Leadership

Leadership

Manjit Gombra Singh

M.Tech. in Computer Science, CISSP, CISM

A software engineer by training, Manjit has served for many years as a senior software product executive with expertise in cloud computing, mobile commerce, mobile gaming, casino gaming, messaging platforms and systems management. He has worked for Silicon Valley start-ups as well as large companies (including 10 years at Sun Microsystems Inc.). He is an expert in scaling software systems, running 24x7x365 e-commerce and gaming systems. Manjit is a published author and speaks on modern technology topics. In 2015, he was recognized as a top technology executive in Nevada.

After 27 years in the industry, he retired from the corporate world in 2016 and now uses his experience to mentor startups, serving on several advisory boards. In 2017, Manjit founded Arete Technology Advisory to expand his mentorship programs for technology businesses and engineering students. In 2018, Manjit founded DruvStar to enable businesses to modernize their technology and infrastructure via providing cybersecurity solutions.
Manjit sets DruvStar product and execution strategy

Yoohwan Kim

Ph.D. in Computer Science, CISSP, CISA, CEH, CPT

Yoohwan Kim, Ph.D. is an associate professor of computer science at UNLV. He brings to DruvStar deep academic expertise in network security that includes DDoS attack mitigation, secure network design, communication privacy, and cyber-physical system security. His DDoS attack research has established a foundation for Rate-Based Intrusion Prevention Systems. He has published over 110 scientific articles and 7 patents granted or pending. His research has been sponsored by Microsoft, US Air Force, US Navy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NSA, DHS, NASA, and NSF. Yoohwan leads several programs on Cybersecurity and Blockchain at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Prior to working in academia, Yoohwan worked in industry as a management information system consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), software engineer at Lucent Technologies, and founded his own technology company.

Yoohwan leads DruvStar training programs and serves as an advisor on product strategy.

Allan Lynch

B.S. in Criminology, security+, ceh

Allan Lynch is an experienced Information Technology professional with over 24 years focused on architecture, security and technical leadership.  He started his career in the IT field working as a computer instructor teaching blind and physically disabled students to use computers with adaptive equipment. Since starting his career in IT in 1995, Allan has worked in a variety of industries, including with the DOE and DOD, gaming, travel and information security.

As Director of Security Operations at DruvStar, he leads a team of highly skilled Security Analysts and Engineers focused on securing client environments and managing the Security Operations Center.

Connie Moore

B.A. in Management and Labor Relations

Connie Moore is a seasoned Human Resources executive with extensive leadership and diversified operations experience and recognized as a strategic business partner for innovative thinking, communication and collaboration. She has been providing HR leadership to gaming, aerospace & defense and telecommunication businesses for 21 years.

Connie has a strong record of creating value for organizations by implementing innovative and streamlined processes to manage, develop and retain talent while increasing overall business performance.

At DruvStar, Connie serves as an advisor on overall Human Resources strategy and execution.   

Basha Mahammad

MSCS

Basha Mahammad is a Silicon Valley industry veteran with deep expertise in security, networking and software engineering. Most recently, Basha worked as a Senior Director at Symantec in cloud security and provided leadership on industry leading Cloud Access Security Broker product. He previously held senior engineering management roles at HP Enterprise, Juniper Networks, and several start-ups.

As Vice President of Engineering, Basha leads product research and development, building modern technologies and solutions to protect customers systems and data.

Michael Coppert

Business Development Executive

Michael’s experience spans more than 40 years of delivering service, software development and implementing enterprise software solutions to customers around the world.  During 16 years with IBM he specialized in both midrange and enterprise systems with a focus on communications.  While at the Rochester Executive Briefing Center, he provided executive education, technical presentations and advanced technology briefings for globally installed IBM and non-IBM (competitive) complex customer implementations.

After moving to Las Vegas in 1992, Michael held executive management positions for numerous startups and mid-size companies in both telecommunications and across the gaming industry.  These included Casino Data Systems acquired by Aristocrat, Acres Gaming acquired by IGT and Konami Gaming.  In the early 2000’s he served on UNLV’s Executive Advisory Board for both MIS and Computer Science.  His collegiate studies include computer science and math, and he has authored multiple technical patents focused on casino gaming.

Michael leads DruvStar’s business expansion and execution

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