Board of Directors

William J. Fallon


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."


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.


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.


Christopher Boies

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Boies is a Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where he leads the firm's corporate practice, which he developed, and also serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Since joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in 1998, Boies has represented a multitude of prominent corporate and individual clients including: several major energy companies, numerous international financial and investment groups, a variety of manufacturing and industrial concerns and public and private company boards of directors in a number of important transactional matters involving mergers and acquisitions advisory work, project and corporate finance matters, corporate governance advice and contract interpretation, construction and amendment issues.

Prior to joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Boies was an investment banking associate in the Project Finance group at Credit Suisse First Boston and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.


Alen Capalik

Founder and Chief Architect

Capalik believes that information security is an evolutionary arms race and that the key to victory is adaptability. While serving as network and security architect for banks, financial institutions and national exchanges, he realized that designing security systems to predict human behavior in cyber attacks was a losing proposition. Capalik’s passion for meeting unconventional threats with unconventional technology led him to found NeuralIQ, a company dedicated to creating real-time systems that turn the collective intelligence of attackers into a resource that can be used against them.

Capalik most recently served as chief technology officer for Tradeware Global, a leading provider of Order Management Systems software on Wall Street. Prior to Tradeware, he served as network and security architect for CollabNet, a venture capital-funded startup focused on open source software development. Before CollabNet, Capalik worked as Network and Security Architect for Barclays Bank.


Alex Doll

Ten Eleven Ventures

Alex Doll is the Founder/Managing General Partner of Ten Eleven Ventures, a venture captial investment firm focused on the cybersecurity industry. Alex has a wealth of operational and investment experience he brings to his Board role with CounterTack.

Alex has been in security, software and finance roles in Silicon Valley for over 20 years. He was the co-founder of PGP Corporation in 2002, and served as a board member and COO at the time of its sale to Symantec in 2010.

As the Founder and Managing General Partner of Ten Eleven Ventures, he is focused on investment in innovative security companies at various stages, worldwide.

Alex has continued his involvement with private security companies as an angel investor, independent director, entrepreneur-in-residence at Khosla Ventures, and private equity firm consultant with KKR. Alex currently serves on four boards: Alpha Card Systems (ACS &, CounterTack, Cylance and Ping Identity.

He has also held executive positions at Embark, PeopleSoft and oneID, and was an investment banker with Robertson, Stephens & Co. focusing on financing and M&A transactions in technology, healthcare, retailing and biotech.

Alex received his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 1997 and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology program with a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the Moore School and a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School.