Joseph Patanella is an innovative and driven leader focused on achieving exceptional results in new and emerging markets. As CEO of Trusted Knight Corporation, a leading provider of security solutions focused on defeating newly developed crimeware trojans responsible for the vast majority of financial fraud being perpetrated online, the company has brought two commercial products to market and sold a three-year enterprise license to a top 10 U.S. bank within 6 months.
He founded and serves on the Board of Directors of TrustWave Corporation, a leader in information security worldwide, where he established TrustWave as the dominant market leader in worldwide information security in the electronic payments industry (~75% market share). Leveraging expertise and relationships developed during his 18 year career with the National Security Agency, Patanella opened new and lucrative sales channels with government agencies and top tier banks.
Patanella served as the National Security Agency’s representative to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Technical Advisory Group, which included world-renowned former government and industry leaders. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Maryland and attended John Hopkins University for post-graduate study.
Patanella is a recognized industry expert on information security and compliance and has been involved in several successful entrepreneurial projects and start-up companies throughout the years in a wide variety of areas.