Board of Directors

Elad Yoran, Executive Chairman

CEO, Security Growth Partners

Elad Yoran serves as CEO of Security Growth Partners (SGP) and Executive Chairman of KoolSpan. His nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, investor, advisor and several-time successful entrepreneur. He works with leading cyber security companies and drives them to rapid growth.  Elad also serves as Director at Infinidat, Red Owl Analytics and MKA Cyber.

Elad has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young. His entrepreneurial experience includes Riptech, a provider of managed security services to governments and Fortune 500 corporations around the world, acquired by Symantec Corporation; MediaSentry, a provider of anti-piracy technology solutions to the motion picture, music and software industries, acquired by SafeNet; Sentrigo, a provider of database security acquired by McAfee; and Vaultive, a pioneering cloud encryption company. In addition, Elad was a strategic investor in and advisor to NetWitness (acquired by EMC/RSA), ThreatGrid (acquired by Cisco), and Insightix (acquired by McAfee). Elad has also served as Vice President, Global Business Development at Symantec and as Vice President at Broadview International (acquired by Jeffries), an investment bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, where he led the firm’s information security practice.

He is an advisor or director at the Army Cyber Institute (ACI), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) New York Metro Chapter; and Trustee of the Jewish Chapel Fund, US Military Academy at West Point. Previously, he served on the FBI’s Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC). Elad authored the Internet Security Threat Report, which was cited in briefings to the U.S. Congress.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Elad holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Eran Feigenbaum

Director of Security, Google Apps

For the past 8 years Eran Feigenbaum has been the Director of Security for Google Apps, where Eran defines and implements security strategy for Google’s suite of solutions of Enterprise Products. He is responsible for ensuring Google’s Business user’s data remains secure and Google enterprise, educational and government customers trust Google. He was responsible for creating Google’s first security group focused on business users that drove changes in infrastructure, incident response, and product features to reduce risk and improve market acceptance.

Prior to joining Google in 2007, Eran was the US Chief Information Security Officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At PwC, he led a team responsible for all aspects of network, server, application, and desktop computer security, as well as security policies, architectures, standards and enforcement. Earlier, Eran spent several years designing and implementing high-performance cryptosystems for electronic commerce solutions for Fortune 1000 clients and government agencies.

Eran holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at Irvine, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. In his spare time, he enjoys performing magic and mentalism and was featured on the NBC television show Phenomenon.

Nigel Jones

CEO, Koolspan

Nigel Jones brings to KoolSpan over 18 years of experience in operations, financial management, private equity, and mergers & acquisitions, with a demonstrated track record of success. Nigel has been a partner at private equity investment firm TWJ Capital since 2006. Prior to joining TWJ Capital, Nigel was a Principal at the Carlyle Group, where was a member of the U.S. Buyout team focused on the aerospace, defense, and federal technical services sectors. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was an Associate in the Technology Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Nigel holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard University. Prior to business school, Nigel was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995, with a focus on secure voice and data communications.

Brad Boston

President and CEO, NetNumber, Inc.

Brad Boston joined NetNumber, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. He had been a member of the company’s board of directors since April 2002. Brad brings more than thirty years of relevant industry experience to this role. He is a recognized team builder and leader, known for his business acumen and technological innovation. He has successfully managed organizations well known for harnessing technology for enhanced services, productivity gains and competitive advantage.

He joined Cisco in August 2001 as Chief Information Officer, and held key executive level positions during his tenure before retiring in late 2012. Brad most recently served as Senior Vice President of Cisco Global Government Solutions Group (GGSG) and Corporate Security Programs Organization (CSPO). GGSG advised global defense, space and security agencies on business practices and technology solutions to achieve and enhance their mission goals. CSPO focused on ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability of Cisco’s critical information and computing assets.

