Steve Eley, Senior Engineer
Steve Eley is a fast and omnivorous learner with deep Amazon Web Service experience. A programming language polyglot, Steve has spent the last sixteen years solving challenging development and architectural challenges for companies of all sizes. He is the rare technologist who remains on the cutting edge of innovation, and as such, enjoys Ruby on Rails, AWS, MongoDB, Backbone.js, Django, Sinatra, and the other toys the cool kids like to play with. A President's Scholar Computer Science graduate from Georgia Tech, Steve also created, produced, and hosted the world's leading science fiction podcast, Escape Pod, with more than 40,000 weekly listeners.
Natalie Kozlowski, Front-end Developer
Jonathan Manuzak, Director of Engineering
Jonathan Manuzak is the Director of Engineering at CodeGuard. He splits his time between product development, scalability, infrastructure management and anything else that needs to be done. Prior to joining CodeGuard, he lead a team of tactical software engineers for IBM. Jonathan and his team were routinely deployed to customer sites to resolve the most complex technical issues and implement custom features for the IBM enterprise social software products. Before spending time in the field with customers, Jonathan helped develop the prototypes and initial releases of several IBM social software products. With deep experience in every level of the application stack, Jonathan enjoys building and optimizing web applications from the ground up. Jonathan has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Randall McPherson, Senior Engineer
Randall McPherson brings a background in building medical device systems to bear at CodeGuard, working to ensure systems are architected to maximize reliability and tested comprehensively. Randall has deep experience in embedded firmware and wireless networking. He is passionate about using software to help people and driving product development from an understanding of users’ needs. Prior to joining CodeGuard, Randall worked on wireless technology for ambulatory infusion pumps as well as implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, where he has patented technology in arrhythmia detection. Randall has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
David Moeller, CEO and co-founder
CodeGuard is led by CEO and co-founder David Moeller, a seasoned manager and entrepreneur with two successful exits in the last five years. After being featured on ABC's "American Inventor", David co-founded a company and licensed technology to Whirlpool. With a passion for education, he built and grew a startup SAT/ACT test preparation business to several hundred employees before leading it to an acquisition. He was formally trained on General Electric's Technical Sales Leadership Program, and held sourcing and operations positions with GE in the U.S. and China before beginning his entrepreneurial career. David has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, highest honors, from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
Board of Directors
Palaniswamy Rajan, CEO, Virima Technologies
A highly versatile and proven entrepreneur, Rajan has founded and successfully exited numerous technology startups. He was the CTO of financial aggregator VerticalOne, which was sold to S1 in 1999 in a deal valued at $166 million. In 2000, he founded network security firm Vigilar, and grew it to over $30M in annual revenues in five years. He was a co-founder at eLaunchpad, LLC, an early stage venture capital firm/incubator, Emerald Systems, a boutique technology consulting firm, and and ResourcIS, an IT recruiting firm.
Rajan is a leader in the business community and involved in several professional and community organizations. He was instrumental in establishing the Atlanta CEO High Tech Council and he co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE). Rajan was honored as Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40″ Rising Stars in 2000. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Sig Mosley, Imlay Investments
Past Vice President at Management Science America (MSA), Sig has been an angel investor for over twenty years, investing in over 100 technology startups, managing a fund started with money from John Imlay’s sale of MSA to Dun and Bradstreet in 1990 for $330 million. His current board seats include: Contract Packaging, Inc., eQuorum Corporation; Invistics Corp; Kelly Registration, Inc.; Photobooks, Inc.; Rotunda Corporation; SciHealth, Inc.; Skyway Software Inc; and USBA Holdings, Inc. Notable Past Investments - Internet Security Systems: 1998 IPO, $1.6 billion sale to IBM in 2006; Witness Systems: 2000 IPO, $1 billion sale to Verint in 2007; TradeX: $5.6 billion sale to Ariba in 2000.
