Cybersecurity Advisory Council

ForgePoint’s Cybersecurity Advisory Council is unmatched in the industry. Built and carefully maintained for decades, the council provides a unique source of investment and company-building opportunities for our portfolio. With regular formal and informal strategic discussions, the Advisory Council informs entrepreneurs to the CISO/CIO/CTO/customers’ priorities and provides rare insights to help guide business and product strategy, while opening doors to partnerships, customers, and potential acquirers.

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Craig Abod Profile

Craig Abod

Founder & CEO Carahsoft
Julio Casal Profile

Julio Casal

Founder & CTO Constella Intelligence (4iQ); former Founder AlienVault
Greg Clark Profile

Greg Clark

Co-Founder and Managing Partner Crosspoint Capital Partners; former CEO Symantec
John De Santis Profile

John De Santis

Board Member ISACA, Cequence Security, ValiMail, and noHold ;former CEO HyTrust
Peter Dixon Profile

Peter Dixon

CEO & Founder SecondFront Systems
Tim Eades Profile

Tim Eades

CEO vArmour; former CEO Silver Tail Systems
Freddy Mangum Profile

Freddy Mangum

CEO & Founder Hub; former Venture Consultant ForgePoint Capital
Pedro Galatas Profile

Pedro Galatas

EVP Global Services Solutions, Westcon-Comstor
Scott Hammack Profile

Scott Hammack

Operating Partner Sunstone Parters & Executive Chairman NetSPI; former CTO Security Business, Akamai; CEO Prolexic
Michael Hyatt Profile

Michael Hyatt

Investor Hyatt Family Office; Co-Founder; former CEO BlueCat
Richard Hyatt Profile

Richard Hyatt

CEO and Co-Founder Corp.; former CTO BlueCat
Chad Kinzelberg Profile

Chad Kinzelberg

Former SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks
Sathvik Krishnamurthy Profile

Sathvik Krishnamurthy

Founder Security Leadership Capital; former VP, Security Growth Markets HP; CEO Voltage; Entrust Board
Joe Levy Profile

Joe Levy

CTO Sophos; former CTO Blue Coat Systems; former CTO Solera
Kevin Mandia Profile

Kevin Mandia

CEO, FireEye; former CEO, Mandiant
Barmak Meftah Profile

Barmak Meftah

Investor; former President AT&T Cyber; CEO AlienVault; former SVP and GM HP Security; SVP Products Fortify
James Mobley Profile

James Mobley

Senior Vice President & GM Emerging Technology & Innovation, Cisco; former CEO Neohapsis
Wael Mohamed Profile

Wael Mohamed

CEO Forescout Technologies; , former President TrendMicro; CEO Third Brigade; SVP Entrust
Santiago Moral Profile

Santiago Moral

CEO BlueVoyant Spain; former Chief Information Security Officer, BBVA
Hemma Prafullchandra Profile

Hemma Prafullchandra

CTO Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance; former CTO HyTrust; Verisign; NIST
Brian Robbins Profile

Brian Robbins

CFO Cylance; former CFO AlienVault; CSC Global and Verisign
Shane Shook Profile

Shane Shook

Independent consultant, expert in cyber investigations
Roger Thornton Profile

Roger Thornton

CTO AT&T Cyber; former CTO Alienvault; founder and former CTO Fortify
Ken Xie Profile

Ken Xie

CEO, Fortinet; former CEO, NetScreen


Carlos Amesquita   Profile

Carlos Amesquita

Founder, CEA-Advisory; former CIO, Hershey and Protector & Gamble
W. Geoff Beattie Profile

W. Geoff Beattie

CEO, Generation Capital; Board Member and Chair of Risk Committee, GE and Royal Bank of Canada
Sandra Bergeron Profile

Sandra Bergeron

Board Member, Qualys, Sophos and F5 Networks; former Head of M&A, McAfee
Martin Fredrickson  Profile

Martin Fredrickson

Managing Director, Reisende Partners; Executive Advisor Global Sales, SailPoint; active Advisory Partner/Investor in Cyber Identity technologies.
Patrick S. Finn Profile

Patrick S. Finn

Principal Finn Advisors; former VP for public sector at Cisco
Jody Gessow Profile

Jody Gessow

Investor DivcoWest; former Managing Director JPMorgan One Equity Partners
Ken Goldman Profile

Ken Goldman

Former CFO Yahoo and Board Member AlienVault; former CFO Fortinet, Siebel, Sybase
Julie Talbot-Hubbard   Profile

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

SVP & GM, Cyber Protection and Identity, Optiv; Nationwide, Cardinal Health and JPMorgan Chase
Brett May Profile

Brett May

COO & GM IoT Practice, McKinsey & Co; former Business Development Executive, GE
Stan Meresman Profile

Stan Meresman

Board Member at Palo Alto Networks, LinkedIn, HyTrust, Medallia and Saama Technologies
Javier Monzón Profile

