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Leadership Team

Jeremy Hitchcock – Chief Executive Officer/Chairman

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Jeremy leads the senior management team by setting the company’s strategic direction and driving the product vision.

Jeremy cofounded Dyn as a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2001. Over the years, he has has grown the company into a global Internet Performance leader working with the biggest brands on the web. Jeremy’s many achievements as a CEO earned him recognition as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and numerous Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Fast 500 rankings.

In addition to his work at Dyn, Jeremy is an angel investor and avid supporter of modern education. Jeremy was a leading voice behind the pioneering STEAM Ahead NH initiative that is modernizing public education in New Hampshire and he is the founder of the Dyn Hackademy, educating the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. He currently sits on the board of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

He has written extensively on building ecosystems, running a bootstrapped and hyper-growth company, and education for publications like the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, VentureBeat, and The Boston Globe.

He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and lives in Manchester, NH, with wife, Liz, son, Matthew, daughter, Catherine, and son, Benjamin.

Kyle York – Chief Marketing Officer

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Kyle York is Dyn’s Chief Marketing Officer and has led the corporate growth, branding, communications, demand generation, positioning, business development and overall go-to-market strategy behind Dyn’s rapid and aggressive scaling since 2008. Prior to joining Dyn, Kyle spent nearly six years at SaaS technology company, WhippleHill Communications, Inc., acquired by Blackbaud Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB).

In addition to his efforts at Dyn, Kyle, who is an angel investor and entrepreneur, has played a major role in the establishment of New Hampshire as a vibrant technology and innovation ecosystem. Raised in a family business, Kyle is also a strong supporter and promoter of family business. He is a co-founder of music and brand alignment agency 1band 1brand, is chairman of Alpha Loft (New Hampshire’s most powerful and influential non-profit for entrepreneurship), and board member of Rock On Foundation, the charity of NBA player Matt Bonner and his brother, Luke.

Kyle is also an advisor and investor in several startups looking to scale like Fastly, Catchpoint, UXPin, Distil Networks, and more — all Dyn clients and partners. To support these efforts he also co-founded The SaaS Syndicate on AngelList, to help fund early stage SaaS businesses. Additionally, he is a board director for sales intelligence company, Datanyze, where he is also an investor.

Kyle has been a speaker at many universities and at technology conferences throughout the world, such as Harvard, Bentley, Stetson, SNHU, The Next Web, Launch, Dublin Web Summit, HostingCon, and Interop. He has also been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur.com & Web Hosting Industry Review.

He holds a BS in Marketing from Bentley University and lives in Bedford, NH, with wife, Katie and sons, Henry and Teddy.

Kevin Bisson – Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin Bisson is the Chief Financial Officer at Dyn where he is responsible for the company’s financial, strategic and long term vision. In this role, Kevin has day-to-day responsibility for the Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Development functions.

Prior to joining Dyn, Kevin spent three years as CFO of Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRCY), a publicly traded provider of digital signal processing and microwave products for defense applications. At Mercury, Kevin lead the completion of a $200 million debt financing as well as assisting with the completion of several acquisitions. Prior to Mercury, Kevin was CFO of SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC), a publicly traded provider of video on demand software for cable television and telecommunications companies. Previous experience included time as CFO of publicly traded AMSC, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMSC) and Controller and Treasurer of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), where he lead Axelis’s initial public offering.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Matt Larson – Chief Technology Officer

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Matt Larson is the Chief Technology Officer at Dyn where he leads technical innovation at Dyn. In addition, he oversees the engineering, labs and architecture teams and ensures that Dyn remains a leader in engineering excellence.

Matt is considered a thought leader within the DNS industry, and is an expert in protocol and operations. He began his professional career at HP (Nasdaq: HPQ) where he worked until 1997. Following his time at HP, he co-founded Acme Byte & Wire LLC, a private consulting and training company that specialized in DNS and Internet security and worked with Fortune 100 companies. Verisign bought Acme Byte & Wire in June, 2000. Matt then spent 13 years at Verisign (Nasdaq: VRSN) most recently as Vice President of Research and Director of Verisign Labs.

He is also a published author, having co-written DNS on Windows Server 2003,DNS on Windows 2000 and DNS on Windows NT for the O’Reilly & Associates Nutshell Handbooks series with Cricket Liu. He also collaborates with Liu on the popular Ask Mr. DNS podcast.

In addition to his work at Dyn, Matt is an active member of the DNS community. He has contributed to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), served as chairman of the board of the DNS Operations, Analysis and Research Center (DNS OARC), served as vice-chair of ICANN’s Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC), and been a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied computer science and music, and lives in Bethesda, MD, with his wife, Sonja, his kids, Christian and Ilsa, and two pugs.

