FOUNDING TEAM

Dave Frampton

Co-founder, CEO

Most recently Dave was General Manager of several security and L4-7 early stage business units at Cisco Systems spanning access control, identity, endpoint security, and application performance. Previous to these roles, he held leadership roles in two large infrastructure businesses after being acquired into Cisco from StrataCom. Mr. Frampton holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Business & Engineering Management all from Stanford University. Outside of work he enjoys visiting a remote log cabin in Alaska, mountain trekking & biking, occasional ice climbing, and fitness cross-training.

Ken Tidwell

Co-founder, CTO & Chief Architect

Ken has helped build eight startups, so far. He started by designing and building Common Windows, the defacto standard window system for Common Lisp, while leading the UI team at IntelliCorp. Along the way he's built many different kinds of tech: the first server-side application in Java, a multimedia programming language for Apple and IBM, programming systems for moving board games to the Web. His last big product was as chief architect for ArcSight where he helped define the SIEM space. For fun, Ken plays board games. In fact, he created one of the first 1,000 web sites ever, The Game Cabinet, to popularize a new wave of board games coming out of Europe.

Brendan O'Connell

Co-founder, VP Marketing

Brendan is a product strategist who specializes in practical solutions to complex problem sets. Prior to FactorChain, he was Director of Product Management in Cisco’s security group leading Access Control and Mobility strategy. Throughout his career Brendan also led internal startup efforts and managed a range of product portfolios including wireless, cloud services, and video. In his personal life, he follows Einstein’s philosophy of being “passionately curious” and pursues diverse hobbies from astronomy to martial arts, and everything in between.