Dave DeWalt is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, Dave helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President & CEO of three major companies. That includes driving the most successful cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013, and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010. Today he serves as a the managing director of Allegis Cyber as well an investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Phantom Cyber, CallSign, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks, and Optiv.
Dave has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and with his strategic and operational experience. Dave was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cyber security and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.
Ken Gonzalez has been a senior operating executive at technology companies for over 20 years. He has led the strategy and corporate business development functions for Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Avast and FireEye. During his career he has completed over 40 acquisitions, 23 in cyber security. He has created, managed and grown numerous strategic go-to-market partnerships from technology integration, to OEM, to resell, to two-tier distribution. Prior to joining Night Dragon, Ken was a Managing Director at Forgepoint Capital.
Ken is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment.
We believe that sound advice is critical in thinking through your options for raising capital. At NightDragon we have years of hands on experience in funding cybersecurity companies from inception, to late stage financings, to public market capital raising and to an ultimate exit. Our companies get sound advice on timing, to choosing the right partners to properly deploying your hard-earned capital.
When we engage with companies and build conviction in the opportunity, we seek to be financial partners in the companies we advise. We are flexible investors across stages of growth including in later stage “special situations.” We seek to partner with and invest alongside leading venture capital and private equity firms that bring expertise and also share our conviction in your opportunity
Upon investment we help our companies accelerate their growth by solidifying product strategies, honing messaging, and building powerful go-to-market models. We rely on deep relationships with technology providers, distribution partners, VARs, MSSPs, and professional services firms to help guide and accelerate growth. We have strong relationships with influential CISOs to guide product strategy and secure customers. We have a deep network of cybersecurity executives across all functions to help build your teams