IronGate Capital Advisors Announces the Appointment of David Hartford to Its Senior Advisory Board

IronGate Capital Advisors

​​IronGate Capital Advisors announced today that it has appointed David Hartford, senior advisor to Calibrium AG, to its senior advisory board.

“We are pleased to welcome David as the newest member of our highly respected senior advisory board,” said Hon. Tidal McCoy, chairman of IronGate Capital Advisors. “David’s unique expertise in private equity and technology investment will be a strong complement to the backgrounds and experience of our existing senior advisory board members. We look forward to the valuable contributions David’s perspective will bring and are honored he has joined our mission.”

“IronGate’s focus on early-stage investment in dual-use technologies for both commercial and national security applications is both timely and vital,” said Hartford. “IronGate’s unique management team is distinctively suited to pursue profit and patriotism simultaneously. I am proud to be supporting them in an advisory capacity.”

IronGate’s other senior advisory board members consist of Jack Devine, former director of operations, CIA, and president of the Arkin Group; John Higginbotham, chairman and CEO of Blue Ridge Networks; Steve Sargeant, major general USAF (Ret.) and CEO of an aerospace and defense company; and Jack Thomas Tomarchio, former deputy director of intelligence, DHS, and principal of Agoge Group.

About David Hartford

David Hartford was a founding partner of Calibrium AG (formerly known as Aeris Capital) and now is senior advisor to the firm. Calibrium manages funds for the family office of a successful European entrepreneur, as well as for his foundation, one of the largest in Germany. In addition to his role at Calibrium, David serves on a number of boards of directors in support of early-stage technology companies.        

David has over 40 years of experience in the U.S. and Europe as a private equity investor, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. During his career, he has also undertaken a number of direct C-suite roles and been a practicing securities attorney. David began his career as a systems specialist with Rockwell International.

David has been a frequent speaker and contributor at conferences in Europe, Asia and the United States on a number of private equity and technology topics. He is a mentor at the Haas Graduate School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been an adjunct professor for New Venture Finance at Cal State University, East Bay’s MBA program, and in Moscow at the Academy for the National Economy.

David received his BS from the University of Pittsburgh, his JD from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed the Advanced Executive Program “Competing in a Global Environment” at The Anderson School at UCLA.

About IronGate Capital Advisors

IronGate Capital Advisors seeks to invest in the highest-performing private investments in the advance technology arena, with a specific focus on innovations in aerospace, defense & intelligence and national security that have dual-use applications in the commercial economy.

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