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Board of Directors

Paul Martini

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, and Co-Chairman of iboss

Paul Martini is the CEO, cofounder and chief architect of iboss, where he pioneered the award-winning iboss Distributed Gateway PlatformTM that protects networks against malware, advanced threats, and data loss direct-to-cloud, with an innovative node-based architecture. Prior to founding iboss, Paul was with an electrical engineering firm where he developed proprietary security solutions for clients such as Phogenix, the U.S. Navy, and Hewlett Packard, leading the design and implementation efforts for HP’s e-tester used in their TIJ print heads. He was also a key contributor at Copper Mountain Networks and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), both of which launched successful IPOs. Paul holds a computer science degree from the University of California, San Diego and has had his work published in prestigious scientific journals, including, the Journal of Foundations in Computer Science, and the Journal of Analytical Biochemistry. As a recognized security expert, he has been featured in a wide range of publications, such as USA Today, Forbes, and CSO magazine. Paul has been recognized for his leadership and innovation, receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the technology category for San Diego, and being named one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014. He is committed to the advancement of San Diego as a cyber-security hub, and is a member of the Cyber Security Sub Committee for CAL OES (California Office of Emergency Services) and also serves on the board of the San Diego Economic Development Committee.

Peter Martini

President and Co-Founder

As president and co-founder of iboss, Peter Martini has played a major role in developing iboss’ innovative technology, and has helped shepherd iboss’ phenomenal growth, since its founding. He has been awarded dozens of patents focused on network and mobile security, and with his brother, has been recognized by the industry with several prestigious awards, including, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® and one of Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. More recently, iboss was ranked number three for security companies in the Deloitte Fast 500TM. Peter is active in the community, serving on the board of the San Diego Economic Development Committee and working on the California Office of Emergency Services' Cyber Security task force.

Stephen Kerns

Vice President, Private Capital Investing, Goldman Sachs

Stephen Kerns is a Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing team. In that capacity, he invests in private companies throughout North America in the software, tech-enabled business services, and healthcare sectors. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Princeton University.

Frank Fanzilli

Former Managing Director and Global CIO, Credit Suisse

Mr. Fanzilli spent almost 20 years at Credit Suisse (CS), where he became global chief information officer, managing the firm’s applications, infrastructure, and cybersecurity operations and a staff of over 4,000, across more than 20 countries. At CS, Frank was a Managing Director and member of the Firm’s Information Executive Board. He has also served on more than 12 corporate boards in the technology and banking field, where he has overseen risk, investment, and mergers and acquisitions. Frank’s recent boards include 1010data, Calypso Technology, and CommVault. He is also one of the longest serving independent directors at The Linux Foundation. He is based in the New York area.

John M. Connolly

Co-Chairman of iboss and Senior Advisor, Bain Capital Ventures

Mr. Connolly has served as chairman, non-Executive chairman, or director on 15 boards. He is currently senior advisor at Bain Capital Ventures (BCV) and previously served as managing director and lead of the Operating Group at BCV, where he worked with over 25 portfolio companies developing strategies and tactics to accelerate growth. John has also founded two companies (Course Technology and MainSpring) and has been a CEO of five different companies. With over 30 years of experience innovating, executing and leading successful businesses, John will be of tremendous value to iboss as we continue to grow internationally. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

George Blank

Former CFO Univision

George Blank is a finance executive with over 33 years of experience, including 17 years as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Univision Communications Inc, the premier Spanish language media company in the United States. During George's tenure with Univision, the company had a successful Initial Public Offering, listing on the NYSE. Before joining Univision, George held positions with NBC, serving as vice president and controller. He began his career in positions with Arthur Andersen & Co and RCA Corporation. He is a licensed (inactive) CPA, earning his Bachelor or Arts in accounting and his Master of Business Administration in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a board member for national nonprofit Cure Duchenne.

