Robert J. McCullen, Executive Chairman
Mr. McCullen co-founded and served as a Managing Partner of Ambiron, which later merged with Trustwave. Bob was a founding partner of Exault and managed the companies marketing, strategy and Western region sales before its acquisition by Verisign.
Before Exault, Mr. McCullen was a partner with Netrex, a managed security services firm. He ran sales and consulting for the company’s Central region. Netrex was acquired by Internet Security Systems.
Mr. McCullen was honored as CEO of the Year by the Illinois Technology Association and as a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award for the Midwest Region in 2011. He has a degree in computer science, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and World Business Chicago.
William J. Fallon, Vice Chairman
The former head of both U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Fallon has worldwide experience in international security, political and commercial affairs.
Through his military service, Admiral Fallon gained insight into the role of cyber security in protecting our nation’s most sensitive communications and critical assets. This experience helped shape his unique perspective and ongoing commitment to ensuring that government and enterprise can actively respond to today’s ever-evolving cyber advanced threats.
Admiral Fallon currently owns his own consulting and advisory business, William J. Fallon & Associates, LLC, and is a partner at Tilwell Petroleum, LLC. Admiral Fallon was a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies, and serves as chair of the center’s advisory board.
He is a Director at the American Security Project, and Cylance, Inc., a cyber security services company.
Admiral Fallon is a distinguished Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses and is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Science Board.
Admiral Fallon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an Honorary Doctorate degree from Villanova University as well as a Master of Arts degree in international studies from Old Dominion University. He is a graduate of the Naval War College and the National War College.
Watch Chairman Admiral William Fallon discuss who is most vulnerable to cyber attacks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”
Neal Creighton, Chief Executive Officer
As co-founder, president and CEO at GeoTrust, Mr. Creighton lead a $24 million financing round, and selling GeoTrust to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for $125 million.
Other ventures Creighton has spearheaded include GeoTrust spin-off ChosenSecurity, acquired by PGP, Corp. (now Symantec), and AffirmTrust LLC, acquired by Trend Micro.
Mr. Creighton serves on advisory boards for OneID, Comodo and the Army Cyber Institute, is Chairman of Robly and Chairman of Shield Capital Partners technology advisory board. Neal speaks regularly at industry conferences including RSA, Gartner Security & Risk Summit and America’s Growth Capital.
Mr. Creighton is a graduate of the USMA at West Point, and holds a JD and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Philip M. Bilden, Shield Capital Partners
Mr. Bilden has three decades of international management, leadership, and investment experience building an investment management business across global markets with diverse international partners.
Jack Kerrigan, Razor's Edge Ventures
Before joining Razor’s Edge, Mr. Kerrigan was the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel at Blackbird Technologies and principal advisor to Blackbird’s Board of Directors. Mr. Kerrigan joined Blackbird in 2004; he led the transaction team in the company’s $427M sale to Raytheon Corporation and played a critical role in Blackbird’s corporate and management strategy, as well as its critical programs and key partnerships. Mr. Kerrigan also oversaw compliance matters across Blackbird and led the structuring and execution of Blackbird’s strategic transactions, including complex intellectual property transactions with defense and intelligence community customers. During his tenure at Blackbird, he co-founded RavenWing with Blackbird’s founders and senior executives, assisted Peggy Styer in building RavenWing’s business operations from 2003-2007, and led the transaction team in the company’s successful sale to Boeing in 2008.
Mr. Kerrigan is highly-regarded in the national security business community and mid-Atlantic technology community for his deal-making and team building track record. Prior to joining Blackbird, he was an attorney in the Business Group at the Reston, VA office of Cooley LLP.
Mr. Kerrigan earned a J.D. and bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Virginia.
Bob Schnibbe, Fairhaven Capital
With over 25 years of experience in financial services, he has worked in a senior capacity at M&T Bank, State Street Bank and JP Morgan Chase. He has held senior positions in several start-up companies including Alterna Technologies (CEO), Finacity Corporation (COO), Reciprocal (SVP Operations) and as being a Board member at Wealthcare Capital Management (Financeware).
Mr. Schnibbe earned his B.S. degree in Healthcare Services from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and his M.B.A from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.
Mr. Schnibbe is on the Advisory Board at Konkussion, Inc., a Toronto company that focuses on concussion prevention and detection for K through 12 student athletes. He was also active on the Town of Duxbury’s Alternative Energy Committee.
Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital
Mr. Spencer has had a number of investment successes including the sale of Accordent Technologies to Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM); the sale of Del Mar Datatrac to Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV); the sale of TechnoCom Mobility to Kapsch (Vienna: KTCG); the sale of TechnoCom MRM to CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) and the sale of Del Mar DataTrac, Inc. to Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI). Jeb was Chairman of the Board of all of these companies at the time of exit. He was a co-founder, President and board member of Backwire.com, Inc., which was acquired by Cricket Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP).
Mr. Spencer currently serves on the board of directors of Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI), ReverseVision, Inc (Chairman), Levels Beyond (Chairman), LocationSmart, Inc. (Chairman), and Halo Business Intelligence, Inc. Mr. Spencer is an honors graduate of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. He attended Oxford University (St. Anne’s College) and graduated with honors from Harvard University, with an MBA from Harvard Business School.