Mission

To lead a global transition to digital privacy and security.

ViSION

To be the most trusted firm for protecting individuals, companies and government agencies from emerging threats to their data.

Mission

To lead a global transition to digital privacy and security.

ViSION

To be the most trusted firm for protecting individuals, companies and government agencies from emerging threats to their data.

MISSION

To lead a global transition to digital privacy and security.

ViSION

To be the most trusted firm for protecting individuals, companies and government agencies from emerging threats to their data.

FOUNDERS + Talent

Doug Peckover

Co-founder

  • 50 years of entrepreneurial, business development and R&D experience
  • Wrote HP’s first internal accounting system
  • Developed Checkmate — the first in-store retail management system. Sold to a multi-national, translated into 12 languages
  • Author of two dozen patents
  • First to invent the security used for credit card transactions globally
  • Two-time world champion sailor
Laban Coblentz

Co-founder

  • Drafted the initial E-Government Act of 2002 to improve the accessibility and cost-effectiveness of U.S. government services
  • Senior member of the IAEA team that won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Founder of The Center of Gravity — an award-winning NY incubator
  • Currently the Communication Director at ITER — a collaboration of 35 countries to build a $25 billion industrial-scale nuclear fusion plant
Sean Lapp

CEO

  • Specialist in new ventures, with particular focus on financial derivatives and Internet technologies
  • Launched U.S. Government bond fund for Advest Securities that topped $1.8B in first-year sales
  • Developed an institutional brokerage and proprietary trading group for the Elders IXL investment bank, with teams at CME, CBOT and LIFFE
  • Founded two companies — I-Works and Cash Equivalent Clearing Corporation — both of which were successfully acquired
  • Co-manager for eBay’s IT Asset Evaluation Center
  • Has led multiple new technology ventures for public companies including Citibank, Chase, ANZ, Cox Communications and FDC
  • Served on Chicago Council of Technology Advisors under Mayor Daley, co-chairing the Digital Divide Sub-Committee
Scott Smith
  • Senior Director, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Canadian Intellectual Property Council
  • Lead for all public policy issues related to intellectual
    property, innovation, privacy and cyber security
Robert Hirsch Ph.D.
  • 20-year history of driving products out of R&D and into customer hands
  • Wide range of experience, including blockchain, control system design and alternative energy
  • Experience helping startups get off the ground via entrepreneurship and prototyping programs
  • Author of 12 issued patents
Dennis Dayman
  • 25 years of experience managing security/privacy and data governance issues, and improving email delivery through industry policy, ISP relations and technical solutions
  • Most recently Chief Privacy/Security Officer at Return Path
  • Was Chief Privacy and Security Officer at Eloqua, assisting with its sale to Oracle for $871 million
  • Appointed by Department of Homeland Security to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
  • 25 years of experience managing security/privacy and data governance issues, and improving email delivery through industry policy, ISP relations and technical solutions
  • Most recently Chief Privacy/Security Officer at Return Path
  • Was Chief Privacy and Security Officer at Eloqua, assisting with its sale to Oracle for $871 million
  • Appointed by Department of Homeland Security to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
Scott Smith
  • Senior Director, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Canadian Intellectual Property Council
  • Lead for all public policy issues related to intellectual property, innovation, privacy and cyber security
Kevin Seitz
  • 30 years of experience and expertise as a branding and marketing communications strategist
  • As principal of his own MarComm agency, serviced hundreds of clients — from startups to Fortune 100 — including IBM, JP Morgan, First Data, McKesson, Mercer and HCA Healthcare
  • Held a design director position with IBM [Boulder]
  • 30 years of experience and expertise as a branding and marketing communications strategist
  • As principal of his own MarComm agency, serviced hundreds of clients — from startups to Fortune 100 — including IBM, JP Morgan, First Data, McKesson, Mercer and HCA Healthcare
  • Held a design director position with IBM [Boulder]
Dr. Sherese Bishop
  • 12 years of business development experience
  • Lead cross-functional teams to create, implement and refine business models
  • A published author in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as big-data, privacy and security
  • Presenter at international conferences on data, security, AI and management topics
  • Professor in Asia and Europe. Delivered lectures in Japan, Italy and the UK
  • ‘Travel hacker’ of 70+ countries and counting
Robert Hirsch Ph.D.
  • 20-year history of driving products out of R&D and into customer hands
  • Wide range of experience, including blockchain, control system design and alternative energy
  • Experience helping startups get off the ground via entrepreneurship and prototyping programs
  • Author of 12 issued patents
Dr. Sherese Bishop
  • 12 years of business development experience
  • Lead cross-functional teams to create, implement and refine business models
  • A published author in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as big-data, privacy and security
  • Presenter at international conferences on data, security, AI and management topics
  • Professor in Asia and Europe. Delivered lectures in Japan, Italy and the UK
  • ‘Travel hacker’ of 70+ countries and counting