Board of Directors

Ed Adams

President & Chief Executive Officer, Security Innovation

Jeffrey Hoffstein, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics, Brown University

Jeff is a co-inventor of the NTRU public key cryptographic system, and a Professor of Mathematics at Brown University. He has published papers on the subjects of number theory and cryptography, and is the recipient of numerous National Science Foundation grants. Jeff has held academic positions at the University of Rochester, IAS and Göttingen University in Germany. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from MIT.

Jeffrey T. Emig

Chief Operations Officer, RobbinsKersten

Jeff joined RobbinsKersten in 2012. Previously, Jeff was at Brook Venture Partners for six years, after receiving his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he graduated with Honors as an Edward Tuck Scholar with Distinction. Before Tuck, Jeff was one of the founders of Tenor Networks, a firm focused on developing high-end optical networking equipment. At Tenor, Jeff built the finance and operations groups and assisted in raising over $120M of Venture Capital through three rounds of financing. Prior to Tenor, Jeff held finance and operations roles in 3Com Corp.’s Switching Division. Jeff holds a Bachelors Degree with Honors from the University of Massachusetts where he graduated as Valedictorian of the School of Finance and Operations Management.

Frederic H. Morris

Partner, Brook Venture Partners

Frederic drives much of the analytical activities for Brook Venture. He has overseen the legal side of the business for many years and serves a lead role in evaluating potential portfolio companies from a financial perspective. Prior to Brook Venture, Frederic held a variety of strategic positions with WT Grant, U.S. Trust Company of New York, State Street Bank & Trust Company Growth. In 1996, he teamed up Andy Clapp to form the predecessor venture investing group to Brook Venture Fund. The duo formally launched the Brook Venture Fund in mid-1998, investing in 17 companies and generating a top quartile return. Frederic earned a B.S in economics from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from Harvard University.

Gordon Burns

Director, the Compass Diversified Holdings

Gordon has served as a Director of the Compass Diversified Holdings since May 2008. He has been a private investor since 1998. Previously, he was responsible for investment banking at UBS Securities and before that was a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers Inc. Gordon is a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School.