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Our Advisory Council is unmatched in the industry, and includes leading cybersecurity practitioners, seasoned operators, and key decision-makers across private and public sectors. They provide our entrepreneurs with the right expertise and connections to succeed.

Aaron Hughes

CISO, Albertsons Companies; Former VP, Information Security and Deputy CISO, Capital One

Adam Ely

CISO, Fidelity Investments; Former CISO eCommerce & Deputy CISO, Walmart

Andreas Wuchner

Founder, Wuchner Securities GmbH; Former Group Head IT & Risk Governance, Credit Suisse

Andres Andreu

CISO, 2U; Former CTO, Bayshore Networks

Anthony Belfiore

CSO, Wiz; Former CSO, Aon

Anthony Dagostino

CEO, Converge Insurance; Former EIR Forgepoint and EVP of Global Cyber & Technology Practice, Lockton

Barmak Meftah

Co-Founder & GP, Ballistic Ventures; Former President, AT&T Cybersecurity

Brett May

CFO, Progenco; Former VP, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co

Brian Barrios

CISO, Cybersecurity & IT Compliance, SCE; Former Exec Dir Threat & Intel, Southern Company

Brian Robins

CFO, GitLab; Former CFO, Sisense

Carlos Amesquita

Founder & President, CEA-Advisory; Former CIO, The Hershey Company

Carolyn Crandall

Chief Security Advocate & CMO, Cymulate; Former Chief Security Advocate & CMO, Attivo Networks – a SentinelOne Company

Chad Kinzelberg

Former SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks

Craig Abod

CEO, Carahsoft

Derek Weeks

Former CMO, Linux Foundation and VP Marketing, Sonatype

Diego Souza

Global CISO, Cummins; Former MD Global Cyber Security Leader, United Airlines

Drew Cukor

Head of AI/ML Transformation and Engagement, Firmwide Chief Data Officer, JPMorgan Chase

Eddie Borrero

VP & CISO, Blue Shield of California

Edward Amoroso

CEO, TAG Cyber; Former Senior VP and CSO, AT&T

Elena Kvochko

Chief Trust Officer, SAP; Former Global Information Security Executive, Bank of America

Enrique Oti

CTO, Second Front Systems; Co-Founder, DIUx and USAF Kessel Run Program

Erin Joe

Senior Vice President, Mandiant; Former SES – Office of Private Sector, FBI

Evan Wolff

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP; Former Lead Policy Analyst, MITRE

Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director, Synapse Partners; Former Managing Director, Trident Capital

Freddy Mangum

CEO, Hub; Former CMO, Mojo Networks

Gary McAlum

Global CISO, AIG; Former Advisor, TAG Cyber and SVP & Chief Security Officer, USAA

General Keith Alexander (Ret.)

Co-CEO, IronNet; Former Director, NSA & Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

General Peter Pace (Ret.)

Former Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

Geoff Beattie

CEO, Generation Capital

Greg Clark

Managing Partner, Crosspoint Capital; Former CEO, Symantec

Greg Oslan

CEO, Arturo and Managing Partner, OSG Consulting; Former Strategic Advisor, U.S. DHS & DoD

Hemma Prafullchandra

CTO of M365 Security, Compliance, & Management, Microsoft; Former CTO, HyTrust

J. Bruce Bugg, Jr.

Chairman, Texas Department of Transportation; CEO, Southwest Bancshares Inc.

James Mobley

SVP & GM of Network Services Business Unit, Cisco; Former CEO, Neohapsis

James Shira

Global & U.S. Chief Information Technology Officer, PwC; Former Group CISO, Zurich Insurance Group

Javier Monzón

Partner, White & Case LLP; Former CEO, Indra Sistemas

Jayson Noland

CFO, Hackerone; Former VP of Strategic Finance, Treasury, and Investor Relations

Jim Pflaging

Managing Partner, Cynergy Partners; Former Strategy Practice & Technology Sector Leader, The Chertoff Group

Joe Levy

CTO, Sophos; Former CTO, Blue Coast Systems

John De Santis

Former CEO, HyTrust; Former CEO, TriCipher

Dr. John Zangardi

CEO, Redhorse Corporation; Former CIO, U.S. DHS

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

SVP & GM Cyber Protection & Identity, Optiv; Former Head of Information Security, SunTrust

