Founders and Advisors

Mark HolmeMark Holmes is the CEO of RavenWhite. He is the founder of PatentBridge, a privately-held Silicon Valley technology development firm that specializes in bringing to market select technologies covering extraordinary mobile, security and internet breakthroughs. He was the co-founder of a successful telecommunications startup which was sold in the late 1990’s to a portfolio company of the Alabama state retirement fund. He is an angel investor both individually and as a Band of Angels member, earned his engineering degree from Brown University, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society.

Markus JakobssonDr. Markus Jakobsson is a Principal Scientist of Consumer Security at PayPal. He has previously held positions as Principal Scientist at Xerox PARC, Principal Research Scientist at RSA Laboratories, and Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs. He is an adjunct professor of computer science, of cognitive science, and of informatics at Indiana University, where he also has held the position of Associate Director of the Center of Applied Cybersecurity Research. With over a hundred publications on privacy and security technology and over fifty patents issued and pending, he is one of the more prolific researchers in the field.

Ari JuelsDr. Ari Juels is chief scientist and director of RSA Laboratories, where he has worked for about a decade. Published in a range of scientific venues, his research on topics such as data privacy, RFID security, and biometrics has also appeared in media outlets such as the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Wired News. In 2004, Technology Review named him one of the top 100 technology innovators under the age of 35. In 2007, Computerworld named him to its “40 under 40″ list of IT innovators.


Dr. Gary McGraw, Cigital, Inc.’s CTO, researches software security and sets technical vision in the area of Software Quality Management. Dr. McGraw is co-author of six best-selling books: Software Security: Building Security In (Addison-Wesley 2006), Exploiting Software (Addison-Wesley, 2004), Building Secure Software (Addison-Wesley, 2001), Software Fault Injection (Wiley 1998), Securing Java (Wiley, 1999), and Java Security (Wiley, 1996). His most recent book, Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems, was published by Addison-Wesley in 2007. A world authority on software security, Dr. McGraw consults with major software producers and consumers. Dr. McGraw holds a dual PhD in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University and a BA in Philosophy from UVa. He is a member of the IEEE Security and Privacy Task Force, and was recently elected to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors.

Dan BonehProf. Dan Boneh is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Prof. Boneh’s main research area is applied cryptography and network security. His focus is on building security mechanisms that are easy to use and deploy. He developed new mechanisms for improving web security, file system security, and copyright protection. Dr. Boneh contributed to the security and performance of the RSA cryptosystem and contributed to the study of cryptographic watermarking.

Dr. Sid Stamm is the Lead Privacy Engineer at Mozilla and is responsible for overseeing a team of engineers focused on integrating transparency and privacy into the fabric of the Web by building tools to give users more choice and control over their personal data online. Sid joined Mozilla in 2009 and has designed and developed many of the security and privacy-related features in Firefox including Do Not Track and Content Security Policy. He is the author of a number of privacy-related Firefox Add-ons including, Force TLS and Universal Behavioral Advertising Opt-Out. Dr. Stamm has written and published numerous papers on privacy and security and holds a Ph.D in computer Science from the Indiana University.