Chief Executive Officer
Josh Lefkowitz leads all business development initiatives and manages day-to-day operations for Flashpoint. He has worked extensively with federal, state, and local authorities to track and analyze terrorist groups. He has also served as a consultant to the FBI's senior management team and worked for a top tier, global investment bank, where he gained experience with Fortune 500 companies and ultra high net worth individuals.
Mr. Lefkowitz holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Williams College.
Chief R&D Officer
Evan Kohlmann is responsible for innovation and product development at Flashpoint. He has served as a private sector International Terrorism Consultant who has spent over a decade tracking Al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations. He has served at various times as a contract consultant in terrorism matters on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTFY) at the Hague, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the U.K. Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Scotland Yard's SO-15 Counter Terrorism Command, the Central Scotland Police, West Yorkshire Police, and the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET).
Mr. Kohlmann holds a a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BA in International Politics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Chief Product Officer
Josh Devon focuses on developing Flashpoint's software products, designing them to offer deep insight and analytics to users studying and monitoring terrorists, hackers, and other potential threat groups. Prior to joining Flashpoint in 2013, Mr. Devon co-founded the SITE Intelligence Group in June 2002 where he served as Assistant Director. Spending more than a decade researching the contemporary state of terrorism in the world, with an emphasis on jihadist use of the internet, he has assisted and consulted governments and non-governmental organizations in studying and monitoring terrorists and their supporters. Mr. Devon has published numerous articles intended to educate the public on issues surrounding terrorism. He speaks, reads, and writes Arabic.
Mr. Devon holds an MA from the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, where he focused on Middle East studies. At the University of Pennsylvania, he received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Mark Herschberg oversees Flashpoint's engineering team, driving the technical process behind the company's innovative work. Prior to joining Flashpoint, Mr. Herschberg spent his career across organizations large and small, including startups, Fortune 100 companies, and academia. He has met engineering challenges in supporting a variety of technology-driven businesses, including wireless application platforms, online advertising, lead generation, OLAP, media, entertainment, and new language development.
Instrumental in launching the Sears online home services labor market ServiceLive.com, Mr. Herschberg also helped fix NBC's online video marketplace, the predecessor to what is now Hulu.com. In academia, Mark spent a year at Harvard Business School working with finance professors to create the upTick system now used to teach finance at many of the top business schools.
Among the founders of the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at which he lectures annually, Mr. Herschberg also teaches at SUNY Levin Institute. In his spare time, he works with numerous non-profits, including serving on the advisory board of the Museum of Math, and was one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the United States.
Mr. Herschberg holds an ME in Cryptography and a BS in Physics and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.