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INDUSTRY ADVISORS

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Nawaf Bitar

  • Venture Partner, Allegis Capital
  • Senior VP & General Manager, Security Business Unit at Juniper Networks, Inc.
  • VP of Engineering & Operations, Security Technology at Cisco Systems
  • Senior VP of Engineering at Ironport Systems

Nawaf Bitar joined Juniper Networks, Inc. in April 2011 and today is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Security Business Unit. In this role he is responsible for Juniper's security business including the overall strategy and execution. Prior to joining Juniper, Bitar served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations of Security Technology at Cisco Systems, Inc. He joined Cisco in 2007 when it acquired IronPort Systems, where he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining IronPort, he served as Vice President of File Systems & Services at Network Appliance Inc. Previously his career included roles at Silicon Graphics and Apollo Computer. He has over twenty five years of engineering and engineering management experience. Bitar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts degree.

Hossein Eslambolchi, Ph.D

  • Venture Partner, Allegis Capital
  • CIO/CTO ATT and President of ATT Labs (Retired)
  • President of ATT Global Networks (Retired)
  • Over 800 Patents

For nearly two decades, Dr. Eslambolchi led the transformation of AT&T's network, systems and services up until 2005. Dr. Eslambolchi served as Chief Technology Officer and advised its top leaders on the formulation and implementation of a strategic technology vision from 2001 to 2005. In addition to serving as CTO, Dr. Eslambolchi was also President of AT&T's Global Networking Technology Services, President and CEO of AT&T Labs and Chief Information Officer. Dr. Eslambolchi has won numerous Awards including notable AT&T Science and Technology Medal and became AT&T Fellow and received the most prestigious technical award in 2002 given to any individual in history of AT&T Communications. Dr. Eslambolchi holds over 800 worldwide patents —Issued, Pending and in preparation. Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi is Chairman and CEO of 2020 Venture Partners (http://www.2020vp.com).

Tom Gillis

Tom Gillis
  • Venture Partner, Allegis Capital
  • CEO, Bracket Computing
  • Vice President and General Manager for the high—growth STBU Cisco's WSRTG
  • Former Co—Founder and Sr. Vice President of Marketing, IronPort Systems

Tom Gillis is CEO of Bracket Computing, a company he founded in December 2011. Gillis started Bracket with a vision to re-imagine enterprise computing. Before starting Bracket, Gillis was VP/GM of the Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems. This Technology Group included the business units responsible for Cisco's entire Network and Content Security product portfolio, including firewalls, IPS, VPN, and email security and web security gateways. Prior to Cisco, Tom was VP of Marketing and part if the founding team of IronPort Systems which was acquired by Cisco in 2007. Before that, he held the position of VP/GM at iBEAM Broadcasting, an Internet start up that wentpublic on NASDAQ. He has also worked at Silicon Graphics, the Boston Consulting Group, and Raytheon Corporation. Gillis received a BSEE from Tufts, an MSEEfrom Northwestern, and an MBA from Harvard.

Jeffrey Williams

  • Venture Partner, Allegis Capital
  • VP Worldwide Sales & Business Development at FireEye
  • VP of Sales at Cisco Systems
  • Sales Manager at Ironport Systems

Jeff has served as vice president of worldwide sales and business development at FireEye since March 2010. He also served as a member of the advisory board from April 2006 to February 2010. Prior to joining FireEye, Jeff was vice president of sales at Cisco Systems, Inc. from April 2003 to January 2010. Prior to Cisco Systems, Jeff managed sales for IronPort Systems, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Cisco Systems in June 2007. Prior to IronPort, Jeff was vice president of sales at IntruVert Networks, Inc., which was acquired by McAfee, from February 2002 to April 2003. Prior to IntruVert Networks, Jeff was vice president of sales of Abeona Networks, Inc. from January 2001 to January 2002 and at GlobalCenter Inc., which was acquired by Exodus Communications, from February 1990 to January 2001. Additionally, Jeff served on the board of directors of Meraki, Inc. from 2010 until its acquisition by Cisco Systems in 2012. He holds a B.S. in marketing from California State University, Chico.

Charles Jablonski

  • Venture Advisor, Allegis Capital
  • VP Operations, OnLive
  • Former Executive Chairman, President & CEO, Myrio
  • Former COO, Geocast Network Systems
  • Former Vice President of Engineering and Technology, NBC

Mr. Jablonski oversees the operational aspects of OnLive, bringing a breadth of senior management, engineering and broadcast technology expertise to the company. Previously, Mr. Jablonski served as Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Myrio. Before that, Mr. Jablonski was Chief Operating Officer of Geocast Network Systems, a data broadcasting startup based in the Silicon Valley. Previously, Mr. Jablonski spent 16 years as the Vice President of Engineering and Technology at NBC. His responsibilities included Owned Stations Operations and Engineering, Strategic Technology, Network Distribution, International Operations and the Olympics, for which he was awarded four Emmys. Mr. Jablonski was the past President and is currently a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He also chairs the Emmy Awards Committee for Science and Technology.

Todd Rowe

Todd Rowe
  • Venture Advisor, Allegis Capital
  • Head of Worldwide Channel Sales, Google, Inc.
  • Former Sales, Marketing and General Management positions with Adobe, Apple Computer, IBM, E.piphany and PeopleSoft

Mr. Rowe leads Google's channel sales organization globally, which is one of Google's fastest growing sales organizations worldwide. He is responsible for selling Google's AdWords, video and mobile products to small and mid—sized companies through third parties in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Mr. Rowe has 20 years experience in the hardware and software industries, with sales, marketing and general management experience. He is experienced in building high—growth businesses, having built and managed mid-market oriented businesses in domestic and international markets. Before joining Google, Mr. Rowe was the Group Vice President & General Manager of SAP Business Objects' Mid-Market business unit, responsible for Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Strategy, growing the business to over $500 million. Mr. Rowe began his career at IBM in direct sales, where he achieved the Top 1% of Sales nationwide. Mr. Rowe has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah.