Our Board

John Herring
Executive Chairman

John Herring brings multi-decade executive and board experience in building high tech growth companies. His career spans military service and work in the national security sector, including multi-year involvement as CEO of an In-Q-Tel (the investment arm of the US CIA) portfolio company. John is Co-Founder Emeritus of Corstone Corporation, a private equity firm. Previously, John served as an officer in the Navy nuclear submarine program on the staff of Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, the founder of the U.S. Navy nuclear program.

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Bud Hawk
Board Member

Albert “Bud” Hawk is the Chairman of Corstone. Mr. Hawk has created, grown, managed, and successfully exited companies for over 25 years.Mr. Hawk is also chairman of Corstone Asia, headquartered in Seoul.  Mr.Hawk has also been active in the Singapore and India investments, including fractional jet ownership and business process outsourcing.

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Steve Bassi

Steve is a Cyber Security expert and renowned in the industry, with over 20 years experience. Steve is the founder and CEO of Narf Industries, a specialist niche information security R&D firm, with marquee clients from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to members of the Fortune 500. He started as a computer scientist and cyber security researcher for the Naval Research Laboratory after completing his MSC in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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