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 Rob Clyde

A recognized industry leader, Rob has over thirty years' experience as a board director and software executive with demonstrated leadership success at startup companies, small businesses, mid-size businesses, and large companies, including Adaptive Computing, Symantec, Axent Technologies, Raxco Software and Clyde Digital. He served as the CEO of Adaptive Computing, a Gartner Cool Vendor. He participated intimately and successfully in being acquired twice and in an IPO.  Rob was also the technology strategist behind over 20 acquisitions at Symantec and Axent.  Rob served as the CTO of Symantec and was a co-founder of Axent Technologies.

He serves as Chair of Crypto Quantique,  Executive Chair for White Cloud Security and as a board director for Cybral.

He has served as a board director and/or chair for Titus, Zimbra, and ISACA, a global non-profit association with over 170,000 members in the cybersecurity, risk and assurance professions.

Rob's M&A experience includes the acquisition of Clyde Digital by Raxco Software, Assurenet Pathways by Axent Technologies, and Raptor by Axent Technologies, as well as the following Symantec acquisitions:  Axent Technologies, Recourse Technologies, SecurityFocus, RipTech, PowerQuest, Veritas, and Altiris.  He drove the initial technology strategy for the Symantec-Huawei joint venture in China.  He also assisted with BullGuard being acquired by Avira/NortonLifeLike, Titus being acquired by Forta, TriCipher being acquired by VMware, Webroot's Prevx acquisition, PasswordBank being acquired by Symantec, and Telligent acquiring Leverage and Zimbra.

Rob has given over 500 speeches and is a frequent keynote presenter.  Conferences include: RSA, ISACA, NACD, Computer Security Institute, ISSA, Air Force Information Technology (AFTIC), Society for Information Management, CIO Summit, CIO Engage, Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders, Supercomm, Interop, and various venture and invester conferences.

He received the prestigious John Kuyers award for best speaker of the year for the Information Security Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  And he received the Joseph J. Wasserman award from New York Metropolitan Chapter of ISACA for “Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Field of Information Systems Audit and Control”.