Tim Sullivan is a successful entrepreneur with a 20-year track record of building emerging technology companies, specializing in cybersecurity. Presently, he is Chairman of Syncurity, an Arlington VA startup focused on security orchestration. Previously, as CEO of nPulse Technologies, Tim leveraged his industry knowledge and relationships to lead the company from three employees in Northern Virginia to a sale to the leading Silicon Valley cybersecurity company in less than three years. nPulse products are used by the U.S Intelligence Community, leading Wall Street banks, healthcare companies, and Tier 1 telco providers. In May 2014, FireEye purchased nPulse Technologies.
Prior to nPulse Technologies, Tim founded and was CEO of Bethesda MD-based Fidelis Security Systems, another leading cybersecurity company, where he was a key player in the development of the data leakage prevention (DLP) market. In August 2012, General Dynamics purchased Fidelis.
Tim is an active mentor in the venture CEO community, particularly with colleagues focused on providing cybersecurity solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community. He is an alumnus of the MindShare and MissionLink CEO networks. Currently, he participates in the Alphatec CEO network and the Mid Atlantic Venture Association’s Company Innovator and CEOConnect groups. Tim has spoken frequently at leading industry conferences such as Americas Growth Capital and the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and Mach37 on the cybersecurity market and building cybersecurity companies.
Tim is a former U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Platoon Commander. He holds both a BA and an MBA from Columbia. He has been married for 32 years to Mary Cobb Sullivan. They have two children, Alexander (29) and Charlotte (22).
Tim is a board member of Dog Tag Bakery, a Washington DC organization whose mission is to enable wounded warriors to transition to the private sector by teaching them entrepreneurship.
Tim is an avid golfer. He also enjoys sport fishing, hiking, and traveling.