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.
2018 - Present
2018 - Present
2017 - 2018
Senior VP, Corporate Development & Global Alliances
2013 - 2017
Chief Strategy Officer
2011 - 2012
Senior VP, Corporate Development
2006 - 2011
VP, Corporate Development
1998 - 2006
VP, Corporate Marketing
2002 - 2002
United States Army
1991 - 1996
- BS, Civil Engineering from United States Military Academy at West Point
- MBA, General Management from Harvard Business School
Personal InvestmentsPartner Investments
Material about Ken
Cybersecurity Series – “An Interview with NightDragon's Ken Gonzalez” - February 2022 - A Service Disabled Veteran Broker Dealer
Here's why FireEye Inc. merger and acquisition executive Ken Gonzalez jumped to venture investing at Trident Capital Cybersecurity - Silicon Valley Business Journal
Mission Daily: Cybersecurity With Ken Gonzalez
Beyond the Uniform #409 - Investing in Cybersecurity (Ken Gonzalez)
Cybersecurity Venture Capital. Deal Flow & Trends. Ken Gonzalez, Managing Director, NightDragon.
IT Visionaries: The Current State of Cybersecurity
AI and the Future of Work: Ken Gonzalez, ITSM pundit, shares the one trend that will define IT strategy for the next decade