In today’s new global age, highly networked operations constitute a second front in society, commerce, industry, governance, espionage, and warfare.
Second Front is a national security accelerator dedicated to supporting those who safeguard the nation from potentially catastrophic asymmetric threats.
To fulfill this purpose, we harness the American high-technology sector to source cutting-edge solutions in cyber defense, threat intelligence, and advanced analytics.
We then deliver these solutions by engaging the right government stakeholders, modifying high-technology platforms to address mission requirements, and rapidly transitioning them into critical government use cases.
Chief Executive Officer / President
Mark is a Naval Aviator who retired from the Marine Corps after over twenty five years of decorated service, including two tours in Iraq. During his final tour, Mark served as the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Marine Corps Cyberspace Command. He has a BS in Systems Engineering, an MS in Technology Management, and an MBA.
Peter is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps and State Department, having served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, and Africa. He was twice decorated for identifying and rapidly transitioning disruptive technology to the battlefield. Peter previously stood up the Federal Practice at ThreatMetrix.
Patrick served as an Army officer, including two combat tours in Iraq, where he led a specialized team targeting enemy leadership. He has spent more than a decade in the security community and co-founded Praescient Analytics, a technology firm that implemented cutting-edge analytics platforms across the federal market.
Vice President of Net Assessments
Nate is a Marine Corps veteran and senior analyst with over a decade writing at the intersection of national security and geopolitics. Nate was the Chief of Intelligence Operations at Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence firm providing strategic analysis and forecasting. He is the Founder of Forge Insight, a workshop for disruptive thinking, and holds a BA in English Literature.
General, USMC (Ret.)
General Pace, served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior position in the United States Armed Forces, from 2005 to 2007. In his capacity as chairman, he served as advisor to the President and Secretary of Defense during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2008 General Pace was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. General Pace serves on the Secretary of Defense's Policy Board and is an expert in cybersecurity innovation.
Alberto Yepez is a serial entrepreneur and a Managing Director at Trident Capital, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Mr. Yepez serves on the board of seven cybersecurity companies, chairing three of them. Mr. Yepez has served as the CEO of three different technology companies, guiding each of them to a successful exit. Mr. Yepez additionally has held senior management positions at Oracle and Apple, served as a consultant to the Department of Defense, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers.
General, USA (Ret.)
General McChrystal led counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan as the commander of the US and International Security and Assistance Force in Afghanistan. As the commander of the prestigious counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command, General McChrystal revolutionized intelligence driven operations and interagency coordination. General McChrystal is the cofounder of the McChrystal group and is a Senior Fellow at Yale University where he teaches a course on Leadership in Operation.