Dr. Daniel Potts, CEO


Dan is a security professional and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, and delivery of embedded and secure systems. He has worked extensively in the field of operating systems and security architecture.  Dan has held technical and executive positions at commercial, startups, and major defense organizations including National ICT Australia, Open Kernel Labs, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.  Dan received his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales through research into improving the performance of Distributed Systems.

When not globetrotting for work, Dan keeps busy swimming, creating delicious BBQ on his smoker, and spending time with his family.




Carl L. Nerup, CMO


Carl’s experience is a powerful mix of proven, marketing and sales leadership and strategic execution.  Carl is a frequent speaker at industry forums and conferences.  He also provides advisory services to numerous companies in the emerging high technology and telecommunications industries as well as select non-profit organizations and graduate schools.

Previously, Carl was Vice President in Samsung’s Global Enterprise Business, where he had sole accountability for all direct and indirect sales for the industry leading Samsung Knox Secure Mobility platform. Prior to that, he was a member of the Executive Team at General Dynamics Broadband, where he was the Vice President in charge of global business development for their new line of business in the secure mobility industry – GD Protect. He also served as an Executive in Residence at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with the Quality of Life Technology Foundry; a National Science Foundation Engineering Resource Center. He was also a vice president in AT&T’s Strategic Business Development organization, where he had responsibility for identifying new business opportunities across all AT&T business units. He also evaluated all venture opportunities and managed the full Minority Investment Portfolio for AT&T.  Prior to AT&T, Carl was a Managing Director at Digital Island, a Cable & Wireless Company, a start-up provider of global hosting and content delivery services.  Previous to that, Carl was on the launch team for Aerial Communications, a start-up provider of GSM services in seven markets across the U.S., where he was the Head of Sales Operations and Distribution Strategy.

Carl continues in his role as a Partner at Skyline Partners, a private equity firm based in Denver that specializes in select investments and specialized management consulting.  Carl is an avid backpacker and lover of the outdoors.


Grant Cushny, COO

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Grant has an impressive career spanning over 20 years of business and engineering program management experience. His strength is in his passion to make things happen, working with customers worldwide to discover new opportunities and drive solutions to delivery and exceeding customer expectations.  Grant has held technical and executive positions at General Dynamics, Open Kernel Labs, Tollgrade communications and Teradyne. His leadership and level head in solving complex business operational issues and a can do attitude, makes him a key member of the executive team.

Grant has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.



Carl Van Schaik, CTO

Carl is a world-class leader in the commercialization and evolution of hypervisor, and virtualization-based technology.  Since 2002, he has lead L4 microkernel design and development, bringing it to multiple architectures including ARM, MIPS32, MIPS64, and IBM Power ports. Carl was instrumental in developing the microkernel virtualization technology at UNSW and NICTA and designing the OKL4 Microkernel and OKL4 Microvisor, which have been delivered into several billion devices worldwide.

Carl served as Chief Software Architect at Open Kernel Labs and General Dynamics C4 Systems.






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