President and CEO
Under Guy's leadership, AtHoc's become the number one provider of networked crisis communication. Today, the Silicon Valley company helps safeguard millions of people in thousands of organizations – including the vast majority of US federal government personnel, leading corporations, industrial giants, healthcare institutions and universities. The firm's client list includes the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente Healthcare and UCLA.
Guy raised the initial and growth-stage funding from top-tier investors including Greylock Partners and Intel Capital, then focused on accelerating AtHoc's aggressive growth and preeminent market position. The effort has paid off: the firm has experienced a 40% compounded annual growth and profitability rate for the past six consecutive years.
Prior to AtHoc, Guy cofounded and served as CEO at Kinetica Ltd. – an Internet business consulting and technology integration company – and drove the firm's growth from a zero-capital start-up to profitability in less than two years. It was later acquired by NetVision.
Guy earned his MBA at Harvard and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, and holds five crisis communication patents. He's an active member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and served on the board of a nonprofit that develops talented yet underprivileged high school students.
Guy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, three beautiful children and dog. He enjoys mountain biking, scuba diving, squash and photography.
SVP of Worldwide Sales
Ly Tran leads worldwide sales for AtHoc. In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategy and mission to globally expand the company's core lines of business that will reach the world's leading enterprises and government institutions as they seek modern and interactive crisis communications technologies to ensure the continuity of their operations and the protection of their personnel and communities. Ly graduated from Harvard University (MBA) and Princeton University (AB History). He served as a term member in the Council on Foreign Relations, the publisher of Foreign Affairs.
SVP Global Engineering and Operations
Sanjay Saini is responsible for AtHoc's global business operations, deployments, and customer success. Sanjay has more than 15 years of experience in leading large operations, professional services, support, education, partner network and business development operations at major technology companies. Prior to joining AtHoc, Sanjay was VP of Global Operations at Polaris Wireless, global leader in software-based wireless location-based services, where he ran worldwide operations. Previously, he was VP of Global Services at Kabira Technologies, where he led worldwide services operations to deliver and support Kabira software to more than 100 customers in 32 countries. Sanjay has held technical and management positions at Mercury, Kintana and Oracle. He holds an MBA from Wharton School, a BE degree in Computer Science and an MS degree in Economics from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India.
VP, Defense and Intelligence Group
John H. Schnibben is Vice President, Defense and Intelligence, AtHoc Inc. He has overall responsibility to expand sales and relationships for AtHoc in the Defense and Intelligence Communities, and has been a member of the AtHoc Team since November, 2010.
John retired as a Colonel, after serving 30 years in the US Army in Operational assignments in the US and abroad. He is married with three children, and lives in Carlisle, Pa. John has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Economics from Clemson University, and is a graduate of the US Army War College.
VP, Homeland Security and Government Group
Dubhe Beinhorn is responsible for AtHoc's federal civilian, homeland security agencies, state and local government sectors, overseeing sales, business development and channel relationships. Dubhe brings more than 25 years of sales and operations experience in federal, service provider and international markets. Prior to joining AtHoc, she served as VP and general manager of Unisys Corporation's Federal Government Group, Systems and Technology practice. Prior to Unisys, she helped establish Juniper Federal Systems and served as its VP, while growing the business to more than $100 million. Dubhe has served in numerous executive sales, marketing and management positions including: general manager of the SafeNet Products Division of SafeNet Corp.; VP of international sales with Netrix Corp.; and account executive at N.E.T. Inc. and Contel. Dubhe received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Roanoke College.
VP, Global Public Safety; CEO of Alerting Solutions, Inc., AtHoc Subsidiary
Efraim Petel is VP for Global Public Safety at AtHoc, Inc. Efraim oversees AtHoc's interactions with international government agencies responsible for the safety of a country's general public and citizenry, as well as interactions with various international corporations. A 30-year industry veteran of mass notification and crisis communications, Efraim is an internationally renowned homeland security expert. Before joining AtHoc, Efraim was the founder and CEO of Alerting Solutions, Inc. (ASI), which was acquired by AtHoc in January 2013. Under Efraim's direction, ASI was a leading provider of warning systems for homeland security and infrastructure protection used by national, state and local governments around the world. During his tenure as CEO, ASI specialized in providing IP and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) based integration technologies for fire alarms, indoor PA systems, sirens, digital displays, and radios. He was instrumental in the development of the first system certified to effectively interface with FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems (IPAWS). Efraim graduated from the Technion with as B. Sc.in Electrical Engineering.
