Our Leadership Team

RegScale was built by practitioners for practitioners.
We are compliance experts with more than 100 years of combined executive experience in highly regulated industries. We have brought our collective experience to bear on solving the most difficult and complex compliance problems facing all companies from small businesses to large scale multi-national corporations and government agencies.

Executive Leadership

Anil Karmel


Karmel has been in the IT Industry for over twenty years, working with Fortune 500 companies and governments at the intersection of cloud, cyber security, and compliance. He and his team garnered industry and government accolades, including the SANS National Cyber Security Innovators Award for Cloud Security, InformationWeek 500 Top Government IT Innovators, ACT/IAC Excellence.gov Award, and the DOE Secretary's Achievement Award.

Travis Howerton


Howerton served as the global director for strategic programs within Bechtel Corporation and led the merger, cost savings, and transformation programs at Consolidated Nuclear Security. Howerton has a long and diverse career consisting of senior executive assignments throughout the U.S. Department of Energy. He served as the Deputy Director for IT at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, CTO for the National Nuclear Security Administration, and Chief Information Officer for Y-12.

Eric Erston


Erston has an extensive background in leading SaaS and PaaS organizations to deliver value to domestic and global customers in the public and private sectors. Erston was the Chief Revenue Officer at Mendix, a low-code application development platform acquired by Siemens. Additionally, he has held multiple executive leadership positions in the Cybersecurity space at RSA and led the Archer business unit.  He also had senior sales leadership roles at Rapid7, enerNoc, and Dynatrace.

Larry Whiteside Jr.


A veteran CISO, CSO, CTO, former USAF Officer, and thought leader in the Cybersecurity field. He has 25+ years of experience building and running cybersecurity programs, holding C Level Security executive roles in multiple industries, including DoD, Federal Government, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Critical Infrastructure. Whiteside Jr. is also the Co-Founder of Cyversity, a 501(c)3 non-profit association that is dedicated to increasing the number of minorities and women in the cybersecurity career field.

Board & Advisors

Art Coviello

Board Member and Investor

Coviello served as President and CEO of RSA. Following RSA’s acquisition by EMC Corporation (for $2.1B), Coviello was an Executive Vice President of EMC Corporation and head of its Security Division, which included the Archer GRC platform. Coviello has been a central figure in the information security industry for over 30 years.

Jay Leek

Advisory Board Chair and Investor

Leek was formerly the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of The Blackstone Group L.P., where he also shared responsibility for identifying, structuring, evaluating, executing, and overseeing Blackstone Innovations’ portfolio of information security investments.


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