Michael W. Wellman is the CEO and founder at Virgil Security. He’s been at the vanguard of standards-based networking and security for nearly thirty-five years. With Virgil Security, he’s making every developer able to build secure products without their having to spend those thirty-five years learning how.
Some previous product highlights include early commercial Internet software (including AOL’s first Macintosh web client and Apple's eWorld web client), early 802.11-based products (including Apple's market-defining Airport, the industry's first outdoor 802.11a products, and the industry's first public space products), innovative new approaches to mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) (incorporating directional antennas and/or frequency agile cognitive radios (Dynamic Spectrum Access)), distributed sensor networks, free space optics, and fiber-to-the-premises.
He's shipped products carrying the label of Agere, AOL, Apple, Ascend, Avaya, Boingo Wireless, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Lucent, Microsoft, Proxim, PSINet, Sony, Sprint, Toshiba, and others.
Michael is also a board member and advisor at Shevirah; an advisor to 202 Partners, HyperQube, NS8, RunSafe Security, ThreatCare, and Werbie.co; an investor in Syncurity and ThreatSwitch; a syndicate lead for Bloomberg Beta's Open Angels; a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners; and a mentor at the Mach37 cybersecurity accelerator and the RelevantHealth.md health tech accelerator.