By Invitation Only

Vanguard Roundtable on Cyber/Security

February 21st, 2017
10am–1pm (working lunch)
Hosted by Mach37
2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 270
Herndon, VA 20170

Please note that the building’s Innovation Avenue is temporarily closed due to construction. Access to the CIT Complex will be by use of Route 606 to Rock Hill Road. For additional details, please reference the building’s Temporary Directions PDF.

The Vanguard Roundtable on Cyber/Security is one of a series that MAVA (Mid-Atlantic Venture Association) hosts throughout the year. Each Vanguard Roundtable is a private, invitation-only program designed to support the advancement of some of the most innovative technology firms within a specific industry sector. The format will bring a select group of CEOs, COOs and CTOs from a specific technology sector together, from up and down the east coast and beyond, around one table for an interactive and open discussion of the current trends, opportunities (and challenges) for growth in a particular industry. The Vanguard Roundtable is designed to be provide a highly interactive, open and candid forum for discussion among company builders without the formality of presentations or formal speeches.

Featured Discussion Leaders:

Allan Carey, Vice President, Business Development, PhishMe
Dave Merkel, Founder, Expel
Mark Solomon, Chief Marketing Officer, ThreatQuotient

Allan Carey brings more than 15 years of information security industry experience with progressive marketing, sales, and partner development expertise. As Vice President of Business Development, he is responsible for the global strategy related to strategic business alliances, mergers and acquisition opportunities, as well as relationships with the analyst communities.

Prior to joining PhishMe, Allan has served in various executive and management roles at leading security technology and services companies and industry research firms, including Tenable Network Security, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, NetWitness (acquired by RSA in 2011), IANS, and IDC. He frequently presents at industry conferences and forums domestically and internationally. Previously, Allan has advised and consulted to Fortune 1000 organizations, providers of security technologies and services, and the financial community on information security and compliance market trends, program development, and vendor intelligence.

Allan holds an MBA in Finance from Bentley University and a BS in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dave Merkel has been involved in the information security field for nearly 20 years, first as a Federal agent pursuing cyber-criminals in the era of floppy disks and 2400 baud modems through his most recent experience as the Global Chief Technology Officer of FireEye, a leading cyber-security solutions provider.

While at FireEye Dave provided his insights and expertise in guiding the company’s product strategy, as well as evangelizing and educating practitioners, executives and boards of directors around the globe. He has experience working in a variety of international markets and understands the significant differences in approaches and attitudes towards cyber security in a wide variety of countries. In addition to his evangelism, Dave helped guide the formation of a broader FireEye product portfolio, working with the CEO to expand FireEye’s offerings from networks into both the endpoint and data analytics realms.

Prior to FireEye, Dave was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Products at Mandiant. He founded the business line for Kevin Mandia in 2006 and oversaw its operation through Mandiant’s acquisition by FireEye in December of 2013. In that time he built and released Mandiant’s endpoint security platform and grew the business to $25M in annual software revenues. The platform also served as a basis for $75M in additional managed solution and services revenues at the time of Mandiant’s acquisition.

Before Dave’s 10 years as a solutions provider he spent another decade as a security practitioner, first as a Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Investigations, pursuing cyber criminals and conducting digital forensic investigations, and later as head of AOL’s Technical Security organization. While at AOL he created their first incident response capability, oversaw incident response operations through all of AOL and Time Warner, managed software security and policy programs, and built technologies for AOL’s security infrastructure that could not be procured on the market due to unique scale and scope requirements.

Dave recently started a new venture, Expel, with some of his former colleagues. They received their first round of funding at the end of August from Paladin Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Battery Ventures.

Dave also serves as the First Lady of the Town of Herndon…his wife is in her third term as Mayor of the town. In his free time he enjoys soccer, fishing, anything involving a keyboard and mouse or video game controller, and good beer.”

As the CMO of ThreatQuotient, Marc Solomon leads all aspects of the company’s global marketing strategies, initiatives and programs. He has a strong track record driving growth and building teams for fast growing security companies, resulting in several successful liquidity events. Prior to ThreatQuotient he served as Vice President of Security Marketing for Cisco Systems’ following its $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire, Inc. While at Sourcefire, Marc served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Products. He has also held leadership positions at Fiberlink MaaS360 (acquired by IBM), McAfee (acquired by Intel), Everdream (acquired by Dell), Deloitte Consulting and HP. Marc also serves as an Advisor to a number of technology companies, including Phantom Cyber.

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