Holiday Luncheon 2015 2017-06-12T14:31:07+00:00


Confirm your seat at this festive end-of-year celebration – before it sells out!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
11:00am – 2:00pm

Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA 
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102

Join us as we celebrate an exciting and vibrant year for MAVA, our members and the innovative companies we support by reflecting on the year’s major milestones and by shining the spotlight on several of the year’s company success stories and the company-builders and entrepreneurs at the heart of our community. Enjoy a premier networking reception & lunch with MAVA’s active investors, advisors and entrepreneurs. This event is always a highlight on the MAVA calendar – a festive gathering for our MAVA members and open to our extended community. Be sure to invite your colleagues and clients to join us for this great end-of-year celebration.

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Featuring, Celebrated Executives:


Jack Huffard
President, Chief Operating Officer
Tenable Network Security

 Tenable Network Security recently closed a growth funding round of $250M (November)

Since co-founding Tenable Network Security in 2002, Jack has served as Tenable’s President and COO, advancing the company through his deep insights into the cybersecurity market. He is responsible for driving all global revenue growth and leading Tenable’s corporate strategy and organizational growth.

Before co-founding Tenable, Jack was the Director of Corporate Development for Enterasys Networks, where he was involved with the acquisitions of Network Security Wizards (developer of the Dragon IDS) and Indus River Networks. In this role Jack was focused on developing corporate strategy for addressing the network security market needs. Before joining Enterasys, Jack held various management and sales positions at John Hancock and Marriott Corporation.

In 2013, he received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for defense and security, together with Tenable’s CEO Ron Gula and Chief Product Officer Renaud Deraison. Jack currently serves on the Washington & Lee University Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the SunTrust Bank Greater Washington Advisory Board. He holds a BS from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Babson College.


Reid Jackson
President and Chief Executive Officer

Compusearch was acquired by PE ABRY in May

Mr. Jackson is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience working in the federal and commercial software field. As CEO of Compusearch, he is focused on bringing more transparency and accountability to government business processes.

In his role as CEO, and previously as COO, Mr. Jackson ensures that Compusearch meets the needs of acquisitions, program management, and grants professionals in the federal contractors and agencies. Working with Compusearch’s clients, management team, and Board of Directors, Mr. Jackson drives the growth, evolution, and expansion of the business. Mr. Jackson has led successful inorganic growth and three succesful private equity transactions at Compusearch.

Prior to joining Compusearch, Mr. Jackson led Booz Allen Hamilton’s procurement consulting business. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jackson was the Vice President of Sourcing at Commerce One. In addition he has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and as an operations and training consultant to the Naval Nuclear Program.

Mr. Jackson is a member of the National Contract Management Association and a founding member of the Public Sector Steering Committee for the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA). He is frequently called upon to share best practices and insights gained working across 80+ government agencies and contractors.

Mr. Jackson holds a Master in Business Administration from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.


Daniel Ramos
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development successfully IPO’d in May

Daniel Ramos has served as’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development since June 2007. Prior to joining, Mr. Ramos served as Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense. Prior to his service with the Air Force, Mr. Ramos was the Vice President of Legal and Business Planning at The Away Network, a business unit of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. Before joining The Away Network, he was a senior transactional attorney with the law firm of Shaw Pittman LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP). Mr. Ramos holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Moderated By

Photo of Sid Banerjee.

Sid Banerjee
Board Member, CEO and Co-Founder

A Greater Washington Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in IT services, Sid is the CEO and Co-Founder of Clarabridge. Sid provides executive leadership and strategic direction and is a well-known expert in customer experience, business intelligence, and text mining.

Prior to Clarabridge, he co-founded Claraview, a leading BI strategy and technology consultancy firm. Under Sid’s leadership, Claraview grew into a thriving services firm with over 130 employees without any outside funding. Claraview was acquired by Teradata, a leading data warehousing and business intelligence company, in March 2008.
Over his career, Sid has amassed nearly 20 years of business intelligence leadership experience. A founding employee at MicroStrategy, he held Vice President-level positions in both product marketing and worldwide services. During his tenure leading MicroStrategy’s worldwide services division, he grew the organization to a 500+ person organization supporting enterprise deployments of BI solutions. Before joining MicroStrategy, Sid held management positions at Ernst & Young and Sprint International. Sid has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Thank You To Our Title Sponsors

Registration includes Networking Reception, Luncheon & Program

MAVA Members

  • CXO Members (Company Innovators & CEO Connect): Complimentary with Membership
  • Investor Members: Complimentary Registration included with Membership Package
  • Alternative Capital Members: $145.00
  • Associate, Corporate Tech & Affiliate Members: $145.00

Non-Member Rates

  • CXOs and Entrepreneurs: $145.00
  • Investors, Alternative Capital, Advisors, Corp Tech, Govt/Non Profits, Financial & Professional Services: $260.00

Special MAVA Member Hospitality Opportunity

Holiday Luncheon Table Sponsorship

Make the most of this event by inviting your clients, prospects, portfolio companies and colleagues to join you for a festive and celebratory luncheon. This program provides a turnkey hospitality event for client & contact development, just in time for the holidays!  Table sponsorship includes:

  • 8 tickets
  • Tabletop signage
  • Branding in the program
  • Recognition from the podium
  • $2,500 per table – contact Kim Weir for details

Thank You To Our Table Sponsors