Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Tomás Byrnes - Founder and CEO
 Tom has held a variety of engineering, sales and support leadership positions in both private industry and the military, including: US Army Signal Corps, Radware and Datatech. In the mid 1990s, he was CTO of an ISP and e-commerce hosting company In the early 2000s, he was Senior VP of Technology at Zero Gravity Internet Group, a venture capital fund that provided the initial financing to Oingo, which you know today as Google Adwords/Adsense. Tom has been involved in the Internet and related technologies since he first logged on to ESANET in 1981.

David Ehrlich
 - A successful Silicon Valley executive, having held a wide range of executive roles in technology companies of various stages and sizes, and having served as a Director on a number of technology company Boards. His focus is helping companies work through product-market strategy, business model, and go-to-market challenges, as well as working with executive teams on models of leadership, communication, and culture. Currently, David is the CEO of Aktana Inc., a pioneer in decision-support for field sales teams in the life sciences industry. Prior to Aktana, David worked with Mohr Davidow Ventures as an Executive in Residence. From early 2007 to early 2010, David was the CEO of ParAccel, a leader in analytic database systems. From 2003 through 2006 he worked as NetIQ Corp., where he was the Senior Vice President, Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer.

Tom Bennett 
- A founder and senior executive in seven startup technology companies, Tom Bennett is a seasoned entrepreneur and proven technology executive, with a strong track in developing companies into market leadership positions. Over two decades, Tom has launched several new companies, brought eight pioneering new technology solutions to market, and managed 30+ products through the technology life cycle. He has raised more than $80M in venture capital and been a guiding hand towards successful exits totaling $463M. An acknowledged cybersecurity domain expert, Tom currently holds a high Department of Defense security clearance.

Joel Evanier - Formerly CEO, EVP of Business Development & Strategy at RedSeal Systems. Mr Evanier - A 30 year veteran of Sales, Business Development and Consulting for startups, as well as Sun and Cisco Systems. Early stage Strategic Business Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development, revenue & channels strategy, messaging, and fund raising.

Sean Hafeez - A 20 year veteran of the tech industry, including a number of successful startups. Starting with the first tech boom in the 1990s (Telocity, Shasta) Sean has held a number of key technical leadership roles. He was an early employee at Arista Networks and was responsible for the competitive positioning of the products along with the establishment and success of Arista’s Asia Pacific team. Most recently Sean was Director of Sales for APAC at Big Switch Networks. Currently he is is part of a startup working with industry heavyweights to deliver a disruptive product in the data center infrastructure space.