John South has a diverse career with more than 25 years of managerial experience in security and large-scale business operations. In his early career, he served in the US military and as a law enforcement officer. After 9/11, Mr. South transitioned to managing large-scale contracts for US federal programs abroad. Mr. South served as the Vice President of Operations at DynCorp where he managed four business units and provided oversight to 52 programs totaling $1.8 billion in revenue. After working at DynCorp, Mr. South became a recognized leader in Department of State (DOS) programs, from design to implementation. As such, he was strategically hired to assist a government contractor new to DOS work. He helped this contractor win a $10 billion award on the largest IDIQ contract available as well as the first task order under the IDIQ. Following this, Mr. South was hired as the CEO of Aegis Defense Services. During his 17-month tenure as the turn-around CEO, he recovered the company’s reputation and reshaped the contract to become more profitable. After leaving his last position as CEO, Mr. South designed and patented ArcAngel, which has become the core of Patrocinium’s technology platform.
Steve Hoffman has more than 35 years of experience leading and advising technology companies. Mr. Hoffman currently serves on multiple boards including Certica Solutions, CyberCore Technologies, Zeuss, and Turning Technologies. He previously served as the CEO of iJET International, a provider of risk management solutions to multinational and government organizations. During his tenure at iJET, revenue tripled and the company progressed from loss making to profitability. In early 2011, Steve led the sale of iJET to 3i-MIND. Preceding this, Mr. Hoffman served as the CEO and Board Member for Element K, an e-learning company. Prior to Element K, Mr. Hoffman took over leadership of Blackboard in 2001, as President and COO. During his tenure, EBITDA and cash flow became positive and the company emerged as a market leader in their category of enterprise software. Mr. Hoffman has also held leadership roles at Prometic Thomson Learning and Computer Task Group (CTG). Mr. Hoffman began his career at IBM, where he held various positions in management, sales, and marketing. He holds both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from University of Rochester.
Christopher Fountain has an extensive track record of leading and growing information technology companies in the United States, Europe and Asia. During his career, he’s led enterprise application, cybersecurity, content management and compliance software and services companies serving a variety of industries, including energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, franchising, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and government. Mr. Fountain has successfully raised capital, recruited high performance teams, completed mergers and acquisitions, led offshore teams, served on corporate boards and participated as a senior executive through the IPO process. His track record of successfully growing technology companies has been realized by driving each business to maintain a customer centric, results-oriented culture that recognizes the critical role all employees play in a company’s success. Since the early 1990s, Mr. Fountain has worked for venture capital or private equity backed technology companies. Over his 20+ years in C-level management, he’s led efforts to raise capital at six companies and played a key role in six exits. Mr. Fountain graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a B.S. degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering.
As Managing Director of Baker Tilly, Tim Meyers assists in growing their mid-market and growth company practice. His specific focus is working closely with senior management and their boards to accelerate growth with strategic advice on equity and debt structures, acquisitions, strategic partnerships or new product strategies. Throughout his career, Mr. Meyers has operated in various roles, including Chairman, Managing Partner, Managing Director, Partner, President, CFO, and Chairman of Investment Committees. As an investor he has managed large diversified portfolios for endowments, family offices, and corporate pension funds. As a principal, he has created new private equity, hedge, and real estate funds. He has raised more than $1 billion in equity and debt. He has led and managed dozens of direct investments. As board member and management team member, he has helped build companies that led to numerous exits. Mr. Meyers has M.S. from the Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School and a B.S. from George Mason University.