Julio Casal

CTO, Constella Intelligence; Former CTO, AlienVault

Justin Somaini

CSO, Unity Technologies; Former CSO, SAP

Ken Goldman

Former CFO, Yahoo; Former CFO, Fortinet

Ken Xie

CEO, Fortinet; Former CEO, NetScreen Technologies

Kevin Mandia

CEO, Mandiant; Former CEO, FireEye;

Kirstjen Nielsen

President, Lighthouse Strategies; Former Secretary of Homeland Security

Kristi Rogers

Managing Partner, Principal to Principal; Former CEO, Aspen Healthcare

Kristine Briggs

VP, Strategy & Operations, Cisco; Former VP Operations, Neohapsis

Marene Allison

Former CISO, Johnson & Johnson

Mark Greisiger

President, NetDiligence®; Formerly of CIGNA

Martin Fredrickson

Principal Partner, Reisende Partners; Former VP Global Identity Sales & Ops, Sun Microsystems

Michael Hyatt

Principal, Hyatt Family Office; Former CEO, BlueCat

Miguel Sánchez SV

Chief Security and Intelligence Officer, Telefonica; Former Senior Intelligence Officer, CNI Spain

Mike Rogers

Chairman of the Board, MITRE; Former Chairman, U.S. House Intelligence Committee

Myrna Soto

Founder and CEO, Apogee Executive Advisors; Former Global CISO, Comcast

Nadav Zafrir

Managing Partner, Team8; Former Commander, Unit 8200

Neil Costigan

Chief Architect – Behavioral Biometrics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions; former CEO, BehavioSec (acq. by LexisNexis Risk Solutions/RELX)

Nick Shevelyov

CSO, Silicon Valley Bank; Former Manager, Deloitte

Pat Opet

Global CISO, JPMorgan Chase; Former Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

Patrick Finn

President & GM, Blue Prism; Former SVP of Public Sector, Cisco

Pedro Galatas

Former Chief Strategy Officer, Westcon; Former CEO, Afina

Peter Dixon

CEO, Second Front Systems; Former Major, US Marine Corps

Ramin Safai

CISO & CTO, Jefferies; Former Director Information Security, Barclays

Richard Hyatt

CEO, Candr; Former CTO, BlueCat

Richard Puckett

CISO, Boeing; Former CISO, SAP

Rita Selvaggi

CEO, ActivTrak; Former CMO, AlienVault

Rod Beckstrom

Former CEO, ICANN; Former Director of National Cybersecurity Center, U.S. DHS

Roger Thornton

GP, Ballistic Ventures; Former VP of Product & Technology, AT&T Cybersecurity

Ron Gula

President & Co-Founder, Gula Tech Ventures; Former co-founder & CEO, Tenable

Sandra Bergeron

Board Member, F5 Networks, Sumo Logic, and Qualys; Former Director, ArcSight

Santiago Moral

Director, DCNC Sciences; Former CISO, BBVA

Sathvik Krishnamurthy

Managing Partner, Security Leadership Capital; Former CEO, Voltage

Sekhar Sarukkai

Serial Entrepreneur; Former Co-founder & CTO; Skyhigh Networks (acq McAfee), Securent & Confluent Software

Shaun Khalfan

CISO, Discover Financial Services; Former VP, CISO, Freddie Mac

Sounil Yu

CISO and Head of Research at JupiterOne; Former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America

Stan Meresman

Board Member, Cloudflare, DoorDash, Guardent Health, Medallia, and Snap; Former COO, TCV

Teresa Shea

Former VP of CODEX at Raytheon, EVP of Technology at In-Q-Tel, and Director of Signals Intelligence, NSA

Thomas Feddo

Former Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Tim Booher

VP of Combat Systems, Lockheed Martin; Former CTO, Cyber, HSBC

Tim Eades

CEO, vArmour; Former Board Director & Investor, SIGNIFYD

Tim Kosiba

CEO, Bracket f; former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Department of Defense

Tim Mcknight

EVP & CSO, SAP; Former EVP & CISO, Thomson Reuters

Vice Admiral Mike Mcconnell (Ret.)

Former Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton; Former Director, NSA

Vishal Amin

Head of Security Solutions, Microsoft

Wael Mohamed

CEO, Forescout; Former President, Trend Micro

Yonesy Núñez

CISO, Jack Henry & Associates; Former Cybersecurity Technology Executive, Wells Fargo