Management Team

Executive Officers

Phil Hartstein

Phil Hartstein | President and Chief Executive Officer

Phil Hartstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of Finjan Holdings, Inc. and oversees the direction and management of current assets and future investments as well as working with the company’s executive management team to execute the shareholders vision as a public technology company.

Mr. Hartstein has worked in a number of technology and intellectual property related roles for over a decade. He started with a boutique IP law firm, worked in an in-house IP function for a VC funded startup, spent time in IP consulting and IP brokerage firms, and prior to joining Finjan spent four years with two groups focused on bringing both private and public market capital, expertise, and credibility in licensing and enforcing patent rights on behalf of owners.

Mr. Hartstein holds a BS in industrial technology from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo. He is an active participant in industry organizations, is regularly invited to speak on a number of patent monetization related topics from third-party litigation financing to capital market trends, and is a named inventor and patent holder with more than two-dozen pending and issued patents across a number of disciplines.

Julie Mar-Spinola

Julie Mar-Spinola | Chief Intellectual Property Officer and VP, Legal Ops

Ms. Mar-Spinola holds a dual business and legal role as Finjan Holdings, Inc.'s Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Vice President of Legal.  She is responsible for the Company's revenue-based operations, including IP assets, cyber technology innovations, enforcement programs, licensing best practices, public policy initiatives, and mentorships.  In 2016, Ms. Mar-Spinola was appointed to the Board of Directors for subsidiary, Finjan Mobile, Inc.  Ms. Mar-Spinola has dedicated her entire professional career in representing high technology companies of all sizes and business models on all things IP, including IP portfolio development, M&A's, acquisitions, divestitures, enforcement (licensing and litigation), as well as preservation and monetization of proprietary technologies and patents. 

 

Julie is Chairman Emeritus and co-founder of ChIPs (www.chipsnetwork.org), a non-profit dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of law, technology, and regulatory policy.  She serves as a court appointed mediator specializing in patent and other complex disputes, since 2011, and is a member of the High Tech Advisory Board at Santa Clara University, School of Law, since 2014.  Ms. Mar-Spinola received her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University, School of Law, and her B.A. degree in Chemistry from San Jose State University.  Ms. Mar-Spinola has been a member of the Patent Public Advisory Board (PPAC) since 2015.  Julie has also been recognized for her contributions in the fields of technology and law, including most recently by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the Recorder.

Michael D. Noonan

Michael D. Noonan | Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Michael D. Noonan is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Finjan Holdings, Inc. He has more than 25 years of corporate finance, corporate governance and investor relations experience with companies listed on NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Noonan served as chief financial officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Sky Petroleum Inc., an international oil and gas exploration company. Previously, he served as a senior director in the finance department responsible for investor relations, human resources, and mergers and acquisitions at Forgent Networks, an IP company that generated over $140 million in licensing revenues.

Mr. Noonan received a BBA in Business Administration and Economics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, an MBA from Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada; and an Executive JD from Concord School of Law in Los Angeles, CA.

Operations

Atreyee Dhar

Atreyee Dhar | Director, Patent Analysis

Atreyee Dhar is the Director of Patent Analysis at Finjan Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for monitoring patent related activities in the relevant cyber security technology space, conducting patent analysis, and actively reinforcing the value of Finjan’s patent portfolio.

Prior to Finjan, Atreyee was a Patent Engineer in the Global Licensing Department of Intellectual Ventures, where she studied patents related to the enterprise software and security markets. Prior to Intellectual Ventures, Atreyee worked at Wipro. Ltd., India as a member of the Technical Staff.

Atreyee holds a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering with emphasis in Enterprise Software Technologies from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Information Technology from the University of Kalyani, India.

Rebecca Galdos

Rebecca Galdos | Office & Human Resources Manager

Rebecca Galdos is the Office & Human Resources Manager at Finjan Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for all HR related matters and maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures.

Prior to Finjan, Rebecca has worked in different industries such as Biotech and Technical Recruiting. She brings 7 years of experience in HR & Operations and she also has 6 years of experience in Accounting.

Rebecca graduated from College of Alameda, Alameda, CA with her associates degree in Business Administration.

Karen Lee

Karen Lee | Corporate Accounting Manager

Karen is the Corporate Accounting Manager at Finjan Holdings, Inc.   She is responsible for financial reporting in accordance with US GAAP and company policies, as well as providing insights and recommendations for the overall improvement to all accounting and transaction process to ensure efficient and timely close and confirm the accuracy of all balance sheet and income statement accounts.

Prior to joining Finjan, Karen worked at different industries in the US as a Financial Accountant focusing on financial reporting.    She also has years of experience working at Grant Thornton, Hong Kong, as a tax consultant.  She served clients from different industries, such as hi-tech, manufacturing, servicing, real estate and retail.

Karen graduated from California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA (formerly known as California State University Hayward) with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is an Associate Member of AICPA.

Sharmila Patel

Sharmila Patel | Controller, Senior Director of Finance.

Sharmila is the Controller and Senior Accounting Manager at Finjan Holdings, Inc.  Sharmila has over 20 years of progressive experience in providing quality accounting support in diverse business environments both public and private. Proficient in all facets of finance and accounting, including extensive GL reconciliations / financial reporting / consolidations / audit / HR administration and ERP implementation. One of her major strengths is the ability to analyze and learn a business, document business processes and procedures, and support the team.

Prior to Joining Finjan, Sharmila served as Operations Controller at Jawbone (makers of wearable technology – “UP” band), where she managed a successful transition from a simple accounting solution to ERP solution supporting phenomenal growth in her 5 years of tenure.

Sharmila received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from South Bank University, London, England.

Jules Panopoulos

Jules Panopoulos | Director of IT

Jules Panopoulos is Director of IT at Finjan Holdings and responsible for integrating and managing IT operations combining core governance functions to maintain compliance with SOX COSO and Cobit frameworks in order to create effective IT governance programs. Prior to joining Finjan Holdings Inc, Jules consulted for several companies and organizations including; Oxford Property Group, Zegans Law Group, Global Finance, David Stark Production.  Before that Jules was VP of IT at Wechsler Ross Partners, a marketing and design firm in the financial industry and also served in the United States Marine Corps.

Shlomo Touboul

Shlomo Touboul | Senior Advisor

Mr. Touboul founded Finjan Software in 1997 and is named as an inventor on a number of Finjan patents covering behavior-based technologies for identifying and deflecting malicious code from accessing endpoint devices across networks and the internet. Mr. Touboul is recognized internationally as a thought leader in the cyber security space as he has both founded and advised a number of companies in the sector. His current involvement includes CUPP Computing, Yoggie Security Systems, StategySeeker.com, and Finjan where he continues to advise the company about software security market segments.

Vanessa Winter

Vanessa Winter | Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Vanessa Winter is Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Finjan Holdings, Inc. She is responsible for both internal and external communication and manages the preparation for key financial and strategic disclosures including quarterly earnings, the annual shareholders meeting, roadshows and other material events.

Ms. Winter brings to Finjan over 10 years of experience as an investor relations consultant. Over the years she has had the opportunity to work on a broad range of technology companies across different industries and stages of development, which has allowed her to help clients to target crucial messages and position them most effectively to the investment community. Prior to her consulting career, she worked on the sell-side as a research analyst, which has enabled a unique perspective on messaging.

Ms. Winter earned a BA in Public Policy from Duke University. She has been, and will continue to be, an active member of NIRI.