About Defendry

Our Motivation

We’re on a mission to help protect places of worship, schools, and businesses.

If we only save one life, it’ll all be worth it.

Our Company

Defendry LLC was founded with a singular mission: STOP active shooters and save lives through the use of advanced technologies. Defendry was launched in January 2019 by serial-tech entrepreneur, Pat Sullivan, utilizing cutting edge, AI threat detection software developed by Dr. Sean Huver, a former Bell Labs research scientist and veteran of numerous United States Department of Defense DARPA projects.

Defendry’s team is comprised of proven innovators, engineers, and scientists who are passionately driven to provide affordable, sophisticated products that can help solve the current, tragic active shooter epidemic.

Key Leadership

Pat Sullivan


Pat Sullivan’s name has been widely recognized in the software business for decades as the co-creator of ACT! (the first and best-selling contact manager in the world, selling over 10 million copies) and founder of SalesLogix (the leading mid-market CRM solution as the company grew from $0 to $108M over five years). Pat is a two-time winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He currently resides with his wife in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Sean Huver, Ph.D.


Sean Huver is a research scientist and veteran of numerous United States Department of Defense DARPA projects. Upon discovering the gaping need for faster response to retail crimes, he created a company named Deep Science to develop the proprietary AI detection software that is now owned exclusively by Defendry.

Clayton Straub


Clayton Straub has worked in the Information Technology business since 1994. He co-founded TeleSys Communications in 1995 (one of the largest NSP companies in the Southwest United States, which was acquired by Gemma Companies in 2001) and served as President and CEO of Provision Networks (a leading provider of WLAN and Information Technology services). Clayton attended Arizona State University. When not spending time with his wife Shelley and two daughters, he enjoys fishing and golfing.

Board of Directors

Defendry - Chairman Roy Vallee

Roy Vallee

Roy is the retired Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and retired Chairman and CEO of Avnet.

Ray Croghan

Ray Croghan

Ray is Managing Partner of Croghan Investments, LLC, an investment and consulting firm. He is also a Director of Crocs, Inc.

Tom Curzon

Tom Curzon

As an Attorney at Osborn Maledon, Tom’s practice focuses on serving as outside general counsel to emerging, growth-oriented companies.

Chris Drake

Chris Drake

Chris is the Founder and Head of Strategy and Technology for Armor, a leading cloud security solution provider.

Ron Pruitt

Ron Pruitt

Ron co-founded Placemark Investments in 1999, which was sold to Envestnet in 2014. He is currently an Independent Management Consultant.

Sunny Trinh

Sunny Trinh

Sunny is Vice President of Demand Creation for Avnet and has worked more than 25 years in the electronics and semiconductor industry.

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