Co-founder and Managing Partner of .406 Ventures
Maria Cirino brings 22 years of entrepreneurial, operating, and senior management sales and marketing experience in venture-backed technology companies, with particular strengths in IT security and technology-driven services. Prior to founding .406, Cirino was senior vice president of VeriSign, where she was responsible for setting channel strategy, driving channel development, and the sales of VeriSign’s security services through its indirect channels.
Previously she was CEO and co-founder of Guardent, Inc., an early entrant and leading managed security services (MSS) provider, acquired by VeriSign in February 2004. Cirino has also served as a key member of the executive teams at Shiva Corporation (now Intel Corporation) and i-Cube, Inc. (now Razorfish, Inc.). In addition to Carbon Black, she serves on the boards of .406 portfolio companies Attend.com, AuthAir, Kaltura, Mineral Tree, Onapsis, Pwnie Express, Threat Stack, Vaultive, and Veracode and formerly served on the boards of Adtuitive, Digitalsmiths, and Memento until their respective acquisitions by Etsy, TiVO, and FIS. Cirino earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mount Holyoke College where she has served as a trustee and where she currently serves as a member of the college’s investment committee.