Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures
Bob leads Dreamit’s SecureTech vertical where he sets overall strategic focus, expands the customer network, and works daily with securetech startups from around the world helping them refine their positioning and go-to-market strategy, think through how to scale sales and operations and map out their capital needs along with how to raise their next round. Before joining Dreamit, Bob held multiple roles at IBM Security, leading efforts in Cyber Operations and Threat Hunting. Prior to IBM, Bob worked in the private sector, leading threat intelligence programs at Bloomberg and global financial firms. He also has deep government experience having held positions at NSA’s Cyber Center, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Army’s Signals Intelligence Corps, the FAA, and NASA. Bob served as a U.S. Army officer and is a recipient of numerous military awards, including the Bronze Star and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Bob is also a Truman National Security Fellow, Brookings Institution Council on U.S. and Italy Fellow, and serves on the advisory boards of multiple startups. He received a BS in Mathematical Physics, holds a Master’s degree in Intelligence Studies, and also completed numerous U.S. Department of Defense professional education courses focusing on intelligence operations. He holds various technical certifications, including CISSP, a globally recognized standard of achievement in the cybersecurity industry.