As Virtru’s Chief Social Scientist, Dr. Andrea Little Limbago specializes in the intersection of technology, cybersecurity, and policy. She directs Virtru’s technical content, while contributing her own research on the geopolitics of security and privacy, global data protection trends, and usable security. Her writing has been featured in numerous outlets, including Politico, the Hill, Business Insider, War on the Rocks, and Forbes. She also presents at a range of security, government, and academic conferences. Andrea previously held the position of Chief Social Scientist at Endgame, taught International Relations in academia, and was a computational social scientist at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC). While at JWAC, she received the Command’s top award for technical excellence for her analytic support across the Department of Defense.
Andrea holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.
Co-Founder & CEO
As CEO and Co-Founder of Virtru, John is proud to be helping millions of individuals and thousands of organizations take control of the information they store and share online. A longtime privacy advocate, John was responsible for technology policy at the White House and was the Policy and Strategic Planning Director at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to co-founding Virtru, John was an investor at Lindsay Goldberg LLC, working with entrepreneurs to dramatically scale their businesses.
John graduated summa cum laude from Williams College, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School with Highest Honors.
EVP of Platform
Rob McDonald is Virtru’s VP of Product Management and has been with the company since 2013. Prior to Virtru, Rob was the CIO for several Acute Care facilities and Denovo Healthcare development teams. His significant expertise in the healthcare industry earned him a spot in Becker’s Review as a 2013 and 2014 Top 100 Healthcare CIOs. Rob has also consulted with corporations to help them assess their current information security position and develop a plan to not only mitigate the discovered technical shortcomings but more critically to raise security awareness amongst their employees.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a perpetual student of technology, information security and privacy practices.
Co-Founder & CTO
Will is the CTO and Co-Founder of Virtru. Prior to founding Virtru in 2012, Will spent eight years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he specialized in cloud analytics and security architecture—specifically protecting the agency’s in-house data transfers. During his tenure at the NSA, Will invented the Trusted Data Format (TDF), an open standard used today by various government agencies for the secure transfer of data and the technical foundation upon which Virtru was founded.
Will graduated magna cum laude from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
As Virtru’s Chief Financial Officer, Jim is responsible for creating and managing financial planning and accounting operations to ensure the company’s success as it grows rapidly. Prior to joining Virtru, Jim was the CFO at iSIGHT Partners, where he led financial operations through the company’s growth and acquisition by FireEye.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loras College and an MBA from Drake University.
As Virtru’s VP of Marketing, Mary is responsible for the strategy and execution of all areas of marketing, including product marketing, brand, corporate communications, demand generation, and marketing operations. Mary brings 20 years of marketing experience in technology, with an emphasis on security, to Virtru. Previously, Mary was Virtru’s Sr. Director of Demand Generation. Prior to Virtru, Mary held leadership roles in marketing at ThreatConnect, where she led Demand Generation and Forcepoint, where she oversaw brand and digital, as well as Rackspace and Dell.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
VP, Enterprise Sales and Customer Success
As VP of Enterprise Sales and Customer Success, Brett is responsible for driving global sales with a focus on growing Virtru’s enterprise customer base, while overseeing the Customer Success organization to help customers of all sizes solve their business privacy challenges using Virtru solutions. Previously at Virtru, Brett held the role of Director of Solutions Engineering. Before joining Virtru, Brett spent more than 16 years at SAS Institute, where he developed enterprise software and architected and sold customer solutions for data integration and business intelligence.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Kansas State University.
As CEO and Co-Founder of Virtru, John is proud to be helping millions of individuals and thousands of organizations take control of the information they store and share online. A longtime privacy advocate, John was responsible for technology policy at the White House and was the Policy and Strategic Planning Director at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to co-founding Virtru, John was an investor at Lindsay Goldberg LLC, working with entrepreneurs to dramatically scale their businesses. John graduated from Williams College Summa Cum Laude, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School with Highest Honors.
Co-founder & CTO
Will Ackerly is the CTO and Co-Founder of Virtru. Prior to founding Virtru in 2012, Will spent eight years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he specialized in cloud analytics and security architecture — specifically protecting the agency’s in-house data transfers. During his tenure at the NSA, Will invented the Trusted Data Format (TDF), an open standard used today by various government agencies for the secure transfer of data and the technical foundation upon which Virtru was founded. Will holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Magna Cum Laude.
CEO at Sonatype Former CEO at Sourcefire
Wayne is the CEO of Sonatype, a role he has held since 2010. Prior to Sonatype, Wayne served as the CEO of open source network security pioneer Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIRE), which he guided from fledgling start-up through an IPO in March of 2007, later acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion. Before Sourcefire, Wayne co-founded Riverbed Technologies, a wireless infrastructure company, and served as its CEO until the sale of the company for more than $1 billion in March of 2000. Wayne holds a B.B.S in Finance from James Madison University, 1985, and has completed the Executive Education program for Corporate Governance at Harvard University.
Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners Former Chairman, Co-Founder at VeriSign
David Cowan, a partner in Bessemer’s Menlo Park office, launched the firm’s practices in cloud infrastructure, consumer tech, cyber-security and space tech. His historical portfolio includes Ciena, Hotjobs, Blue Nile, Twilio, LinkedIn, LifeLock, PSI-Net, Qualys and over a dozen other IPOs, as well as many large acquisitions such as Twitch, Postini, Cyota, iSight, Tripwire, Netli, Playdom, Dropcam and Skybox Imaging. His current portfolio – spanning startups founded in the U.S., Argentina, Singapore, Israel, New Zealand and Scotland – includes Rocket Lab, Spire, Getinsured, Smule, Endgame, Claroty, Tile, Distil, Auth0 and Zapier.
Co-founder & CEO at Authentic8 Former Founder & CTO at Postini
Scott Petry is Co-Founder and CEO of Authentic8, Inc. Prior to Authentic8, Scott founded Postini and served in a variety of C-level roles until its acquisition by Google in 2007. At acquisition he was EVP of product development and CTO. He served as Director of Product Management at Google until 2009. Prior to Postini, Scott was General Manager and Vice President of Cygnus Solutions (acquired by Redhat), Director of Advanced Messaging Products at SkyTel, and also served as Product Manager of Apple Computer in the Newton Group and the Networking and Communications group. He graduated with a B.S. degree from San Diego State University, where he was a four year oarsman.