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.
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.
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Özer Dondurmacıoğlu is consulting and advising technology companies in the B2B space, helping them discover best channels of distribution and cultivate communities of advocates. Most recently, during his 14 year tenure at HPE Aruba, he held leadership positions for community management, product and solutions marketing, sales enablement and general management. Mr. Dondurmacıoğlu is an electrical engineer by education, with degrees from Boston University and Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Before Aruba, Mr. Dondurmacıoğlu held engineering roles at Atoga Systems and Lucent/Avaya.
Jack Huffard co-founded Tenable, the Cyber Exposure company, in 2002. 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 architected 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, MLB, PGA Tour, NASCAR, MLS, Guggenheim, Portland Trail Blazers, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, among others. He has been a key player in stadium, arena, and speedway deals in many cities in the United States and abroad. 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 at Network Solutions, Broadwing Communications, Focal Communications, PSINet, and MCI. Mr. Lalor received a B.A. in International Relations at The George Washington University.
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. 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 25 year career with the FBI included 14 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. Mr. Selton graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point and served as an officer on active duty for five years.
Ken Tarpey is a technology-focused chief financial officer who has guided several technology companies through a path from the emerging growth phase to initial public offering (“IPO”). Mr. Tarpey has considerable experience in international markets, product and service business models, finance and tax policy, shareholder governance, and investor management. Having successfully completed IPOs with Proxicom, Inc. and SQA, Inc. as their chief financial officer, Mr. Tarpey has also been chief financial officer for comScore, Inc., Videology, Inc., and ObjectVideo, Inc. He has been recognized for his expertise in leading financial strategy and growth, receiving “Chief Financial Officer of the Year” from the Greater Washington D.C. Technology Council. Mr. Tarpey is a B.A. graduate from The College of the Holy Cross and an M.B.A. graduate from Babson College.