Prior to Cisco, Brad was the Executive Vice President of Operations at Corio, an enterprise-focused Internet ASP. He was instrumental in redefining the company’s product offering and business model. Before joining Corio, Brad served as Executive Vice President of product development and delivery and President of Sabre Computer Services at the Sabre Group. He prepared the organization for its spin-out from American Airlines, an historic transaction that created a leading IT firm valued at more than the former parent company. Additionally, he managed the early development, operations and support of; led the largest system conversion in the airline industry when USAirways converted to Sabre; and architected the development and implementation of the technology plan to modernize the Sabre system infrastructure and applications. Brad also has held executive positions at American Express, Visa, United Airlines/Covia and at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, where he began his career.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois, College of Engineering, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Brad currently serves as Chairman of the Board of aap3 LTD, an IT services company headquartered in Southampton, United Kingdom. He also is a member of the board of directors of Koolspan, a mobile security company based in Bethesda, Maryland. He has served on the board of directors of Mercury Interactive, Active Power and Actividentity.

Gregg Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Optio Labs

Gregg Smith served as CEO of KoolSpan between September 2011 and November 2014, bringing more than 25 years of technology and business leadership experience to the growing provider of mobile security solutions. As CEO, Gregg lead the company’s overall strategic direction with an emphasis on sales, organizational development, and worldwide partnerships, with a goal to make KoolSpan’s TrustChip the No. 1 choice for mobile security and encryption. Prior to KoolSpan, Smith served as CEO of Acuity Mobile, where he built the mobile marketing firm from a start-up to an industry leader.

At Acuity, Gregg negotiated agreements with brands including Harrah’s Entertainment, Urban Outfitters, and Acxiom, before negotiating the sale of Acuity to NAVTEQ, a billion dollar division of Nokia. As President of Aether’s Enterprise Division, Gregg grew revenues from $3 million to $100 million, creating and launching products that won market share around the world, before negotiating a sale of the division to TeleCommunication Systems (TCS). After the sale, Gregg ran the division for TCS from 2005 to 2007.

Previously, as Corporate Vice President and Senior Vice President of the Enterprise Division of Aether Systems (NASDAQ: AETH), Gregg was instrumental in building the wireless software solutions provider into a global leader with a $9 billion market capitalization in less than two years. In prior roles, Gregg served as President and COO of Karch International, a software provider; and as Vice President of Nurad Technologies, a wireless hardware and product manufacturer leading both to successful exits. Throughout his career, Gregg has also created and invested in several technology start-ups, including a mobile messaging and storage platform. 
A graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Gregg serves as a board member of a number of private companies, and speaks frequently at mobile and wireless industry events, as well as investment conferences.

Gary B. O’Malley

Executive Vice President, WaveDivision Holdings

Gary B. O’Malley is Executive Vice President, Merger & Acquisitions of WaveDivision Holdings, a dominate market leader of fiber optic and telecommunication service provider on the West Coast based in Kirkland, Washington.

Over his career, Mr. O’Malley has been the primary executive responsible to buy or sell businesses including sourcing investment opportunities, leading diligence efforts, deal structure, negotiations and documentation and has served on the Board of Directors for a number of private companies.

Previously, Mr. O’Malley was executive vice president & managing director of G.C. Investments, LLC, the private equity portfolio for the Greenspun Family. This portfolio held investments in over 50 private equity funds and investments in direct debt and private equity largely in the telecommunications sector.

Mr. O’Malley was co-founding shareholder and executive of Cable Plus Holding Company growing the business successfully over 11 years ultimately selling in 2000 via multiple transactions valued in excess of $250 million.

David S. Rose

CEO, Gust; Managing Partner, Rose Tech Ventures

David S. Rose, Chairman of the board of New York Angels, is an entrepreneurial executive and investor with extensive experience in high technology and wireless technology. He was named by Inc. magazine to the 1998 Inc. 500 list and lectures frequently on issues relating to the development of the international information infrastructure. During the course of his career, he has supervised the creation of an intellectual property portfolio of issued patents appraised at over $100 million.

He was a founding member of the New York New Media Association, is a frequent guest speaker at graduate business schools including Harvard, Yale, Columbia and NYU, and currently serves on the boards of directors of companies including Aereon Solutions, SignStorey, and David has a B.A. from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University Business School.