April 1, 2021 – Washington, D.C. – Global cyber and deep tech investor, Paladin Capital Group, today announces the appointment of Ed Albrigo as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Ed joins Paladin from the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in Virginia, which he served as its CEO until October 2020. Ed led CIT in its mission to accelerate innovation commercialization, entrepreneurship, and economic growth across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Under Ed’s leadership, the company expanded its venture investing and innovation/business acceleration activities into new areas such as smart infrastructure, cybersecurity, autonomous systems and increased the company’s investments in startups founded by women, minorities, and veterans.

Michael Steed, Paladin’s Founder and Managing Partner, stated: “Paladin has fantastic opportunities to grow our capabilities and offering to entrepreneurs and investors. Ed brings exceptional management expertise to Paladin. He will be instrumental in helping us scale Paladin’s organization while maintaining our high levels of operational, governance and financial excellence. In addition, his experience in leading an organization that funded emerging technologies and early-stage technology companies allows him to add value rapidly to the Paladin team as our COO.”

Ed Albrigo commented: “I am thrilled to join the Paladin team. Innovative dual use, digital resilience and cyber security solutions are crucial to the protection and growth of our society and economy. It is a privilege to join a company focused on building great companies with solutions for enabling and protecting critical digital infrastructure. I look forward to helping Paladin expand its business.”

Previously, Ed was CEO of the Center for Innovative Technology from 2015 through 2020. Prior to CIT, Ed served as COO of The Hilltop Companies, a financial service consulting company. Ed also served as a Senior Vice President and member of the senior management team at Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia.


Emma Thorpe, Communications Advisor, ethorpe@paladincapgroup.com, +44 (0)7909 974958

About Paladin Capital Group

Paladin Capital Group was founded in 2001 and has offices in Washington DC, New York, Silicon Valley, London and Luxembourg. As a multi-stage investor, Paladin focuses on companies with technologies, products and services that meet challenging global cybersecurity and digital infrastructure resilience needs for commercial and government customers. Paladin has over $1 billion in committed capital across multiple funds. For updates, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn or visit www.paladincapgroup.com.