Impulse is a privately-held company addressing the challenges of managing network access control for BYOD, IoT and Guest Devices. We’ve been helping our customers achieve the most granular level of network security since 2004, enabling regulatory compliance, consistent authentication and an intuitive end-user experience.
Our flagship product, SafeConnect, is the most flexible BYOD solution available, and offers an easy-to-implement and support endpoint policy management system. It seamlessly connects into existing multi-vendor network infrastructures while providing the flexibility to adhere to each organization’s unique computing policy philosophies. SafeConnect’s unique architecture provides a truly vendor-independent NAC solution that is scalable, flexible and designed to meet your growth needs.
Our SafeConnect SDP product is helping our customers to secure their New Perimeter by “hiding” enterprise application and data resources from the Internet, and adheres to a “verify first, connect second” Zero-Trust access model as compared to today’s “connect first, authenticate second” approach. Available as an annual subscription with no additional hardware or network integration required, SafeConnect SDP is a cost-predictable and innovative approach to preventing unauthorized access to your network.
The Impulse Experience
We understand that it’s not only about the network. It’s about the user and their experience and how that experience reflects on the help desk, the security officer, the network team, system administration, and business decisions. Ultimately, the “experience” is the result of the way Impulse does things. And it all goes back to our user-centric business philosophy. This full-service solution approach combines Impulse’s products with expert technical support and network insight. As a result, our clients gain an enduring and evolving solution that is able to address ever-changing security, intelligence, and visibility and control demands.
J. David Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
A technology and business expert, David is an entrepreneur who has worked on projects spanning three continents. He has founded and sold both startup and mature companies. He has occupied various roles in diverse organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense and a Big-5 accounting firm as well as served as Chief Information and Technology Officer for a NASDAQ listed healthcare company.
David’s areas of expertise include aligning IT with business objectives, developing large-scale decision support systems for the healthcare industry, and creating strategic achievable technology visions. Educated both abroad and in the U.S., David now calls Lakeland, Florida home and enjoys channeling his energy towards challenging projects requiring his technical and business skills.
Dennis A. Muley
Dennis Muley has amassed a broad range of technology and business development knowledge throughout his professional career. Experienced in developing and executing full life-cycle startup business plans through product concept, business justification, development, and production; Dennis also has a proven track record in developing direct and indirect partner sales channels that are tightly linked to product management and customer support.
Throughout his career he has guided many large enterprises in leveraging highly scalable and secure information technologies for competitive business advantage. Dennis gained valuable experience while working for such nationally recognized firms as IBM, Cable & Wireless a-Services, and Sprint E|Solutions. Dennis has technical expertise in application integration, Internet technology, business intelligence, business continuity planning, and network security.
A lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida, Dennis has academic degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the University of South Florida.
Karl H. Muehlberger
Chief Operating Officer
Karl Muehlberger has close to 20 years of experience in the technology field, with more than six years in the design and manufacturing of high tech systems based on standard computing platforms. Over the last decade, Karl has been engaged at the management level in several technology start-up companies, primarily providing organizational and operational structure – key components in the operational success of a company and the end-user experience. These businesses were engaged in diverse fields from industrial manufacturing to music and entertainment to Internet companies. An electronics engineer by training, Karl’s expertise in the design and manufacturing of high tech hardware complements his extensive management experience.
Chief Technology Officer
Russell Miller has more than 25 years of Information Technology experience with the majority of that time spent leading software product development and services teams. After completing both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science with Northern Illinois University, Russell began his career in Silicon Valley working on virtualization technology with Amdahl and has gradually taken on broader responsibilities for building and evolving enterprise solutions working for large software vendors such as IBM, Compuware, Intuit, and Quark. In 2003 Russell co-founded SunView Software, an enterprise software company focused on enterprise IT Service Management. As the CTO, Russell helped grow the technology side of the company focusing on providing customer driven innovation on top of SunView’s enterprise ready, secure and scalable platform.
Vice President, Strategic Development
Brian Herzig joins Impulse Point with over 25 years of proven leadership in the Information Technology industry. Brian has spent most of his career at Hewlett Packard, where he was most recently the Client Director responsible for HP’s relationship with Cisco. Prior to that, Brian was the National ISV Sales Manager, responsible for driving business opportunities with the key Independent Software Vendors. In addition, Brian has experience in channel development and service provider engagement. In his role as Vice President for Business Development, Brian is responsible for driving “go to market” programs and revenue generation through Impulse’s alliance and technology partners. Brian holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BS from Georgetown University. He maintains residences in both Tampa, Florida and Los Angeles, California with his wife and three children.
Laura N. Ellis
Vice President Sales
Laura began her career when she was recruited to IBM right out of college in San Antonio, TX as a Systems Engineer working with IBM’s mainframe and enterprise storage solutions. She moved to Tampa and joined the IBM management team in 1997 where she was responsible for client satisfaction for the full portfolio of solutions for the 3,000 IBM clients in the Central Florida area. Joining the IBM Channels Team in 2011, Laura served as a Cloud Computing Executive and developed strategy for launching this important new initiative.
Most recently, Laura Ellis was the Client Director for Tech Data (one of IBM’s four distributors) and responsible for IBM products and services in the United States and globally. In this role, Laura focused on designing and executing business strategies to drive profitable growth through the distribution channel.
Laura has served on the boards of the YMCA, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum and the CEO Council. She was a finalist for Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year in 2011. Laura grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and received her MBA from the University of Georgia.