Rick Gordon is an expert on security technology, business strategy, and early-stage venture development. He currently serves as Managing Partner of Mach37 TM, a cyber security market-centric accelerator developed by the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology. MACH37 launches companies that will deliver the next generation of cyber security solutions. Prior to this role, Rick was Vice President of Product Management at KEYW Corp., COO of Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, Managing Director at The Civitas Group, and CEO of Tovaris, a specialized encryption software company. In these roles, he has worked with senior private sector and government officials to solve key security challenges, evaluated emerging growth security companies for investment, and has been a frequent contributor and speaker on such issues as cloud security, cyber intelligence, and security innovation. He also served as a submarine officer in the US Navy. He received his MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and his BS with Merit in engineering from the US Naval Academy.