Guardian Analytics Team

Guardian Analytics has assembled a team of industry leaders with diverse backgrounds in Internet and enterprise technologies.

Terry Austin


Terry Austin is the CEO of Guardian Analytics, a provider of real-time fraud prevention solutions for financial institutions. Terry is a regular speaker and contributor at security, payments and financial industry events, sharing best practices for protecting internet banking from current and emerging cyber threats. Prior to joining Guardian Analytics, Terry held CEO and executive leadership roles at companies such as MarketLive, Good Technology, Manugistics and Accenture.

Craig Priess

Founder and Vice President, Products

Priess founded Guardian Analytics in 2005, introducing the industry's first individual behavior-based fraud prevention solution. He leads the company's fraud prevention product and service innovations. He also directs the company's Fraud Intelligence and Analyst teams, producing unique insights into fraud trends and fraud prevention best practices. Priess offers expertise in threats, banking and payment systems, and layered security strategies. He is a member of the NACHA Internet Council, the Association of Financial Technology, and FS-ISAC. Prior to founding Guardian Analytics, Craig held product strategy roles with several early stage enterprise software companies, including spearheading marketing efforts at Above All Software, a leading provider of integration technologies based on service-oriented architectures. Craig has also worked for Westinghouse and CRM pioneer Vantive Corporation.

Leslie Lucas

Chief Financial Officer

Leslie Lucas has over 20 years of financial, operational and business leadership in the software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industries. Prior to joining Guardian Analytics, Leslie was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Voxify, a leading provider of automated speech technology solutions, where she successfully scaled finance operations, secured funding and completed the sale of the company to 247 Customer. As the CFO at Dantz Development, the leading provider of backup solutions for the SMB market, Leslie played a key finance and operations role to help grow revenue and improve profitability, and was instrumental in the sale of Dantz to EMC.Previously, Leslie held executive positions at, Alysis and Vanstar, where she was responsible for strategic financial planning and analysis, accounting, legal, human resources, IT and technical support. Earlier in her career, Leslie held positions in finance and accounting at Oracle and KPMG. Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.

Eric LaBadie

Vice President, Global Sales and Channels

Eric LaBadie has been with Guardian Analytics for over 5 years, working with banks of all sizes to protect their online account holders from the growing threat of online fraud. Eric is a regular speaker at national and regional banking and credit union security, payments, and online banking events. He offers deep knowledge of online fraud, best practices for building layered security, and real-world customer successes with using anomaly detection to stop fraud and improve business operations. Prior to joining Guardian Analytics, Eric held various senior sales positions within IBM, including responsibility for managing the Fortune 500 financial services accounts for the Rational Software brand. Prior to IBM, he served as Director of Sales for iSharp, Director of Sales at Silicon Valley Networks, and was District Sales Manager for Pure Software.

Tiffany Riley

Vice President, Marketing

Tiffany Riley has been Guardian Analytics VP of Marketing for over two years, leading the company's marketing efforts through a period of tremendous success and growth. She is a regular presenter at industry events and author of contributed articles, white papers, and blog posts. Tiffany has over 15 years of enterprise software marketing and product strategy experience having successfully delivered market leadership, customer satisfaction and unparalleled brand awareness in emerging and mature markets. Prior to Guardian Analytics, Tiffany worked for Market Live, Nextance, Blue Pumpkin Software, Siebel, Scopus and Sybase.

Steve Schramm

Vice President, Engineering and Network Operations

Steve Schramm has over 25 years of executive and technical leadership within the computer networking and communications industry. Steve was most recently Director of Unified Communications at Cisco, having come to that position via the acquisition of Orative Corp. where Steve was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering. At Orative, Steve and his team pioneered and patented innovative secure integration of mobile phones and enterprise telephony and messaging. Previously, Steve was Sr. Vice President of Engineering at Vayusphere, CEO, President and founder of DataRover Mobile Systems, and Vice President and General Manager of the Communication Products Division at General Magic. Steve has also held management and technical positions at TCSI, Hewlett-Packard, British Telecom/Tymnet, and Gather Computer. Steve received a BS in Mathematical Studies from Stanford University.

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