SecureMethods President and CTO Paul C. Clark performs technical and operational oversight of all projects. He provides guidance to senior technical personnel for design, implementation, and troubleshooting for a wide range of systems both internal and external. Dr. Clark's expertise includes network systems and security, cryptographic applications, certification, key management, authentication, and integrity strategies.
Prior to joining SecureMethods, Dr. Clark was employed as a Chief Scientist for DynCorp, where he served as senior internal security consultant for a variety of projects. He was architect and lead implementer of the IRS Secure Submission and Retrieval System that allows the secure submission of tax data over the Internet. The successful deployment of this system resulted in three separate NPR Hammer Awards.
Dr. Clark has a BS in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MS in computer science from University of Southern California. He completed his DSc in computer science at the George Washington University, specializing in computer security, with computer graphics and intellectual property law as minor areas.
As CFO, Mrs. Carter is responsible for SecureMethods financial systems and
administration. Mrs. Carter has run her own business as a "CFO to Go" for several start-up and early stage technology companies. Mrs. Carter worked with these companies in raising over $70M in capital as well as building the companies' operational and finance infrastructure. Before starting her business, Mrs. Carter spent 15 years working for Residential Services Corporation of America (a Prudential subsidiary) as Vice President of Finance and in financial positions at Marriott, Exxon and General Electric. Mrs. Carter has an MBA in Finance from Wharton.
As Vice President of Sales, Mr. Ott brings over twenty years of both direct and channel sales experience with commercial, carrier and government accounts. He has been one of the top salespeople at Baltimore Technologies, RedCreek, SonicWall and Trend Micro. His sales of network security technologies include VPNs, PKI solutions, firewalls, anti-spam and anti-virus. Mr. Ott has sold software, hardware and services to federal enterprise customers including the Departments of Treasury, State, Commerce, Labor and Justice plus GSA, NASA, NSA, Army and Navy. Many of these sales were partnered with the larger federal systems integrators. He has initiated partnerships with sales teams from other vendors to offer best of breed solutions. Mr. Ott has managed sales through network security resellers and 8(a) firms.
Mr. Ott earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute which has provided a deeper understanding and appreciation of the technologies used in this marketplace.
Board of Directors
SecureMethods Chairman of the Board, Steve Walker has had a distinguished 35 + year career encompassing both the private and the Government sectors. Before starting his venture capital firm, Walker Associates, Mr. Walker was President and Chief Executive Officer of Trusted Information Systems, Inc. (TIS), which he founded in 1983 with a modest investment of $30,000. Before its purchase by Network Associates in a deal valued at $350 million, TIS had become a publicly traded company, employed more than 350 people, and had offices throughout the world.
Having been a 22-year veteran of the Department of Defense at the National Security Agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Mr. Walker was one of the elite members of a team responsible for the development of the ARPAnet, the legendary breakthrough messaging system that allowed the birth of the Internet and email, as we know them today.
In 1984, Steve received the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and in October 1988, he received the first National Computer System Security Award. In March 1995, Steve was the recipient of Federal Computer Week's "Federal 100 Award." In May 1998, he was the recipient of the KPMG High Technology Entrepreneur Award. The Governor of Maryland appointed Steve to the Maryland Technology Development Corporation Board of Directors in July 2000. He is a member of the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption. Digital South Magazine recently named Steve one of "The Most Influential People in the New South's New Economy." Additionally, Steve is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Wesley Seminary.
Mr. Walker earned a BS from Northeastern University and an MS from the University of Maryland both in Electrical Engineering. He testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress and is widely accepted as an expert and leader in information security technology and policy. Mr. Walker belongs to several investment communities including The Capital Investors and the Venture One Advisory Board.James J. Condon, Vice Chairman
As Vice Chairman of the Board, Mr. Condon brings to SecureMethods more than twenty years of broad-based management experience, having had a distinguished executive career with such companies as Updata Venture Partners, CyberCash, KPMG Peat Marwick, Legent, and Marriott.
Prior to SecureMethods, Jim was a Senior Advisor at Updata Venture Capital. Prior to Updata, he was President and CEO of CyberCash, an e-commerce payments company. While at CyberCash, Mr. Condon oversaw the development and implementation of the first neuro-network-based Internet fraud-screening program, Fraud Patrol. CyberCash was purchased by Verisign in 2001.
