Our mission is to help you through technology so you and your internal customers are happier and more successful.
WHO WE ARE
Aiden is a team of do’ers bringing deep experience and fresh energy to solve IT’s tenacious threats. We’re experienced entrepreneurs, software architects, and developers with billion-dollar experience,
technology should just work without requiring legions of IT professionals maintaining constant vigilance and performing routine tasks automatically.
every risk, every update, every new insight matters and should be shared to benefit everyone.
enhancing the capabilities of organizations previously left out of technological innovation will keep all of us safer, healthier and more productive.
everyone deserves access to the IT sophistication usually only available to the top 1% of businesses. Democratizing access and understanding, drives everything we do.
clarity reigns supreme. Every communication and configuration must be easy to understand.
We’re working to solve…
software that’s out of date or out of compliance.
engineers wasting their time maintaining Windows computers.
the challenge of an ever-expanding WFH environment and the rapidly increasing vulnerabilities associated with it.
enterprise security, lag-time, and redundancy.
the next data breach before it happens.
is to automate compliance and eliminate vulnerabilities from every device
An enterprise IT expert and entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience as a CEO, CIO, and CTO at reputable businesses, including Hellman & Friedman and Business Technology Partners (BTP). As the founder of BTP, a premier IT consulting firm, Aaron garnered clients across some of the world’s largest financial, legal, and healthcare organizations.
With 20 years of information security experience in Blue Chip companies across multiple industries, Cindy was looking for a change. She set her sights on innovative small to mid-sized companies at which she felt she could truly contribute and use her knowledge and experience in an impactful way. Cindy met Josh Aaron at a networking event in January of 2022. It wasn’t long before they discussed Cindy’s potential contribution to Aiden. Since joining Aiden in December 2023, she has brought her experience and knowledge to Aiden, where she is spearheading the IT security strategy and managing vital operations, as well as collaborating with our sales team to ensure our security practices meet customer inquiries and expectations.
A serial entrepreneur who has raised over $10M, a business strategist, and an angel investor. With over 30 years of experience in growing FinTech startups, Jeff has successfully coached startups to rapidly scale to $100M in revenue resulting in 100x ROI.
A senior-level automation engineer and Aiden’s creator. Maloney has worked for top-tier PE and technology firms like Milestone Technologies, SanDisk, and McAfee. He developed Aiden while working alongside Silicon Valley’s top pioneers in software deployment and Microsoft systems administration.
As Aiden’s VP of Sales, Laura educates prospects and spreads the word about our mission to help enterprises build and maintain high-performance computing environments that ultimately increase productivity and reduce risk. She has worked with top executives in each of her prior roles, always generating sales straight from the inception of a product or service. Based out of Silicon Valley for most of her career, Laura is recognized for her creativity, integrity, consultative selling approach, and ability to turn jargon into prose.
Aaron started his career creating television, eventually becoming a producer for some of the world’s largest and most well-known television shows like Animal Planet’s Whale Wars, BBC and National Geographic’s Life Below Zero, A&E’s Duck Dynasty, and Bravo TV’s Top Chef Masters. During this time, he became passionate about marketing and helping small businesses develop a digital presence. Wanting to turn his passion into something more, Aaron started a digital marketing agency called Maverick Growth Solutions. After much success, he started working full-time, generating leads and growing the online presence of technology and software companies. Aaron spearheaded an international digital marketing agency, Growth Drivers, headquartered in the UK, and The Leverage Model as the lead growth strategist in New Zealand. He met Jeff Moore, Aiden’s COO, as a client, who eventually brought him over to Aiden, where he met Josh Aaron, Aiden’s CEO, who hired him as one of the first employees. Since joining Aiden, Aaron has built Aiden’s marketing department and brand from the ground up, plays a strategic role in revenue operations, and is a member of Aiden’s Senior Leadership Team.
Paul is a transformational IT leader with 25+ years of success bridging technology and business in the transport, financial, energy, and health sectors in both Europe and North America. He is passionate about business outcomes and the creation of solid business relationships. Paul has business, account management, and operational backgrounds, along with a proven ability to steer strategic and critical projects to achieve a record of on-time, on-budget, and on-scope delivery. A forward-looking change agent who can help businesses advance key strategic goals.
Richard Clarke – America’s First Cyber & Terrorism Czar | National Security Expert | Author
Richard A. Clarke served for thirty years in national security policy roles in the US Government, first in the Pentagon, then the State Department, and finally for an unprecedented decade of continuous service for three Presidents in the White House.
In the White House National Security Council for President Bush (41), Clinton, and Bush (43) he served as Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism (“Terrorism Czar’), and Special Advisor for Cyberspace (the first “Cyber Czar”).
Earlier, in the State Department he had been appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence in the Reagan Administration and was confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs in the Bush (41) Administration. In the latter capacity, he coordinated elements in support of the First Gulf War. In the Pentagon and the State Department, he participated in a series of multilateral and bilateral nuclear arms control negotiations.
