About us

Our company

Cocoon Data is a cybersecurity company with sophisticated patented technology in the secure file sharing arena. Our early days of product growth and development were supported by the Intelligence and Defense Communities. Today we are one of the preferred providers in the US for ITAR and CMMC compliant secure file sharing solutions across the Defense Industry. In the UK we are the trusted cloud file collaboration tool for all UK banks in relation to Open Banking.

We are certified to ISO 27001 and hold patents globally.

Our internationally proven technology, and future innovations, provide a leap-forward in data security, compliance and governance.

Leadership team

Trent Telford

Trent Telford

Chairman & CEO

Founder of Cocoon Data with 20 years of global enterprise and government/defense technology experience. Trent has held various public and private company roles including Chairman and CEO of two publicly traded companies. His experience includes Australian Government and Defense, Banking (Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust London), Media (WPP), Management Consulting  (Seranova/Intelligroup and KPMG First Point Global).

Phil McCormack

Non-Executive Board Member

Ex Head of Federal Government & Defence Business for Fujitsu Australia and Global Head of M&A Fujitsu. Phil’s earlier career included being a Director at Accenture and Director role in NAB Investment Banking.

Bill McCluggage

Bill McCluggage

Non-Executive Board Member

Former Head of Information Security, Assurance & Counter-fraud at the UK’s OBIE and a Governing Body Member of the Northern Regional College (NI) – and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. 

Robert Rodriguez


Chairman & Founder of SINET, Robert served 22 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he held a number of executive leadership positions within the Presidential Protection, Protective Intelligence, Inspection and Criminal Investigation Divisions. 

Jack Gumtow


Over 20 years experience as the Former Chief Information Officer for both the Naval Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington D.C. Jack offers his expertise in solving complex technical, cultural, risk and policy issues for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.

Cameron Fletcher

Head of Global Operations & Delivery

With over 20 years of experience in both financial and professional services industries, Cameron has led teams in both a Sales and Delivery capacity. He has previously held roles with Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, National Australia Bank and KPMG.

Phil Dunkelberger


As CEO of Nok Nok labs, ex Co- Founder of PGP, ex Head of Federal Government and Business Symantec US, Phil brings his experience and expertise to Cocoon Data.

Christopher Pyne

Strategic Council

Former Minister of Defense and Member of Parliament Australia for over 26 years serving as a Senior Cabinet Member under 3 Prime Ministers.

Kevin Homer

Head of US Sales & Business Development

Offering 20 years of experience growing software companies through numerous channels – direct sales, channel, OEM, and strategic partnerships. Kevin was the 20th employee at LogRhythm, holding various roles – managed a team that covered western North America, opened the Channel in NA and Latam, and authored a MSSP program for partners.

Brent Kozjak

Head of Product & Engineering

With 10 years experience in software and network security, Brent applies himself to managing product relations, information security management and guiding our Support Engineers; with a focus on delivering secure and robust web & mobile applications.

Laura Bolton

Head of Customer Success & Growth

Laura has over 10 years experience in Customer Success globally. As their fifth employee, she built the ASX listed software company Xref’s, post sales function from the ground up. Laura has worked with clients across Federal Government, Healthcare, Education, HR and Financial Services and has a focus on customer growth and ensuring every stage of the journey is valuable.

Stephen Bryant

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Stephen is a US Navy Veteran with 8 years of service and is also a member of the Wounded Warrior Project. He adds to Cocoon Data’s team with his professional procurement experience from Charter Communications, Medtronic, and Johnson & Johnson. Stephen is passionate about protecting America and the troops on the ground who are impacted by cybersecurity.  

Richard Matthewman

Director of Partner Program AWS Asia Pacific

Over 20 years in the IT Industry with senior roles in Standard & Poor’s and IBM, and the AWS Strategic Alliance Lead for Telstra, an Australian Telco. Richard is also a co-founder of a successful SaaS business developing the initial concept to completing several capital raising rounds of which he remains a Non-Executive Director.

Marcellus Holley

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Marcellus possesses over 7 years of IT and cybersecurity solutions selling experience. He has managed and trained sales teams, and has built Account Management and Channel Sales programs from scratch for startups. Marcellus is a CMMC Registered Practitioner and is knowledgeable of cyber compliance requirements across multiple industry verticals.

Scott Goyne

Director of Australian Federal Projects

More than 20 years engineering with Air Force, 4 years as a senior systems engineer with Ball Aerospace, 8 years as Director – National Security and Intelligence with Booz Allen Hamilton, 5 years as Client Executive – National Security and Intelligence with Fujitsu Australia, 2 years as Program Manager – Australian Signals Directorate, 18 months as Director – National Aerospace Practice Deloitte Consulting.

Nick Martin

Director of US GovCloud Operations and FedRAMP

Nick began his career as an IT Specialist in the United States Navy. With over 10 years experience in Information Security and Communications Systems now dedicates himself to protecting America and her allies on the digital battlefield.

Shangfei Cao

Senior Software Engineer

Over 10 years experience in a broad range of backend technologies. Focusing on delivering high quality software, designing highly-scalable systems and solving complex problems.

Kavita Mumgaie

Solutions & Support Engineer

An experienced IT professional for 14 years with varied skill set. At Cocoon Data, Kavita’s specialization includes but is not limited to DevOps and providing end user support. Resolving issues leading to customer satisfaction has always been her main priority.

Claire Kenyon

Executive Assistant

With a natural inclination towards logistics and design, Claire’s responsible for supporting the team in the day to day operations, assisting the CEO and the ongoing development of creative content for the website and campaigns both online and in print.

Interested in helping make the world’s strongest secure file sharing solutions? Get in touch and join our team.