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Alberto Yépez

Co-Founder and Managing Director

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Greater cybersecurity will enable economic prosperity, protect individuals’ right to privacy, and further improve the ways we live and do business.  We are committed to working with remarkable entrepreneurs to make this happen.

Alberto is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Forgepoint Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. He is considered one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry and one of the most influential global investors in the sector.

Prior to Forgepoint, Alberto worked at Trident Capital leading cybersecurity investments. Prior to Trident, Alberto was Founder, Chairman and CEO of enCommerce (acq. Entrust), Co-CEO and President of Entrust (acq. Thoma Bravo), and Chairman and CEO of Thor Technologies (acq. Oracle).

Alberto worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Warburg Pincus, a venture consultant at Bain Capital and was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the DeVenCI Initiative.

Earlier in his career, Alberto held various senior management roles at Apple and Oracle.

Alberto is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Cybersecurity Group and serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). He was previously on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneers Community.

Alberto holds a BS from the University of San Francisco. He also attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Perú.

When not in the office, Alberto enjoys traveling to other countries to learn about their art, culture, and cuisine. His favorite cuisine is Japanese-Peruvian fusion.

Alberto was recognized by Fortune as one of the top VCs Dominating Cybersecurity Investing and on TAG Cyber’s “Fifty to Watch: People Shaping Cyber” list.