Rick Gordon is an expert on technology investing, business strategy and early-stage venture development. He is a proven leader with more than 25 years experience in providing organizations with strategic growth.
Rick serves as a Director at Inova Health System's Personalized Health Accelerator, the health system's seed investment organization.
Rick formerly served as founding Managing Partner of MACH37, a cybersecurity market centric accelerator supported by a community of hundreds of industry leaders who contribute to company development. MACH37 invests in entrepreneurs and helps them develop into thriving cybersecurity companies.
Prior to this role, Rick served as Vice President of Product Management at KEYW Corporation, where he assisted the company in launching a commercially focused cyber security product line. Rick was also COO of Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, Inc., where he ran strategic planning and day-to-day operations of this early-stage cyber situational awareness software company. Previously, Rick served as Managing Director at The Civitas Group, where he was responsible for the commercial strategy business line. Rick was also a founding board member of Invincea (acquired by Sophos in 2017). In these roles, Rick has worked with senior private sector and government officials to solve key security challenges, evaluated emerging growth security companies for investment, and was a frequent contributor and speaker on such issues as cloud security, cyber intelligence and security innovation.
Rick was previously CEO of Tovaris, a specialized encryption software development company, and was also a technology investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co., serving many emerging technology companies and participating in several technology initial public offerings.
Rick served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and his BS in Engineering with Merit from the U.S. Naval Academy.