About FirstWave

Delivering Cybersecurity And Network Solutions Since 2004

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At FirstWave, our passion is to create intelligent software that our service provider partners and customers love. With software used globally by over 150,000 organizations including household names like Microsoft and NASA, we aim to be at the front of the wave of transformational change in the IT Operations and Cybersecurity world.

Our Software Is Used By Some Of The World's Leading Companies

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Who Are We?

Talented Team Of Global Experts Building Software People Love.

A new tech powerhouse for the ultimate end-to-end solution.

FirstWave is a publicly-listed, global technology company formed in 2004 in Sydney, Australia.

FirstWave’s globally unique CyberCision platform provides best-in-class cybersecurity technologies, enabling FirstWave’s Partners, including some of the world’s largest telcos and managed service providers, to protect their customers from cyber-attacks, while rapidly growing cybersecurity services revenues at scale.

In January 2022, FirstWave acquired Opmantek, a leading provider of enterprise-grade network management, automation and IT audit software, with organizations using this software across 178 countries, including enterprise clients like Microsoft, Telmex, Claro, NextLink and NASA.

The combination of CyberCision, Network Management Information System (NMIS), and Open-AudIT products enable FirstWave to provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution for network discovery, management and cybersecurity for our telco and service provider partners globally.

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Meet The FirstWave Team

Passionate & Experienced

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Danny Maher

CEO and Managing Director

Australian CEO of the year in 2015 ahead of Alan Joyce (Qantas) and David Thodey (Telstra). 25 years experience in the IT industry - USA, Asia, UK and Australia.

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Iain Bartram

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Iain was appointed as FirstWave’s Chief Financial Officer in 2020 after over 20 years as a senior finance executive with a range of ASX and AIM-listed entities. He is a highly motivated senior leader within FirstWave's executive team. He provides the Board and senior leaders with valuable strategic and operational guidance and insights which support the company’s high growth ambitions. Iain’s experience was critical to the successful acquisition of Opmantek Limited in 2022 and $14 million capital raising. Before joining FirstWave, he was the Chief Financial Officer of ASX-listed music credit platform Jaxsta Limited (ASX: JXT). For nearly ten years until 2017 he was Group CFO and Managing Director of Australia for fintech business Fusion Payments. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge.

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Dino Davanzo

Chief Revenue Officer

Dino Davanzo joined FirstWave in November 2022 as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), bringing more than 35 years of experience including vendor and systems integration sales roles and sales leadership positions. Before FirstWave, he held senior sales positions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Optus, Dell and NetApp.

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Tony Bishop

Chief Information Security Officer

Tony joined FirstWave in 2016 to help FirstWave achieve internationally recognized Cybersecurity and Quality certifications to ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management System). He is responsible for FirstWave’s Cybersecurity as well as overseeing the operation of platforms delivering customer services, customer success and customer support functions within FirstWave. He has extensive experience in all aspects of ICT infrastructure design, security, implementation and management and risk management and has worked extensively across the finance and health sectors. Before joining FirstWave, he was a consultant to the Commonwealth Department of Health, providing risk assessment and security advice on the My Health Record system roll-out. He also spent more than eleven years with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) including as the CISO (Senior Manager System Security). He holds a Master of Information Technology from the University of Sydney.

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