As an experienced investor with deep Georgia ties, Mason will help accelerate Paladin’s expansion in the southeast

Mason previously advised Paladin during the firm’s fundraise for its $372 million Cyber Fund II

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Paladin Capital Group, a cyber and advanced technologies investor, is pleased to announce that Keith Mason will join the firm as a Venture Partner based in Atlanta. In this role, Mason will advise Paladin through its investments with a focus on accelerating the firm’s reach in the southeastern region of the United States.

“I am excited to welcome Keith to Paladin as a Venture Partner,” said Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group. “Keith’s knowledge and sound advice through the fundraise and launch of Cyber Fund II proved essential. With over three decades of experience in finance, economic development, public policy and law, Keith’s background and deep Georgia roots will serve as an asset as Paladin looks to expand its presence in the southeastern region.”

Mason is the founder of KWM Capital Management, LLC, a national infrastructure and business development firm. A former Chair of the Georgia Ports Authority, he previously acted as a facilitator between the Georgia Ports Authority and the Biden Administration, developing federal funding for an initiative converting inland facilities to pop-up container yards to address supply chain constraints at the port. He and his father were also the first investors in the creation of the 22-mile Atlanta Beltline project.

Mason, a former Chief of Staff to Governor Zell Miller, also served in the Clinton Administration where he served as an official in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, working with governors to ensure support for international trade agreements as well as criminal justice and welfare reform policies. As a lawyer, Mason served as Partner at law firm Dentons (formerly McKenna, Long & Aldridge), where he built the firm’s national bipartisan government affairs practice.

“Paladin Capital Group has proven itself to be at the forefront of advancing cybersecurity and furthering technological innovation,” said Mason. “My experience in both government and business has taught me how critical private-public partnerships are to strengthen our critical infrastructure – both physically and in cyberspace. I look forward to helping Paladin expand and to identify businesses opportunities in Georgia and beyond that will contribute to this mission.”

A Georgia native, Mason has a BBA and J.D. from the University of Georgia. He has held leadership positions on the boards for organizations including the Georgia Ports Authority, the CDC Foundation Board of Visitors, UGA’s Foundation Board of Trustees and its Board of Visitors, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s board of visitors, the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors, the Council for Quality Growth Board of Directors, the Meridian Global Leadership Council, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Board of Trustees, the Richard B. Russell Foundation and the Rotary Club of Atlanta.

About Paladin Capital Group

Paladin Capital Group was founded in 2001 and has offices in Washington DC, New York, London, Luxembourg, and Silicon Valley. As a multi-stage investor, Paladin’s core strength is identifying, supporting and investing in innovative companies that develop promising, early-stage technologies to address the critical cyber and advanced technological needs of both commercial and government customers. Combining proven investment experience with deep expertise in global security, cyber technology and cutting-edge research, Paladin has invested in more than 60 companies since 2008 and has been a trusted partner to investors, entrepreneurs and governments for over two decades.

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