Leadership

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Modulo’s executive team is made up of professionals who bring decades of experience in creating GRC solutions and defining international standards and best practices for many industries and federal organizations.

Executive Team

Sérgio Thompson-Flores, CEO  linkedin_icon

Mr. Thompson-Flores was the principal and founding partner of Worldinvest, a financial advisory and business development firm in Brazil, from 1996 to 2006. Prior to Worldinvest, he was the managing director of a Brazilian development bank with active private equity practice. Previously, he was a diplomat in the Brazilian Foreign Service and served in a senior position in the Brazilian Finance Ministry. He holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Instituto Rio Branco.


Stephen Gant, Managing Director – International Markets  linkedin_icon

Stephen Gant joins the Modulo executive leadership team as Managing Director of International and North American Markets. Among other industry successes, Gant played an instrumental role in the rapid growth of Internet Security Systems (ISS), now a part of IBM. He will be responsible for expanding the operations of Modulo in globally, as well as building strategic corporate and business development partnerships and initiatives. Gant brings extensive leadership and experience in information security, virtualization, software, and communications to Modulo. In addition to running his own highly successful M&A and start-up advisory consulting company, Gant served as Vice President of Business Development and Product Management at ISS. Internationally, he also served as VP of Worldwide Consulting and Education as well as VP of Latin American Operations for ISS, and worked with Galaxy DirecTV Latin America and DirecTV Japan as an international account executive for General Instrument-MCS, now part of Motorola.


Devang Ashar, Managing Director – Middle East, Asia  linkedin_icon

Mr. Ashar has been with Modulo since 2011 as Managing Director for the APAC region. He seasoned IS professional with thorough knowledge in the field of IT/IS risk management & Enterprise security software. He has 14 yrs of experience working with Multi-national companies (APAC region) in various IT/IS roles – Sales/Pre-sales, Operations, Managing Customer accounts & Driving teams.


Antônio Rangel, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer – Latin America  linkedin_icon

Mr. Rangel is responsible for Modulo’s sales operations in the Brazilian, Latin American, African and Portuguese markets.

Mr. Rangel has held significant positions throughout his career, such as Deputy Chief Information Officer at Polícia Federal, Brazil’s federal investigation police agency; CIO at ECT (Brazilian Post and Telegraph Corporation); and Technology Executive at Mesbla Náutica, Nacional Seguros, Banco Nacional and Unibanco.  He also occupied the Security and Systems Audit Advisor position at Boucinhas & Campos, which provides specialized independent auditing services; and at Unisys, a worldwide information technology company.

Mr. Rangel holds undergraduate degrees in Law and in Business, a postgraduate degree in Systems Analysis from UnB (University of Brasilia), as well as an MBA in Finance from PUC-RJ (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro).


Founders

Alberto Bastos, Chief Technology Officer (co-founder)  linkedin_icon

Co-founder and CTO of Modulo, Mr. Bastos is responsible for the research and development of all Modulo’s products and new-generation GRC solutions. In this role, he initiates new strategic areas of research for the company, and works to understand and support customer issues and requirements, collaborating with the company’s sales and consulting organizations. Mr. Bastos worked to design the base technology for Modulo’s MetaFramework, the engine that underpins the relationship between enterprise risk and compliance management. Mr. Bastos is also an international delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO) working group on risk management.

Mr. Bastos was recognized by the Brazilian chapter of ISSA as the 2008 Security Professional of the Year. He is a member of the Brazilian national committee responsible for 27000 series information security standards, which include ISO/IEC 27001 and 17799, coordinator of the Brazilian Risk Management Committee on National Technical Standards, and Member of the CCE Working Group from MITRE.

Mr. Bastos has also been the chief designer and coordinator of various large security and risk management projects. He was responsible for Modulo receiving the world’s first ISO 27001 certification.

Mr. Bastos has an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and an Executive MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ.


Fernando Nery, Business Development Director (co-founder)  linkedin_icon

Mr. Nery is responsible for driving sales growth of the company in Brazil, the largest market for Modulo in Latin America. Mr. Nery has coordinated some of Modulo’s largest implementation projects in Brazil, including the Brazilian electronic national elections in 2009, the National Payment Network, and also the National Internet Tax Payment system.

Mr. Nery was recognized by the ISSA’s Brazilian Chapter as the 2005 Security Professional of the Year, and was recognized by Dow Jones in 1999 as one of the 10 most influential executives in Latin America for the electronic commerce, software, and Internet sectors.

Mr. Nery is also an Executive Member of The Brazilian National Association of Software and Services companies (Assespro), a member of the Board of Riosoft, a network  supporting software exports, and also a founding member of the Management Committee of Brazil Internet.


Alvaro Lima (co-founder)  linkedin_icon

Co-founder of Modulo, Mr. Lima coordinated the specification, implementation, and development of Modulo’s security and auditing systems for 12 years.  While residing in the U.S., Mr. Lima established Modulo’s Silicon Valley offices and maintained contact with the country’s leading information security companies and experts.

In 2013 founded Modulo Inova Saúde, a Modulo Security spin-off company that specializes in process management and improvement in Healthcare, which focuses on audit automation and independent verification for performance management.

Mr. Lima is an international speaker and co-author of the book “The C Language – Programming and Applications”.

Mr. Lima holds a Computer Science degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and Executive MBA from COOPEAD/UFRJ, as well as an Executive MBA from Florida’s Nova Southeastern University (NSU) with specialization from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.