VP of Worldwide Business Development, Defense
Colonel, USAF (Ret) Andy L. Anderson oversees AtHoc's expansion into global military and defense organizations around the world as well as spearheading strategic business development initiatives within the US DoD. Since joining AtHoc in 2007, Andy held the title of VP of U.S. Defense where he led the company to significant growth in the defense sector and directed AtHoc's defense-related business development activities. Prior experience includes serving as the VP of Air Force business development at Multimax, a leading defense system integrator, as well as high-ranking positions within the Air Force during his 27-year military career. Prior to retiring from the Air Force, he served as director of logistics and communications for Headquarters Air Force Space Command. Andy has also held assignments at the Air Force Communications Command, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Special Operations Command. He served as the director of staff for the Pentagon's communications directorate, and as the executive officer for the senior communications officer at NORAD and U.S. Space Command. Andy attended Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College and Air War College, and earned two Master of Science degrees while on active duty.
VP, Human Resources
Heading up AtHoc's Human Resources, Karen Garavatti's responsibilities encompass the advancement of recruiting, team organization, talent assessment and career development for AtHoc's growing needs. A seasoned professional, Karen brings a wealth of experience to AtHoc, with a background that includes Sr. Director and Global HR Business Partner of Ericsson telecommunications; HR Director of Better Place, an electric vehicle start-up where Karen designed global human resources programs and processes. Her prior roles also include senior management positions at Trend Micro and SAP. Karen holds an MS from San Francisco State University.
Matthew Gloss manages and oversees all legal matters for AtHoc. Matthew has spent two different tours as a general counsel for IPO-related Silicon Valley companies; Marvell Semiconductor and Mellanox Technologies. His experience includes negotiating and closing dozens of strategic, material customer agreements which contributed to more than $12 billion in combined market capital growth from 2000 to 2013. Matthew also developed, managed and led legal strategies for Mellanox that contributed to its growth from a $60 million pre-IPO company to a $400 million top-line revenue, public company. He received a BS in Economics from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, and graduated 8th overall from DePaul University, Collage of Law.
David Strohm has been Chairman of the Board since 2000, upon Greylock's completion of its lead investment in AtHoc.
Dave joined Greylock, a long-established American venture capital firm, in 1980 and opened their Palo Alto office in 1983. Having been a founding investor in more than 30 companies in 25 years of venture investing, Dave's primary areas of focus has been on enterprise technology and software, electronic design, and e-commerce.
Dave currently works to a model of intensive commitment to a small number of companies, where he often serves as Chairman or Lead Director. In addition to serving as Chairman at AtHoc, he is currently a board member and Lead Director at EMC, a Board member at VMware, Imperva, as well as an active Board member at 8 private companies.
Thomas B. Fargo
Admiral, USN (Ret.)
Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Thomas B. Fargo has served on AtHoc Advisory Board since 2007 and joined AtHoc's Board of Directors in 2009.
Completing his military career as the 20th Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Fargo became President of Trex Enterprises, a privately held high technology company. In April 2008, he became a Managing Director of J.F. Lehman and Co, with principal responsibilities as President and CEO of HSF Holdings/Hawaii Superferry. Admiral Fargo is currently the Chairman of Huntington Ingall Industries Industries (NYSE: HII), America's largest military shipbuilder, as of 2011 and he also holds the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). He serves on the Board of Directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE) and United States Automobile Association in addition to smaller private equity and venture capital portfolio companies.
Born in San Diego, CA, Admiral Fargo graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1970 and has additional Governance, Business and Financial training from Harvard and Stanford Universities. He is a 1989 recipient of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.
Arthur W. Coviello, Jr.
Executive Chairman, RSA Security
Art Coviello's 30 years of experience, influence and expertise in high technology companies have made him a recognized leader in the industry. Art is a driving force in rapid company growth and plays a key role in several national cyber-security initiatives. He is currently the executive VP of the EMC Corporation and executive chairman of RSA, the security division of EMC, where he is responsible for RSA's strategy as it delivers EMC's global vision of information-centric security. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of RSA Security, Inc. prior to its acquisition by EMC in 2006. Art lends his strategic, operating and CEO experience in his role on the AtHoc Board of Directors. Art graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts.
Former SVP of Marketing, Oracle Corporation
Mary-Lou brings 20 years of worldwide sales and marketing experience and has served as SVP of Global Applications & Services Marketing for Oracle Corporation. Previously, Mary-Lou has advised clients on strategic transformation initiatives at Booz & Co. and worked on oil rigs for Exxon Mobil and then Shell Oil. Mary-Lou has a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, and received her MBA from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in The Netherlands.
VP of Commercial Sales
Jim brings innovative, next-generation safety and security solutions to the commercial marketplace. At AtHoc, he's responsible for creating and executing go-to-market sales and business development strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Jim led the Strategic Accounts and SaaS sales teams for HP Software in the Americas. He has held numerous sales leadership roles at HP, EMC, and Legato Systems over the past two decades. Jim earned a BA in economics from Duke, an MBA from Santa Clara University, and also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Major General, US Marines (Ret.)
Peter Talleri served over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. At retirement, he was the U. S. Marine Corps senior logistics professional in the Pacific and a recipient of the prestigious National Safety Council's "CEOs Who Get It" award. General Talleri has also been assigned to senior staff positions at U. S. Central Command and the Marine Corps Forces Central Command, located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. While at CENTCOM, he was responsible for the information technology logistical planning efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. This included providing the strategic and operational plans to ensure that total asset visibility was accomplished during the war. Operation Iraqi Freedom was the first time "Active RFID" was used on a strategic scale. Since retiring from the Marine Corps, General Talleri has served in several civilian positions He is currently the VP Federal Services at World IT Solutions; President at Peter J. Talleri & Associates and a strategic advisor with Stellar Solutions. He also has led the International Division at Anglicotech, LLC, and was a former Board Member at Soldiers to Civilians.
Owner, Heitkamp Consulting LLC
Ken Heitkamp's career has spanned over 42 years in information technology, software development, acquisition management, strategic sourcing and consulting. As principal of Heitkamp Consulting, LLC, Ken provides support to corporate and government executives in acquiring and using information technology to improve enterprise performance. Ken participates directly with client executives and staff to solve strategic and operational issues involving the acquisition, implementation and effective use of information technology.
Previously, Ken served as Associate Director for Life Cycle Management at U.S. Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration & CIO and he was also Director at Air Force IT Commodity Council. As an Advisor for AtHoc, Ken is focusing on the Department of Defense and other Federal Government agencies.
On three occasions, Ken was selected as one of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 annual award recipients. In 2008, he was selected by Government Computing News as the Defense IT Executive of the Year. Ken has earned degrees from Auburn University, Troy State University, and Air War College. He has an MPA in Public Administration and an MBA in Business Administration from Auburn University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Senior Executive Fellowship Program.
Sr. Director, Corporate Marketing
Prior to joining AtHoc, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Client Services for Informatics Corporation America (ICA) a privately held HIE company with Vanderbilt roots; VP of operations for Companion Technologies a wholly-owned EHR and Practice Management subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (BCBSSC), as well as, VP of Marketing for CIMR a wholly-owned BCBSSC subsidiary for health insurance outsourcing. He retired from the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps after 21 years of service. He holds a BS in Management Science from Lock Haven University and a MHA from Baylor University. He is a Fellow in both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Life Management Institute, as well as, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management System and a Certified Managed Care Executive.
Doug's served in senior roles at a variety of leading Silicon Valley firms, growing business by expanding international markets, launching new product lines and pioneering new categories. His wide range of experience includes developing and marketing enterprise software products for several start-ups and industry visionaries like Apple and E*TRADE. Doug earned his BA in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. When he's not helping make the world safer, he produces pro-bono photography and video projects for local nonprofits and, with his wife and three children, raises guide dogs for the blind. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Director, Product Marketing
Joseph Ng leads product marketing for AtHoc. He is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for all AtHoc products to drive continual growth and expansion of AtHoc market share. With 10+ years of experience in manufacturing in China and business advisory with The Boston Consulting Group, Joseph recently joined AtHoc from Intuit where he was Director of Corporate Strategy and Development identifying new growth initiatives and assessing M&A opportunities. Joseph graduated from The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia with his MBA and The University of British Columbia with his B.Sc. Biology. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and family.
VP, Product Management
Oded Shekel is responsible for AtHoc's Product Management and User Experience. He brings more than 15 years of product experience in both consumer and enterprise products. Oded's strong leadership coupled with his technical background offers a strong product direction to AtHoc. Prior to joining AtHoc, Oded worked as a product manager at Microsoft for OneDrive where he lead the product strategy for the OneDrive client applications. Earlier he was a product manager on various enterprise security products, Windows PKI, Active Directory and more. Oded graduated from Ben Gurion, Israel (BS Computer Science cum laude).
Chief Technology Officer
Aviv Siegel spearheads all technical architecture design as the CTO of AtHoc. Aviv has 20 years of experience in architecting and developing communications and security systems for both top-secret military and complex commercial applications, both as a Captain in the military and senior R&D executive of technology companies. His technical and engineering achievements include managing mission critical R&D projects in real-time communications, security and classified high-bandwidth communication and imaging systems. Immediately prior to AtHoc, Aviv was co-founder and CTO of Kinetica Ltd. where he led development projects for multiple government and commercial organizations and was the lead creator of Kinetica's WISE methodology for Internet project development. Aviv graduated from the Technion (BS Electrical Engineering cum laude).
Sr. Director of System Architecture
Rakesh leads product management in the planning, design, and development of the AtHoc product platform. Closely working cross-functionally with executive management and all key members of related departments, he's instrumental in market demand analysis, technical goal-setting, and successful product deployment. As AtHoc's global expansion extends into new verticals and cloud-based offerings, Rakesh is actively involved in building, executing, and sustaining the architecture roadmap. A seasoned professional in the crisis communication and mass notification category, he previously served as AtHoc's database administrator upon joining AtHoc in 2001, and then as senior application developer and platform development manager. Prior to AtHoc, Rakesh worked in technical roles for Impresse Corp., Deloitte & Touche and Tata Consultancy Services. He graduated with honors from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.
Sr. Director of System Architecture
Ketan Joshi's responsibilities encompass leading AtHoc toward new market opportunities and strategic expansion. In that capacity, he builds business development strategies, establishes strategic alliances and drives corporate growth in new and adjacent markets. Ketan brings more than 15 years of proven experience in corporate strategy and planning, ecosystem and partnership development and marketing. Prior to joining AtHoc, he held several senior positions, most recently at Cadence Design Systems as director of corporate strategy and planning. Ketan received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley; an MS from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; and a BS from the University of Poona, India.
VP of Finance and Administration
Daniel Moskowitz provides leadership, direction, and oversight for all corporate finance, tax, accounting, legal, human resources, and facilities. He is responsible for scaling up AtHoc's workforce and financial foundation, managing risk, and forging a path to enable AtHoc's continued growth and expansion. With experience spanning private, VC-backed companies, Daniel was most recently VP/CFO at Karmasphere, an early stage big data analytics company, and previously, he was VP, Finance & Operations at Zend Technologies, the PHP company. In these positions, he managed resource allocation in challenging times and built critical elements of infrastructure to support growth. At Intel, Intuit, and BMC Software, he managed a variety of corporate and operational finance functions. Daniel's accomplishments include integration and growth of key acquisitions, providing critical analyses, and managing worldwide budgets of up to $1billion. Daniel holds a BA in Business and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Ramon J. Pinero
Sr. Director of Professional Services
Ramon Pinero joined AtHoc in 2000 and is currently responsible for the implementation and deployment of AtHoc solutions across all sectors and customer support. In this capacity, Ramon interfaces closely with AtHoc product groups, the CTO and engineering, yielding a field-ready product line, compatible with evolving customer environments and ensuring an outstanding customer deployment experience. In prior positions, Ramon was a web application developer, manager of all presales, implementations, customer support and training for AtHoc. Ramon attended San Francisco State University.