Board of Advisors
John Germano former Executive Managing Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region for CBRE, Inc., a leading provider of commercial real estate services globally. He was responsible for the strategic direction, performance and growth of the firm’s Greater Washington, D.C. regional offices. Under Mr. Germano’s oversight of the executive leadership team, the region has grown to include nearly 1,500 employees who manage more than 30 million square feet of commercial properties and annually complete more than 5,000 sale and lease transactions, 150+ financial consulting assignments and thousands of appraisals. Mr. Germano has always been an active member of the community and is actively involved with the Board of Trade, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington Sports Alliance, Federal City Council, Economic Club of Washington, DC, District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Apartment and Office Building Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Bryant University and his M.B.A. from The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
Jack Huffard co-founded Tenable in 2002. Tenable is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As President and Chief Operating Officer of Tenable, Mr. Huffard is responsible for driving all global operations and leading the company’s corporate strategy and organizational growth. Before co-founding Tenable, Mr. Huffard was director of corporate development for Enterasys Networks, where he was involved with the acquisitions of Network Security Wizards (developer of the Dragon Intrusion Detection System) and Indus River Networks. In this role, he developed corporate strategy for addressing network security market needs. Before joining Enterasys, Jack held various management and sales positions at John Hancock and Marriott Corporation. Mr. Huffard earned a B.S./B.A. in Business Administration from Washington Lee University and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Finance from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
As CEO of Horrow Sports Ventures, Rick Horrow has been the architect of more than 100 deals worth more than $20 billion in sports, performing arts, and other urban infrastructure projects. Mr. Horrow’s clients have included the NFL, NHL, Major League Baseball, PGA Tour, NASCAR, Ladies Professional Golf Association, MLS, Citrix, Cisco Systems, CA, Guggenheim, Globecast, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Portland Trail Blazers, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, and the State of West Virginia. He has been a key player in stadium, arena, and speedway deals in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Boston, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, New Orleans, Houston, Green Bay, San Diego, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh among others. Internationally, Mr. Horrow has presented sports/facility development options for the governments of Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and on behalf of the US Department of Commerce Business Development Center, World Tourism Organization, International Hotel Association, and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency/World Bank.
Harry Lalor is currently Head of Business Development at SheerID, a digital identity and eligibility verification SaaS platform used by global brands. In this role, Mr. Lalor leads a team that identifies, acquires, and grows strategic partner relationships and assets that drive revenue, operational efficiency, and an improved strategic position for SheerID. As an innovative, collaborative, and intuitive executive, Mr. Lalor crafts business relationships with the world’s authoritative providers of personally identifiable information to monetize assets in a way that is transparent, privacy enhancing, and consumer friendly. He also initiated and led the efforts at SheerID to expand its SaaS platform to over 100 countries. Prior to SheerID, Mr. Lalor held leadership positions in business development, sales, and product management at Network Solutions, Broadwing Communications, Focal Communications, PSINet, and MCI. Mr. Lalor received a B.A. in International Relations at The George Washington University.
Ron Morgan is Chairman of the Board of Directors at MorganFranklin Consulting. After co-founding MorganFranklin in 1998, Mr. Morgan led all aspects of the firm’s consulting practice, including practice management, business development, client service, and personnel development. He also served as Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2004 and has worked closely with the executive leadership team to shape the company’s strategy and long-term vision. In May 2013, Mr. Morgan transitioned from his executive role to become board chairman and advisor, focusing on building the company’s brand and developing its people and client relationships. Prior to forming MorganFranklin, Mr. Morgan was with PricewaterhouseCoopers. An active member of the professional community, Mr. Morgan is a member of Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors and serves on the Board of Directors & Executive Committee for Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State.
In March 2017, Philip Selton retired as a senior executive at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Selton is currently World Wide Technology’s Senior Advisor for Intelligence/Law Enforcement and is the president of Selton Strategies LLC. As Deputy Director for Intelligence for the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Selton managed the organization responsible for the integration and analysis of all intelligence pertaining to terrorism possessed or acquired by the U.S. government. Mr. Selton’s more than twenty-year career with the FBI included fourteen years of managerial positions and his appointment into the Senior Executive Service in 2009. Prior to his promotion to Deputy Director, he was selected as the Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division (SAC) of the Washington Field Office. Before this position, he was a senior executive at FBI headquarters. Mr. Selton graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point and served as an officer on active duty for five years including a deployment to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his actions during combat in Operation Desert Storm.