202 Partners - None of us is as smart as all of us!

202 focus on commercialization of emerging enterprise software technology

Expert advisors

Cybersecurity - Doug Britton
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  • Patented inventor, cyber research executive, tech commercialization advisor and US Army Intelligence veteran
  • CEO of Kaprica Security (originally RunSafe, Tachyon & Skorpion products)
  • Prior to his leadership role in Kaprica, Doug was a cybersecurity focused R&D manager at Lockheed, specializing in cultivating hacking talent
  • He holds an MBA and MS from the University of Maryland and a BS in Computer Science from Illinois
Cybersecurity - Eboni Thamavong
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  • Known for identifying areas for development and growth to move organizations forward
  • 15+ years of experience in structured research, strategic analysis, and competitive research
  • 10 years of extensive experience in cybersecurity operations at the National Security Agency leading highly decorated teams in:
    • Cyber Operations Planning
    • Strategic Cyber Analysis
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Cyber Intelligence SME finding key trends, translating threats and interpreting cyber risk for the C-Suite for Fortune 50 companies
    • Advising customers on how to build and grow cyber threat intelligence programs
  • Co-Founder of Pivot and Sprint and Hustle Funds
  • BS in Japanese Studies and MBA from the University of Maryland and MA in International Studies from Morgan State University
Healthcare - Fred Altimont
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  • 25+ years’ experience software and services sales and alliances in government and enterprise
  • Expert in healthcare including care coordination workflow, patient engagement, education, data integration and customer service management
  • Holds board seats with Viimed, Asa Companies, Docubanc and MOSS Movement
  • Former President and Chief Strategy Office at Viimed, a healthcare startup, generating $17M funding and $15M annual sales, including $35M statewide contract
  • Previously, Microsoft Director Public Sector Health & Education and Intel Director Federal Health Security
  • BS Business Management Virginia Tech
Cybersecurity - Georgia Weidman
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  • Serial entrepreneur, pen tester, researcher, speaker, trainer and author
  • Author “Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking” book
  • Smartphone exploitation work featured in print and on TV
  • Presented or conducted training for organizations including the NSA, West Point and Black Hat
  • Recipient of Women’s Society of CyberJutsu Pentest Ninja award
  • Founded Shevirah, whose Dagah tools automate mobile and IoT device vulnerability assessment, pen testing, awareness and training programs
  • Founded Bulb Security, a security services firm specializing in security assessments, pen testing, training and R&D
  • Graduate of Virginia’s Mach37 Cybersecurity Accelerator
  • MS in Computer Science with CISSP, CEH and OSCP certifications
Automotive - Gloria D’Anna
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  • 30 years GM, Ford, Navistar, Textron, Eaton and Ricardo
  • Led sales and business development at 3 startups
  • Proven track record of driving new business, joint ventures, rolling out new technologies and cutting costs
  • SME cybersecurity, vehicle engineering, multiple patents and featured in numerous panels and presentations
  • Author SAE “Cyber Security for Commercial Vehicles” book
  • Vice Chair of SAE’s new IoT Program Committee
  • MBA University of Chicago and BSME General Motors Institute (now Kettering University)
Biometrics & IAM - Jeff Scott
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  • 17+ years’ expertise and experience in Biometrics and Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • VP Sales Identos & VP Sales Precise Biometrics
  • Notable implementations include:
  • One of largest biometrics systems in the world
  • US Navy Tactical Biometric Collection Management Systems
  • HSPD-12 compliant systems leveraging CAC/PIV smart cards
  • National ID program for Haiti
  • 2012 Presidential elections in Brazil
  • Jeff holds a BA from the University of Connecticut and numerous technical certifications
Cybersecurity - Joe Saunders
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  • CEO RunSafe Security since 2015
  • 25 years startup, advisory and investment experience
  • Expertise in machine learning, analytics, and risk solutions
  • Part of management team at TARGUSinfo (exit $750M Neustar)
  • Prior roles include President / GM, VP Sales and VP Product, following management consulting at PwC
  • BS Math, U-Michigan, MBA Finance, George Mason and MS Predictive Analytics, Northwestern
Modeling & Analytics - Jonathan Harris
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  • 25+ years experience and expertise in modeling and analytics
  • MIT Faculty, executive leadership roles at Fannie Mae and Capital One
  • Led model building and analytics system development managing balance sheets as large as $750 billion
  • Statistical analysis, optimization, time series analysis, neural networks, decision trees, generalized additive models and other analytical technologies
  • CFA, PhD U-Chicago Chemistry and BA Johns Hopkins
Growth Hacking and Design Thinking - Mathew Varghese
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  • Life's goal is to enable ordinary people to achieve extraordinary success at seemingly mundane things like personal finance, nutrition, and health through AI/ML
