Who We Are

The value Change Dynamix brings to our clients is the ability to elevate their security and threat awareness with our services and solution with faster detection and cost-efficiency. With continuous changes happening across dynamic organizations piecing together all the security data from traditional and log-based security technologies is prone to failure. Analytics on poor data leads to poor results. While other security and threat detection technologies rely on traditional data and SIEM integrations, Change Dynamix allows for a change of approach that also delivers better visibility and outcomes for our clients.

We believe that anomalous behavior is always the pre-cursor to threats and risks. Organizations of all sizes should be able to tap into behavioral analytics allowing them to improve their ability to detect and act quickly to the risks and security threats that are unique to their business. Today that covers malicious intentions as well as security breaches, and data leaks due to negligence, inadvertent actions, and malicious intentions.


Robert Capinjola

CEO & Founder

With over 20 years of experience in information technology, Capinjola has worn many different hats: entrepreneur, partner, senior leader. He is a subject matter expert in IT governance, risk and compliance as well as remote security systems monitoring. As an entrepreneur, Capinjola has successfully launched several fast-growing companies.


Steve Akers

CTO & Founder

With a steady career focus on IT Security and Managed Risk and Compliance Services, Akers has a deep understanding of the technologies and disruptive business trends facing today’s organizations. His past roles as entrepreneur and CEO gives Akers the ability to drive the design and architect solutions that provide value for security teams as well as the strategic challenges of executives.


Dr. Randy Garrett

Senior Lead Data Scientist

Dr. Garrett has developed and lead multiple programs in big data analytics for cybersecurity while at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). He has also helped pioneer initial cloud deployments to the Army, Navy, and Air Force and worked as the Senior Science Advisor to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence


Jody Brownell

Director of Content & Services

Jody has an extensive background working with organizations in the design and delivery of security technologies. He advanced to Chief Architect for IBM’s Security Intelligence Product Portfolio after several senior technical architect and deployment roles and has also held the position of Director of Product Development for Forcepoint.


Outside Board Members

Gahl Berkooz, Ph.D.

Global Chief of Analytics, Global Connected Consumer Experience at GM

Vice President of Data, Analytics, and Monetization at ZF Group and previously was Chief of Analytics for General Motors’ Global Connected Consumer Experience Division.


Peter Sherry, Jr.

Former Associate General Counsel and Secretary, Ford Motors Inc.

General Counsel and leader within Ford Motors as corporate secretary, and Office of the General Counsel, with responsibilities subsidiary IPO’s and spin-off’s, and credit line bank credit agreements.


Paul D’Amato

Managing Director of the Grand Angels Venture Fund II

Paul is currently the Managing Director of the Grand Angels Venture Fund II and is a successful serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business building experience.


Technology Advisors

K. Scott Vowels, CISSP

Sr. Vice President and Director of IT Security, Comerica Bank Inc.

Cyber security executive overseeing Comerica’s efforts to monitor, identify and protect against cyber threats. He is responsible for the Cybersecurity operations, security architecture and strategy as well as the company’s hunt program. From manager of security architecture and engineering he continued to advance with increasing responsibility in Comerica’s Information Services Department to his position today. He is involved in several security and privacy organizations, including the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, an industry resource for cyber and physical threat intelligence analysis and sharing; and other collaborative security organizations.

Rod Davenport

Chief Technology Officer for the State of Michigan

Technologist with 20 years experience focusing on emerging technologies, security, and innovation. Rod Davenport has held IT leadership positions across a variety of industries; publishing, automotive, health care, and energy. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the State of Michigan, responsible for IT Strategy, Vendor Management and Innovation, and Infrastructure & Operations. Prior to joining the State, he was most recently employed with DTE Energy where he led innovation and had a lead role in Department of Energy research grants analyzing of Smart Grid communication protocols. Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Lawrence Technological University.


Change Dynamix is funded in part by the following organizations: