Our People

Paul Stokes

(Founder and CEO)

Paul has spent the last decade launching, growing and successfully exiting security and analytics technology companies. He was the co-founder and CEO of Cognevo, a market leading Security Analytics software business that was acquired by Telstra Corporation. Prior to Cognevo, Paul was co-founder and COO at Wynyard Group, a global security and crime analytics vendor, guiding the business through a successful IPO. Further back, Paul has held leadership roles in global technology companies including BAE Systems, Deloitte and Cognizant. Paul has a Masters from the London School of Economics.

Arun Raj

(Founder and COO)

Arun is a technology leader with significant service delivery and organisational development experience. Before founding Prevalent AI, Arun was the VP of Global Services at Cognevo, responsible for leading a global team of cyber domain and technology specialists to deliver Cognevo’s advanced security analytics solution. Prior to Cognevo, he has held senior executive roles at Wynyard Group and Cognizant where he was responsible for delivering complex transformational technology initiatives. Arun has an Engineering degree and a post graduate diploma in strategy and innovation from the Said Business School, Oxford University.

Sir Iain Lobban KCMG, CB

(Founder Director)

A three-decade security and intelligence professional, Iain spent the last six years of his career as the Director of the UK’s largest intelligence and security agency GCHQ. He is credited with radically re-shaping GCHQ’s role for the cyber security era, spearheading the execution of the UK’s first two national Cyber Security strategies, forging strong partnership between government and industry, and developing substantive links with international partners. Iain now advises global businesses on cyber security risk management, particularly in the financial sector. He was a member of the expert panel for Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Strategy and of the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review commissioned by the Australian Prime Minister. He also advises a number of small but perfectly formed cyber security businesses. Security data science is one of his passions.

Andrew France OBE IEng MIET

(Founder Director)

Andrew France is the former Deputy Director for Cyber Defence Operations at GCHQ, the UK Government’s signals intelligence agency. During his distinguished, 30-year career with GCHQ, Andrew was at the forefront of the UK’s national cyber defence strategy, responsible for both policy and operational delivery. He is a recognised global leader in his field, with extensive experience in delivering technical innovation in high-pressure and secure environments both in the UK and overseas. Post GCHQ, Andrew was the co-founder and CEO of DarkTrace, a co-founder of Cognevo (acquired by Telstra) and is currently a strategic advisor to a number of blue chip companies including Hakluyt Cyber, Lloyds Banking Group and GSK.

Security Technology Thought Leaders. Security Engineers. Security Data Scientists. Security Analysts. Security Sales & Marketing Experts.

Our Values

We are inquisitive by nature, hungry for knowledge and excited about new challenges.

We tirelessly pursue results, driven by a clear sense of purpose to make our clients and partners secure and successful.

We are genuine, with a desire to create real and lasting relationships with our clients, partners and colleagues.