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Founder & CEO

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  • Serial Entrepreneur with over $75 million raised.

  • Founder, CEO, CTO and Chief Architect of CounterTack (, leading cybersecurity company in the Endpoint Detection and Response space.

  • 25 years of experience with low level efficient kernel development and software architecture design

  • 20 years of experience in cybersecurity designing and developing cutting edge information security systems

  • 15 years of experience designing and developing efficient real-time data processing for Order Management Systems and High-Frequency Trading systems.


Vassili Gorshkov


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  • Expert in low level efficient software design and programming

  • Professional experience at leading microchip chip companies (Wind River, Intel, etc)

  • 19 years of C/C++ Development

  • 19 years of Assembler Programming for PPC, PPC64, MIPS, x86, AMD64. ARM

  • 16 years of multi-threaded programming (expert on wait free algorithms and techniques)

  • 16 years of OS internals (Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, VxWorks)

  • 15 years of Solutions Architect Experience

  • Master of Business Administration (top 5% of the class), George Washington University

  • Master of Computer Science (with Honors), St. Petersburg Electro-technical University

  • Bachelor of Mathematics (with Honors), St. Petersburg Electro-technical University

Shannon James Smith


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  • Over 25 years of executive leadership, business operations, and technology sales experience

  • Serial entrepreneur and veteran of the VR, e-commerce, Internet, SaaS, big data, computer hardware, SAN storage, enterprise software & security consulting industries

  • MBA in Innovation, Strategy & Information Technology from EDHEC Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France.

  • BA in Information Systems & International Business from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.


Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

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Dr. Jonathan Beard

  • Currently, Dr. Beard is a senior HPC architecture researcher at ARM, focusing on developing next-generation architectures for big data at exascale.

  • Jonathan’s research includes online modeling, stream parallel systems, streaming architectures, compute near data, and massively parallel processing. He researched the modeling and optimization of heterogeneous streaming systems under the direction of Professor Roger Chamberlain at the Stream Based Supercomputing Lab at Washington University, St. Louis.

  • Created RaftLib, a C++ library that supports stream processing (data flow programming), allowing a programmer to create safe, parallel programs without knowledge of threads or locks.

  • Served as a U.S. Army Officer where he served in roles ranging from medical administrator to acting director of the medical information department for the U.S. Army in Europe.

  • PhD in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015.

  • MS in Bioinformatics from The Johns Hopkins University in 2010

  • BS in Biology & BA in International Studies from Louisiana State University in 2005

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Mr. Nathan McDonald

  • Nathan brings a unique entrepreneurial business and organizational development background developed during twenty years of hands-on, active leadership and operational experience.

  • CEO of Keiretsu Capital, who raised and manages over $10M in two co-investments funds with over 150 investors and 42 investments to date.

  • Managing Director of Keiretsu Capital Real Estate Access Fund focused on income based investments.

  • Chairman of the Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum, a global angel investment group, Nathan's built the region into the fastest-growing angel investment group in the nation, adding over 700 investor members and facilitating over $200 million in funding for over 300 companies.

  • Nathan received a BA in Finance from Foster Business School at the University of Washington, with an emphasis in entrepreneurial leadership and venture finance. He currently serves as President of the Buerk Center Entrepreneur Alumni Committee.

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Mr. Pierre-R. Wolff

  • Mr. Wolff is the Managing Director of E-coSearch Inc., a corporate and business development consultancy working within the startup ecosystem with early stage angel and venture financed companies, as well as with seed and venture stage investors.

  • Pierre has been an entrepreneur or on the founding management team of several early stage venture funded companies leading their business and corporate development efforts. He has been responsible for financing and exit transactions valued at over $350 million.

  • Mr. Wolff sits on the board of advisors of several early stage companies providing guidance on fundraising, business strategy, business models and distribution and channel strategies.

  • MBA in Innovation, Strategy and Information Technology from the Theseus Institute at EDHEC Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France

  • BS in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University