Leadership

Organizing Board

Andy Lustig
Partner, Cooley
alustig@cooley.com

Katherine M. Ferguson
SVP, Business Development, Cooley
kferguson@cooley.com

Jeremy King
President, Benchmark Executive Search
jeremy@benchmarkes.com

Matt Devost
CEO & Cofounder, OODA LLC; former CEO, FusionX
mgd@ooda.com

Board of Advisors

Mike Appelbaum
CEO, Immersive Wisdom

Robert P. Ashley
CEO, Ashley Global Leadership and Strategy; former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Eric Bednash
CEO, Racktop Systems

Wes Blackwell
Partner, Scout Ventures; former US Navy Aviator

Bob Butler
Consultant & Board Member; former Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense for Space & Cyber

Bill Crowell
Partner, Alsop Louie Partners;
former Deputy Director, NSA

Jamie Dos Santos
Chairman & CEO, Cybraics Defense Corp; former CEO, Terremark Federal Group

Tim Estes
Founder, Executive Chairman & Co-CEO, Digital Reasoning

Bob Flores
Former CTO, CIA

Chris Gladwin
Cofounder & CEO, Ocient; former Founder & CEO, Cleversafe

Sue Gordon
Board Member, Avantus Federal & CACI; former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence; Deputy Director, NGA; Federal Executive, CIA

Bob Gourley
Cofounder & CTO, OODA LLC; former CTO, DIA

Will Grannis
Managing Director, Cloud CTO, Google

Cyndi Gula
Managing Director & Cofounder, Gula Tech Adventures; former VP Operations, Tenable Network Security

Ron Gula
President & Cofounder, Gula Tech Adventures; former CEO & Co‑Founder, Tenable Network Security

Lt Gen Rhett Hernandez
President, CyberLens; former Chief & Commander of Army Cyber Command

Brian Hibbeln
Venture Partner, SineWave Ventures; former Director, DoD

France Hoang
Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, boodleAI; Board Member, MAG Aerospace

Tim Hughes
SVP of Global Business & Government Affairs, SpaceX

Jim Hunt
Managing Partner, Lavrock Ventures

Gus Hunt
Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services; former CTO, CIA

Peter Katz
General Counsel, Expel; former GC, Duo Security

Jack Kerrigan
Partner, Razor’s Edge Ventures; former COO & GC, Blackbird Technologies

Mike Kushin
President & CEO, BlackHorse Solutions, Inc.; former Six3 Systems and CACI

Francis Landolf
Consultant; former Senior Executive, NSA

Charlene Leubecker
Owner & CEO, CPL Consulting; former Deputy Intelligence Community CIO; former Director of Clandestine Technology, CIA

Dov Levy
Cofounder, Dovel Technologies

Elma Levy
Cofounder, Dovel Technologies

Ellen McCarthy
Consultant & Board Member; former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence & Research

Shane McGee
GC & Chief Privacy Officer, Cofense Inc.

Jonathan Moneymaker
CEO, BlueHalo; former President, Altamira

Tim Newberry
Founder, BlackHorse Solutions, Inc; EIR, Ten Eleven Ventures

Ron Ritchey
Managing Director & Chief Cyber Architect, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Costa Saab
Managing Director, Valor Equity Partners;
former Chief Strategy Officer, CIA

Randy Sabett
Special Counsel, Cyber/Data/Privacy, Cooley; former NSA

Jen Sovada
Head of Federal Teams, Sandbox AQ; former US Air Force ISR

Peggy Styer
Managing Partner, Razor’s Edge Ventures; former founder & CEO, Blackbird Technologies

Alan Wade
President, Wade Associates Inc; former CIO, CIA

Bryan Ware
CEO, Next5; former Assistant Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; former Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, DHS

Steven Witt
CEO & Cofounder, Anno.ai; former CIA