John Stewart, Cisco’s SVP Chief Security & Trust Officer, and Joe Levy, chief technology officer of Sophos, a developer of computer security software and hardware, have been named as venture partners at Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Allegis Capital, which focuses on investments in early-stage cybersecurity companies.
Stewart is on the board of Allegis portfolio company Shape Security and previously was an executive at Allegis portfolio company SandPiper/Digital Island. Levy was previously the chief technology officer of Allegis portfolio company Solera Networks.
Founded in 1996 by Robert Ackerman, managing director, Allegis Capital is a seed and early-stage venture capital investor in companies building and innovative cyber security solutions for the global digital economy. The firm has more than $700 million in capital under management and its cyber security portfolio includes Area 1 Security, Bracket Computing, E8 Security, Red Owl Analytics, Platfora, Shape Security, Signifyd, Synack and vArmour.
The other venture partners at Allegis are Nawaf Bitar, senior vice president of VMware and general manager of its cloud platform business unit; Hossein Eslambolchi, founder, chairman and CEO of Cyberflow Analytics; Tom Gillis, founder and CEO of Bracket Computing; Todd Rowe, managing director of global channel sales at Google; Jeff Williams, vice president of worldwide sales and business development at FireEye; and Jean-Louis Gassée, a long-time Allegis partner and founder of Be Inc., the creator of the BeOS computer operating system.