Ken Gonzalez

Ken Gonzalez

Managing Director, NightDragon


Ken Gonzalez is the Managing Director of NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on investing in growth and late-stage companies within the cybersecurity, safety, security, and privacy industry.

He has over 20 years of experience as a senior operating executive at technology companies. During his career, he has completed over 40 acquisitions, with 23 being in cyber security, and has created, managed and grown numerous strategic go-to-market partnerships from technology integration, to OEM, to resell, to two-tier distribution.

Prior to NightDragon, Ken was the Managing Director of ForgePoint Capital. Previously, he led the strategy and corporate business development functions at FireEye, AVAST Software, McAfee, and Siebel Systems (now part of Oracle) and was responsible for acquisition target selection, deal negotiation, and post-merger integration. He also served in the United States Army as an infantry officer with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


Managing Director


2018 - Present


YL Ventures

2018 - Present

Managing Director

ForgePoint Capital

2017 - 2018

Senior VP, Corporate Development & Global Alliances


2013 - 2017

Chief Strategy Officer

AVAST Software

2011 - 2012

Senior VP, Corporate Development

McAfee, Inc

2006 - 2011

VP, Corporate Development

Siebel Systems

1998 - 2006

VP, Corporate Marketing

Siebel Systems

2002 - 2002

Captain, Infantry

United States Army

1991 - 1996