What is a C-Suite Ambassador?

Exclusive and Influential

As part of the SPJ C-Suite Ambassador Network you will join an exclusive and influential team of executive advisors delivering maximum value to “enterprise-ready” cloud and security startups. SPJ is your technology scout team, advising you on emerging technologies, trends and introducing you to influential networked communities and resources.

Distinguished and Successful

As an SPJ Ambassador, you will add significant value to the startup community through your relevant industry experience. SPJ C-Suite Ambassadors have a distinguished and successful track record of leading operational and enterprise digital cloud and security technologies.

Value to the Entrepreneur Community

Your experience is of great value to the entrepreneur community, founders and their venture partners. Many of our Ambassadors have graciously helped startup founders in their spare time and are committed to performing research, developing solutions and providing critical feedback.

Advisory and Consulting Roles

Vital Feedback

SPJ will match you to the most promising startups coming out of Silicon Valley where you can learn about them as early as possible, provide vital feedback to them in their earliest stages and begin to grow along with them in a managed program that sees your input get implemented.

Unique Insight

As a C-level leader you have unique insights on how the technologies getting developed will be used in practice with the opportunity to look behind the curtain and get first hand knowledge of next generation technologies.  SPJ aims to be your Technology Agent & Scout Team so you can influence the direction of these startups with early access as they get developed.

Ambassador Benefits

Exclusive Ambassador “Startup App Store”

Coming soon…Gain exclusive access to the SPJ “Startup App Store” where you will be given early access to collaborate with next generation cloud and security startup teams and their founders.

VIP Ambassador Community

Confidential, invite only collaboration “technology exchange” with top global C-Level executives sharing peer insights of current attack vectors and ranking of industry solutions.

Ambassador Events and Webinars

Participate in local, national and online educational events while networking with experienced industry leaders on proven implemented solutions.

Early Access to Startups and Advisory Opportunities

Enhance your Personal Branding by influencing the direction of these startups with innovative ideas, providing meaningful guidance and advice.

Current Ambassadors

We invite C-Level  executives to join Chairpersons Tony Scott and Maurice Stebila in networking with our SPJ Portfolio companies.

Steve
CIO Chairman
Tony Scott
Former Federal
CIO for the
US Government
CISO CHAIRMAN
Maurice Stebila
CISO, HARMAN
by Samsung
FOUNDING MEMBER
Gary Hayslip
VP & CISO,
Webroot
FOUNDING MEMBEr
Mark Tonnesen
CIO, Freedom
Financial Network
Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Michael Keithley
CIO, United
Talent Agency

Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Mark Grimse
VP of IT,
Rambus

Tess
FOUNDING MEMBER
Tess Hau
Venture Capitalist,
Blockchain Leader, and
Founder of Tess Ventures
FOUNDING MEMBER
Gretchen D. Ruck
Global Advisor on
Cybersecurity &
Information Risks
FOUNDING MEMBER
Bryan Muehlberger
CIO,
Beachbody
FOUNDING MEMBER
Brad Bell
SVP & CIO/CISO,
Infoblox

FOUNDING MEMBEr
Kris Lahiri
Co-Founder & CSO,
Egnyte

Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Joe Bernik
Chief Strategist
& CTO, McAfee

FOUNDING MEMBER
Richard Greenberg
Information Security
Officer, Los Angeles
County Dept.
of Public Health
FOUNDING MEMBER
Steve Januario
Senior Director,
Information Technology,
Palo Alto
Networks
FOUNDING MEMBER
Russell Kaurloto
VP & CIO,
Clemson University

Steve
FOUNDING MEMBER
Ernie Liu
Head of Information
Security,
United Talent
Agency
FOUNDING MEMBER
Linh Chung
CIO, Viant Inc.


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