Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CNAS CEO Stepping Down to Join CIA-Linked Firm

It was announced today that Center for a New American Security (CNAS) CEO Nathaniel Fick is stepping down at the end of November to become CEO of Endgame, Inc., a cyber security company.

Endgame was started by executives from Internet Security Systems (ISS; acquired by IBM in 2006) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Endgame reportedly raised $29 million in venture funding in 2010 from Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), Columbia Capital, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).  Fick has been an Operating Partner at BVP since 2011.

Fick will remain on CNAS's Board of Directors

The CNAS Board of Directors is leading the search for a new CEO.  That effort is being chaired by Dr. Richard Danzig, Chairman of the CNAS Board of Directors.

As Think Tank Watch noted in an earlier post, CNAS got a new President in May 2012.