MACH37 Team

MACH37™ is a division of CIT and is operated by the MACH37™ partners.

Rick Gordon (@richardgordon5)
Managing PartnerRickOutside

Prior to his appointment at MACH37™, Rick served as Vice President of product management at KEYW Corporation in Hanover, Maryland. There he led product management strategy for the startup division of a systems integrator that targeted growth in the commercial cybersecurity products market. He has also held numerous high-ranking positions in the cybersecurity field, including COO of Baltimore’s Looking Glass Cyber Solutions. and Managing Director of the Civitas Group in Washington, D.C. 


Dan Woolley (@dtw27)
General PartnerDanOutside

Dan comes to MACH37™ from Dell, where he served as Executive Director of Strategic Global Alliances. At Dell, Dan developed strategy, business plans and cross-organizational interlock for five of Dell’s seven Global Strategic Software Alliances as well as coordinating its alignment with its Security Domain alliances. Prior to Dell, Dan worked at CA, Inc. as Senior Director of Global Strategic Alliances, at Silent Runner, Inc. (advanced cyber forensics) as Vice President of Marketing, Business Development and Technology Partnerships, and as President and CEO of Global Integrity (an SAIC company), among other high-ranking industry and cybersecurity positions.


Tom Weithman (@tomweithman)
Chief Investment Officer TomW

Tom serves as the Chief Investment Officer for MACH37 and the Vice President and Managing Director of the CIT GAP Funds. Weithman brings to CIT GAP Funds and MACH37 a strong prior executive experience in sales, business development, and operations with IBM and Hughes Electronics and has raised over $100M in funding for numerous early stage technology companies. In addition to advisory roles with a number of portfolio companies, Weithman is a past Director of the Virginia Tech Intellectual Property Foundation and is active in numerous angel investment, venture capital, and entrepreneurial support organizations, speaking frequently on the subjects of seed stage investing, federal R&D funding, and technology transfer.


David Ihrie (@dihrie)
Chief Technology Officer DavidIhrie
David has over 30 years experience in the fields of satellite and terrestrial communication, computing, and information science. He has been a principal in five startup companies in industries ranging from Nuclear Power to Digital Broadcast to analytic software for the Intelligence Community. As CTO for both CIT and the MACH37 Cybersecurity Accelerator, he has extensive experience envisioning the future of technology and building solutions to hasten that vision. As part of this activity he helps shape the innovation plans of numerous small companies spanning a wide range of technologies and industries. Mr. Ihrie has an M.S. in Business from MIT, specializing in the Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.  


Ed Albrigo (@Ed_AlbrigoCIT)
Executive Chairman EdAlbrigo
Ed serves as the Executive Chairman for the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator and the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Innovative Technology. Ed has previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for The Hilltop Companies, Senior Vice President at Freddie Mac and Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Corporation for Open Systems.


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