Modulo's executive team is made up of professionals with decades in the risk management industry. our executives have brought their knowledge to all industries including creating GRC solutions for federal and private organizations.
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Mr. Thompson-Flores was the principal and founding partner of Worldinvest, from 1996 to 2006, a financial advisory and business development firm in Brazil. Prior to Worldinvest, he was the managing director of a Brazilian development bank with active private equity practice. Previously, he was a diplomat in the Brazilian Foreign Service and served in a senior position in the Brazilian Finance Ministry. He holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Instituto Rio Branco.
Quaity Assurance Director (co-founder)
Mr. Lima founded Modulo in 1985 with the vision of helping businesses become more secure as their reliance on and use of information technology grew over time. Under his leadership Modulo evolved from a regional security consulting organization to a world leader in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. He has directly supported many organizations in the implementation of the GRC strategies, and his multinational team of employees is one of the most experienced and highly educated workforces in the IT GRC field.
Mr. Lima is an international speaker at GRC events worldwide and co-author of numerous technology publications including “C-Language - Programming and Applications.” For 12 years, Lima coordinated Modulo’s security and audit system specification, implementation and development area.
Mr. Lima holds an undergraduate degree in Information Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), an Executive MBA from the Institute of Administration at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPEAD/UFRJ), an Executive MBA from Nova University, Florida with a specialization at the IMD International Business School, Switzerland.
Chief Technology Officer (co-founder)
Co-founder and CTO of Modulo, Mr. Bastos is responsible for research and development of all Modulo’s products and new-generation GRC solutions. In this role, he initiates new strategic areas of research for the company and works to understand and support customer issues and requirements, collaborating with the company’s sales and consulting organizations. Mr. Bastos worked to design the base technology for Modulo’s MetaFramework, the engine that underpins the relationship between enterprise risk and compliance management. Mr. Bastos is also an international delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO) working group on risk management .
Mr. Bastos was recognized by the Brazilian chapter of ISSA as the 2008 Security Professional of the Year. He is a member of the Brazilian national committee responsible for 27000 series information security standards which include ISO/IEC 27001 and 17799, coordinator of the Brazilian Risk Management Committee on National Technical Standards and Member of the CCE Working Group from MITRE (www.mitre.org).
Mr. Bastos has also been the chief designer and coordinator of various large security and risk management projects. He was responsible for Modulo receiving the world’s first ISO 27001 certification.
Mr. Bastos has an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and an Executive MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ.
Business Development Director (co-founder)
Mr. Nery is responsible for driving sales growth of the company in Brazil, the largest market for Modulo in Latin America. Mr Nery has coordinated some of Modulo’s largest implementation projects in Brazil including the Brazilian electronic national elections in 2009, the National Payment Network and also the National Internet Tax Payment system.
Mr. Nery was recognized by the ISSA in 2005 - Brazilian Chapter - as the Security Professional of the Year and was recognized by Dow Jones in 1999 as one of the 10 most influential executives in Latin America for the electronic commerce, software and Internet sectors.
Mr. Nery is also an Executive Member of Assespro (The Brazilian National Association of Software and Services companies), a member of the Board of Riosoft (Network organization supporting software exports) and also a founding member of the Management Committee of Brazil Internet.
Stephen Gant joins the Modulo executive leadership team as Managing Director of North America. Among other industry successes, Gant played an instrumental role in the rapid growth of Internet Security Systems (ISS), now a part of IBM. He will be responsible for expanding the operations of Modulo in North America, as well as building strategic corporate and business development partnerships and initiatives. Gant brings extensive leadership and experience in information security, virtualization, software and communications to Modulo. In addition to running his own highly successful M&A and start-up advisory consulting company, Gant served as Vice President of Business Development and Product Management at Internet Security Systems (ISS), now a part of IBM. Internationally, he also served as the VP of Worldwide Consulting and Education as well as VP of Latin American Operations for ISS and worked with Galaxy DirecTV Latin America and DirecTV Japan as an international account executive for General Instrument-MCS, now part of Motorola.
Director of Technical Services, North America
Mr. Ambra has been with Modulo since 2004. As Modulo’s Director of Technical Services Mr. Ambra is responsible for leading IT GRC projects for multinational clients by supervising and coordinating the development, research and quality assurance teams.
Mr. Ambra is also responsible for the design of customization projects , enabling Modulo's Risk Manager software to be integrated into multiple IT and application environments. Ambra has over 10 years of experience in Information Security and Audit. He is certified CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA, MCSO and 27001 Lead Auditor.
Mr. Ambra holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from IME.
Simon J Claridge
Mr. Claridge has been with Modulo since 2012. As VP EMEA Mr. Claridge is responsible for growing Modulo’s business by driving sales strategy and operations as well as driving alliance and channel programs focused on creating significant new revenue for Modulo in the region.
Mr. Claridge brings with him over 20 years of business development in the software industry across Europe with corporates such as HP, Oracle, EMC and Symantec; he has deep experience in the IT Security space, is Security Cleared with the UK Government and is well connected into all the major stakeholders. He also has experience with start ups, was the first employee in Europe for Blue Martini and ran a successful region for Parametric Technology.
Mr. Claridge holds a BA in Finance from Bristol University, an MA in Marketing and an MBA from Reading University.