Peter Thimmesch

General Partner

Peter Thimmesch provides our clients with trusted advice on emerging markets and focuses in on leveragable concepts to enable scalability to ensure a competitive edge. He is recognized as a proven expert and innovator in Internet Protocol based communications architecture and technologies, as well as an established privacy and security specialist.

As the firm's General Partner, he is often sought out to provide strategic direction to assist in developing large initiatives which require unique perspectives. Recent projects include being retained by the United States Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation to provide technical due diligence for a country's request for economic assistance to upgrade the country's Information and Communications Technology infrastructure as well as advising the Navy Marine Corps Intranet's Program Office on directing their prime vendor to select  emerging technologies which would leverage their multi-billion dollar investment.

Prior experience includes Chief Executive Officer of recently acquired Secure Software, which provided leading application security auditing services and software to its customers, Managing Director for a subsidiary of Opion, Inc., which protects a consumer's identity, privacy and reputation both on-line and off-line which was founded by David Holtzman, the former Chief Technology Officer of Network Solutions as well providing strategic advice and assistance to Sean Parker in the founding of Plaxo.

Additionally, Mr. Thimmesch served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix based Internet directory services company,, which he founded in 1998 to provide free Internet voice-and-video communications. He created the underlying architecture and design for Personal Address Resolution for IP Networks or Peer-to-Peer network design as it is known currently, which now offers its global service to over 4.5 million members in 239 countries.

Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Multimedia Communications Corporation where he was responsible for the design, implementation and support of IP & ISDN network multimedia communications products as well as creating, deploying and supporting communications networks supporting voice, video and data for Fortune 100 companies.

A lauded visionary in the field of Internet architecture and Enterprise Information Technology strategies, Mr. Thimmesch has been a featured speaker at a number of international conferences such as Internet Summit, ETRE and Internet Expo. Additionally, he has been featured in major publications such as Red Herring, Wall Street Journal (profiled in the weekly column "Under the Radar"), Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Business Week as well as numerous daily newspapers.

Due to his understanding of the nuances of policy cycles and the ripple effects upon society he is often sought out by political leaders for advice.

Mr. Thimmesch is a member of Cisco Systems Technical Advisory Board.

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