Our Team

INVESTING IN CYBERSECURITY ISN’T FOR NEWCOMERS

At Allegis Cyber, we do one thing – Build great Cyber Security companies.  Investing in cybersecurity isn’t for newcomers – it requires years of experience, extensive contacts, deep knowledge of industry trends and proven operational know-how. The Allegis Cyber team has an enviable track record of successfully guiding cybersecurity startups from inception through their growth phases, providing hands-on help building management teams, refining products and developing go-to-market strategies. Each member for the Allegis Cyber team brings these qualities, and much more, to every Allegis Cyber investment.

ROBERT R. ACKERMAN JR.

Managing Director & Founder

Bob founded Allegis in 1996 after a successful career as a serial entrepreneur. In founding Allegis, Bob’s mission was to build a seed and early-stage venture firm that would combine operational experience with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on forging true partnerships…

PETE BODINE

Managing Director

Pete joined Allegis in 2006 as a Managing Director.  His focus is on cloud-centric technologies, mobile, big data analytics and IoT opportunities. He focuses on growing his early stage technology companies, and using the AllegisCyber network to help leverage…

DAVID DEWALT

Managing Director

David G. DeWalt joined AllegisCyber as a Managing Director in 2017.  Dave is a renowned cybersecurity executive, having taken cyber industry leader FireEye public (Chairman & CEO) and served as the CEO of both McAfee and Documentum. He is a member or leader of six boards…

SPENCER TALL

Managing Director

Spencer has been with Allegis for more than a decade. His focus is security and enterprise SaaS related technologies. Spencer is an experienced seed and early stage investor, who assists young companies and their founders in recruiting and strategic relationships. Prior to Allegis…

STEVE SIMONIAN

CFO & CCO

As Allegis Cyber’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Steve Simonian’s responsibilities include finance, legal, investor relations, administration and compliance. Mr. Simonian joined Allegis in 2015 from his own consulting practice, where he provided finance…

ZEINAB ABAWI

Investor Relations

Zeinab joined Allegis in 2016. In addition to handling investor relations, She is also responsible for day-to-day operations, event planning and social media marketing. Prior to joining Allegis, Zeinab worked at BlueRun Ventures where she managed daily operations and supported…

OUR VENTURE PARTNERS

Industry luminaries. Operations experts in cybersecurity. That’s  our venture partners. Many have worked with us for years. They work closely with all of the Allegis cybersecurity team and help us to better serve our entrepreneurs. Or they may know of the latest technology and give us a heads-up on what’s the latest. The bottom line–they are deeply connected and have cyber insights that are unmatched. And our entrepreneurs benefit the most

NAWAF BITAR

Citadel Securities

Chief Information Officer

JEAN-LOUIS GASSÉE

Venture Partner

Founder & CEO

TOM GILLIS

Bracket Computing

Founder And CEO

JOE LEVY

Sophos

Chief Technology Officer

JOHN N. STEWART

Cisco

SVP Chief Security & Trust Officer

JEFF WILLIAMS

FireEye & IronPort

Senior Sales Leader