Guy Miasnik

California, USA

GovTech, CyberSecurity, Cloud, All

Former CEO/Founder, AtHoc (Acquired by BlackBerry ~$300M), Chief Strategy Officer, BlackBerry

Guy Miasnik - A serial tech entrepreneur, investor and mentor focused on great teams, and high impact opportunities in security, public safety, healthcare and education markets.

Guy was co-founder and CEO of AtHoc, a leader in crisis communications for public safety and enterprise security, acquired in 2015 for approx. $300M. AtHoc gained over 70% share of the U.S. Federal market incl. Defense and Homeland Security, as well as strong presence in Healthcare and Industrial markets. The company enjoyed high growth and profitability for 7+ years. The company raised $25M from lead investors Greylock and Intel Capital, until its acquisition by BlackBerry, and delivered significant returns to its investors.

At BlackBerry, post-acquisition, Guy was a member of the executive team, reported to CEO John Chen, and contributed to the turnaround of BlackBerry to a security software business for the enterprise IoT and connected transportation markets. Guy served as Division President and later as Chief Strategy Officer.

Prior to AtHoc, Guy was the Co-Founder and CEO of Kinetica, an Internet web services firm based in Israel. Kinetica grew from a zero-capital start-up to profitability, achieving #1 position in its market and culminating in its acquisition. Prior to Kinetica, Guy held various leadership positions incl. an officer in the military.

Guy earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from the Technion. He holds nine patents in crisis communication. Guy serves on multiple advisory boards of Harvard Business School, and on several boards of educational nonprofit organizations. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three children. In his free time, Guy enjoys biking, hiking, traveling and photography.