  • Serial entrepreneur specializing in Big Data and Cloud
  • Director of Product at Citrix with deep expertise in:
    • Evaluating product-market-fit of concepts and ideas
    • Bootstrapping products from concept to MVP
    • Building and executing go to market strategies
  • Active practitioner and workshop facilitator of Design Thinking and trained at the Stanford Dschool
  • Co-founder of Pivot & Sprint and Hustlefunds
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Univ. of Calicut (India), MBA, Univ. of Maryland
Critical Infrastructure Protection - Pete Tseronis
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  • 25+ years experience in cutting edge technology
  • SME triage and enrichment cybersecurity, analytics and critical infrastructure protection innovation
  • CTO at the Department of Energy (DOE) 7 years
  • DOE sponsors more research than any other agency, via the National Laboratories, Ames, Argonne, Brookhaven, Fermi, Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Princeton Plasma, SLAC and Thomas Jefferson
  • Served across 4 administrations and 3 cabinet-level agencies, Energy, Education and Defense
  • MS Johns Hopkins and BA Villanova
  • Recognitions include Federal 100 Award multiple times, GTRA Government Innovator of the Year and Federal CIO Council Leadership Award
Cybersecurity - Michael W. Wellman
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  • CEO and co-founder of Virgil Security which allows developers to quickly and easily add cryptographic “building blocks” to their products
  • Wi-Fi and Internet pioneer, product highlights include the Apple Airport product line, the Apple eWorld web browser and the AOL Mac web browser
  • Led DARPA-funded R&D in Cognitive Radios, Distributed Sensor Networks, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA), Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) and Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Mentor at Virginia’s Mach37 cybersecurity accelerator and Maryland’s RelevantHealth health technology accelerator
  • Advisor to cyber startups CyberAcademy, NS8, Shevirah, and Threatcare
  • Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners
  • Holds BA Mathematical Sciences and BSEE degrees from Rice University
Quantum, Cybersecurity, Mobility - Simon Hartley
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  • Experienced in startup and Fortune 100 enterprise software management, sales, and marketing.
  • Skilled at scaling emerging technology, products, and IP in early and highly regulated markets.
  • Top 25 global thought leader and influencer in the business of quantum, cybersecurity, and mobility.
  • Co-Founded 202 but stepped down in 2016.
Accounting - Steve Slepian
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  • 25+ years finance/accounting expertise and experience
  • Startups, privately held and publicly listed companies
  • CPA, MBA and MA Accountancy
  • Grew Contour Global revenue from $80M to $800M in 3 years
  • Grew CFC balance sheet from $3B to $20B over 20 years
  • Developed global accounting infrastructure covering 14 countries and 80 entities
  • Performed due diligence and then integration for 4 acquisitions totaling $1B+
  • Lead the domestic road show for a successful $3B global public bond issue
  • Prior executive management and accounting roles included VP/Global Controller for Contour Global, a PE owned global power company growing it from $80M to $800M in 3-years, VP/Controller for the NYSE listed and SEC reporting National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), growing the balance sheet from $3B to $20B over 20 years, and senior auditor with Deloitte. Steven is a Certified Public Accountant, holding MBA and MA degrees from the University of Hawaii. He is also a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor
FinTech - Tim Knox
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  • Expert in financial industry buy-side and brokerage firms in creation and implementation of sophisticated technology-based solutions
  • Advises on the impact of cybersecurity, distributed ledger and related technology solutions
  • Experience in investment banking operations and technology with a capabilities across investment accounting, performance reporting, trade processing and market operations from Thomson Reuters, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation
  • Successfully developed, sold and deployed technologies on a global basis across the US, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, China and Singapore
  • BS from University of Arizona
  • Co-founded and coaches Fairfield Rugby Club
Federal / Academia - Tom Suder
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  • Respected thought leader in the Federal IT community
  • Founded Mobilegov, delivering cutting-edge mobile solutions that blend academic innovation with proven business practices
  • Founded ATARC, a non-profit that partners with MITRE to provide a collaborative forum for government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges
  • Co-founded Concert Technologies, expanding its technology implementation services nationally and then to over 100 countries around the world
  • Advisor to the University of Central Florida (UCF) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
  • Recognitions include the Federal 100 Award and ACT-IAC Industry Contributor of the Year Award
Selected partners
Pete Tseronis - Connecting Dots and Building Bridges
Richard Greenhouse — Professional Photography
Simon Hartley - The Noble New (TNN)