Co-Founder & Managing Director, .406 VenturesMaria Cirino has been building and founding technology businesses for 25 years. Cirino’s operational, entrepreneurial, and senior management experience in venture-backed technology companies includes two Massachusetts IPOs of the Year and the founding of two successful companies and a venture capital firm. Prior to co-founding .406 Ventures, she served as an SVP of VeriSign following its 2005 acquisition of Guardent, the market leading Managed Security Services provider for $142 million. Guardent was a Sequoia, Charles River Ventures and NEA-backed IT security company that she co-founded and led as CEO. In this role, she received several industry honors and awards, including "Massachusetts CEO of the Year" and "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year."