With a combination of backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community and previous startup scaling experience, our team has the unique perspective to be able to understand the intricacies of hidden risk in connected devices and provide a scalable solution.
More than 15 years of experience developing advanced software to support offensive and defensive cyber operations led Matt Wyckhouse to co-found Finite State in 2017 to focus on the unique challenges of cybersecurity in the IoT era. Matt spent most of his career at Battelle, the world’s largest private R&D company, where he was the technical founder and CTO of Battelle’s Cyber Innovations Business Unit. In this role, Matt oversaw dozens of intelligence and security programs supporting strategic global missions, many of which were focused on discovering vulnerabilities in IoT and other embedded devices. Through that experience, he saw how devastating IoT device attacks can be, which is especially concerning given the explosive growth of IoT. Matt has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.
Chris Ritchie brings 8+ years of professional experience both at a multinational Fortune 100 company and high growth startup. Prior to joining Finite State, Chris was a critical piece of one of Ohio’s fastest growing startups, Olive, a cognitive automation solution for healthcare. Chris served in various finance, operations and sales leadership roles during his tenure at Olive, helping them scale from 40 to over 160 employees. Most recently, Chris led the sales team achieving record team quarters and 300% YOY revenue growth. Chris has a bachelor’s degree from Miami University with a focus in Finance.