Javier Monzón

Board Member Grupo Santander, Ferroglobe, Lagardere; former Chairman and CEO Indra
Jim Pflaging Profile

Jim Pflaging

Managing Partner, Cynergy Partners; Board of Directors, SailPoint, Veracode, Imperva
Jeff Rich Profile

Jeff Rich

Managing Director, PlumTree Partners; Operating Partner, Sunstone Partners
Kristi Rogers Profile

Kristi Rogers

Principal to Principal; former CEO Aspen Healthcare; CEO Aegis; Board Member
Rita Selvaggi Profile

Rita Selvaggi

Former CMO, AlienVault; former SVP Marketing SolarWinds; VP Corporate and Business Development, Blue Coat Systems
Evangelos Simoudis Profile

Evangelos Simoudis

Founder and Managing Director Synapse Partners; former Managing Director Trident Capital


Ed Amoroso Profile

Ed Amoroso

Founder & CEO TAG Cyber; former SVP & CISO of AT&T
Daniel Barriuso   Profile

Daniel Barriuso

Global CISO Santander Group; former CISO BP; Credit Suisse; ABN AMRO
Anthony Belfiore Profile

Anthony Belfiore

SVP & CSO AON; former SVP & CISO, First Data Corporation; JPMorgan Chase
Tim Booher   Profile

Tim Booher

VP, Combat Systems, Lockheed Martin; former Cyber CTO, HSBC Bank
Anthony Dagostino Profile

Anthony Dagostino

EVP, Global Cyber and Technology, Lockton; former Head of Global Cyber Risk, Willis Towers Watson
Adam Ely   Profile

Adam Ely

CISO Fidelity Investments; Former VP & Deputy CISO Walmart
Aaron Hughes   Profile

Aaron Hughes

VP, Information Security & Deputy CISO CapitalOne & ICMCP; former VP Intelligence Community Support In-Q-Tel
Shaun Khalfan Profile

Shaun Khalfan

CISO Discover Financial; former CISO Barclays International; Freddie Mac; DHS Customs and Border Protection
Elena Kvochko Profile

Elena Kvochko

Cybersecurity Executive; former CIO Group Security Division, Barclays Bank; World Economic Forum
Tim McKnight Profile

Tim McKnight

Executive Vice President & Chief Security Officer, SAP; former Chief Information Security Officer, Thomson Reuters & GE
Matt Olsen Profile

Matt Olsen

Chief Trust & Security Officer, Uber; former CRO IronNet Cybersecurity; former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Pat Opet Profile

Pat Opet

Global CISO JPMorgan Chase; former Managing Director, Head of Technology, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls JPMorgan Chase
Steve Petrevski Profile

Steve Petrevski

Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Analytics, Aon; former SVP Security & Fraud Solutions, First Data; JPMorgan Chase
Richard Puckett Profile

Richard Puckett

CISO SAP; former CISO Thomson Reuters; VP Product & Security, GE
Ramin Safai Profile

Ramin Safai

Managing Director, CISO and CTO Jefferies; former Barclays, Lehman
Nick Shevelyov Profile

Nick Shevelyov

Chief Information Officer, Silicon Valley Bank
James Shira Profile

James Shira

Global & US Chief Information Technology Officer, PwC; Group CISO Zurich Insurance Group
Justin Somaini Profile

Justin Somaini

Chief Security Officer Unity Technologies; former CSO, SAP
Myrna Soto Profile

Myrna Soto

Chief Stategy & Trust Officer Forcepoint ;Former COO, Digital Hands and Global CISO Comcast
Andreas Wuchner Profile

Andreas Wuchner

Group Head IT & Risk Governance, Credit Suisse; CIO Security Technologies UBS

Public Sector

General Keith Alexander (Ret.) Profile

General Keith Alexander (Ret.)

CEO IronNet Cybersecurity; Board Member, Amazon; former Director of NSA and Commander U.S. Cyber Command
Rod Beckstrom Profile

Rod Beckstrom

Former President ICANN and former Director of the National Cybersecurity Center, U.S. DHS
Thomas Feddo Profile

Thomas Feddo

Senior Advisor Capstone DC; former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security
Vice Admiral Mike McConnell (Ret.) Profile

Vice Admiral Mike McConnell (Ret.)

Vice Chairman Booz Allen Hamilton; former Director of National Intelligence and Director of NSA
Greg Oslan   Profile

Greg Oslan

Strategic Advisor U.S. DHS, DoD; DIUx; Boeing, Narus
General Peter Pace (Ret.) Profile

General Peter Pace (Ret.)

Board Member AlienVault, Qualys; former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Honorable Mike Rogers Profile

Honorable Mike Rogers

Former Chairman U.S. House Intelligence Committee
Evan Wolff  Profile

Evan Wolff

Partner Crowell & Moring LLP; former Advisor Department of Homeland Security
Nadav Zafrir Profile

Nadav Zafrir

Co-Founder CEO Team8; former Commander IDF's Technology and Intelligence Unit 8200