Board of Advisors
Mr. Gordon served as Managing Partner of Mach37 TM, the premier accelerator for cybersecurity entrepreneurs and startups. Prior to this role, Mr. Gordon served as Vice President of Product Management at KEYW Corporation, COO of Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, Managing Director at the Civitas Group and CEO of Tovaris. He also served on the founding Board of Directors of Invincea. Rick has been a frequent contributor and speaker on such issues as security innovation and investing, cloud security, and Internet threat intelligence.
Mr. Gordon served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his MBA from the University of Virginia and his B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Mr. Flores holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Statistics from Virginia Tech.
Robert D. Rodriguez
Mr. Schu created Avanti Solutions in 2013. Prior to Avanti Solutions, he was a Booz Allen Hamilton Partner and Senior Vice President, was Vice President of the Public Sector at VeriSign, led a team at Oracle Corporation focused on growing the Oracle Information Security solutions. Before joining the commercial workforce, Mr. Schu was a Captain in the US Navy.
Mr. Schu has a Masters degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Mr. Wade has held a series of senior positions at CIA, including the Director of Communications, Director of Security, and Chief Information Officer. Since retirement from the CIA, Mr. Wade has served on the boards of Safeboot N.V. (acquired by McAfee in 2007), Detica DFI (acquired by BAE Systems in 2008), Composite Software (acquired by Cisco in 2013) and Applied Communications Sciences (acquired by The SI Organization in 2013).
Mr. Wade graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Syversen founded Siege Technologies in 2009. Apart from Siege Technologies, he has been a Partner at 10X Ventures, and has served as a board member at several companies, including Minim and 418 Intelligence Corp..
Mr. Syversen has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is a graduate of the University of Maine, with a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering.
RADM David Simpson (retired) has over twenty years ICT experience supporting deployed IT users and partner nation ICT development in the Asia Pacific, South American, European, African and Middle East regions. Led development of Enterprise IT Services and Defensive Cyber capabilities for DoD Information Networks, working closely with Partners across the Federal space, lowering costs through implementation of best practices and teaming, successfully countering aggressive cyber adversary efforts. Effective Team Leader, Communicator and Change Agent.
RADM Simpson has held a series of senior positions with US Government, including the Chief of Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau at FCC, Vice Director of DISA.
RADM Simpson received his Master Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and his B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.