Scott Hilton – EVP, Products

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Scott Hilton is the Executive Vice President of Products at Dyn where he is responsible for the management, marketing, strategy, roadmap and business performance for Dyn’s industry-leading portfolio of Internet Performance solutions.

Scott specializes in driving growth strategies for product companies, having spent more than 15 years doing just that for SpringTide Networks, Lucent Technologies (Nasdaq: ALU), 3com (Nasdaq: COMS), and Sycamore Networks (Nasdaq: SCMR). At Sycamore, Scott was VP & GM of Mobile Broadband Solutions, responsible for establishing a new business unit, and development and launch of a new content optimization product into the mobile broadband market.

Scott is also an accomplished inventor and entrepreneur. He currently holds two patents in the network space — one for virtual private networks (VPN) automation and the other for mobile location-based services. He is also the founder of Spatial Adventures, a SaaS-based mobile tourism service.

Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master in Science of Electrical Engineering degree from George Mason University. He is also a military veteran, having served as a Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy.

He lives in Groton, MA, with his wife and two children.

Jim Cowie – Chief Scientist

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Jim Cowie is the Chief Scientist at Dyn. Previously, Jim was the founder and CTO of Renesys, the Internet Intelligence Authority, which Dyn acquired in 2014.

Jim has more than 20 years’ entrepreneurial and software development experience in high performance computing, network modeling and simulation, web services, and security. Prior to founding Renesys, Jim was a principal at Cooperating Systems, a consulting services company that provided rapid software prototyping and technology planning for advanced research and development in academia and industry.

With a long-standing interest in the Internet’s impact on security and collaboration since 1995, he authored the first web-based collaborative environment for cryptographic key factoring. Jim is the primary architect of SSFNet, the first open- source network simulation framework to support transparent parallelization and multiprocessor execution.

Jim holds a B.S in computer science from Yale University.

Cindy Brown – SVP, Worldwide Sales

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CindyBrownAs SVP of worldwide sales, Cindy is responsible for Dyn’s global sales operation and overseas Dyn’s North American, EMEA and APAC sales teams.

Prior to joining Dyn, Cindy spent the past 12 years in senior leadership roles in sales and operations at Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO), most recently as VP of Ad Operations, where she oversaw nearly 300 people and a billion dollars in revenue per quarter.

Over her career she has developed an expertise in building, leading and scaling hyper-growth sales organizations, “operationalizing” business strategy with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and revenue generation. Cindy is also actively involved in exposing young women to careers in technology and frequently speaks on the topic. Additionally, she is a board member for the non-profit Media Power Youth and previously served on the IAB Ad Ops Advisory Board.

Cindy lives in Pepperell, MA with her husband and two sons.

Dave Allen – SVP & General Counsel

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DaveAllenDave Allen is the Senior Vice President at Dyn where he oversees Dyn’s legal team, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal matters.

Dave is an alumnus of Nixon Peabody LLP, where he practiced in the Global Business Transactions and Private Equity groups. In private practice, he represented strategic and financial buyers and sellers of publicly and privately held businesses and served as outside general counsel to technology companies.

Dave has been recognized as a New England Super Lawyer, Rising Star each year from 2009-2013 by Law and Politics Magazine. He has been recognized by the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association and the Union Leader as one of Forty under 40 emerging leaders in the state.

Dave is a graduate of both the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Dave Connors – SVP, Operations

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Dave Connors is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Dyn where he is responsible for leading Dyn’s Business Operations, which includes Talent, IS/IT, Business Systems, PMO, Facilities and Purchasing.

He brings more than 20 years of tech and business experience to Dyn with a heavy focus on leadership, team building and process innovation. Before coming to Dyn, Dave served as the VP of Operations at Constant Contact Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT).

Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Yale University. He lives in Windham, NH with his wife Doris, and daughters, Olivia and Bernadette.

Matt Toy – SVP, Customer Experience

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Matt Toy is the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Dyn where he focuses his attention on ensuring cross company alignment is always driven by what is best for Dyn’s great customers.

Prior to joining Dyn in 2011, Matt spent seven years at Bedford, NH, based Whipplehill Communications, acquired by Blackbaud Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), reaching the position of Director of Client Services. Before entering the technology industry, Matt worked in financial services for such companies as Hutchens Investment Management, Mascoma Savings Bank and Fidelity Investments.

Matt is on the board of directors for Stay, Work, Play, a non-profit that encourages the retention of young talent, as well as the Souhegan High School Business Advisory Committee.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from New England College in Henniker, NH.