Hillel Moerman

Co-Head, Private Capital Investing, Goldman Sachs (Board Observer)

Hillel Moerman co-heads the Private Capital Investing team at Goldman Sachs. The Private Capital Investing team provides financing solutions for growth and middle market companies to support talented management teams in building leading companies. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was the CFO of Icahn Enterprises, LP (NYSE-IEP) and a senior member of the team responsible for operational oversight of the companies in which Carl Icahn had a controlling interest. Earlier in his career, Hillel was a senior manager with Ernst & Young, LLP, performing financial and business due diligence for private equity firms, in the Transaction Advisory Group. He began his career in public accounting with Grant Thornton LLP, and worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission in its corporation finance group. Hillel is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ner Israel College and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Advisory Board

Joe Pickel

Former executive at IBM and former EMC Country Manager for Israel

Joe Pickel has over 40 years of experience in the cybersecurity IT industry, having served in senior leadership roles with Fortune 100 companies IBM, Hitachi, and EMC in Israel and EMEA. He was responsible for introducing EMC into Israel, where he served as Israel country manager and oversaw EMC’s growth from zero to employing 1,400 employees. As area manager for EMC in Europe and Africa, Joe played a strategic role in growing the distribution network to $150M in annual sales. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Tel Aviv University.

Baruch Gindin

Former Managing Director Middle East and Strategic Advisor Gartner EMEA

Baruch Gindin has more than 27 years of experience in the high tech and cybersecurity industries, beginning with Gartner, where he started their presence in Israel, eventually expanding it beyond the region. He holds the record for highest number of Gartner “Winners Circle” awards, and is considered among the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) experts in the industry. Currently, Baruch serves as CEO and board member of Comset Ltd., Business Intelligence Solutions.

Simon Levin

Former Executive with Gartner

Simon Levin spent 10 years with Gartner, serving in key leadership roles for Gartner EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). As Gartner Group vice president and head of vendor products, he led a team of over 380 researchers, analysts, and consultants in developing and delivering primary research and marketing service products into 75 countries. Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and economics from the University of York and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from Buckinghamshire New University.

David Hind

EVP of Mobile, Inc.

David Hind currently is an EVP at Mobile Inc., and serves on several boards in San Diego. Known to his friends as a coach and team builder, David is a highly-regarded, well-connected telecom executive with proven operational, financial, and business development experience. He was CFO of the QUALCOMM/Sony of Japan joint venture that launched CDMA devices into the marketplace in the late 1990s. David then went to Beijing and built the QUALCOMM China team, resulting in the first 25 million subscribers added to the CDMA network. Upon returning from China, David took on global business development, which concentrated on cost reduction of devices, resulting in increased sales of world mobile devices. Mr. Hind is also an expert in the world of the Internet of things (IoT).

Joel Wecksell

Former Executive with Gartner and Xerox

Joel Wecksell has more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry, including 18 years with Gartner Research, where he served as group vice president for the Global Software Research Group. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Xerox. He possesses a broad-based knowledge of technology and cybersecurity issues, having held executive-level positions in technical sales, marketing, and research.

Albert Hugo-Martinez

Former CEO of ON Semiconductor and Applied Micro Circuits

Albert Hugo-Martinez brings over 45 years of management experience in the electronics industry to his position as board member for iboss. He currently holds positions as a board member of NetClearance Systems, a Beacon company, and mobileworks.com, creators of a platform that enables work anywhere, at any time. He has also served as chairman of Reaction Design, an alternative fuel simulation company, sold to ANSYS, and he was chairman of RAMTRON, a volatile memory company that was sold to Cypress semiconductor. Prior to that, he served as CEO of AMCC, a mixed signal telecommunications semiconductor company, and was CEO of GGTI, an ISDN/ADSL company, with 8,000 employees in China, 3,000 in the Philippines, and 2,000 in the United States. Mr. Hugo-Martinez was instrumental in GGTI being acquired by Pulse Electronics. He has previously served on the boards of MCHP, for 24 years, ON semiconductor, and AMKOR, a manufacturing company. He began his career as a technician at Motorola, rising to the position of director of linear products before his departure. He continued his ascent to become COO of Burr Brown Research, an analog semiconductor company, where he negotiated and opened plants in Livingston, Scotland and Atsugi, Japan. Albert holds an MSEE from the University of Arizona and a Motorola-sponsored, two-year executive management program MBA.