Leadership Team

privacy protection internet, identity access management

From Left: Steve, Bill and Barbara

  • William C. Primrose, Chairman & CEO

    Bill was a pioneer in the field of fiber optics; he led the design, development and construction of a 4,000 mile fiber network in the 1980’s. He has owned, managed, and lead a number of telecommunication and engineering companies, including a predecessor company that designed and built a state-of-the-art, 200 mile, fiber optic network to support U.S. Government metropolitan area communications. The metropolitan area cable system is still in use today as a backbone for collaboration and sharing between government agencies.

  • Barbara M. Hunt, President & CTO

    Ms. Hunt is a retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Executive Technical Expert and program manager with over 20 years of experience in the fields of cyber, information, and telecommunications technology and operations. Her last position in the Intelligence Community (2008-2012) was as Director of Capabilities for Tailored Access Operations at the National Security Agency. As a member of NSA/TAO’s senior leadership team she was responsible for end-to-end development and capabilities delivery for a large scale computer network exploitation effort. She also brings seven years’ experience working in the telecommunications industry prior to her government service.

  • Steven W. Bay, Chief Strategist

    Mr. Bay provides the operational design, deployment strategy, and risk management for the NetAbstraction service and other Cutting Edge activities. He also provides guidance and management oversight for the establishment, acquisition, and deployment of the identities and personas used to help protect the client identities and origination locations. Mr. Bay is a retired CIA Senior Operations Officer with 24 years of experience conducting a full range of intelligence operations for the National Clandestine Service, including operational innovation and implementation of telecommunications and information technology programs. Mr. Bay also brings extensive experience in alternate persona research, planning, acquisition, and use.

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