Giant Oak, Maker of ‘Deep Web’ Search Tools, Appoints New CFO

Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak

Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak

Giant Oak, the firm known for its “deep web” search tools, has a new chief financial officer and four new board members.

The appointments comes after a recent $10 million investment in the company from growth equity investor Edison Partners.

Giant Oak appointed Daniel Moser as its CFO. Jim Fowler, Joe Wald, Steve Swoboda and Tom Vander Schaaff are all joining the company’s board.

Giant Oak created the software-as-a-service search platform, Giant Oak Search Technology, or GOST, which can be used to screen the deep web to spot human trafficking, terrorist activities and other threats.

“Our new CFO and new board members will foster long-term support, strategy and growth for Giant Oak’s expanding portfolio of customers and continued technological innovation,” said Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak founder and CEO. “This announcement also marks four years since we secured our first sale with GOST. Since then we have had tremendous growth, and our customers within the national defense and security, financial services and private corporate risk industries continue to look to Giant Oak to help them solve some of their most complex challenges in mission-critical operations. Our new leadership will help scale our team and continue to advance our technology that uses social science to identify bad actors and make the world a safer place. I welcome everyone to the Giant Oak team and I am looking forward to a successful and productive future.”

As CFO, Moser, who has 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, will be tasked with helping Giant Oak scale, grow topline revenue and foster business in the software-as-a-service space.

The new board members are:

  • Jim Fowler, a veteran technology CEO who founded Jigsaw, a company sold to Salesforce in 2010.
    Joe Wald, founder and CEO at Clearpool Group.
  • Steve Swoboda, founder, chief operating officer and CFO at SpotXchange.
  • Tom Vander Schaaff, general partner at Edison Partners, who has 19 years of private equity experience.

Related$10M Edison Investment Propels Giant Oak’s Growth

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