Forum Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc. We are a fully employee-owned company without VC dependencies and have recognized profitable year-over-year growth since 2008. Our management team oversees global operations and ensures industry-leading technology and sustained engineering in a fast-moving industry where only the best and most dedicated can thrive. Together, we deliver solutions for deploying robust, resilient, secure and reliable services. Our integrated, holistic product suite streamlines and optimizes resources throughout the service lifecycle, ensuring reduced time-to-market and rapid return on investment.
Mr. Yunus is an industry-honored CEO and visionary in API, Cloud and XML-based technologies. As the founder of Forum Systems, Mr. Yunus pioneered XML Security Gateways & Firewalls with the only granted patent for XML network appliances. He has spearheaded Forum’s direction and strategy for eight generations of award-winning API, SOA and XML security products. Prior to Forum Systems, Mr. Yunus was a Global Systems Engineer for webMethods (acquired by Software AG) where he developed XML-based business integration and architecture plans for companies such as GE, Pepsi, Siemens, and Mass Mutual. He has held various high-level executive positions at Informix (acquired by IBM) and Cambridge Technology Group.
Mr. Yunus holds two Graduate Degrees in Engineering from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology. InfoWorld recognized Mr. Yunus as one of 4 “Up and coming CTOs.” He is a sought after speaker at industry conferences such as RSA, Gartner, Network Interop, and Microsoft TechEd. Mr. Yunus has the distinction of showcasing Forum Systems’ entrepreneurial leadership as a case study at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also been featured on CNBC as Terry Bradshaw’s “Pick of the Week.”
Jason Macy is the Chief Technical Officer responsible for innovation and product strategy for global operations. Jason has been a leading visionary for enterprise architecture design and successful deployment API identity and security technology. With hundreds of deployments worldwide, Jason’s unique ability to pragmatically solve complex, industry use cases and provide sustained engineering initiatives continues to forge the leadership role of Forum Systems product technology. Drawing from experience from virtually every industry sector, Jason has helped to evolve the product technology platform to be the global leader in FIPS 140-2 API security and identity.
Jason is also responsible for the architecture and lifecycle of technologies that comprise the API testing and API simulation product lines. These technologies are deployed in over 100,000 sites worldwide and comprise the industry-leading set of capabilities for client and server simulation for functional, performance, and compliance testing of SOAP, XML, JSON, and REST services.
Earlier in his career, Jason worked as the lead architect for Raytheon and was responsible for deployment, acceptance testing, and successful commissioning of the Air Traffic Control system currently live and in use at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, Holland.
Jason holds dual-degrees in both Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
Rizwan Mallal serves as the Chief Operating Officer. As a founding member and Chief Security Architect of Forum Systems, the wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Rizwan was responsible for all security related aspects of Forum’s technology.
Previously, Rizwan was the Chief Architect at Phobos where he was responsible for developing the industry’s first embedded SSL offloader. This product triggered Phobos’s acquisition by Sonicwall (acquired by Dell). Before joining Phobos, he was member of the core engineering group at Raptor Systems which pioneered the Firewall/VPN space in the mid 1990s. Raptor after its successful IPO in 1996 was acquired by Axent (acquired by Symantec).
Rizwan started his career at Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell) where he was the technical lead in the client/server group.
Rizwan has a BSc. in Computer Science from Albright College and MSc. in Computer Science from University of Vermont.
Bruce Herron is the Vice President of World-Wide Sales. Bruce has a significant amount of experience in enterprise sales and customer support. While at Xerox Bruce was the National Account Manager for companies like Microsoft, Boeing and Nordstrom. He understands the unique business requirements of major industry vertical markets such as: Manufacturing, Aerospace, Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance and Banking. In 1997 Bruce was a member of the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award team for Xerox Business Services, In addition he was recognized Nationally for his efforts in maintaining a high level of Customer Satisfaction.
As a member of the Forum Systems initial sales team Bruce was instrumental in establishing many of our legacy accounts. He has been the Director of Sales for over five years. He is responsible for direct sales as well as for maintaining our partner relationships and channel.
Bruce holds a degree in Psychology/Quantitative Methods as well as post graduate studies in business administration.
Ms. Blanchette is a seasoned marketing professional with a proven record of accomplishment in the planning, design and implementation of digital marketing programs to support global sales and marketing teams and leading comprehensive marketing strategies in support of business goals and objectives.
Skilled in driving growth in targeted markets through implementation of key projects, she brings expertise in directing the creation of marketing tools and steering the execution of marketing programs, along with solid leadership skills in building top-performing marketing teams.
She holds a degree in Communications from Emerson College.