Arxan Technologies, Inc.
The Arxan Board of Directors is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Arxan Bylaws. This includes management of the corporate assets (funds, intellectual property, trademarks, and support equipment) and allocation of corporate resources to projects. The current Board of Directors includes:
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Michael Dager joined Arxan as Chief Executive Officer in May 2006. Mr. Dager has over 27 years of experience in senior level positions at leading technology companies. He came to Arxan from Worksoft, a leading provider of automated enterprise testing solutions, where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Worksoft, he was president and CEO of OSE Systems Inc.(ENEA.ST), growing the company from a startup in 1997 to the number two embedded operating system supplier in 2001 with a stock market valuation of over $1 billion. Before OSE Systems, Mr. Dager held senior sales management positions at Pure Software (RATL) for many years helping raise the market valuation of the company from start-up level to over $1 billion. During his tenure at Pure the company completed one of the most successful IPOs of 1995. The company was later acquired by Rational Software. He began his career at Texas Instruments in the semiconductor division after earning a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Richard Earley co-founded Arxan in 2001. He currently serves as CEO for Arxan Defense Systems, Inc. and as Vice Chairman of Arxan Technologies, Inc. Mr. Earley is recognized as a distinguished entrepreneur and investor with a proven track record of launching and building successful companies. He is a co-founder and General Partner of Dunrath Capital, a critical infrastructure-focused venture capital firm, where he is actively involved in launching and building several businesses and providing strategy consulting. Prior to Dunrath Partners, Mr. Earley served as President and Director of Synergy Software Inc. (an IT systems integrator). In 1997 he facilitated merging Synergy Software with Complete Business Solutions, Inc., which is currently publicly traded as Covansys Inc. (CVNS). Mr. Earley has also held executive general management and sales/marketing positions for two other IT software companies. Mr. Earley currently serves on several corporate boards, the Defense Trade Advisory Group, DHS's Critical Infrastructure Protection Advisory Group, the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council, and the Advisory Board for the University of Notre Dame's Gigot Entrepreneurial Center. Mr. Earley received his MBA from Benedictine University, a BA from the University of Notre Dame and completed Harvard University's Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.
John De Santis
John De Santis is Chairman and CEO of HyTrust, Inc., a leading innovator of security and management software for data center virtualization infrastructure. He has over 30 years of international and US-based experience at venture-backed technology start-ups, as well as large global public companies in the telecom and IT fields. Prior to HyTrust, Mr. De Santis was VP, Cloud Services for VMware. He joined VMware after being Chairman and CEO of TriCipher, a software security infrastructure company acquired by VMware in 2010. Prior to TriCipher, Mr. De Santis served as CEO of the enterprise security software company, Sygate Technologies, from 2000 until its acquisition by Symantec in 2005. Mr. De Santis was a public company officer and SVP for Network Computing Devices (a leading thin client manufacturer), where he was responsible for all worldwide sales, marketing, and service operations before Sygate and prior to NCD, he was with Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (now Convergys Corporation) where he was Vice President, European Operations. Recently, Mr. De Santis also served on the boards of two early stage enterprise security software companies: Tablus (acquired by RSA) and Applied Identity (acquired by Citrix). When he was 28 years old, he co-founded an optical fiber networking start-up which built the first commercial application of optical channel networking for IBM mainframes. Mr. De Santis earned an AB in Philosophy from Fairfield University and completed the Stanford University Executive Institute Program for Management of High-Tech Companies.
Mary Lincoln Campbell
Managing Director, EDF Ventures
Mary Lincoln Campbell, Managing Director and Founder of EDF Ventures, has been an active investor both in healthcare and technology companies. Currently, Mary is a board member or board observer for: Cerenis Therapeutics and Lycera (pharmaceuticals); IntelePeer (telecommunications); ValenTx (medical devices); Arxan (software); and Accio Energy (wind-energy).
Mary led several of the firm's most successful transactions including HandyLab, a developer of molecular diagnostic assays and automation platforms, sold to Becton Dickinson & Company; Sircon, a provider of automation solutions for the insurance industry, sold to Vertafore, the nation’s number one insurance software provider; and Greenplum, a database clustering software for business intelligence and data warehousing, sold to EMC Corporation, the world’s leading provider of information infrastructure solutions.
She is active with The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan and serves as an advisor to the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, as well as its student-run venture activity, the Wolverine Venture Fund. She serves on the advisory board of The Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University. Mary is past president of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, the State's premier public policy advocate for the venture capital industry.
Mary received her MBA and BA in English from The University of Michigan and a Master of Special Education from Fairfield University.
