Meet the Newest Members of Evolv’s Leadership Team
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Founder, Chief Innovation OfficerSee Bio
Publish dateApr 25, 2019
Nearly six years ago, Evolv Technology began as a small team of people with a clear mission: return confidence and peace of mind to people visiting public spaces by changing the paradigm of how security professionals keep venues safe from the most serious threats, without compromising visitor experience. Since its inception, the company has grown significantly, having scanned more than 10 million people last year. Today, Evolv is leading the next generation of security and screening by combining advanced sensors with artificial intelligence (AI) to instantly detect weapons, firearms and explosives.
As Evolv continues executing its mission, we recently announced the appointment of four key members to leadership positions. Evolv hired Peter George as Chief Commercial Officer, named Alan S. Cohen Chairman of the Evolv Board of Directors, and appointed Jin Kim and Bob Eckel to its Advisory Board. Their combined security knowledge, operational experience and company-building expertise uniquely qualify them to help Evolv change the paradigm of how security professionals assure public spaces remain welcoming yet stay safe from today’s most serious threats.
Here’s a quick snapshot of each of their backgrounds and what they bring to Evolv’s leadership team:
Chief Commercial Officer
As Chief Commercial Officer, Peter is responsible for driving Evolv’s customer-facing operations as the company continues to expand globally. With more than 30 years of experience leading successful cyber security companies, Peter plays a key role helping lead the convergence of physical security with the digital world. Connect with him on LinkedIn.
Chairman, Evolv Board of Directors
Alan has been appointed Chairman of Evolv’s Board of Directors. Most recently, he was a Board member and Chief Commercial Officer at Illumio. A long-time enterprise tech veteran, Alan’s prior two companies, Airespace (acquired by Cisco for 50 million) and Nicira (acquired by VMware for .26 billion), were the market leaders in software-driven, cutting-edge technologies. Connect with him on LinkedIn, and follow him on twitter (@ascohen)
Evolv Advisory Board Member
A former FBI Special Agent, Jin joins Evolv’s Advisory Board as a widely regarded subject matter expert and material practitioner in active shooter and workplace violence risk management. He served 23 years in the FBI, working as the active shooter coordinator on the Crisis Management Unit, and as the leading authority directing active shooter and workplace violence risk mitigation and training for the FBI’s corporate programming and private sector partnerships. Connect with him on LinkedIn and follow him on twitter (@JinKimFBIretSME)
Evolv Advisory Board Member
Former CEO of MorphoTrust USA, Bob joins Evolv’s Advisory Board as a secure identity solutions expert. An established executive with a strong track record of building and leading businesses, Bob will apply his deep experience in biometric systems to Evolv’s technology to improve both security and customer operations. Connect with him on LinkedIn and follow him on twitter (@Bob_Eckel)
We’re excited to have Peter, Alan, Jin, and Bob join our team to help Evolv create new solutions that actually solve the active shooter problem and other terrorist threats in real-world applications.
Click here to learn more about our leadership team.
Founder, Chief Innovation Officer
Mike Ellenbogen is a member of the Evolv Technology Executive Leadership Team, where he serves as Chief Innovation Officer. Mike co-founded the company along with Anil Chitkara in August 2013. Mike is a veteran of the physical security and detection industry, serving as an executive for companies including PerkinElmer, Vivid Technologies, and General Catalyst. His past work includes founding and serving as Chief Executive Officer of Reveal Imaging Technologies, where he helped revolutionize the X-ray imaging and automated detection technologies for the security industry. Prior to founding Evolv, he and Anil served as Executives in Residence (EIR) at General Catalyst Partners, focusing on investing in early-stage hardware and software companies in analytical instruments, sensors and related services markets. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Colgate University. He holds nineteen patents in the field of X-ray inspection and automated detection technology and is well-known as a leader within the security industry.See Bio