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.
Chris Boies, Boies Schiller Flexner
Mr. Boies has been recognized as one of the country’s top corporate lawyers by Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers New York-Metro magazine.
Andrew Drake, NS2
Mr. Drake currently leads M&A and corporate venture investing for SAP National Security Services (NS2), an independent subsidiary of SAP. Prior to NS2, he served as Corporate Development Officer and Assistant Treasurer at SRA International, where he oversaw all acquisitions, divestitures, capital markets and other treasury functions.
Mr. Drake started his transactional career as a senior staff member on Lockheed Martin’s Corporate M&A team and with an early stage venture capital firm while in business school. Before business school, he worked at CACI and Grant Thornton.
Mr. Drake received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in Industrial Engineering and his MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.
Shyam Gupta, Yaletown
Following the 2014 acquisition of SDP by Molex LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Mr. Gupta co-founded Somel Investments, where he led private financing and was a director of five high-tech, emerging growth companies in Quebec.
Mr. Gupta has received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial success, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, the Technology Fast 500 in North America for two consecutive years, and the Quebec Ernst & Young 2009 Entrepreneur of The Year Award. He has a PhD in engineering.
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.