Social Sentinel Leadership

CEO Gary Margolis founded Social Sentinel with a simple mission: Every child deserves a safe place to learn. We assembled a team of technologists, data scientists, product specialists, industry experts, parents, board members, teachers, students, and more to deliver on that mission. Our passion, experience, and dedication serve as the foundation of a company grounded in the uncompromising pursuit of student safety and success.

Gary Margolis

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

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Gary Margolis

Dr. Gary J. Margolis has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, public safety, and security. Throughout his career, Gary has served as Chief of Police for the University of Vermont, and has been called upon by US Departments of Justice, Education and Homeland Security for his expertise on campus security; crisis response and communications; security technology application; emergency response and recovery planning; and preventing sexual and gender violence. He was also appointed by former Vermont Governor Douglas to the Homeland Security Advisory Committee, and has been a leader within the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Prior to founding Social Sentinel, he co-founded Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC, a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. This experience, along with being a parent and witnessing the overwhelming swell of social media, led him to develop Social Sentinel, a groundbreaking solution that provides insights into potential threats shared publicly on social media and other open source platforms.

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Rick Gibbs

President

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Rick Gibbs

Rick Gibbs brings a unique combination of expertise and success in entrepreneurialism and software development to Social Sentinel. Prior to joining the company, Rick was the co-founder and CEO of Dealer.com, the ‘startup turned-billion dollar success story’ which was acquired by Dealertrack in 2014 for $1B. At Dealertrack, he was named co-president until the company was acquired a year later by Cox Automotive for approximately $4B. At Cox Automotive, Rick served as president of Software Solutions and then executive vice president and chief product officer. He has a proven track record of scaling companies, creating product strategies and leading the technology development roadmap for both startups and global enterprises. At Social Sentinel, Rick oversees operations and is positioning the company for significant growth and expansion.

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Brendan Cotter

Chief Revenue Officer

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Brendan Cotter

Brendan Cotter provides leadership and management over sales strategy, business development initiatives, and the sales partnership culture at Social Sentinel. In this role, he brings decades of experience in social media alert technology, the education industry, market share growth, and success in innovation and entrepreneurialism. Prior to Social Sentinel, Brendan was President of TweetMyJobs Government where he led the new-to-market localized social recruiting platform. He also held multiple leadership positions at Blackboard, Inc. where he drove initiatives for the next generation of mass notification and alert technology for K12 leaders, government, and civic leaders.

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Crystal Gallo

Chief Product Officer

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Crystal Gallo

Crystal Gallo brings deep leadership experience, analytical skills and success in team management to the company. Prior to Social Sentinel, she was the Associate Vice President of Product Strategy and Planning at Cox Automotive. In this role, she was responsible for designing and operationalizing an enterprise planning strategy, with a focus on innovation and delivering value. She is well positioned to develop, lead, and scale Product at Social Sentinel to meet the increasing demands and opportunities in the market. In the pursuit of perfection, Crystal embraces her passion for problem-solving and maintains her competitive edge with a relentless desire to win and execute.

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Brian Lansbury

Chief Legal Officer

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Brian Lansbury

As Chief Legal Officer, Brian Lansbury brings two decades of experience in legal affairs to help advise the strategic direction of Social Sentinel. He joins the company from Dealer.com where he spent seven years as Senior Director, Legal Affairs, and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the legal department. During his tenure there, he guided the company through two multi-billion dollar acquisitions and helped the company strategically scale into a world-class operation. Prior to that, Brian held positions as Corporate Counsel at IDX Systems Corporation (later GE Healthcare IT), and as an Associate in the Corporate Department of the firm Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner in New York City.

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Jordan Robare

Vice President of Finance

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Jordan Robare

As Vice President of Finance, Jordan Robare provides oversight and management of the company’s Financial and Accounting operations. His experience includes several years working in fast-paced, growing SaaS tech companies. Most recently Jordan was with Dealer.com, which was acquired by Cox Automotive, where he oversaw accounting operations for several of the company’s media brands.

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Social Sentinel Board of Directors

Robin Richards

Chairman and CEO, CareerArc Group LLC

Robin Richards

Robin Richards is a recognized leader and entrepreneur with a decorated history of leading existing companies to new levels of success and accelerating the growth of emerging tech companies. He currently serves as co-founder of CareerArc Group, a social acceleration network. He has held previous leadership positions with Blackboard Connect (formerly The NTI Group), a time-sensitive mass notification services provider; Vivendi Universal Net USA; and was Founding President and Chief Operating Officer of MP3.com, the Internet’s first digital music provider that had the largest IPO for an independent Internet company at that time. Robin holds several board positions and has been widely recognized for his leadership and value, including being named Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Gary Margolis

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Gary J. Margolis has 30+ years of experience in law enforcement, public safety, and security. Throughout his career, Gary has served as Chief of Police for the University of Vermont, and has been called upon by US Departments of Justice, Education and Homeland Security for his expertise on campus security; crisis response and communications; security technology application; emergency response and recovery planning; and preventing sexual and gender violence. He was also appointed by former Vermont Governor Douglas to the Homeland Security Advisory Committee, and has been a leader within the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Prior to founding Social Sentinel, he co-founded Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC, a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. This experience, along with being a parent and witnessing the overwhelming swell of social media, led him to develop Social Sentinel, a groundbreaking solution that provides insights into potential threats shared publicly on social media and other open source platforms.

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Rick Gibbs

President

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Rick Gibbs brings a unique combination of expertise and success in entrepreneurialism and software development to Social Sentinel. Prior to joining the company, Rick was the co-founder and CEO of Dealer.com, the ‘startup turned-billion dollar success story’ which was acquired by Dealertrack in 2014 for $1B. At Dealertrack, he was named co-president until the company was acquired a year later by Cox Automotive for approximately $4B. At Cox Automotive, Rick served as president of Software Solutions and then executive vice president and chief product officer. He has a proven track record of scaling companies, creating product strategies and leading the technology development roadmap for both startups and global enterprises. At Social Sentinel, Rick oversees operations and is positioning the company for significant growth and expansion.

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Todd MacLean

Silversmith Capital Partners

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Todd MacLean is a co-founder of Silversmith Capital Partners where he focuses on investments in SaaS & Information Services, including vertical market SaaS and data, financial technology and risk and compliance based models. His experience as a growth equity investor includes leadership roles at Bain Capital Ventures, Accel Partners, Summit Partners, and Synapse Group. In additional to Social Sentinel, he also serves on the boards of ActiveCampaign and Digital Map Products.

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Steven J. Healy

Margolis Healy & Associates

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Steven J. Healy’s impressive background in safety and security includes roles as Director of Public Safety at Princeton University, Chief of Police for Wellesley College, and the Assistant Director of Public Safety at Syracuse University. He and Dr. Gary Margolis leveraged their expertise and passion for safety to form Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC, a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. Steven served as President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), where he led a national dialogue about campus safety and security in the aftermath of the tragic rampage-shooting incident at Virginia Tech. He has been named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” by Security Magazine.

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