query board of directors

Board of Directors

Guiding the Next Generation of
Cybersecurity Change Makers

The Query board of directors brings decades of experience leading, advising, and investing in companies focused on meeting the complex cybersecurity needs of global organizations.

Patrick Heim Managing Partner SYN Ventures
Patrick Heim
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Managing Partner, SYN Ventures

Patrick is a senior security executive that brings to his role as Query.AI board member more than two decades of experience working in the security sector, spanning Fortune 500 enterprises, cloud providers as well as early-stage security technology companies. He co-founded SYN Ventures in February 2021 and has been investing professionally since 2017, building on his decades of experience advising and investing in security companies. Patrick also serves as a partner and the chief information security officer of ClearSky Security. Previously, he held top information security and trust leadership positions at Dropbox, Salesforce.com, Kaiser Permanente and McKesson Corporation. He also held senior management roles at nCircle, Ernst & Young, and eNetSecure, a subsidiary of Applied Signal Technologies/Raytheon.

Jay Leek Managing Partner Clearsky
Jay Leek
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Managing Partner, Clearsky

Jay is a business–savvy information security and risk management leader and security investor. In his role as Query.AI board member, Jay brings more than 20 years of results–driven experience in developing and executing long–term strategies, and has a proven track record of addressing current business objectives and today’s operational risks. His global experience, including direct management of multicultural environments and personnel, give him a unique perspective of information risk management, information security, privacy, governance, and compliance. Currently, Jay serves as a managing partner of SYN Ventures, as well as managing partner and co–founder of ClearSky. Previously, he was chief information security officer of Blackstone where he was responsible for innovation investments in security. Prior to Blackstone, he held senior security leadership positions at Equifax and Nokia.

Dan Burns Co–founder and former CEO Optiv
Dan Burns
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Co–founder and former CEO, Optiv

Dan brings more than 28 years of experience in business, technology, cybersecurity and risk management to his role as Query.AI board member. Currently, he serves as a venture partner with SYN Ventures. Previously, Dan was the CEO of Optiv, which was created in 2015 from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security. He co–founded Accuvant in 2002 and helped develop the company into a powerhouse with the breadth, depth and capabilities to address the information security needs of organizations worldwide. Prior to his achievements with Accuvant, Dan played an integral role in transitioning OneSecure from a managed security services provider to a product company, delivering to the marketplace the first intrusion prevention system. Previously, he served in various senior level positions for Exault, Access Graphics, Arrowpoint, and Netrex.