Meet Our Team Of Experts

Executive Leadership Team

You need a trusted cybersecurity ally—not another managed service provider or reseller. Difenda is there with you through it all. We don’t just implement and configure your systems, we monitor, we detect, we respond, and we continuously improve.

Manoj Arora

Founder &
Chief Executive Officer

Derek Nugent

Vice President

Andrew Hodges

VP Service Delivery &
Product Development

Ian Miersch

Vice President
Business Development & Operations

Miranda McCurdy

Vice President

Faisal Ilahie

VP of Operations and
Technical Account Management

Revenue Operations Leadership Team

Donaji Gomez

Donaji Gomez

Customer Success

Tyler Kedrowski

Tyler Kedrowski

Microsoft Program
Cindy Harnish

Cindy Harnish

Channel Partnerships

Katie Daniel

Content and Communications

Service Delivery Operations Leadership Team

Chase Applegate

Senior Engineer
Cyber Research & Response (OT)

Adam Batley

Platform & Cloud Security

Carlos Espinoza

Director of Cyber Research &
Response Development

Deepak Khandekar

Director of
Governance, Risk & Compliance

Martin Hitchcock

Technical Manager,
Service Delivery, C3

Ken Perkins

Lead Architect
Cyber Research & Response

Business Development & Operations Leadership

Melissa Cassar

Manager of

Lisa Templeton

People Services


Work For Difenda

Are you passionate to be part of a fast paced, winning cybersecurity team? Do you want to be a part of the incredible growth Difenda is bringing to the cybersecurity industry?

Difenda is looking for dedicated, action-oriented and committed team players to join the fastest growing organization in the industry Difenda wants you!

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