Simon Hartley

Simon is veteran of successful startups and Fortune 500 companies, an expert in the business of cybersecurity and hardening critical infrastructure. He is an advisor to government and enterprise customers in mobile security, to Virginia’s MACH37 Cyber Accelerator, and the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC).


Previously, he was VP Business Development/Co-Founder of $25 million IoT cybersecurity startup RunSafe Security, VP Sales & Marketing at mobile cybersecurity startup Kaprica Security (now Samsung), and Director Worldwide Sales & Marketing re-starting Thursby Software (now Identiv) in mobile security. Simon began his career in nuclear software engineering in England and France. He then held executive roles at HP, Red Hat, and Capgemini, a $9 billion hedge fund, and $50 million dot-com.


He is a cleared US Citizen and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), with a BSc (Hons.) in Physics from the University of Manchester, England, a MS in Law & Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland Carey Law School, and an Executive MBA from the University of Maryland Smith Business School.

Past critical infrastructure end customers include DoD and FBI (government), Morgan Stanley and PayPal (finance), Epic and ManorCare (healthcare), Bosch and Lear (transport), Chevron and EDF (energy).”