Leadership Team


Bob Graham
Chief Executive Officer

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.

John Hayes
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.

Bill Joll
Head of Sales

Bill Joll is a high energy leader experienced in delivering results across all positions with diverse industry and functional expertise in both marketing and technology environments. He is the former CEO ISC8, President & COO QualMetrix, and he held executive positions at Akamai, Nortel, On2. Results include creating/building shareholder value and managing both large ($1B+) and small (less than $100M) businesses. He has lived and/or conducted business in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. 

John J. Walsh
Government Consultant

John Walsh is Chief Strategy and Technology Officer of BlackRidge Technology where he leads government business development and supports the Cyber Physical Systems business. Mr. Walsh was formerly the VP Secure Technology Group at Analog Devices, President of Sypris, and former Honeywell Military Encryption Systems. He has a background in high assurance systems security, cryptographic key management, systems penetration testing, and the development of trusted architectures using identity as a core element. Mr. Walsh holds 11 identity architecture related patents with additional patents pending.