Our founding executive team has more than 135 years of collective experience at cyber security companies such as SecureAuth, Raytheon Cyber Products, Utilidata, Forcepoint, Deepnet Security, Taos Mountain LLC, Cisco, IBM, KPMG, and others.


Barry Nester

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

As a 25 year sales veteran and natural leader, Barry has a track record building and managing top-performing sales organizations at Deepnet Security, SecureAuth, Anixter International, and Cisco Systems. As a seasoned coach and mentor, he uses a metrics driven, long term strategic planning approach to empower his team and achieve record-breaking revenue growth quarter over quarter and year over year.

Nicholas Buchanan

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Nicholas is a technology thought leader and published author with 25 years of customer focused experience. He has a successful track record solving customer problems while building enterprise SaaS and software solutions such as ERP, GRC and internet-scale applications from concept to long term sustainable growth and exit.  With a long career at IBM Global Services, he brings “Big-5” consulting experience to Armor, and prior to IBM, Nicholas was consulted though Taos Mountain and KPMG, playing key roles in product management, program management and business development.

William Hammersla


With more than 40 years experience in cyber security, Ed is recognized for creating enterprise value from emerging technologies. He served as Chairman and CEO of Utilidata, that offers software to help protect the electrical grid. As President of Raytheon Cyber Products, he sustained double digit revenue growth with the cyber security joint venture today known as Forcepoint LLC. He held leadership positions at Trusted Computer Solutions, Sterling Software, Informix Federal, and NEC.