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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.