September 6, 2016

Executive Team

steven-shanklin-square2Steven “Ziggy” Shanklin – CEO, Founder and Architect

Steven Shanklin is a proven team builder who led development at two startups that were acquired by Cisco Systems. Wheelgroup in 1998, and Psionic in 2002.  He’s fulfilled the roles of Engineer, IT & Engineering Manager, VP of Engineering and CEO in eight different startups and has over 36 years of Computer Networking and Software Industry Experience. He holds eight U.S. patents and one Canadian patent for cyber-security technology.  Before founding White Cloud Security, he was the VP of Engineering at CoreTrace Corporation. He also served as the Director of Software Development at WheelGroup Corporation/Cisco Systems, Inc. and as the Director of Software Development at Psionic Technologies/Cisco Systems, Inc.


jim-mclendon-square2Jim McLendon – Chief Operating Officer

USAF Colonel (Retired), retired from a distinguished career in physical, operational, and cyber security which spanned 43 years of leadership and accomplishments in both the military and corporate world.  In the USAF, Col. McLendon was the senior officer and Commander of what is now known as NSA Texas.  This was a diverse and geographically distributed collection of organizations comprising more than 2,100 highly technical IT and cybersecurity personnel charged with the responsibility of protecting USAF networks.  Following his military service, Jim was hired by AXENT Technologies as VP of Operations where he was responsible for the company’s computer security consulting practices throughout North America.  When AXENT was acquired by Symantec, Jim became the VP of Managed Security Services and two years later was promoted to VP of Global Business Development at Symantec.


steven-snapp-square2Steven Snapp – Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Over 20 years’ experience in the computer security industry at both small and large companies developing state of the art intrusion detection and application whitelisting technologies. Principal security engineer at three computer security startups. Two U.S. patents and one Canadian patent for security. Most recently, Steve was a lead engineer and Windows kernel developer at CoreTrace Corporation, and is well versed on the challenges of implementing and managing application whitelisting technology. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in computer science from the University of California, Davis.


rob-clyde-square2Rob Clyde, CISM – Executive Chair

CONGRATULATIONS ROB!! Recently installed as 2018-2019 ISACA Board Chair!

Previously the Chief Technical Officer of Symantec, CEO of Adaptive Computing, Co-Founder of AXENT.  At AXENT, Rob worked with Jim McLendon, where their team took AXENT to a successful IPO and an eventual acquisition by Symantec for $1B.  As CTO at Symantec, he was a key member of the management team that drove its growth from slightly under $1B in revenue to over $5B.  While at Symantec, he also served as a founding Board Member and the Treasurer for the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), a non-profit IT industry organization and a founding Board Member of SAFE code.  Rob has over three decades of security software executive experience, and has been closely involved in and driven the acquisitions of over 25 companies.  Rob is the Executive Chair of White Cloud Security’s Board of Directors.