Experience spanning across IT and legal enables Rick to identify risk from a process, policy and technology standpoint and to effectively communicate and aligning strategy with risk management tolerances. Rick has advised clients on cyber and privacy policies, best practices, reporting, auditing and review. He has extensive experience in regulatory investigations and compliance counseling, data breach insurance policies and claims, corporate risk and reporting, and post-breach penalties and audits.
Rick has represented clients in drafting and negotiating long-term collaborative deals to develop and commercialize innovation. This experience includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud contracting, joint ventures and strategic alliances, dispute avoidance and dispute resolutions relating to outsourcing, and issues associated with blockchain, encryption and cryptography.
Previously, Rick was the chief privacy officer and chief information security and privacy counsel of Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), an entity that is at the center of global trading activity, processing literally trillions of dollars of securities on a daily basis. He also acted as the general counsel of Soltra, the DTCC and Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center, an automated threat-sharing joint venture. During his tenure, he focused on alerting the business community to the risks and vulnerabilities in the cyber network. Rick was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Bank of America, where he was responsible for cybersecurity, privacy issues, general technology, commercial contracting, outsourcing, licensing, data, and intellectual property. He was also a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at The Hartford, where he managed the Technology Law Group that was responsible for all sourcing and technology contracts as well as intellectual property matters, including development of the patent department.