Our People

Paladin is comprised of individuals with a proven track record of financial expertise, national security experience, and specialized technical competence.

Management

Michael Steed

Founder and Managing Partner

Mark Maloney

Co-Founder and Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer

Paul Conley, PhD

Managing Director and Venture Studio Director

Christopher Steed

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director

Ciaran Martin*

Global Security Expert and Managing Director

Ed Albrigo

Chief Operating Officer

Brenda Chia

Chief of Capital Development

Kemba Walden

President, Paladin Global Institute

Investment Professionals

Paul Conley, PhD

Managing Director

Christopher Steed

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director

Mourad Yesayan

Managing Director

E. Kenneth Pentimonti

Managing Director

Gibb Witham

Senior Vice President

Tom Clute

Principal

Francois Ruether

Vice President

Tyler Steed

Associate

Joel-Oskar Raisanen

Vice President

Mitch Cooney

Senior Associate

Nidhi Satish

Associate

Nuné Martiros, PhD

Senior Associate

Alex Ledoux

Associate

Kaija Gisolfi-McCready

Senior Analyst

Venture Partners

Philip Eliot*

Venture Partner

Matt Bigge*

Venture Partner

William Reinisch*

Venture Partner

Tim Richardson*

Venture Partner

Jamil Jaffer*

Venture Partner/Strategic Advisor

Keith Mason*

Venture Partner

Richard Ledgett*

Global Security Expert and Venture Partner

Strategic Advisory Group

Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr.*

Strategic Advisory Group, Chairman

Chris Inglis*

Senior Strategic Advisor

Vice Admiral (Ret.) Jan Tighe*

Global Security Expert and Strategic Advisor

Sir David Omand*

Global Security Expert and Strategic Advisor

Richard A. Clarke*

Global Security Expert and Strategic Advisor

Mary Aiken, PhD*

Chief Scientist Safety Tech

Florence Mottay*

Strategic Advisor

Jeremy B. Bash*

Global Security Expert and Strategic Advisor

Congressman James R. Langevin*

Strategic Advisor

H. Lee Buchanan*

Global Security Expert and Strategic Advisor

Najwa Aaraj, PhD*

Strategic Advisor

Mark Montgomery*

Strategic Advisor

Ciaran Martin*

Global Security Expert and Managing Director

Alf Andreassen, PhD*

Global Security Expert

Kevin Phillips*

Strategic Advisor

David Hoffman*

Strategic Advisor

Operations

Mark Maloney

Chief Compliance Officer

Alan Barton*

Senior Advisor

Frank Hodas

Senior Vice President of Finance

Steven Gann

Tax and Compliance Manager

Sunny Lee

Controller

Mohammad Karzai

Senior Accountant

Emily Annick

Controller

Patrice Rainier

Vice President of Operations & Investor Relations

CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

Brenda Chia

Chief of Capital Development

Andrew Mallory

Capital Development Associate

Former ADVISORS

Richard Verma

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and Strategic Advisor

*These individuals are paid consultants and not full time employees.

Why Paladin?

150+ Transactions

To date, Paladin’s team has completed more than 150 transactions.

100+ Years of Experience

Paladin is comprised of experienced professionals with more than 100 years of combined expertise.

20 Strategic Advisors

Paladin draws upon the advice of 20 individuals with experience in government, security, intelligence, and commercial markets to support its investment process and add value to its portfolio companies.