Matt Chanoff, Profounder
Co-founder of Profounder LLC, a seed stage investment fund, Matt has worked with over thirty early stage companies, helping them to refine business models and strategies and develop marketing and implementation strategies. He has assisted in raising over $20 million in early stage investment and over $50 million in Series C and mezzanine investment. As a consultant, Mr. Chanoff has designed and implemented broad-scale market assessments and market-entry strategies in the United States, China, and Southeast Asia for Fortune 500 companies in several industries, including electronics manufacturing and components, high-tech materials, software, investment, and professional services. He has a Masters of Arts in International Economics and Politics from Johns Hopkins University.
David Moeller, CodeGuard
Board of Advisors
Tom Noonan, CEO, JouleX
Tom is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSX), which was acquired in 2007 by IBM for $1.5B. Tom Noonan and Chris Klaus launched ISS in 1994 to commercialize and develop a premier network security management company. Under Tom’s leadership, ISS revenue soared from startup in 1995 to nearly $400 million dollars in its first decade. The company grew to more than 2000 employees, with operations in more than 36 countries.
In 1999, Ernst and Young recognized him as “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Tom was recognized with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the RSA Security conference, the world’s largest conference dedicated to information security. Tom was also elected to the National Board of Directors for the American Electronics Association (AeA), whose mission is to serve as “the voice of the American high-tech community.” In 2002, President Bush appointed Tom to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure. He currently chairs the NIAC Evaluation and Enhancement of Information Sharing and Analysis Working Group.
Bert Ellis, President and CEO, Ellis Communications
Bert Ellis is an active media and technology entrepreneur. From 2001 until 2002, Ellis served as the Vice-Chairman and a Director of Scient, Inc., a company formed in November 2001 by the merger of Scient Corp. and iXL Enterprises. Ellis founded iXL in 1996 and served as its Chairman until the Scient merger. IXL and Scient were IT consulting firms focused on internet integrations for Fortune 500 companies. The merged iXL and Scient grew to a market cap of almost $6B, a $1B per year revenue run rate, 58 offices globally, and over 6000 employees.
Prior to founding iXL, Ellis founded and served from 1993 to 1996 as President and CEO of Ellis Communications, an Atlanta-based company that owned and operated thirteen television stations, two radio stations and Raycom, a sports production and marketing firm. The original Ellis Communications was purchased in September 1996 for $840M and now operates as Raycom Media.
Dr. Wenke Lee, Georgia Tech College of Computing and GTISC Member
Wenke Lee is a Professor in the School of Computer Science, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1999. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University from 1999 to 2001. Dr. Lee works in systems and network security; his current research projects are in the areas of botnet detection, malware analysis, virtual machine monitoring, and Web 2.0 security and privacy, with funding from NSF, DHS, and DoD. Dr. Lee has published over 100 articles with more than 20 of them cited more than 100 times. In 2006, Dr. Lee co-founded Damballa, Inc., a spin-off from his lab that focuses on botnet detection and mitigation.
Dr. Merrick Furst, Georgia Tech College of Computing Distinguished Professor
Merrick L. Furst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor at Georgia Tech, runs commercialization and new venture creation and directs undergraduate programs and faculty development in the College of Computing. He recently founded the anti-botnet startup, Damballa, Inc. Prior to GT he was a professor at UC Berkeley, president of the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley and CEO of Essential Surfing Gear, Inc., which was sold in 2000. Earlier he was professor and associate dean in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Furst is known for seminal research in algorithms, complexity theory and artificial intelligence. Merrick co-invented probabilistic circuit analysis and planning graphs, which are highly influential breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.
Doug Hanna, CEO, A Small Orange
Douglas Hanna is CEO of A Small Orange, a rapidly growing provider of high quality shared, VPS, reseller, and dedicated web hosting that prides itself on quality customer service and support. Doug leads the company’s management team and is directly responsible for finance, business development, marketing, and M&A activities. He is also responsible for HostNine and SEO Web Hosting, two companies that A Small Orange acquired in November 2010. In addition to his role at A Small Orange, Douglas founded and writes for Service Untitled, a popular blog on customer service and the customer service experience. Doug was previously the Customer Service Manager at HostGator.com LLC, a world leading web hosting provider based in Houston.