Board of Directors

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:

Tom Heiser

Tom Heiser, CEOTom Heiser is an advisor to TA Associates and was most recently EMC’s Executive Vice President leading Cloud Strategy and Execution with revenues of $23.2 billion in 2013. Heiser worked closely with the company’s executive leadership to evaluate the rapidly evolving Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) market segments. Previously Tom was the President of RSA, The Security Division of EMC, where he oversaw RSA’s business operations, worldwide sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, strategic business and financial initiatives, IT, and technical support. Over his 30 year tenure at EMC, Tom’s executive leadership ranged from critical responsibilities in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and positioning EMC for emerging market segments. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting information systems from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Kenneth T. Schiciano


Ken is a Managing Director and co-head of the North America Technology Group at TA Associates. He serves on the Board of Directors of Arxan Technologies, CoSentry, Fractal Analytics, ION Investment Group and RGM Advisors, and is a Board Observer at BATS Global Markets. Ken formerly served on the Board of Directors of CyOptics, Datek Online Holdings, FTP Software, NetScout Systems, MetroPCS Communications and The Island ECN. Prior to joining TA in 1988, he was a member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories, as a Systems Engineer in the switching systems area. Ken received a BS degree, summa cum laude, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an SM degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He is a Trustee of the Boston Ballet and serves on the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors.

Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan


Elizabeth is a Principal at TA Associates focusing on investments in technology companies. She serves on the Board of Directors of Answers, Arxan Technologies and Kinetic Social. Prior to joining TA in 2010, she worked as a Vice President at Nautic Partners. Elizabeth also worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and as an Associate at Summit Partners. She received an AB degree in Economics and International Relations from Brown University and an MBA degree, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School.


Tom Mendoza


Tom joined NetApp in 1994 and was responsible for sales until becoming president in 2000. In 2009 he became vice chairman.

Tom has given talks on the power of corporate culture and leadership all over the world to people in such diverse organizations as the U.S. Marine Corps, West Point, CIO forums, Oracle’s Leaders Circle, and Stanford University. In 2009 he was the corecipient with NetApp Chairman Dan Warmenhoven of the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce.

Tom holds a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame and is an alumnus of Stanford University’s Executive Business Program. In September 2000 Notre Dame renamed its business school the Mendoza College of Business after an endowment made by Tom and Kathy Mendoza.