Culture & People
We are a company of builders, leaders, owners — who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to innovation on behalf of our customers. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, culture, education, as well as professional and life experience.
Carl L. Nerup
Founder & CEO
Working for a startup is much like climbing a mountain. There are a million different ways to get to the top, keeping in mind that the shortest route usually is not the best choice. It’s all about navigating and expediting resources wisely.
Carl Nerup is the Founder and CEO at Cog. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, delivering a high performing business, evangelizing the adoption of the most trusted and secure architectures to meet and exceed customer business requirements.
Nerup has more than 30 years of experience in the security and wireless industries. Previously, he was Vice President, Samsung Global Enterprise Business where he led sales for the Samsung Knox Secure Mobility platform. He held vice president positions at General Dynamics Broadband in charge of business development for GD Protect and AT&T’s Strategic Business Development organization where he was responsible for identifying new business opportunities across all AT&T business units. Prior to that he held management positions at Digital Island and Aerial Communications.
In addition to his corporate experience, Nerup continues in his role as a partner at Skyline Partners, a private equity firm based in Denver that specializes in select investments and specialized management consulting. He also served as an Executive in Residence at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with the Quality of Life Technology Foundry; a National Science Foundation Engineering Resource Center.
Nerup is a frequent speaker at industry forums and conferences. He also provides advisory services to numerous companies in the emerging technology and telecommunications industries as well as select non-profit organizations and graduate schools.
Nerup received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Seattle University and is a former rugby player for the United States Naval Academy. In his spare time, Nerup is an avid backpacker and lover of the outdoors.
There's no substitute for doing it right the first time. Nor for a personal relationship with your customer in which you can truly understand what they need.
Mr. Sebranek started his cybersecurity career in 2002 with Northrop Grumman as a Software Engineer. Over his career he grew into many roles, including Section Manager, Lead Software Engineer, Cyber Architect, R&D Principle Investigator, and Technical Fellow.
In his R&D role, Mr. Sebranek led the Cyber Division’s Trusted Mobility team exploring cybersecurity for mobile platforms. His efforts resulted in multiple contract awards with DHS, DoD, and Intelligence Community customers. He is well-versed in current industry trends regarding adoption of mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies and associated policy issues. Secure mobile software development and the need to adapt to ever-changing technology and policy in the mobile industry has been a consistent thread in Mr. Sebranek’s career. Mr. Sebranek earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia.