Board of Directors
President and CEO
As an industry veteran, Joe Noonan brings a wealth of expertise in guiding software companies to success. Prior to V.i. Laboratories, Joe was most recently senior vice president of worldwide sales, services and business development at Authentica Inc. Before Authentica, Joe served as senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at Eprise Corp., a publicly traded Web content management company, and was instrumental in the successful sale of the company to Divine, Inc. Joe was also president and CEO of Upspring Software, a software development tools company, and successfully completed the sale of the company to MKS Systems. Joe also spent five years at Wall Data Inc., a highly regarded publicly traded software company. During his tenure at Wall Data, he managed a sales team that grew sales from 35 million to 150 million and played a major role in the successful acquisition of Wall Data by Net Manage. Joe has also held key management positions at both Memorex Telex Corp. and Burroughs Corp.
Dr. David Pensak
Dr. David Pensak founded V.i. Laboratories after a distinguished 30 year career at DuPont, where he held myriad senior research positions and served as a corporate technology growth champion, providing guidance for and managing advanced computer-technology explorations and development. He also now runs his own research institute, The Innovention Group, to extend some of his chemical inventions. Dr. Pensak was the founder and inventor of technology for two successful information security companies. Raptor Systems provided the first commercial Internet firewalls for business and industry. The company’s rapid growth, commercial success and eventual acquisition by AXENT Technologies (now Symantec) led to technical and financial recognition for Dr. Pensak. Subsequently, he founded Authentica (acquired by EMC in February 2006), a recognized leader in the enterprise digital rights management marketspace. Dr. Pensak has acted as an adviser for the U.S. Department of Energy on Computer Security and Network Protection, the Clinton Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, and the National Center for Biotechnology Information. From 1991-95, he served as director of the National Computer Graphics Association. Dr. Pensak is also adjunct faculty at Drexel University Medical School and University of Delaware Business School.
Ascent Venture Partners
Geoff has 12 years of experience investing in early stage information technology companies, including nine years at Ascent. Prior to joining Ascent, Geoff served as an Investment Analyst in the Boston office of Norwest Venture Partners, where he researched emerging technology markets and worked on successful investments such as Quatritek Systems (acquired by Lucent) and Nashoba Networks (acquired by Cisco). Prior to Norwest, he worked in the Audit/Business Advisory division of Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he was sponsored by the firm in an accelerated MBA program. His current board seats include V.i. Labs, Exchange Solutions, Fidelis Security, Forefield, Guardium, and WebLayers. Geoff is a CPA and holds a CFA Charter. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Core Capital Partners
Pascal is currently a Managing Director of Washington, DC-based venture capital fund Core Capital Partners, Core focuses on early-stage growth companies and targets its investments toward disruptive, “core” technologies in high-growth technology sectors. Pascal focuses on software-driven information and networking technologies with particular emphasis enterprise security and software solutions.
Prior to joining Core, Pascal was a Managing Director and Founder of Anchor Financial Group, a DC-based, Merchant/investment banking firm. At Anchor, Pascal led merger and acquisition transactions, private placements, and advisory assignments across a variety of industries. Prior to this, Pascal was a Senior Manager in the management consulting division of Deloitte & Touche, where he specialized in finance and strategy initiatives for technology companies. Pascal began his career as an engineer with ATT IS/Bell Laboratories.
Pascal is currently a Director or Board Observer at Luminal, ZeroFox, Mobile System 7, Triumfant, and V.i. Labs.
Previous board affiliations include JackBe (acquired by Software AG), SourceFire (NASDAQ: FIRE, acquired by Cisco), Inlet Technologies (acquired by Cisco), Bridgewave (acquired by Remec), GENBAND, Trust Digital (acquired by McAfee), NextPoint Networks(acquired by GENBAND), UpdateLogic (acquired by Silicon Image), and Covega (acquired by Gemfire).
Pascal also served on the Board of Trustees of The Barker Foundation, the nation’s oldest cooperative adoption agency.
Pascal is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. He holds an MBA in Finance with Distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics/Engineering from Loyola University in Maryland.
Paul is a partner with McConnell Johnson Real Estate, LLC and began his career in real estate development in 1974. Since that time he has developed office buildings, residential and apartment communities, and industrial parks. His development projects of the past 38 years total over 5 million square feet.
In 1989, Paul started The McConnell Companies, Inc. primarily to purchase and develop land. That state evolved into projects that included 600 acres of residential home sites, one apartment community, one town home community, and Centerpoint Industrial Park, which has over 1 million square feet and is owned and managed by McConnell Development, Inc. today.
In 2002 and 2005, Paul led a team of investors in the purchase of 1201 N. Market Street, Delaware’s tallest building with 500,000 square feet and Hercules Plaza, a city landmark with over 500,000 square feet of space and a newly renovated 12-story atrium.
Paul is an active member of the community, with direct involvement in many local organizations. He is Chairman of the Board for Layton Preparatory School in New Castle, DE, Member of the Board for Nativity Preparatory School in Wilmington, DE, and Member of the Board and Development Committee for St. Edmond’s Academy in Wilmington, DE. He is also the founder of the school’s Opportunity Fund.
Paul represents Rockford Capital as a V.i. Labs Director and is Executive Chairman of FMP Media Solutions, he is a Member of the Board for the following organizations; Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, First State Innovation, and The Siegfried Group, LLP.
Paul also belongs to the British American Business Council, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce, and the Delaware Business Round Table.