November 29, 2018
Evolv Technology adds General Catalyst co-founder Orfao to board
Evolv Technology, creator of the Evolv Edge™ people screening system that detects weapons and bombs, today announced the addition of Alan Cohen and David Orfao of General Catalyst to its Board of Directors.
Both have deep experience scaling sales, marketing and distribution, ultimately building organizations that have created new multi-billion-dollar disruptive companies.
Recently a Board Member and Chief Commercial Officer at Illumio Cohen is a long-time enterprise tech veteran. Two of his prior companies, Airespace (acquired by Cisco for $450 million) and Nicira (acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion), were market leaders in software-driven, cutting-edge technologies. Additionally prior to Airespace, Cohen held executive roles at Cisco and IBM.
Before co-founding General Catalyst, Orfao led Allaire Corporation from 1997 to 2000 as president, CEO and member of the Board of Directors. During his tenure, Allaire grew from a venture-backed start-up to a $119 million public corporation trading on the NASDAQ. The company pioneered an internet application server market before merging with Macromedia.
“We welcome Alan and David to the board – their extensive experience scaling and transforming businesses will be invaluable as we expand beyond the initial markets we have developed in 2018,” said Mike Ellenbogen, CEO at Evolv Technology. “These additions and the rest of our board and team of advisors share the same passion for applying technology to help solve important challenges. With their support and influence, we are well-equipped to extend our reach.”