Gregg Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO of Attila Security and the Chair of the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland. Prior to launching Attila, he was CEO of several successful companies, including Silent Circle, Optio Labs, and Koolspan. His experience as a leader includes eight successful exits and growing a business from 3M to 100M. Prior to Attila, Gregg served as the CEO of Silent Circle. Smith brings more than two decades of global experience in mobile and cybersecurity to the company that includes leading seven companies to successful exits.
He has also served as the CEO of Optio Labs, a mobile security company, CEO of Koolspan and Acuity Mobile. At Acuity Mobile, Gregg grew the mobile marketing firm from the startup phase, to the leader in hospitality and enterprise mobile marketing solutions. He then negotiated its sale to NAVTEQ, a billion dollar division of Nokia. While at Aether Systems (NASDAQ:AETH), a wireless software solutions provider, Gregg increased revenues from $3 million to $100 million in 3 years through product launches in over 40 countries. He sold Aether’s Enterprise Division to TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) and stayed on to run the division for two years. In addition to these transitions, Gregg was President and COO of Karch International, a software provider, and Vice President of Nurad Technologies, a broadband wireless hardware and electronic warfare product manufacturer, negotiating successful sales for both companies.
Gregg is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an Eagle Scout, and he is committed to protecting the nation state from data theft and solving some of the biggest security challenges facing both enterprise and government agencies today. Outside of work, Gregg is a proud father and grandfather, as well as a youth lacrosse coach. Gregg serves as a board member for several private companies and presents at mobile and wireless industry and investment conferences.