Board of Directors
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Bob Graham is a co-founder of BlackRidge and has served as its Chairman and CEO since its inception. Mr. Graham is a seasoned executive with broad business and entrepreneurial experience in the technology and services industry, from Fortune 500 firms to start-ups. He has an extensive background in venture capital, engineering, marketing, sales, and operations, along with living and working in non-English speaking environments, including Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Mr. Graham also worked as a technology analyst on the subjects of storage, networking, servers, and services.
Chief Technology Officer
John Hayes is a co-founder of BlackRidge and has served as its Chief Technology Officer since its inception. Mr. Hayes is a technology entrepreneur who specializes in cyber security, networking, I/O interface design, storage architecture, and communications protocols. He has a proven track record of bringing concepts to market and is able to clearly communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences. Mr. Hayes is skilled at finding creative solutions for technology and business challenges.
Whiz Bang Consulting
Bob spent the first 23 years of his professional career as a management and technology consultant with Accenture. Since 2010, Bob has worked as an independent consultant at Whiz Bang Consulting. His core areas of expertise are large scale system architecture, high performance computing, capital markets trading and clearing systems, and technology organization optimization. Bob graduated from The University of Michigan with a BS in Computer Engineer, from Lehigh with an MS in Computer Science, and from the University of Pittsburgh with an MBA in Accounting. He is a co-inventor of three software-related US Patents. Bob’s extracurricular activities have included 6 years on his local School Board, service as a church trustee, and membership in local pedestrian safety initiatives.