Board of Directors

Honorable Gordon England


Gordon England is Chairman of the Board of Directors of V1 Analytical Solutions Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors for PFP Cybersecurity Inc., a consultant for Fujitsu Defense Systems, and is a General and limited Partner of GLILOT Capital Partners.

Mr. England served as Deputy Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and President of General Dynamics Fort Worth Division, President of Engineering at General Dynamics Land Systems, and as corporate Executive Vice President of General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology Sector, Ground Combat Systems Sector and the International Sector.

Mr. England graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Maryland and a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University.

John Czupak

Board Member

John Czupak serves on the Advisory Board at Sonatype, PFP Cybersecurity and Cybrary as well as on the Board of Directors at ThreatQuotient.

Czupak was General Manager of the FireAMP business in Sourcefire (then Cisco) and led corp dev activities involved with Cisco’s $2.7B acquisition of Sourcefire (3rd largest cyber M&A deal historically). He was also Senior Vice President, Corporate & Business Development and International & Business Development at Sourcefire.

Before joining Sourcefire, Mr. Czupak was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Mountain Wave, Inc., the Vice President of Worldwide Channels for Riverbed Technologies, and the General Manager, EMEA for Aether Systems, Inc. Mr. Czupak was an original member of the management team and Vice President of Asia Pacific and Latin America at Axent Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Czupak holds a B.S. in Marketing from Towson State University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

Hal Shelton

Board Member

Hal Shelton is a Principal at Blu Venture Investors and member of Executive Committee. Board member for two portfolio companies. Former CFO and SVP for USEC Inc. a NYSE listed alternative energy company — quarterbacked its privatization via a $1.5B IPO and $.5B debut debt offering. Former VP Finance for Sun Oil Company’s major subsidiaries (R&M, E&P, Ship building) located in US and UK. Former Board member of NASDAQ listed IT learning company and managed its going private transaction. Former Board member and CFO for several non-profits. Certified SCORE small business mentor and author of book on writing a successful business plan.

Mr. Shelton received his BS from Carnegie Mellon University and his MBA from University of Chicago.

Steve Chen

Founder and CEO

Steven Chen is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He has founded 4 companies. He was the founder and CEO of Totus Solution, Inc. which is a 40-person, growth company with $15M raised capital and a management team which has built multiple companies with $500M+ exits. He was the Founder & Former CEO of 3eTI, a secure wireless company and an Intel Capital portfolio company with favorable exit. He is also a member of the Blu Venture Investors, an angel investment group with 20 active members. Steven Chen was the CTO and VP of Corporate Development of EFJohnson, a $200M public company. He belongs to multiple entrepreneur networks: the Mindshare Alumni (700+ CEO), the FounderCorps (100+ serial entrepreneurs), MissionLink (100+ CXO in national security) and MJDC (400+ professionals).

Steven Chen has built teams and companies, and has taken multiple cyber security products to market successfully. At 3eTI, he enhanced the Intel Centrino, received the necessary certifications, and added Cisco as a reseller. Honeywell OEM’s the 3eTI secure wireless products and resells globally. 3eTI has a Navy contract and is deployed with the smart meters. At EF Johnson, he formed a partnership with Cisco. At Totus, the team has attracted partnership with global channel partners such as Johnson Controls.

Mr. Chen received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Tamking University in Taipei, Taiwan and his MS in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo.

Dr. Jeffrey Reed

Founder and CSO

Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed is one of the founders of PFP Cybersecurity and the Willis G. Worcester Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He currently serves as Director of Wireless @ Virginia Tech, one of the largest and most comprehensive university wireless research groups in the US.

Dr. Reed’s area of expertise is in software radios, smart antennas, wireless networks and communications signal processing. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited numerous books, textbooks, articles and conference papers. In 2010, he founded the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology and served as its interim director. Dr. Reed also cofounded Cognitive Radio Technologies and Federated Wireless and served on the President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group.

Dr. Reed received his BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Davis. He also received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Davis.

Jim Cheng

Board Member

Jim Cheng is Of Counsel to the Lee and Hayes Law Firm, teaches Entrepreneurial Finance at the UVA Engineering School, and serves on numerous boards of non-profit organizations and for-profit startups and mid-sized companies. Mr. Cheng is also former Commerce Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Before his role in state government, Mr. Cheng was an active angel and private equity investor specializing in technology companies as well as the President of Totus Lighting Solutions.

From 1994-2005, Mr. Cheng was founder and CEO of CHM.

Mr. Cheng holds a BS Degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University, a MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business (UVA) and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Tom Weithman


Tom Weithman has established and grown CIT GAP Funds. Mr. Weithman formed GAP Fund I and, building on its success, launched the GAP BioLife Fund and the GAP Tech Fund in 2007. Mr. Weithman maintains leadership for all day-to-day fund operations, investment strategy, and portfolio management activity for CIT GAP Funds.

Mr. Weithman also serves on the board of the Virginia Tech Intellectual Property Foundation and enjoys affiliations with Irish Angels and Catholic Charities of Northern Virginia. He is active in numerous angel investment, venture capital, and entrepreneurial support organizations.

Mr. Weithman holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.