Cyndi Gula

Cyndi Gula, Managing Partner
Cyndi is a cyber start up operations expert. She has started and run licensing, human resources, legal, facilities, accounting, marketing and sales operations for both Tenable Network Security, which went public on the NASDAQ in 2018, and Network Security Wizards, which was aquired 18 months after being founded. As a Gula Tech Adventures managing partner, she is helping our portfolio companies scale and make important decisions about their organizational structure, facilities, product licensing, recruiting strategy, building a culture, managing their cash flow and having the processes in place to succeed and have fun. Cyndi was appointed to the Howard County Economic Development Board and is a 2016 graduate of the Leadership Howard County class. She has a Bachelor of Science in Glass Engineering from Alfred University. Cyndi also volunteers as board president of A-OK Mentoring and is on the board of the National Cyber Education Group.

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Ron Gula

Ron Gula, President
Ron started his cybersecurity career as a network penetration tester for the NSA. At BBN, he developed network honeypots to lure hackers and he ran US Internetworking's team of penetration testers and incident responders. As CTO of Network Security Wizards, Ron pioneered the art of network security monitoring and produced the Dragon Intrusion Detection System which was recognized as a market leader by Gartner in 2001. As CEO and co-founder of Tenable Network Security, Ron led the company's rapid growth and product vision from 2002 through 2016. He helped them scale to more than 20,000 customers worldwide, raise $300m in venture capital and achieve revenues in excess of $100m annually which enabled an IPO in 2018. Ron is President at Gula Tech Adventures which focuses on investing and advisement of two dozen cyber-security companies. Ron was honored and humbled to receive the 2017 Betamore BETA award, be named a 2016 Baltimore Tech 10 leader and a 2013 Maryland entrepreneur of the year award by Ernest and Young.