Reed Hundt - Former Chairman, FCC
Reed Hundt serves as co-chair for The Coalition for Green Bank and a senior adviser to McKinsey and Company. As Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 1993 – 1997, Mr. Hundt helped negotiate the World Trade Organization telecommunications agreement, opening markets in 69 countries to competition and dropping barriers to foreign investment. Mr. Hundt is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and has authored two books: In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship (Yale University Press, 2006) and You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics (Yale University Press, 2000). He serves on the Board of Directors for Intel, Data Domain, Inc., Infinera Corporation, the Tropos Networks, Telegent Systems, SunEdison, and Vanu, Inc., as well as the non-profit organization, Public Knowledge.
Wayne Jackson - Former CEO, Sourcefire
Wayne Jackson is the former CEO of Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE). After joining the company in May 2002, Sourcefire grew from a fledgling open source startup to a profitable category leader with more than 200 employees and operations worldwide. On March 9, 2007, Sourcefire raised more than $86 million dollars in the first network security industry IPO in over five years. Previously, Mr. Jackson co-founded Riverbed Technologies, a wireless infrastructure company, serving as CEO until the company’s acquisition by Aether Systems in March 2000 for more than $1 billion dollars. At Riverbed, he grew the company from startup to category winner in less than two years with more than 100 employees and relationships with industry leaders including Palm, Oracle, IBM, Symbol, and Microsoft. As the Managing Director of Aether Capital, Mr. Jackson led the process for strategic investing and played a key role in two secondary stock offerings that raised more than $2 billion dollars. Mr. Jackson holds a B.B.S in Finance from James Madison University.
Ken Krieg – Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Ken Krieg runs Samford Global Strategies, a consulting practice focused on helping clients lead and manage through periods of strategic change. He is also a senior fellow at CNA. He previously served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from June 2005 to July 2007. In that role, Mr. Krieg was responsible for advising the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on all matters relating to the DoD Acquisition System, research and development, advanced technology, developmental test and evaluation, production, logistics, installation management, military construction, procurement, environmental security, nuclear, chemical, and biological matters. Before his appointment to USD (AT&L), Mr. Krieg served at the Department of Defense as Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director for Program Analysis & Evaluation as well as Executive Secretary of the Senior Executive Council (SEC). Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Krieg worked for International Paper, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Office and Consumer Papers Division where he had responsibility for the company's $1.4 billion retail, commercial office, and consumer papers businesses. Mr. Krieg received his BA degree in history from Davidson College and his Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Phillip Merrick – Founder and Former CEO, webMethods
Phillip Merrick co-founded webMethods in 1996 and served as the company's Chairman and CEO until mid-2004. webMethods is a global leader in integration and web services infrastructure software with annual revenues exceeding $200 million and services over 1,000 customers. The company's February 2000 IPO was the most successful software IPO in NASDAQ history. webMethods was recognized by Deloitte & Touche as the fastest growing software company in the United States over the past five years. Mr. Merrick was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the KPMG Entrepreneuur Award. Mr. Merrick received a B.S. from the University of Melbourne.
David Steinberg - Former CEO, SwapDrive
David Steinberg has more than twenty eight years of sales, operations, and technical experience in the network security and data communications industries. Mr. Steinberg has been active in the technology communities of both Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley and has helped numerous startups with formation and marketing issues. He has been Vice President of BNX Software, Director of Worldwide distribution for Check Point Software, and a founding officer of SynOptics, which became Bay Networks after merging with Wellfleet Communications. Most recently, Mr. Steinberg led Washington, D.C.-based SwapDrive as CEO until its acquisition by Symantec in June 2008 for $123 million.
Mr. Steinberg is currently an advisor to several early stage companies and sits on the Boards of The SEED School, We are Family (social services for the elderly), and The St. John’s School.