Jim joined TDF early in 2004 and is the Managing Partner at the Fund. Jim was a Partner of J.P. Morgan Communications Partners, L.P. in San Francisco, CA. He was previously a Partner at AT&T Ventures, leading Fund investments in Internet Security Systems (ISSX), WNP Communications (sold to Nextlink). Prior to AT&T Ventures, Jim held operational positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He was the Product Manager for AT&T's Consumer Long Distance Service which generated $13 billion in revenue from 60 million customers. Jim also served as the Executive Assistant to AT&T's Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development. Previously, Mr. Pastoriza was a Lucent Technologies Account Executive ranking in the top 1% of national sales. He received a B.S. from Columbia University and earned his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Conley leads new investments for the firm while serving as an active Director on many of Paladin’s portfolio company Boards. Paul joined the Paladin team after more than 15 years of previous R&D and entrepreneurial experience. As founding CEO of BrightScale, he led the commercialization of a patented multi-core microprocessor technology in the HDTV market. As founding CEO of Appfluent Technology, he led the commercialization of patented in-memory distributed database technologies in the enterprise IT market. Prior to taking the entrepreneurial route, he spent nearly a decade in multidisciplinary R&D roles in the areas of high-performance computing, applied physics and biomedical engineering, including postdoctoral positions at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Paul earned a PhD in Computational Physics and an MS in Bioengineering from UCSD, as well as an MS and BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Michael Biggee is a Managing Director of Trident Capital. Michael joined Trident in 2005 to expand Trident’s investment focus in IT Security. Since then, Trident’s Security practice has invested in eight new pioneering companies while successfully exiting four investments (acquisitions by EMC, Oracle, Symantec and VMware) and completing one initial public offering (Qualys).
In addition to IT Security, Michael leads Trident’s Business Services investment practice. Currently, he sits on the boards of Arxan Technologies, Fruition Partners and Voltage Security. Michael is also a board observer at AlienVault, ArrayPower, BlueCat Networks, HyTrust and previously, Tablus (acquired by EMC).
Michael began his venture capital career in 2001 with Dolphin Equity Partners, a New York based venture capital firm specializing in technology and communication services investments. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in the technology investment banking group at Merrill Lynch focusing on initial public offerings and debt financings.
An east coast native, Michael earned a B.S. and Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. Outside of the office, Michael enjoys playing golf, tirelessly rooting for his hometown Buffalo Bills, and hiking the parks of California with his wife and three young children.
Mr. Bamber is a General Partner at Solstice Capital, an active, early-stage investor in information and medical technology. He has over 30 years of experience in the computer and venture industries. Mr. Bamber has led investments in Okena, a leading provider of intrusion prevention software, acquired by Cisco just 18 months after Solstice's investment; Lumigent, a provider of enterprise data base auditing software; SupplyWorks, a supply chain management software company; and Unveil Technology, a provider of speech-based call center service software.
Mr. Bamber co-founded Applied Technology, which managed three early-stage venture funds focused on the computer industry. The funds made investments in over 60 start-up companies including Interleaf (enterprise electronic publishing software), Cadence Design (software for electronic design), ISD (multistage memory chips) and Maker Communications (network communications chips). Previously, Mr. Bamber spent 10 years as an operating executive after his participation in the start-up of Data Resources, Inc. (DRI), a pioneer electronic information software and services company. One of the few successful start-ups of the seventies, DRI went public in 1976, and was acquired by McGraw-Hill in 1979.
Mr. Bamber has been a Director at a number of public and private companies, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Connected Corporation, SupplyWorks, and Lewtan Technology.
Mr. Bamber received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an AB from Yale College.
Todd Klein is founder and Managing Partner of Legend Ventures, LLC a venture capital management company focused on New Media, Information Technology and Telecommunications that he established in 2005. Mr. Klein has over 18 years of venture capital, finance and business development experience ranging from early stage investments to multi-billion dollar corporate finance transactions.
Prior to founding Legend, Mr. Klein was Managing Director of Kinetic Ventures, which he joined in 1994. As a member of Kinetic's Investment Committee, he was involved in over 60 portfolio investments and 21 successful exits, served as a board representative for 10 companies, and financed industry leading enterprises such as Grande Communications, Ramp Networks and Placeware, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Klein was Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), and a Corporate Finance Analyst for Salomon Brothers. Mr. Klein has been an active spokesman for the venture capital industry. He has presented at several national and local conferences and has been quoted in the Associated Press, Boston Globe, and Venture Capital Journal. He has also been a featured guest on CNNfn.
Mr. Klein earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BBA with honors from the University of Texas. He is an active member of the Washington, DC chapter of Young Presidents Organization, where he serves on the Executive Committee.