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Mark Hatton is a senior advisor of Providence Strategic Growth, the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners. Mark was CEO of Core Security through its successful exit to K1 Capital. Previously, Mark was president of North America for Sophos, during which time he helped build the company to become one of the largest private security companies in the market. He has over 25 years of experience in building and leading successful technology companies in highly competitive markets. Mark received a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from Westfield State University.
Gopi Vaddi is a Managing Director at Providence Equity, and in addition to Untangle is currently a Board member at Anju Software, LogicMonitor and ShopCJ. Prior to joining Providence, Gopi was an executive director at J.P. Morgan focusing on M&A and capital issuances for technology and telecom companies. Previously, he worked at Columbia Capital as a principal focusing on growth equity and venture investments in communications, media and technology. Prior to Columbia Capital, Gopi held various operating and research roles for Cisco Systems, Avici Systems and Sprint Corporation. Gopi received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar, and also holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in electrical engineering.
Dirk Morris has over seven years of technical experience and proven leadership managing development teams to successful, on-time launches in the network security field. As Chief Architect at Akheron Technologies, Dirk invented the patent-pending High Bandwidth Transparent Vectoring used in the company’s proxy firewall engine. He has also held positions as lead engineer at VerticalNet and H.L.L.C. Consulting, developing Java-based distributed monitor and intrusion detection systems. Prior to that, Dirk worked on survivability simulations at CERT/CC (Computer Emergency Response Team), the renowned, federally-funded Center for Internet security operated by Carnegie Mellon University. Dirk earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.