Lynda M. Applegate
Professor, Harvard University
Lynda is the MBA Class of 1952 Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, teaching courses in information age management, entrepreneurial management, and managerial economics. Prior to joining the HBS faculty, she was on the faculties of the University of Michigan, University of Washington and University of Arizona, and held various management positions in the health services industry.
Julius "JC" Caesar
Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret.)
Julius "JC" Caesar brings 30 years of business acumen and outstanding senior executive leadership in both industry and the U.S. Navy. His extensive experience opens key insights in opportunities and initiatives in the defense sector and new markets.
JC has served as a SVP at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a $10B Fortune 500 company. He was a Sector VP at EDO Corporation and an Executive VP & COO of InoMedic Health Applications, a company delivering medical, environmental and health information technology services to NASA. He is currently a Director at Addx, Inc., a management consulting and information technology firm. JC presently serves on the Board of the Naval War College Foundation and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Foundation (Athletic & Scholarship Programs). He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
JC is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has earned an MBA from The College of William & Mary; he is also an MIT Seminar XII Fellow in Foreign Politics and International Relations. JC retired as a Rear Admiral from the U.S. Navy.
Honorable Jay M. Cohen
Former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, DHS
Honorable Cohen's distinguished career in government service includes the position of Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, assuming responsibility for the department's science and technology assets. Previously, as Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Jay had served as Chief of Naval Research and Deputy Chief of Navy Legislative Affairs, where he led the Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology Program.
Jay provides critical experience and insights in the development of AtHoc's business strategy and execution toward enhancing government operations and serving customer needs in the homeland security and public safety market, as well as providing strategic national and global perspective into modern age technology and security solution innovation.
Honorable Cohen is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He also holds a degree in Ocean Engineering and a Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and serves on multiple corporate boards.
Robert M. Halperin
Former President and CEO, Raychem Corporation
Robert Halperin is currently an independent investor and formerly a consultant to Greylock Management, a venture capital firm, from 1995 to 2004. From 1990 to 1994, Bob was Vice Chairman of the Raychem Corporation, a materials science company, and previously served as its President and CEO. His career at Raychem spanned 37 years.
Robert served on the Board of Directors of Vitria Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: VITR), a leading provider of eBusiness infrastructure software; also Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Associates of Harvard Business School and Harvard Business Publishing Co., Cardica, Inc., Avid Technologies, and Picarro. He is a Cornell University Life Member, a recipient of the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award in 1991, and a University of Chicago Trustee Emeritus since 2007. Bob holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Former President & CEO, Velosel Corporation
Tom has over 20 years of experience in leading both publicly listed and privately funded enterprise software and applications companies. Most recently, Tom was CEO of Levanta, Inc, a leader in on-demand Linux management and data virtualization. Before Levanta, Tom was President & CEO of Velosel Corporation, SVP of North American Sales at PeopleSoft and President of MDL Information Systems, Inc. (MDL). Tom has served on the Board of Directors of MDL, Nexprise, Ventro, Crosslogix and OnQ Technologies. He is currently on the Board of Directors of RivalWatch. He also serves on the national board of directors for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation and the Advisory Board for Duke University School of Nursing.
Tom spent 6 years in the U.S. Marine Corps attaining the rank of Captain, USMC. Tom holds a BS in Analytical Management from the United States Naval Academy and a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
Founding Partner, Jerusalem Global Ventures
Dr. Shlomo Kalish, founding partner of Jerusalem Global Ventures, is one of Israel's leading technology investors. Established in December 1999, Jerusalem Global Ventures manages $200M with investments focused in early stage Israeli-related companies. In the late 1990s, Kalish served as a General Partner of Concord (K.T.) Ventures I, LP, and in 1993 founded Jerusalem Global Investment Bank. Shlomo holds advanced degrees from MIT and is active on the board of many non-profit and educational organizations. In 1999, Shlomo was named the fourth most influential person in the Israeli economy.
