FATHOM5 is guided by a team of founders that led research and innovation for the U.S. Navy
Zac Staples, CEO
Prior to creating FATHOM5 Zac spent 22-years in the United States Navy as a surface officer specializing in electronic warfare. Zac's final tour was Director of the Center for Cyber Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School where he led inter-disciplinary research teams that explored cyber capability development and invented maritime artificial intelligence tools and methodologies for understanding shipboard electronic security. While at the Naval Postgraduate School, Zac also created HACKtheMACHINE, nicknamed the “Blue Angels for Geeks”, which seeks to inspire a new generation of technical talent to apply their skills to national security challenges. Zac holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College.
Maura Sullivan, COO
Maura specializes in the quantification and management of systemic risks, as well as driving the adoption of data-driven emerging technologies. Maura was the Chief of Strategy and Innovation at the US Department of the Navy, where she developed and implemented the strategic roadmap for emerging technologies at the physical/digital intersection. Maura started her career in the Silicon Valley, where she led a start-up within the global catastrophe risk company, RMS, developing algorithms, software, and consulting solutions for managing complex systemic risks for financial and insurance markets. She was a White House Fellow, has a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Emory University, focused in predictive modeling, and a B.S and M.S. in earth systems from Stanford University focused in energy engineering and climate modeling.