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CEO and Principal
Andy Ellis is a visionary technology and business executive with deep expertise in security, managing risk, and leading an inclusive culture. A graduate of MIT and former US Air Force officer, Andy designed, built, and brought to market many of Akamai’s security products, leading the Fortune 1000 company from its start as a content delivery network into an industry powerhouse with a billion-dollar dedicated cybersecurity business. In his twenty-year tenure, Andy led Akamai’s information security team from a single individual to a 90+ person team, over 40% of whom were women. In running Akamai’s security program, Andy designed systems, governed risk management, implemented policy, and supported go-to-market functions. Widely respected across the cybersecurity industry for his pragmatic approach to aligning security and business needs, Andy regularly speaks and writes on cybersecurity, leadership, diversity & inclusion, and decision making.
Chief Operating Officer
Gisele Ellis is a seasoned community leader, management facilitator, and educator. A graduate of MIT, Gisele has applied her engineering degrees to a myriad of roles in engineering program management, nonprofit leadership, and education. At MIT and the Museum of Science in Boston, Gisele developed and tested varied curriculums, trained educators, and taught all ages, pre-K through adults. As an engineering leader at Akamai, Gisele routinely rescued off-track engineering projects, helping translate requirements between business units and technical teams to ensure long-term sustainable outcomes. Gisele operates a million-dollar non-profit organization, and navigated the challenges of COVID shutting down multiple revenue streams and programs to maintain long-term solvency and sustain operations during the shutdown.