Who We Are
A whole new level of Integrated Risk Management
A Market Leader
In Corporate GRC & InfoSec Software
Lockpath® was created by GRC experts who recognized the need for intuitive GRC software that was flexible and scalable to serve ever-changing and expanding organizations.
In addition to the company’s founders, Lockpath’s executive team comprises top industry professionals in the fields of software development, accounting and consulting, cybersecurity, financial services, market development and other industries. Lockpath employs dozens of talented professionals and has several open positions.
Lockpath serves a client base of global organizations ranging from small and midsize companies to Fortune 10 enterprises across industries. Along with their ecosystem of technology and channel partners, Lockpath provides unparalleled customer satisfaction from initial project discovery discussions to ongoing customer support.
The company’s efforts are supported by seasoned investor groups and recognized by industry analysts.
The Lockpath Difference
The mission of Lockpath is to help our customers bring order to the chaos
of managing their risk, audit and compliance programs by:
Co-Founder and CEO
Software industry veteran Chris Caldwell serves as the president and CEO of Lockpath and leads the corporate direction and product vision. He leverages his experience serving as the vice president of products and marketing for GRC provider Archer Technologies, which was acquired by RSA, the security division of EMC, in 2010.
Caldwell was the president and COO of PPM Information Solutions, where he transformed the healthcare software company into a market-leading provider of practice management products and services. As a partner for the interactive firm, VML, Inc., he developed innovative software products and services, such as Seer™, which positioned the organization to be acquired by media conglomerate WPP in 2001.
Co-Founder and CTO
Chris Goodwin brings more than 20 years of enterprise software design and development experience to his role as CTO of Lockpath, where he is responsible for all research and development. Goodwin previously served as the product architect of the Archer SmartSuite Framework and managed the R&D team of Archer Technologies, which was acquired by RSA, the security division of EMC, in 2010.
Prior to launching Lockpath, he served as the CTO of PPM Information Solutions and led the development and execution of the industry changing Connect™ platform, for which he has several patents pending. Previously, Chris held multiple leadership and technical positions at ATG, NetSales, Saepio and Sprint PCS.
Chief Client Officer
With more than 20 years as a recognized leader in the professional services industry, Dennis Keglovits leads Lockpath’s support, education and professional services’ teams – all designed to assist clients in the deployment and on-going maintenance of their GRC platform. Previously, Keglovits served in regional and national leadership roles for international consulting firms, tasked with orchestrating collaborative work environments to deliver creative solutions that add value. He was awarded multiple national achievement awards for his work related to large project management and product development. Throughout his career, Keglovits has worked with clients across industries, including some of the world’s most established brands.
Chief Operating Officer
Tony Rock brings extensive leadership experience in finance, operations, and technology to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Lockpath. Rock’s career path has taken him from Accenture to startups to private equity to China. He’s touched a multitude of industries, including energy, healthcare, food/agribusiness, consumer goods, high-tech, software, aerospace, professional services, and industrial products. Along the way, Rock has served nearly 100 operating units, yet somehow found time to earn an MBA in Finance and Marketing, as well as his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Given his many accomplishments, Rock’s true north is in driving revenue for innovative companies poised for growth.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Geisert is responsible for Lockpath’s strategic market development, brand promotion and external communications. Geisert brings more than 20 years of marketing and brand development experience to Lockpath and has extensive experience helping early-stage companies achieve brand awareness. Among his past positions, Geisert served as director of brand promotions for America Online, vice president of marketing and managing director for Tradebot Ventures, and vice president of marketing for XIKAR, the world’s leading cigar accessory company. His experience also includes three years with Kansas City based full service agency Barkley, where he led an integrated team creating marketing solutions for clients such as Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian Dillbeck brings demonstrated expertise in leading companies through periods of rapid financial growth to his role as Vice President of Finance at Lockpath. He was previously the director of financial planning and analysis and division controller for American Italian Pasta Company, a Division of Ralcorp Holdings.
While at AIPC, Dillbeck helped the company gain market visibility through a strong investor relations program supported by solid financial reporting and audit preparation. Under his guidance, AIPC was purchased in 2011 by Ralcorp Holdings for $1.2 billion. Prior to AIPC, Mr. Dillbeck held accounting and finance positions with JP Morgan Retirement Plan Services.
Vice President, Sales
Hal Bentley brings more than 25 years of sales and leadership experience in the software industry to his role as Vice President of Sales at Lockpath. Bentley’s career began at IBM, where he spent 15 years in various sales and sales leadership positions. Prior to joining Lockpath, Bentley worked at Experian for seven years, leading sales for credit unions and commercial insurance, and building an enterprise sales team for data quality solutions at large financial and retail institutions. He has successfully led sales growth and expansion at multiple organizations and believes in the approach of his teams becoming experts in their clients’ businesses.
Vice President, Client and Partner Operations
Melanie Ekeland brings her unique leadership style, a special blend of respect, responsibility, discipline and humor, to her role as Vice President, Client and Partner Operations. She oversees all customer/partner contracts and legal negotiations, manages corporate compliance reporting, as well as represents Lockpath in negotiating strategic partner initiatives.
Prior to Lockpath, Ekeland spent more than a decade at DST Systems, where she honed her negotiating skills in a strategic sourcing manager role by focusing on enterprise-wide strategic planning and maximizing corporate efficiency and profitability. Her capstone was international experience in developing standards, policies, and procedures within their new global operations.
Vice President, Industry Solutions
Sam Abadir has over twenty years of experience helping companies realize value through improving processes, identifying performance metrics, and understanding risk. Early in Sam’s career, he worked directly with financial institutions and manufacturing companies to help them realize institutional value. As a Senior Manager at Deloitte, he focused on improving processes and increasing value for Global 2000 companies. In the past seven years, Sam has worked with software companies like Lockpath to build the tools that help companies manage risk and create value that enhance performance in a structured and efficient manner.
Work At Lockpath
Looking for a fast-paced, creative and innovative work environment with a rapidly growing company in the GRC and information security markets? You are in the right place. We are always seeking bright, talented, passionate and dedicated individuals to join our rapidly expanding team.
The Tech Tribune listed Lockpath in their 10 Best Tech Startups in Overland Park, KS. Lockpath was evaluated on several factors including revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction and competitive landscape.
Lockpath was included as a representative vendor in the Gartner 2017 Market Guide for Audit Management Solutions. Lockpath was one of 15 Representative Vendors cited in the guide for its Keylight Platform. Keylight centralizes audit efforts by allowing users to identify auditable entities, conduct audit tasks and communicate audit findings in one platform.