By Invitation Only
Vanguard Roundtable on Cyber/Security
June 21st, 2017
11am–2pm (working lunch)
Hosted by Endgame
3101 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201
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:
John Czupak, President & CEO, ThreatQuotient
Nate Fick, CEO, Endgame
Josh Stella, Co-founder & CEO, Fugue
As the President and CEO of ThreatQuotient, John Czupak drives the company’s global expansion and manages financial growth. John has played a critical role in multiple companies that resulted in successful liquidity events. Prior to ThreatQuotient he served as General Manager for Cisco Systems’ Advanced Malware Protection (“FireAMP”) product line following its $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire, Inc. John served in a number of additional roles during his 12-year career at Sourcefire, including Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, General Manager FireAMP and Senior Vice President, International & Business Development. Before Sourcefire, John was the SVP of Worldwide Sales for Mountain Wave, Inc., which was acquired by Symantec Corporation in July of 2002. Prior to Mountain Wave, John was the Vice President of Worldwide Channels for Riverbed Technologies, a leader in mobile and wireless computing. Earlier in his career, John was an original member of the management team and Vice President of Asia Pacific and Latin America for AXENT Technologies. John also serves as an Advisor and Board member to a number of technology companies, including Sonatype, PFP CyberSecurity and Cybrary.
Nate Fick has been CEO of Endgame since 2012. He is also an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Before joining Endgame, Nate was CEO of the Center for a New American Security. He led Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance units in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. His book about that experience, One Bullet Away, was a New York Times bestseller, a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year,” and one of the Military Times’ “Best Military Books of the Decade.”
Nate is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard Business School. Nate serves as a Trustee of Dartmouth, and on the Military & Veterans Advisory Council of JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Trout Unlimited.
Josh Stella is Co-founder and CEO of Fugue. He’s been programming since his teen years in the 1980s, when he learned to write code to automate animation tasks on his Amiga—it was then he realized that programming was more interesting to him than animation.
Prior to Fugue, Josh most recently was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He has served as CTO for a prior startup and in numerous other technical and leadership roles over the last 25 years.
When not working, Josh is likely playing a guitar, riding a bicycle, or cooking with his family.