Board of Directors


Maria Cirino

Co-Founder and Managing Director, .406 Ventures

Maria Cirino brings 22 years of entrepreneurial, operating and senior management sales and marketing experience in venture-backed technology companies, with particular strengths in IT security and technology-driven services. Prior to founding .406, Cirino was senior vice president of VeriSign, where she was responsible for setting channel strategy, driving channel development and the sales of VeriSign’s security services through its indirect channels. Previously she was CEO and co-founder of Guardent, Inc., an early entrant and leading Managed Security Services (MSS) provider, acquired by VeriSign in February 2004. Cirino has also served as a key member of the executive teams at Shiva Corporation (now Intel Corporation) and i-Cube, Inc. (now Razorfish, Inc.). A frequent industry speaker, Cirino has received numerous industry awards and recognition. In addition to Bit9, she is a member of the board of directors for Keane (NYSE: KEA), the board of governors for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of New England, the board of trustees for the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council, and is a trustee at Mount Holyoke College. Cirino holds a bachelor of arts in English from Mount Holyoke College.


Richard A. Clarke

Chairman and CEO of Good Harbor Consulting

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cybersecurity and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News and teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor. Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of: Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. Prior to his White House years, Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. During the Bush (41) Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990-1991 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements. As a Partner in Good Harbor, Clarke advises clients on a range of issues including: corporate security risk management, information security technology, dealing with the federal government on security and IT issue, and counterterrorism.


Jeff Fagnan

Partner, Atlas Venture

Jeff Fagnan is a partner in the technology group at Atlas Venture, and focuses on very early stage projects in enterprise and Internet infrastructure. Before joining Atlas Venture, he was a partner with Seed Capital Partners. While at Seed Capital, Fagnan was the lead and founding investor in several companies including DataPower (acquired by IBM) and Polychromix (acquired by ThermoFisher). Before venture, he worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton and Nortel Networks. Fagnan currently serves on the boards of Atlas portfolio companies AEB, Bit9, DataXu, Displaylink, Grockit, Keas, SimpleTuition, Songbird and Veracode. He is a founder of TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good), a nonprofit foundation harnessing “Crowd-sourced Philanthropy” to catalyze social innovation in New England. Fagnan also was a founder of Koffee for Kids, a nonprofit company in Rochester, N.Y. He received his master’s in business administration with distinction from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, and earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alaska.


Patrick Morley

President and Chief Executive Officer, Bit9

Patrick Morley is president and chief executive officer of Bit9. He is an industry veteran with a proven track record of driving companies large and small to revenue growth and market leadership. Before Bit9 Morley held senior leadership positions with six venture-backed software companies, including three that had successful IPOs. He came to Bit9 from Corel, where as chief operating officer he led the company’s global sales, marketing and operations functions for the Americas, EMEA and Asia. Morley played a significant leadership role in the company’s turnaround, acquisition strategy and eventual IPO. Prior to Corel, Morley was CEO of Imprivata Corporation, a Massachusetts-based security company. He also held senior management positions at Macromedia, Allaire, Rational Software and SQA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science at Providence College.


Ron Nordin

Ron Nordin is a leading entrepreneur and investor in internet and software technology companies. He has held a number of executive roles, including CEO at SQA Inc, a public software company, and Senior Partner at Atlas Venture. Currently, he serves as a Director on the Boards of several venture backed companies, including Bit9 and Embotics.
Ron was a Senior Partner at Atlas Venture, a top tier venture capital firm in Boston, where he invested in a number of early stage software and internet companies, including eRoom Technologies. eRoom was acquired by Documentum in 2002 in one of the largest private software transactions of the year. Prior to Atlas, he was President and CEO of SQA Inc, a venture backed, enterprise software company. He led SQA from a start up to become a dominant player in the software QA market and a successful IPO in 1995. Under his leadership, SQA became a highly valued public company. Ron established his early career at Cognos, where he a was Senior Vice President, serving on the executive team that developed the company from a start up, through an IPO in 1986 to become one of the top 20 global software companies.