We are excited to announce that Ken Basore has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 18, 2017. 

Previous Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Ben Charnota, will remain with the company in the role of Chief Customer Officer, while co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Derrick Donnelly will assume the role of Chief Scientist.

Prior to joining BlackBag Technologies, Mr. Basore was Senior Vice President of Product Engineering for Guidance Software.  During his 17-year tenure, Mr. Basore held executive roles in engineering, training, information technology, and professional services.  Most recently Mr. Basore was responsible for all aspects of product engineering for existing and future products.  His responsibilities included overseeing all product management functions as well as design, engineering, release and technical support of all software and hardware.

With his many years of experience in law enforcement, information technology, and forensic investigations, Mr. Basore brings to this role a deep understanding of the customer point-of-view.  A police officer for 20 years, he was responsible for leading the development of the first Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in San Diego, California, and has personally conducted hundreds of digital investigations. Coupled with his vast experience leading the creation and delivery of many types of software and hardware solutions, Mr. Basore brings trusted business experience and a proven leadership ability needed to promote the mission and unique culture of BlackBag Technologies.

“Ken brings to BlackBag years of executive management and leadership experience that will enable us to focus on supporting all aspects of digital investigations,” said Ben Charnota.  “BlackBag is the world leader in Mac and mobile forensics, and with Ken’s help, we will take forward our expertise in Windows forensics and provide investigators the solutions they need to solve the critical issues they face every day, revealing the truth in data in order to create a safer world.”

“Thanks to the hard work of the entire team at BlackBag, the company is perfectly positioned to provide the tools that the entire digital forensic community needs, and I am proud to join them to bring these products to the men and women that work on the front line protecting all of us,” said Ken Basore.  “I am excited to work with the best of breed offerings by BlackBag and to partner with our customers in providing them the solutions that perfectly meet their needs and guarantee their success.”

About BlackBag Technologies, a Cellebrite company
Cellebrite is the global leader of Digital Intelligence solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise organizations. Cellebrite delivers an extensive suite of innovative software solutions, analytic tools, and training designed to accelerate digital investigations and address the growing complexity of handling crime and security challenges in the digital era. Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and companies in more than 150 countries, Cellebrite is helping fulfill the joint mission of creating a safer world. To learn more visit us at www.cellebrite.com or follow us on Twitter @Cellebrite_UFED