Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Dedicated to fast, intelligent company growth, John has more than a quarter-century of proven executive management experience. His leadership has been a catalyst for increasing performance and profitability in technology businesses ranging from startups to major corporations. His guidance and drive have helped companies boost annual revenues by as much as 40 percent, be acquired strategically for significant investor ROI, and earn a top IPO ranking. John holds an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief company strategist, lead designer, and primary developer of Digital Sandbox’s patented terrorist risk algorithms, Bryan is also responsible for designing the breakthrough Risk Analysis Center (RAC) security risk management product line and its underlying predictive analytics platform. He has been at the forefront of national innovation in risk analytics for over 15 years, leading threat mitigation technologies for terrorist attacks and helping identify and overcome military vulnerabilities, protect against bio-terrorism, boost infrastructure protection, contend with drug trafficking, and address Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). A frequent speaker, he is consulted regularly by Congress and at the Cabinet level on security and analytical risk management. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Optics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Anthony is responsible for setting the company’s strategy for existing and emerging analytic risk management markets. He was the driving force behind the establishment of Digital Sandbox’s Risk Analysis Center, creating the integrated product and managed services strategy for this unique offering. Anthony is a well-known authority on risk management, having pioneered analytic risk management solutions for Federal, state, and local agencies. He has an 18-year track record of leading clients through the transformation from patchwork tools and inconsistent consultation into results-driven, technology-enabled analytic risk management programs. Anthony has orchestrated the application of risk analytics in high-intensity operational environments for the military, Special Forces, law enforcement, and first responder organizations. As a recognized industry expert, he is a regular speaker and advisor to government and corporate organizations on risk management, preparedness, and risk-based funding allocation strategies. Prior to founding Digital Sandbox, Anthony established and led multimillion dollar Modeling and Simulation business units at Sonalysts, Inc. and Kaman Sciences Corporation. He holds a Master of Science degree in Material Science from the University of Virginia and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Amit Yoran has been serving as Chairman and CEO of NetWitness since November of 2006. Prior to NetWitness, he was appointed as Director of the US-CERT and National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, and as CEO and advisor to In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. Formerly Mr. Yoran served as the Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services at the Symantec Corporation. Mr. Yoran was the co-founder of Riptech, a market leading IT security company, and served as its CEO until the company was acquired by Symantec in 2002. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force in the Department of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team. Mr. Yoran serves as a commissioner on the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and numerous other industry advisory bodies.
Mr. Dettmar has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, and has served as the Chief Financial Officer for a number of firms, ranging from start-ups to multimillion-dollar public companies. Mr. Dettmar’s background in mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, and financial structuring provides a valuable resource for the Fund. From May 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Dettmar served as Chief Financial Officer for Infodata Systems, Inc., a software and systems integration firm, where Mr. Dettmar was responsible for the company’s successful public offering and financial restructuring. The restructuring was precipitated by the acquisition of two firms, which Mr. Dettmar helped to plan, structure, and execute.
From November 1993 to December 1996, Mr. Dettmar served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Encompass, Inc., a wireless telecommunications company that successfully obtained venture capital funding and grew to $20 million in revenue. In that role, Mr. Dettmar successfully negotiated a plan to buy out the initial investors in the company in order to obtain more favorable financing terms for the company. This enabled the company to operate with fewer restrictions and greater strategic emphasis. From November 1988 to October 1993, Mr. Dettmar served as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at The Hunter Companies, Inc., a commercial services and brokerage firm. Mr. Dettmar also has served as regional financial manager for a Bell operating company, Chief Financial Officer for a telecommunications software firm that was acquired, and consulting manager at Price Waterhouse & Co.
Mr. Dettmar holds a BS from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a licensed CPA.
Mr. Friedman co-founded and serves as Managing Director of Monumental Venture Partners, LLC, a Northern Virginia based venture capital firm which invests in companies serving corporate markets in information technology, enterprise software, communications and digital security. Mr. Friedman has a strong background in venture capital investing. He has been the lead on numerous transactions and has been responsible for valuation, deal structure, negotiations, closing, business development, corporate governance, and successful exits. He serves on the board of three of MVP America’s portfolio companies.
In addition, Mr. Friedman spent 10 years at MCI Communications Corporation in senior positions in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Ventures. In his M&A role, Mr. Friedman was first chair on a number of successful transactions. Mr. Friedman also established and successfully ran MCI New Ventures. From 1996 to 1998, MCI New Ventures contributed over $50 million to MCI’s bottom line.
Mr. Friedman holds a BA in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the George Washington University.
Donald M. Gilberg serves as Chairman of the National InfraGard Board of Advisors. He is Vice President of Strategic Development for NetWitness Corporation, the world leader in advanced persistent threat detection and real-time network forensics.
Formerly, he was Senior Managing Director of Security Accelerator LLC, a strategic advisory and investment firm. He is a consultant to the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute. Mr. Gilberg is the former Senior Director of CivitasGroup where he served as a consultant to companies in the homeland security space. He previously served as founder and managing partner of Gilberg & Kiernan, where he was national counsel to several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Gilberg’s practice included a specialty in corporate investigations, fraud and white collar criminal matters. Prior to founding Gilberg & Kiernan, he served as an adjunct professor of law.
He is a member of The American Bar Association, and is admitted to the bar in New York, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security), the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police), and the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children Financial Coalition against Child Pornography.
Mr. Oliver serves as Chairman and President of Monumental Venture Partners, LLC, a Northern Virginia based venture capital firm which invests in companies serving corporate markets in information technology, enterprise software, communications and digital security. In early 1999, Mr. Oliver launched and organized MVP. He successfully recruited the founders including the MCI New Ventures team, raised capital for the general partnership from selected investors, and formed the MVP America Advisory Board. Mr. Oliver has extensive experience in fund raising, joint ventures, technology transfer, acquisitions, investment assessments, and international expansion in the wireless telecommunications and information technology industries.
Prior to founding MVP, Mr. Oliver was a group vice president for companies of Allen Telecom International, a NYSE firm with $500 million in revenues. While at Comsearch, a privately held company acquired by Allen, Mr. Oliver developed global microwave, satellite and cellular joint ventures and business partnerships with Airtouch, Ericsson, MCI, and Qualcomm. Previously, Mr. Oliver held management positions with companies acquired by Cable & Wireless, Sprint and Verizon.
Mr. Oliver has studied at Oxford University, the University of Kansas Business School, Lynchburg College, and the University of Virginia.