Board of Directors

William J. Fallon

Chairman

A retired four-star Admiral with a distinguished 40-year career of military and strategic leadership, Admiral Fallon led U.S. and Allied forces in eight separate commands and played a leadership role in military and diplomatic matters at the highest levels of U.S. government. He serves as the Chairman of the Board at CounterTack.

The former head of both U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Fallon has worldwide experience in international security, political and commercial affairs.

Through his military service, Admiral Fallon gained insight into the role of cyber security in protecting our nation’s most sensitive communications and critical assets. This experience helped shape his unique perspective and ongoing commitment to ensuring that government and enterprise can actively respond to today’s ever-evolving cyber threats.

Admiral Fallon currently owns his own consulting and advisory business, William J. Fallon & Associates, LLC, and is a partner at Tilwell Petroleum, LLC. Admiral Fallon was a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies, and serves as chair of the center’s advisory board.

He is a Director at the American Security Project, and Cylance, Inc., a cyber security services company.

Admiral Fallon is a distinguished Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses and is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Science Board.

Admiral Fallon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an Honorary Doctorate degree from Villanova University as well as a Master of Arts degree in international studies from Old Dominion University. He is a graduate of the Naval War College and the National War College.

Watch Chairman Admiral William Fallon discuss who is most vulnerable to cyber attacks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."

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Neal Creighton

Chief Executive Officer

Neal Creighton has more than a decade of experience in the cybersecurity industry. As president and CEO, Creighton leads fundraising efforts, having raised $75 million for CounterTack to support next-generation endpoint security innovation.

As co-founder, president and CEO at GeoTrust, Creighton lead a $24 million financing round, and selling GeoTrust to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for $125 million.

Other ventures Creighton has spearheaded include GeoTrust spin-off ChosenSecurity, acquired by PGP, Corp. (now Symantec), and AffirmTrust LLC, acquired by Trend Micro.

Creighton serves on advisory boards for OneID, Comodo and the Army Cyber Institute, is Chairman of Robly and Chairman of Shield Capital Partners technology advisory board. Neal speaks regularly at industry conferences including RSA, Gartner Security & Risk Summit and America’s Growth Capital.

Creighton is a graduate of the USMA at West Point, and holds a JD and an MBA from Northwestern University.

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Paul L. Ciriello

Fairhaven Capital

Paul is the Managing General Partner and Founder of Fairhaven Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, MA. Paul also founded and was the Managing Director of TD Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, MA. Over this period, he led investments in Cloakware (acquired by Irdeto B.V.), SIGe Semiconductor (acquired by NASDAQ: SWKS), Third Screen Media (acquired by NYSE: AOL) and Softricity (acquired by NASDAQ: MSFT) and Bond Desk (acquired by Advent International) a market leading retail bond ECN, among others.

Earlier in his career, Paul held a number of executive management positions in the retail, capital and technology companies at Fidelity Investments in Boston; and was the founder and President of Proxy Edge (acquired by NASDAQ: ADP), which automated proxy voting and record keeping for the institutional market.

Paul started his career as a policy analyst at the United States Environment Protection Agency, after serving as a United States Presidential Management Intern.

Paul received a BA from the State University of New York, and was a Public Service Research and University Fellow at Northeastern University, where he received his MPA.

Paul is on the President’s Advisory Council at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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Jeff Karras

Singtel Innov8

Jeff Karras is the Managing Director for Singtel Innov8 and supports North American investment activities. He joins Innov8 from Levensohn Venture Partners, where he spent 10 years as a General Partner, responsible for investing in early to expansion stage companies in software, semiconductor and communications technologies.

Past investments include Atheros (Nasdaq: ATHR), Covigo (acquired by Symbol), Veraz Networks (Nasdaq: DLGC), Informative (acquired by SatMetrix), Radiance (acquired by Comcast), Rapt (acquired by Microsoft), Reconnex (acquired by McAfee), Plum (acquired by Nokia), Sim Ops Studios (acquired), and Shotspotter (private).

Before Levensohn, Jeff was Group Product Marketing Manager at Sun Microsystems, where he established the Portal Server division and played the lead role in developing the strategy, product and the partnership ecosystem. 

Prior to Sun, Jeff was a Principal Consultant with PWC's Strategic Change Group, where he provided strategic guidance across a variety of industries including telecommunications, software, energy and financial services. 

Jeff received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virgina, and an MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. 

 

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Jack Kerrigan

Razor's Edge Ventures

Jack is a Managing Director at Razor’s Edge Ventures. Jack focuses on investments in cyber security, communications, data privacy, data infrastructure and technology-enabled national security businesses. Jack presently serves on the Board of Directors of Razor’s Edge portfolio company Ryft Systems, is an observer to the Board of Directors of CounterTack and Altamira Technologies and serves on the Board of Directors of Unanet Technologies.

Before joining Razor’s Edge, Jack was the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel at Blackbird Technologies and principal advisor to Blackbird’s Board of Directors. Jack joined Blackbird in 2004; he led the transaction team in the company’s $427M sale to Raytheon Corporation and played a critical role in Blackbird’s corporate and management strategy, as well as its critical programs and key partnerships. Jack also oversaw compliance matters across Blackbird and led the structuring and execution of Blackbird’s strategic transactions, including complex intellectual property transactions with defense and intelligence community customers. During his tenure at Blackbird, Jack co-founded RavenWing with Blackbird’s founders and senior executives, assisted Peggy Styer in building RavenWing’s business operations from 2003-2007, and led the transaction team in the company’s successful sale to Boeing in 2008.

Jack is highly-regarded in the national security business community and mid-Atlantic technology community for his deal-making and team building track record. Prior to joining Blackbird, Jack was an attorney in the Business Group at the Reston, VA office of Cooley LLP.

Jack earned a J.D. and bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Virginia.

 

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