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Jeffery E. Payne
Jeffery E. Payne, 
President and CEO, Cigital


Mr. Payne, a recognized expert in software risk management, has published more than 30 papers and given more than 40 invited lectures on the business aspects of software failure. He is an alumnus of the MindShare program - an invitation-only program that selects the most promising high-tech business leaders in the DC area and coaches them how to make their companies successful. Mr. Payne is also a member of the Loudoun County Environmental Council, a group of local business leaders committed to reducing the environmental impact of growth on Loudoun County. He holds an MS degree in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and a BS degree in Computer Science from Allegheny College. Mr. Payne is a past ACM National Lecturer and the co-founder of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society.

Under his direction, Cigital has become one of the fastest growing companies in both the Washington, DC area and the US (1999 and 2000 Inc. 500 and Fast 500 lists). Bootstrapped since its inception in 1992, the Company has always been profitable, an accomplishment that has been achieved by staying completely focused on the company’s goals and core competency - providing software risk management solutions.


Lynne Revo-Cohen

Lynne Revo-Cohen
Principal, SCENDIS

 As a founding partner and principal of SCENDIS, Ms. Revo-Cohen has led the firm from its inception in 1984 to its current status as an intellectual capital service provider with an international practice in workforce diversity. She directs strategic development in the areas of client services and products, marketing, financial management, and public relations.

Ms. Revo-Cohen developed SCENDIS' approach to diversity and pay equity consulting in both the public and private sectors and is a recognized expert on these workplace issues. She is responsible for designing and directing the expansion of the firm's management consulting practice into the international arena and establishing projects in Ontario and Quebec. Ms. Revo-Cohen globalized SCENDIS' consulting efforts by directing their entryinto the Japanese market with cultural diversity training. Ms. Revo-Cohen is also one of the principal architects for SCENDIS' technology products, powered by ALEXTM, a highly sophisticated software platform that provides highly interactive on-line solutions to human resources management and workplace issues.

Prior to joining SCENDIS, Ms. Revo-Cohen was already a recognized government relations expert on workplace policy issues. She continues to contribute her expertise to legislative and regulatory government agencies in both the United States and Canada.

Ms. Revo-Cohen earned a B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.A. from the University of Maryland. She serves on the Business Development Committee of the Women's Growth Capital Fund and is active in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and is active in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Women in Technology, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). She is a founding member of the National Committee on Pay Equity.

April Young

April Young
Senior Vice President/Manager, 
Mid-Atlantic Emerging Growth Division
Imperial Bank


April L. Young serves as Imperial Bank’s Senior Vice President and Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Emerging Growth Division.  In this role, she is responsible for developing and managing the Bank’s portfolio of early stage technology company clients in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  The Emerging Growth Division provides unique credit and banking services to venture backed technology companies throughout the United States.

Prior to joining the bank, Dr. Young was Founding Executive Director of the Potomac KnowledgeWay Project.  The Project is a non-profit, leadership organization designed to help Greater Washington become a global leader in digital information products and services.  The Project serves as a catalyst to help the Greater Washington region build on its strengths in communications, computing and content.  While at KnowledgeWay, April completed  a successful $5 million development campaign, marketed the Project’s vision and mission to the region’s business community, and implemented the Project’s four core programs.

Previously, Dr. Young served as Senior Fellow for Regional Economic Development at George Mason University’s Institute for Pubilc Policy and served as the first director of the Northern Virginia Roundtable.  Prior to her association with GMU, Dr. Young was the Director of the Virginia Department of Economic Development, where she lead the Commonwealth’s domestic and international marketing program from offices in Richmond, Brussels and Tokyo.  Earlier in her career, she served as Senior Vice President of NVRDevelopment, Inc., as the Executive Director of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and as Director of Economic Development for the City of St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Young holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Urban and Regional Planning from George Washington University as well as a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from Saint Louis University.

She is active in many community and professional organizations including the Council on Urban Economic Development, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.  She is married to Robert Kelly and the mother of a 14 year old son.  In her spare time, she plays golf and enjoys being a “hockey mom.”


Drew Eginton

Drew Eginton
Chairman, CEO & President,  Marketswitch Corporation
Drew Eginton co-founded Marketswitch in 1996, capitalizing on an opportunity to bring enterprise-scale optimization technology to the marketing process, much as it previously had been introduced in the supply chain, airline and logistics industries, and capital markets.

Marketswitch is the third high-technology company led by Drew. Prior to Marketswitch, he also managed or served in senior staff positions in international growth companies in technology (including software, telecommunications, and chipsets) and finance.

At age twenty-six he started the company that developed and sold the first e-mail service authorized by the U.S. Congress for constituent communications. He subsequently developed the first digital, two-way messaging chipset for what became the PDA marketplace while at Pacific Communications Sciences. In the 1990's he was president of CHALKE Inc., the largest provider of financial analytics and simulation software for life insurers, achieving 85% North American market share and managing the successful sale of the company to SS&C Technologies. He co-wrote the ebusiness strategy for Thomson Corporation and was an adviser on financial services industry issues for Bain & Company. Leveraging his insurance industry experience, Drew also managed the turnaround and sale of a troubled $1.3 billion life insurance company.

Drew is a founder and director of OptiFI Corporation, the Marketswitch-Fair Isaac Company joint venture company that is developing a proprietary national scoring service. He also founded and is a director of Marketswitch Japan KK, the company's Japan subsidiary, which now is in rollout to deliver demand chain optimization to the Japanese market.

He is a high honors graduate of Oberlin College, and is the co-author of two patents in the area of marketing optimization.

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