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General Ken Minihan is a Principal of the Paladin Fund and Member of the Paladin’s Homeland Security Fund Investment Committee. General Minihan was previously Director of both the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He led the definition and selection of technology solutions to solve the most difficult national security information needs. General Minihan is the Chairman and President of the Security Affairs Support Association, which focuses on shared government and industry national intelligence and technology challenges. He also is a member of the Air Force Association and the National Military Intelligence Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and otherwise advises a number of early stage technology, security, and infrastructure service companies. General Minihan is experienced in capital-raising, enterprise operations, business development, and business readiness assurance.
General Minihan has a B.A. Degree from Florida State University, a M.A. Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. Among his awards and decorations are the National Security Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.
Alan Wade is a former senior executive at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he had a distinguished career focused on the use of technology in intelligence. He recently retired after a thirty-five year career in the CIA, where his most recent position was the Chief Information Officer, a role he held since 2001, in which he also served as the Chief Information Officer for the United States Intelligence Community.
Prior to his role as the Chief Information Officer, he also served as the Director of Communications and the Director of Security. Mr. Wade also served in CIA assignments that involved technical programs in the United States and overseas, principally in the areas of telecommunications and technical security.
He is a recipient of the Meritorious and Distinguished Officer designations, as well as the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Director of Central Intelligence’s Director’s Medal, and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
Mr. Wade holds a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and an M.A. in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University.
David Howe served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Homeland Security Council at the White House. While there, he coordinated policy on issues ranging from WMD defense and counterterrorism to disaster response and preparedness. He also served as the Chief of Staff to the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board where he helped draft the National Strategy for Cyber Security. Previously, he served as CEO of a California-based software company, and as Managing Director of EHS Partners, a highly successful consulting firm started by former McKinsey & Company consultants focused on turn-around projects for Fortune 500 clients. He worked for four years at McKinsey & Company, leading engagements in energy, healthcare and other commercial sectors.
Mr. Howe served for four years as a Special Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, including leadership of a SEAL Team detachment during Operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort. Mr. Howe received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Hans Miller is a Managing Director with the Civitas Group. He has over a decade of experience in strategy consulting with senior leadership in the U.S. Government and the homeland security sector.
In the wake of September 11, Mr. Miller left his consulting career at McKinsey & Company to join the start-up team at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Over the course of three years with the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security, he served in a range of leadership capacities and launched several high-profile initiatives in partnership with airports and airlines. Mr. Miller left government service in 2004 and joined ChoicePoint, Inc. as vice president, specializing in new analytics technologies. In 2006, he established an independent consulting firm and advised the TSA and other agencies on security strategy. In 2010, he joined Civitas Group as an expert consultant on homeland security issues and strategy.
Mr. Miller has taught as a professor at Georgetown University and has advised multiple transportation-related start-ups. Mr. Miller holds degrees from Harvard University, the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.