Cyber Creators With Purpose

At Hacker Valley Media, we are passionate about empowering our cybersecurity community through high-quality content that entertains as much as it educates and inspires. We understand the challenges and triumphs of the cybersecurity profession because we have been there ourselves.

Co-founders, Chris Cochran and Ron Eddings were both cyber practitioners for 10+ years. By luck or fate, in 2019 their paths crossed again and they started the flagship show Hacker Valley Studio to explore the human element of cyber. With raging success and support from the community, they expanded to a repertoire of shows and brought on new hosts with specific niches in cyber.

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Ron Eddings

Co-Founder, CEO, Executive Producer

Ron Eddings is the Co-founder and Executive Producer of Hacker Valley Media. He is a cybersecurity expert, and content creator whose ingenuity, dedication, and ambition have earned him a reputation as a trusted industry leader. 

As co-host of the Hacker Valley Studio podcast, Ron explores the human condition to inspire peak performance in cybersecurity. Over the course of his career, he has garnered experience working at various fortune 500 companies and mentoring a multitude of fellow professionals along the way.

Chris Cochran

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Co-Host

Chris Cochran is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hacker Valley Media. He is a cybersecurity leader turned full time content creator. Chris started his career in cybersecurity during his active duty service in the US Marine Corps as an Intelligence Analyst. 

Chris spent over a decade of leading advanced cybersecurity missions at organizations such as the National Security Agency, US Cyber Command, Mandiant, and Netflix. His ultimate passion is finding and amplifying human stories in technology to inspire and empower our community.

Jennifer Cochran

Director of Experience

As the Director of Operations at Hacker Valley Media, Jennifer brings years of experience in marketing, customer success management, and communication to the team.

On a daily basis, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing all of the operations that keep Hacker Valley Media running smoothly. From show production to marketing operations, she is a key player in ensuring that our company is operating at its best every single day.

In addition to her technical skills and experience, Jennifer is known for her empathetic leadership style and communication abilities. She is a natural problem-solver and is always looking for ways to improve processes and increase efficiency in the content we create and how our business is run.

Monika Eddings

Director of Marketing & Brand

As Director of Marketing and Brand, Monika has quickly made a name for herself as a creative and strategic thinker. With a background in social media and a keen eye for detail, she is always looking for new and innovative ways to tell our company's story and connect with our audience.

Whether she is crafting compelling social media campaigns, developing engaging content, or working to shape and refine our brand identity, Monika is a tireless advocate for excellence. Her passion for marketing and brand strategy is contagious, and she inspires our team to always strive for their best work.



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