President and Chief Investment Officer
Tom serves as the President and Chief Investment Officer for MACH37 and the Managing Director of the CIT GAP Funds. As a founder of MACH37, Weithman brings 12 years prior early stage and cybersecurity investment experience to his present role. Formed by Weithman in 2005, CIT GAP Funds has gained national recognition as one of the nation’s most active early stage venture funds and a premiere provider of capital to cybersecurity start-ups. Through MACH37, Weithman has funded 50+ seed stage cybersecurity companies. CIT GAP Funds has provided early funding to 13 additional early stage cybersecurity companies including Invincea (acquired by Sophos), ADI (acquired by Silicom), SpydrSafe (acquired by Okta) and 4Front Security (acquired by Symantec). CIT GAP Funds active cybersecurity portfolio includes Distil Networks, DivvyCloud, ID.me, PFP Cybersecurity and ThreatQ.
Managing Director, Operations
Jason Chen is a business strategist, entrepreneur, and early stage venture investor with more than 17 years of experience leading business planning and consulting engagements for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and multi-national organizations in both the private and public sector. He brings his experience as a Techstar Entrepreneur-In-Residence and as the Director of their Startup Next Cybersecurity DC pre-accelerator program that was designed to provide cyber startups with expertise and mentorship. Jason is the founder of VentureScope, where he advises early stage startups and entrepreneurs. He also cofounded HackEd, a cybersecurity hands-on-keyboard cybersecurity training company, and WeatherAlpha, a weather data analytics company.
Mary Beth Borgwing
Managing Director, Cyber
Mary Beth Borgwing is a cybersecurity industry executive with over 30 years of experience in management, technology and security, building leadership teams and go to market strategy for new products. Mary Beth currently serves as a managing partner at CyberBridge Group, an advisory firm that bridges the leadership gap by providing cybersecurity subject matter expertise for new cyber products for venture investment and Fortune 1000 clients. Borgwing served as President, CEO and board member for LemonFish, a data breach discovery, and AI analytics company that was acquired in March 2017. She has served in executive leadership roles of several security companies including as President of Cyber Risk Practice, Advisen, Ltd., as board advisor and CFO of Vigilant (sold to Deloitte), and as board member and CFO of Sentillion (sold to Microsoft). She is the co-chair of the CompTIA Cyber Advisory Board and advisor to the International Minority Cyber Group (ICMCP).
Chief Technology Officer
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.
Director, Knowledge and Strategy
Jennifer Quarrie is a professional innovation strategist and entrepreneur who specializes in bringing innovation methodology and facilitation to startups through large enterprise environments across the public and private sectors. She leverages more than 18 years of international business experience to help organizations transform by building nuanced strategy, applying cognitive and behavioral approaches to innovation, guiding innovation practice from need to implementation, creating experiential curriculum that enables creativity, and connecting entrepreneurs with large corporate and enterprise environments. Jennifer’s innovation work is founded in her background as a Lean Startup facilitator, Creative Problem Solving (CPS) facilitator, certified instructional systems designer (CISD), and cognitive researcher with a BA in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC). She creates holistic change by combining core knowledge with a wealth of technical experience that includes systems integration and application development, real-time advanced analytics, signals and cyber security, as well as data science and enterprise knowledge management.
Mike Ravenscroft serves as Associate Director for the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator and as an Investment Associate for CIT GAP Funds. Mike is responsible for sourcing, diligence, and closing of seed and early stage investments on behalf of MACH37 and CIT. Mike helps manage the day-to-day operations of MACH37 and is responsible for mentoring entrepreneurs, managing the accelerator curriculum, liaising with representatives from industry and government, and building the MACH37 network. Since joining CIT in 2013, Mike has supported numerous accelerator programs and innovation efforts pertaining to early stage startup companies. Most recently, he managed the day-to-day operations of Smart City Works, an accelerator for early stage startups developing technologies for the built environment. Prior to that, he was the program lead for EMERGE, an accelerator sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for first responder technology companies.
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.