Daniel J. Keefe
President & COO, Technical Services Group, ManTech
Retired General Keefe has over 30 years of management experience, leading progressively complex organizations in both industry and government. Dan served as a combat arms officer in the U.S. Army, culminating his career as a Brigadier General. As a General Officer, he served as the Commanding General of all U.S. Forces in Kosovo and as the Corps Chief of Staff of V Corps during operations in Iraq. In his current position, Dan is the Executive VP for ManTech International Corporation. ManTech, with annual revenue of $3B, is a leading service provider for both the federal government and commercial industry.
Dan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and he also holds a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE, F.NSPE, CFPS, SET
Principal and VP with fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates
Wayne is a licensed professional fire protection engineer and a Principal and VP with the fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates (www.haifire.com) and is located in the company's Warwick, Rhode Island office.
He is currently a member and Chairman of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (NFPA 72-2013) Emergency Communications Systems (Chapter 24) Technical Committee. He is also a member and Vice Chairman of the RI Professional Engineering Licensing Board.
Mr. Moore has written numerous articles, is the Co-Editor of the Fourth Edition of the book Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, and is the Editor or Co-Editor of five editions of the National Fire Alarm Code Handbook ®.
In December of 2012, NFPA published his new book, "Designing Mass Notification Systems – A Pathway to Effective Communications". He is the 2009 recipient of the NFPA Standards Medal and the 2012 Recipient of the AFAA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Moore is an instructor of many fire alarm systems and emergency communications systems seminars.
Principal, International Strategic Insights and Former CEO, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia
Daniel Nelson currently is a managing partner of International Strategic Insights, a Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm that he and several partners founded in 2009. Nelson spent 33 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, most notably as chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia upon the 1999 merger of Exxon and Mobil. Based in Riyadh, it was a position he held until 2004. Nelson then served as a corporate VP directing the company's government relations efforts from 2004 to 2009.
Nelson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. He completed a graduate degree at George Washington University and began work for Mobil Corporation in 1976. He has served on the boards of a number of organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute, American Near East Refugee Aid, Meridian International Center, Arena Stage, the Toys for Tots Foundation, Ford's Theatre and N Street Village.
George W. Norwood
Major General, USAF (Ret.)
General Norwood was a tactical fighter pilot and Air Force officer, planner and leader, serving in posts throughout Europe and Asia. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the United Nations Command and United States Forces in Korea. In this role, General Norwood was responsible for the critical general officer level negotiations with the North Korean military. He was also Commander of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base in Japan where he was the senior US Military Member in Northern Japan.
Since retiring from the Air Force, General Norwood has served in a variety of civilian roles. He was the executive VP of the Air Force Association in Florida, and is on the Board of Directors for the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), for Scalable Network Technologies, and for WidePoint Corporation. In addition he is President and CEO of Norwood & Associates, Inc.
William A. Sahlman
Professor, Harvard University
Bill is the Dimitri V. d'Arbeloff – Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, focusing on entrepreneurial finance. For seven years, he served as Chairman of the Board of Harvard Business School Publishing Company, which is responsible for all external publishing activities, including the Harvard Business Review, case studies, Management Productions, HBS Press, and interactive media. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies.
Major General, US Army (Ret.)
James Nuttall is a retired United States Army major general who served as deputy director of the Army National Guard and deputy commander of the United States First Army. A 40-year veteran of the Army, Nuttall enlisted in the Rhode Island National Guard in 1971 and retired from active duty in 2011, after also serving as deputy director for Operations, Readiness and Mobilization in the office of the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. During his esteemed career, General Nuttall earned the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal, among many other awards and recognition.
General Nuttall completed the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and is a 1988 graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. In 1991, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Roger Williams University. He also completed a Master of Arts degree in International Relations at Salve Regina University in 1995. Finally, General Nuttall is a 1997 graduate of the United States Army War College. In 2009 he completed the CAPSTONE course at the National Defense University.
Robert E. Day, Jr.
Rear Admiral Coast Guard (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Day is currently the Principal at Bob Day and Associates LLC, where he provides cyber and technology consulting services to public and private sector organizations. He is also Executive Director for the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Commission. Day is the recipient of several military awards including the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal.