Further Strengthening Paladin Capital Group’s Strategic Advisory Group
Paladin Capital Group is pleased to announce that Vice Admiral (Ret.) Jan Tighe, has joined Paladin’s Strategic Advisory Group. “Jan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on cyber security serving as Commander, Tenth Fleet/Fleet Cyber Command. We are delighted to welcome her at this exciting time as we continue accelerating the growth of our business” said Chris Inglis, Managing Director of Paladin Capital Group.
“The private sector is on the front lines of national security. Cyber attacks against the US private sector represent one of the nation’s gravest threats, and the solution must include smart investments in those companies that bring game-changing innovation to cybersecurity” said Vice Admiral (Ret.) Jan Tighe. “Paladin has a record of driving innovation through such investments. I am pleased to join the outstanding team at Paladin.”
Tighe retired from the US Navy in August 2018 as a Vice Admiral serving as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and as the 66th Director of Naval Intelligence. Previously, she served as the Commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet where she was the first woman to command a numbered Fleet. Other flag officer assignments include interim President of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and deputy director of operations for U.S. Cyber Command.
As a career cryptologist, she served around the globe in leadership positions for both the Navy and the National Security Agency, specializing in Signals Intelligence and Cyber Operations. She earned Naval Aviation Observer Wings and supported Operation DESERT STORM as a special evaluator in the EP-3E aircraft. As a Captain, she commanded more than 2,800 multi-service and multi-agency personnel at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii, and went on to serve as executive assistant to the director of the National Security Agency and the commander of U.S. Cyber Command.
Tighe is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute. In 2001, she was awarded a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and master of science in Applied Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey CA.
Tighe has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal(two awards), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Strike/Flight Air Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Tighe is a member of the Acquisition Professionals Community and holds a Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in program management.
“Vice Admiral (Ret.) Jan Tighe team will add a new and dynamic domestic and international viewpoint to Paladin and our portfolio companies” said Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group. “We are delighted to have Jan join our Strategic Advisory Group, especially as we continue our cyber investing activity.”
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 focuses on best-of-breed companies with technologies, products, and services that meet the challenging global cyber security and digital infrastructure resilience needs for commercial and government customers. Paladin has over $1 billion in committed capital across multiple funds. Follow the firm on Twitter @Paladincap, visit their website at http://www.paladincapgroup.com