Our advantage.


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

SVP, Cybersecurity, 2U; Former CTO, Bayshore Networks

Anthony Belfiore

CSO, Aon; Former Senior VP, First Data

Anthony Dagostino

EIR, Forgepoint; Former EVP of Global Cyber and 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 Robins

CFO, GitLab; Former CFO, Sisense

Carlos Amesquita

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

Chad Kinzelberg

Former SVP of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks

Craig Abod

CEO, Carahsoft; Former President, DLT Solutions

Daniel Barriuso

Global CISO, Santander Group; Former CISO and Head of Digital Security & Risk, BP

Diego Souza

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

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

Evan Wolff

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

Evangelos Simoudis

Managing Director, Synapse Partners

Freddy Mangum

CEO, Hub; Former CMO, Mojo Networks, Lastline, and Roambi

Gary Mcalum

Former 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

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

Hemma Prafullchandra

CTO of M365 Security, Compliance, & Management, Microsoft

James Mobley

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

James Shira

Global & U.S. CIO, PwC

Javier Monzón

Former CEO, Indra Sistemas

Jim Pflaging

Managing Partner, Cynergy Partners

Joe Levy

CTO, Sophos

John De Santis

Former CEO, HyTrust

Dr. John Zangardi

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

Julie Talbot-Hubbard

SVP & GM of Cyber Protection and Identity, Optiv

Julio Casal

CTO, Constella Intelligence; Former CTO, AlienVault

Justin Somaini

CISO, Unity Technologies

Ken Goldman

Former CFO, Yahoo; Former CFO, Fortinet

Ken Xie

CEO, Fortinet

Kevin Mandia

CEO, FireEye; Former CEO, Mandiant

Kristi Rogers

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

Martin Fredrickson

Principal Partner, Reisende Partners; Executive Advisor, SailPoint

Michael Hyatt

Former CEO, BlueCat

Mike Rogers

Former Chairman, U.S. House Intelligence Committee

Myrna Soto

Chief Stategy & Trust Officer, Forcepoint; Former Global CISO, Comcast

Nadav Zafrir

Managing Partner, Team8; Former Commander, Unit 8200

Nick Shevelyov

CIO, Silicon Valley Bank

Pat Opet

Global CISO, JPMorgan Chase

Patrick Finn

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

Pedro Galatas

Former Chief Strategy Officer, Westcon

Peter Dixon

CEO, SecondFront Systems

Ramin Safai

CISO & CTO, Jefferies

Richard Hyatt

Former CEO, BlueCat

Richard Puckett


Rita Selvaggi

CEO, ActivTrak; Former CMO, AlienVault

Rod Beckstrom

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

Roger Thornton

Former VP of Product & Technology, AT&T Cybersecurity

Sandra Bergeron

Board Member, F5 Networks, Sophos, Sumo Logic, and Qualys

Santiago Moral

CEO, BlueVoyant Spain; 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 and Confluent Software

Shaun Khalfan

CISO, Discover Financial Services

Stan Meresman

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

Steven Petrevski

SVP & General Manager of Data and Analytic Services, Aon

Thomas Feddo

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

Tim Booher

VP of Combat Systems, Lockheed Martin

Tim Eades

CEO, vArmour

Tim Mcknight


Vice Admiral Mike Mcconnell (Ret.)

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

Wael Mohamed

CEO, Forescout

Yonesy Núñez

CISO, Jack Henry & Associates