Following his government career, Dick Clarke was an on-air analyst for ABC News for fifteen years, taught at the Harvard Kennedy School for five years, lead a security risk management consulting firm (Good Harbor), and served on corporate advisory boards and Boards of Directors, as well as chairing or serving on state and federal advisory boards on cybersecurity (including President Obama’s Advisory Group on Technology and Intelligence, the “NSA Review Group”). He is the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute, an eight decade old educational institution based in Washington. He was a member of President Obama’s 2008 Transition team.
Clarke’s books include both non-fiction (5) and fiction (4). His seminal work on terrorism and al qaeda, Against All Enemies, was a number one NY Times best seller. His 2010 volume Cyber War, co-authored with Rob Knake, was a Washington Post bestseller and acknowledged as an early and foundational book in the field. Its sequel, the Fifth Domain; Defending our Country, our Corporations and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats, also written with Knake, was published in 2019.
Clarke is the recipient of membership in the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame, the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Champion of Freedom Award from the Electronic Privacy Information Center. A graduate of Boston Latin School, the University of Pennsylvania, and MIT, Dick Clarke is a resident of Virginia.
Alexsis de Raadt St JamesManaging Partner, Merian Ventures
Alexsis de Raadt St James – Managing Partner, Merian Ventures
Founder and managing partner of Merian Ventures, a US/UK venture capital firm focused on female founded and co-founded deep tech companies in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain and Consumer-facing technologies. Alexsis began her career in the finance, energy and technology sectors, where she held senior executive roles in M&A, venture, corporate finance and product strategy at Shell International and more recently, Merian Ventures. She is a frequent speaker and author on digital business, venture and the role of women in technology. Alexsis is a Fulbright Commissioner, Advisory Board member at the Oxford Internet Institute, The Foundry at Oxford, Founder of WEInnovate STEM Accelerator Imperial College, London and a Board member and Advisor to companies she’s funded or founded. She has an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Erasmus University
John KindervagCreator of Zero Trust, Chief Evangelist at Illumio
John Kindervag - Creator of Zero Trust, Chief Evangelist at Illumio
John Kindervag is the Chief Evangelist at Illumio. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and ON2IT Global Fellow, Field CTO at Palo Alto Networks, and a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. John is considered one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity experts. He is best known for creating the revolutionary Zero Trust Model of Cybersecurity.
In 2021, John was named to the President’s NSTAC Zero Trust Sub-Committee and was a primary author of the NSATC Zero Trust report that is being delivered to the President of the United States. Additionally, John was named CISO Magazine’s 2021 Cybersecurity Person of the Year.
In 2022, John joined the Cloud Security Alliance as the Security Advisor to the CEO and the President, focusing on helping to bring Zero Trust Concepts to the cloud.
John has a practitioner background, having served as a security consultant, penetration tester, and security architect. He has been interviewed and published in numerous publications and has also appeared on television networks. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences and events.
Erinmichelle Perri is Chief Information Security Officer at Spotify. Prior to Spotify, she held the same role at The New York Times and the multi-billion dollar healthcare IT company MultiPlan. Erinmichelle has over 20 years of management and execution experience in the healthcare, finance, and media industries with an information security and enterprise risk management focus. Before joining MultiPlan, she was a Senior Vice President with Citi leading teams in both the O&T Risk and Control department as well as the Global Information Security organization. Erinmichelle also spent five years in global consulting roles for JPMorgan Chase, Reuters, and Alstom. She holds both a BS in Computer Engineering and an MBA from Columbia University.
Leslie ThorntonJ.D., LL.M, Corporate Director, Southwest Gas Holdings
Leslie Thornton – J.D., LL.M, Corporate Director, Southwest Gas Holdings
Ms. Thornton was an energy and utility industry senior executive for WGL Holdings, Inc. & Washington Gas for seven+ years serving in elevated roles including Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Merger Transition Counsel. While at WGL, Ms. Thornton earned her Master of Laws degree in National Security Law with a cybersecurity focus and provided legal counsel on a broad range of issues including critical infrastructure cybersecurity and data protection. Ms. Thornton helped lead WGL’s $6.4 billion dollar merger with an international energy infrastructure company. Prior, Ms. Thornton was a partner at two Washington D.C.-based national law firms. Ms. Thornton holds leadership positions on two public company boards. She serves as the cyber security and data protection expert on both. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center.
Leveraging a career spanning nearly two decades at Microsoft, Rob is focused on the support strategy for all of Microsoft’s commercial business and manages a budget of $750 Million. Prior to Microsoft, Rob consulted in the high-tech industry for Accenture and served 9 years as an officer in the US Navy, where he ran flight operations and multiple reconnaissance missions worldwide. Rob received his MBA from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and a BSE in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.
With over 30 years in the IT Cybersecurity Software industry, Chris helped to pioneer the concept of using automated binary analysis to discover vulnerabilities in software after founding Veracode. As a subject matter expert, Chris has not only testified to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how software vulnerabilities are discovered, but he’s also an international keynote cybersecurity speaker and the author of The Art of Software Security Testing. Since his tenure, Veracode was acquired by CA Technologies for $614M in 2017, in 2018, CA Technologies was acquired by Broadcom for $18.9B and in 2019, Thoma Bravo acquired Veracode for $950M.
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The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.