About Defendry

Our Motivation

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

Key Leadership

Pat Sullivan


Pat Sullivan’s name has been widely recognized in the software business for decades as the creator of software solutions including ACT! (the first and best-selling contact manager in the world, selling over 10 million copies) and SalesLogix (the leading mid-market CRM solution as the company 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

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

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

Chris Drake

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

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

Roy Valee

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

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