Kaus Phaltankar

CEO and Co-Founder Chairman

Kaus Phaltankar most recently served as a Senior Vice President for Dell Technologies. Before that Kaus was Global President of Virtustream Security Solutions,  a Dell Technologies company, where he was an evangelist and a technology leader developing compliance and risk management solutions for private, public and hybrid clouds, globally.

Kaus was the founder and CEO at ViewTrust Technology where he developed and implemented solutions for cloud and enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Continuous Compliance Automation and Risk Monitoring. Virtustream acquired ViewTrust in 2014.

Kaus has US patents for designing advanced data center architecture for the highest level of resiliency and reliability and authored the book “Implementing Secure Intranets and Extranets,” with a foreword by Internet pioneer Dr. Vint Cerf. He has presented at the World Bank, AFCEA, and the National Defense University, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, teaching a course in Cyber Security.

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Tim Sullivan

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

Tim Sullivan is a successful entrepreneur with a track record of building emerging technology companies specializing in cybersecurity. Hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies purchase well over $100 million annually in cybersecurity products from companies Tim started and managed from the founding stage.

Before Caveonix, Tim led nPulse Technologies from a 4-person startup focused on providing packet capture technology, to a position in cybersecurity as the premier provider of network forensics for the world’s fastest networks. Numerous leading customers use nPulse products from the U.S Intelligence Community, Wall Street banks, to Tier 1 telco providers. In May 2014, FireEye purchased nPulse.

Before nPulse, Tim founded and was CEO of Fidelis Security Systems, another leading cybersecurity company, where he was a crucial player in the development of the data leakage prevention (DLP) market. In August 2012, General Dynamics purchased Fidelis. Fidelis is today independent, private equity-backed, and named Fidelis Cybersecurity. Additionally, Tim is Chairman of Syncurity, a leading Security Orchestration, and Automation (SOAR) company.

Tim holds both a BA and an MBA from Columbia. He is a former U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Platoon Commander. Active in veterans causes, Tim presently sits on the board of Yellow Ribbon Fund and is a past board member of Dog Tag Bakery.

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Tom E. Noonan

Director

Tom Noonan is a founding partner of TechOperators LLC, an early stage technology investment firm in Atlanta. Noonan is also Chairman of TEN Holdings, LLC, a diversified family office investment company.  Most recently, he was the General Manager of the Energy Management business of Cisco Systems, following the acquisition of his company JouleX in 2013, where he was co-founder and CEO.  A serial entrepreneur, Noonan also co-founded Endgame Security where he currently serves on the board of directors. Endgame is the leading provider of software solutions for endpoint protection, protecting national security missions from the most sophisticated adversaries in the world’s most hostile environments. He is also the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Internet Security Systems, Inc., which was acquired by IBM for $1.9B in 2006. Tom Noonan and Chris Klaus founded ISS in 1994 to develop the premier network security management company

Noonan holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a business degree from Harvard University. He is a frequent speaker at leading industry events and serves on numerous, company, industry and civic boards, including Intercontinental Exchange (ICE/NYSE), Manhattan Associates (MANH), Endgame, Phantom Cyber, Ionic Security, Barkly Protects, NexDefense, SalesLoft , Relayr, and DeDrone.  Noonan serves on the boards of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Westminster Schools, the Georgia Tech Foundation and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. He is an active technology investor and is a leading philanthropist through the work of the Thomas Noonan Family Foundation that supports education, environmental and healthcare causes locally and nationally

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Tom McDonough

Director

Tom McDonough is an experienced board member and operating executive with more than 35 years of management experience in the IT / Cybersecurity Industry.  During his career, he has managed private (early stage) and public companies through rapid revenue growth, market transitions, international expansion, venture financing, IPO’s, acquisitions, and integration. Tom’s experience and leadership skills have contributed to the creation of more than $5B in shareholder wealth through two IPO’s and four acquisitions at four different companies.

Tom spent the last six years at Cisco Systems where he served as an Advisor for Corporate Development and Integration to Cisco’s $4.0B Security Business Group. Tom played a significant role in the acquisition / integration of six cybersecurity companies valued at more than $6B. He also served as the Integration Executive responsible for the successful integration of Sourcefire into Cisco following its $2.7B acquisition in October 2013. Tom joined Sourcefire in September of 2002 and served as its President / COO until its acquisition by Cisco. During his tenure, revenues increased from approximately $1M in 2002 to nearly $300M in 2013. In March of 2007, the company completed its IPO raising more than $86M. The company was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the 25 fastest growing public technology companies in the U.S. three years in a row.

Before joining Sourcefire, Tom was the CEO of Mountain Wave, Inc., an information security company, acquired by Symantec in July of 2002; SVP of Worldwide Sales for Riverbed Technologies, acquired by Aether Systems in March of 2000 for approximately $1.4B; and VP of North American Sales for Axent Technologies, which completed its IPO in April of 1996 and was subsequently acquired by Symantec in December of 2000 for $960M. He has served on the Board of Directors of Trust Digital, acquired by McAfee; ScienceLogic; and as an advisor to the CEO of Opower, acquired by Oracle, as well as an advisor to several venture capital firms. Tom holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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