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A company built so brands can thrive.

Appdetex is a global leader in securing your brand’s digital footprint. We are a full-service brand protection company in the online and mobile brand protection space and also offer domain name registration and management services.

Appdetex, a brand protection leader, eliminates brand abuse across the modern, digital universe. Powered by our patent-pending Tracer® technology and machine learning, we trace and enforce the illicit use of intellectual property within all digital channels, including mobile apps, social media, websites, marketplaces, and beyond. Appdetex also proactively secures brands by providing domain registration solutions for traditional and blockchain domain name portfolios.

Founded in 2012, Appdetex has deep roots in applying technical innovation and intellectual property law to securing brands. Some of the world’s largest brands, including those in finance, technology, gaming and crypto, trust Appdetex.

Leadership Team

Faisal Shah Founder, Chairman, and CSO

Throughout his career, Faisal has recognized both the opportunities and the pitfalls that the internet brings to brands and has proven adept at applying technology to address these risks. As the founder of enterprise brand protection pioneer MarkMonitor, Inc., and First to File Technologies, Inc., Faisal is considered to be one of the original pioneers of online brand protection.

Rick Farnell, CEO

Rick Farnell has a successful 25-year career in the technology industry, having held executive positions for pioneers such as C-bridge Internet Solutions, Sun Microsystems, Think Big Analytics, Teradata Corporation, and Protegrity where he served as CEO. Rick has a strong record of accelerating growth in start-up and enterprise-level companies. He specializes in big data and cyber security.

Adam Busch, CFO

Adam Busch has 15 years of experience in accounting and finance in the tech and software industry, specifically using SAAS business models. He has participated in multiple M&A transactions, operating within various ownership structures including venture capital, private equity, and public companies.

Susan Kawaguchi, Policy and Business Development

Susan Kawaguchi has spent more than 20 years in the field of domain name management and online intellectual property protection for major internet brands She has extensive experience in developing risk mitigation strategies in domain names, marketplaces, social media, and mobile apps. She is recognized throughout the ICANN community as an effective advocate for protecting brands in domain name policy.

Alexis Meghrouni, Director of Enforcement Strategies & Services

Alexis Meghrouni has 18 years in online intellectual property protection for some of the world’s largest corporations. Alexis is a member of the California Bar and practiced law in Southern California prior to her work in the field of online intellectual property protection.

David Montz, CTO

David Montz is a software, internet, and cloud engineering veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading software development teams to create market-leading technology platforms. With a background that spans categories as diverse as B2B enterprise SaaS to large-scale consumer-facing social networks, David is an expert at bringing high-caliber products to market.

Mike Monzon, Director of Product Marketing

Mike Monzon has 20 years of product, marketing, and consulting expertise. He brings extensive experience successfully launching market-leading SaaS solutions worldwide for a range of brand protection and security companies.

Brad Muller, VP, Sales

Brad Muller has an extensive background in sales and brand protection spanning more than 20 years. His career has focused on both software and hardware, cloud solutions, SaaS, and asset management across channel partners, distributors, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. He brings industry experience in tech, pharma, professional sports, cosmetics, and fintech. He relishes working with customers to solve their business problems, no matter how complex.

Te Smith, Senior Director of Marketing

Te Smith’s career in marketing spans more than 25 years with a variety of leading technology companies. From building start-up businesses that created new categories to driving differentiation in competitive markets, Te has played a key role in promoting strong revenue growth, loyal customers, and dynamic brands.

Kevin Williams, SVP, Customer Success

Kevin Williams is SVP, Customer Success, and is responsible for the Appdetex customer success and managed services functions. Kevin brings more than two decades of experience, passionately driving customer results and helping high-growth SaaS businesses scale. Before joining Appdetex, Kevin held leadership roles at both private and public companies. Outside of work, Kevin can be found cheering on his three kids in sporting events and coaching middle school football.

Krissa Wrigley, Director of Operations

Krissa Wrigley’s career in economic development in Idaho and Oregon has spanned both the private and public sectors, with experience in academia, market research, and entrepreneurial organizations. She has worked in a variety of roles with economic development organizations in the Boise Valley and served as a professor of economics.

We’re Hiring

Secure the world’s most valued brands.

We believe that people have a right to know that when they interact with a brand—they’re getting it in it’s true form. We exist to help brands, and the people who trust them feel more secure online.

As a part of our brand security team, you’ll work with industry-leading technology, and the finest people in the field to make the digital world more like it was meant to be.

Analyst

We are looking for motivated, hard-working, accountable, fast learning individuals who truly care about making an impact for Appdetex’s customers…

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Business Development Representative

The Business Development Representative works on the front line of our Sales Team. This role seeks new business opportunities by contacting and developing relationships with potential customers…

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Platform Relationship Manager

Appdetex is seeking a creative, collaborative Platform Relationship Manager to join our fast-growing passionate group of smart creatives. They will play an intricate role in driving the growth of our rapidly expanding and industry disrupting brand protection technologies.

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Prinicipal Software Engineer – BSP (US)

Appdetex is seeking an experienced Principal Software Engineer to join our passionate group of smart creatives. They will play an intricate role in driving the growth of our rapidly expanding and industry disrupting brand protection technologies…

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Principal Software Engineer – Harvest (US)

Appdetex is seeking an experienced Principal Software Engineer to join our passionate group of smart creatives. They will play an intricate role in driving the growth of our rapidly expanding and industry disrupting brand protection technologies…

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Product Manager – Registrar

Appdetex is seeking an experienced Product Manager to join our passionate group of smart creatives.

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Regional Sales Manager

The Regional Sales Manager is a highly motivated individual with strong executive level relationship building skills and works collaboratively across the organization to build coherence and drive engagement with the customer.

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Senior Manager, Marketing Ops & Demand Generation

The Senior Manager for Marketing Ops & Demand Generation role is a dynamic mix of hands on marketing operations with campaign strategy and execution. The role requires a clear focus on achieving our account engagement, pipeline and revenue goals in a scalable, measurable manner.

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Senior Software Engineer – BSP

Appdetex is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our passionate group of smart creatives. They will play an intricate role in driving the growth of our rapidly expanding and industry disrupting brand protection technologies…

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Senior Software Engineer – Harvest (US)

Appdetex is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our passionate group of smart creatives. They will play an intricate role in driving the growth of our rapidly expanding and industry disrupting brand protection technologies…

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Senior Software Engineer – Registrar

Appdetex is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our passionate group of smart creatives. They will play an intricate role in driving the growth of our rapidly expanding and industry disrupting corporate registrar saas platform…

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Technical Support Engineer – Registrar (US)

Support Engineer to join our passionate group of smart creatives. They will work with the Appdetex registrar platform in providing multiple levels of technical support across internal teams, customers and with top level domain registries throughout the world…

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