Mr. Condon has been a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, UCLA and the University of Virginia. He serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to The Johns Hopkins Computer Science School.
Prior to CyberCash, he was director of performance improvement services in the information communication and entertainment (ICE) sector of KPMG, where he was instrumental in the growth of the practice. In 1996, Mr. Condon was elected to KPMG's Global Software Leadership Council.
Mr. Condon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences
from Johns Hopkins University and graduated Dean's Honor List with a Master
of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He currents
serves on the Boards of Solutions Consulting, a subsidiary of Perot Systems,
ParishPay, an online payments company, and Buttefly.net
Mr. Cole has practiced corporate law in Washington, D. C. for over 40 years, with more than 30 of those as a partner at Patton Boggs, a multi-state firm with more than 400 lawyers. Mr. Cole's expertise lies in the representation of early stage companies. As a counsel of start-ups through mezzanine and later-stage financing, Mr. Cole assists with bringing companies in a wide range of businesses to maturity. His broad-based contacts with financiers and investors have provided capital and management assistance to a number of the firm's clients over the years. Mr. Cole serves on the Boards of Directors of many technology companies including: FileTek Inc., Evive Corporation, GetActive Software Inc., and Global Options Inc.
Mr. Cole also serves on the boards of several other business and community and social organizations. He has been a Trustee of his alma mater, Boston University, for more than 20 years, having long service on the University's Investment Committee and Community Technology Fund.
Mr. Gellermann is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Adena Ventures, the nation's first New Markets Venture Capital Company. As a founding principal of the fund, Mr. Gellermann played a leadership role in the formation and capitalization of Adena Ventures. Gellermann is a partner and member of the investment committee for the fund. He is also a partner in Woodland Venture Management, a fund management company devoted to the development of investment vehicles in underserved regions of the country.
Prior to the formation of Adena, Mr. Gellermann provided consulting services in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology, economic development, and venture capital for Wilhelm & Conlon Public Strategies, Inc. and Ohio University's Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Gellermann spent 15 years in the banking industry where he developed a number of innovative approaches to the marketplace, including the creation of a "fund of funds," which invested in venture capital companies throughout the country. As part of this initiative, Gellermann served on the board of directors and investment committee for one of the first venture funds in the nation to focus on women-owned firms. He was also instrumental in bringing mortgage lending opportunities to Indian Nations and the disabled community, and provided national leadership in bringing the Capital Access Program to a number of states. Mr. Gellermann also worked for the U.S. Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Mr. Gellermann currently serves on the board of directors for Butterfly.net, Inc., a grid computing and online gaming company, and SecureMethods, Inc., a security software firm. He also serves as a director for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, a not-for-profit charitable organization.
Mr. Gellermann earned a BA from Hastings College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Christopher M. Lehman is President of Commonwealth Consulting Corporation, a Washington-based government affairs and international consulting firm. Dr. Lehman served in the U.S. Government for ten years in the national security field in both the Executive and Legislative branches. He served in the White House from early 1983 through 1985 as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Dr. Lehman served as Director of the Office of Strategic Nuclear Policy at the Department of State from the beginning of the Reagan Administration until he went to the White House in 1983. On Capitol Hill, Dr. Lehman served as an associate staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1976 to 1981, working directly for Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and subsequently for Senator John Warner. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1969-1971.
Dr. Lehman has been honored as a biographee in each edition of Who's Who in America since 1984. He has also received numerous awards including the Superior Honor Award at the Department of State and the National Defense Service Medal.
He is active in civic affairs, serving on the Board of Advisors of KIDS Foundation providing assistance to gravely ill children. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Northern Virginia Scholarship Fund.
Dr. Lehman earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia. He holds two Masters degrees in International Security Affairs and in Law and Diplomacy and earned his Ph.D. (in International Security Affairs) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Dr. J. Michael Mullen was appointed Chancellor of Higher Education for West Virginia in February 2001. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Mullen served as Vice President for Administration at Northern Arizona University for 2 years. Previously, he served for 24 years on the staff of the Council of Higher Education for Virginia in the positions of Associate/Assistant Director, Deputy Director, and Interim Director. He also served as Division Chairman, Director of Institutional Research, and Associate Professor of Business at Northern Virginia Community College. Dr. Mullen was an instructor of economics at Shepherd College.
Dr. Mullen earned a BS in psychology from George Washington University, an MBA from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Virginia.