Meet the Team

Founders

Eric Van Arsdall

Eric has over 20 years experience in systems engineering, integration, and architecture for major weapon systems and naval networks to include over 10 years of developing cybersecurity strategies, architectures, requirements, solutions, and policy for the DoD.

Brad Sollar

Brad has worked in offensive and defensive cyber at INSCOM/ARCYBER, developed emerging technologies at MITRE & Red Hat, and is applying this knowledge to the tactical edge.

Advisors

Paul Smith

Former SVP, GM North American Red Hat Public Sector: 
General Manager of the largest global vertical at Red Hat. Grew from start-up and established robust 2 Tier Channel and Partner distribution model, System Integration Business Development team, Marketing, Sales, Services and Sales Engineering teams of over 600 associates. REV contribution 18% of Global REV and well above industry norms for public sector for publicly traded companies.

Kevin Rogers

Founder of: Knowlogy, Advantage Systems Group, Cypherpath, Cypherspere, and Cyber Advisory Partners:
As a founder of Cypherspere, I am trying to solve the big problem related to helping the cyber workforce gain the skills and abilities needed to outwit and outsmart our digital adversaries.

Jeff Towle

Founder OptimiLabs:
OptimiLabs applies the most advanced compute designs to automate and orchestrate workloads securely at scale. We have created unique IP and service flows that advance machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive predictive behavior modeling into modern workloads.

Michael Norton

Founder OptimiLabs:
OptimiLabs applies the most advanced compute designs to automate and orchestrate workloads securely at scale. We have created unique IP and service flows that advance machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive predictive behavior modeling into modern workloads.

Steve Britt

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP:
I counsel clients on the full range of data protection laws and hold CIPP/E and CIPM certifications, which are the international gold standards for data privacy. I also have deep experience helping clients navigate technology transactions.

Justin Nemmers

Former Director Ansible & VP of Marketing env0:
Product management, product marketing, and sales servant-leader, investor, and advisor. My teams deliver exceptional customer experiences by building world-class products and GTM motions.

About Mainsail

Mainsail Industries is an SDVOSB that delivers Metalvisor as the core technology for solving critical infrastructure security problems, and through our strategic partnerships, we deliver best-of-breed next-generation secure computing solutions without compromise.

Metalvisor consolidates mixed-criticality workloads and systems onto secure next-gen infrastructure. Metalvisor adds multiple layers of security protection for a defense-in-depth architecture. As well as being able to power the most demanding mission-critical workloads, mixing real-time operating systems RTOS with traditional virtualization workloads - all in one commercial off the shelf COTS system. Saving is space, weight, and power (SWaP).

Metalvisor is the foundation of secure computing where higher-level frameworks like OpenStack and Kubernetes can orchestrate modern workloads with the benefits of security and enhanced QoS.