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Our Purpose — Making Our World a Safer Place

LiveSafe’s purpose is to help make the world a safer place. We are only able to do that through our talented advisors and team. We empower men and women to keep themselves, their families, and their community safe. We do this because we believe that with the right tools and information, individuals and first-responders will collaborate to build safer communities. That’s why we’ve committed ourselves to providing our users and clients with a trustworthy and dependable mobile safety and security solution.

Advisors

We are proud to be associated with and honored by the support and input from all our advisors. We believe that a compelling product and a great company can only be created from extensive input from our clients, true experts, and visionary thinkers. Our advisors are truly a great source of insight, knowledge, and inspiration.

LiveSafe Advisory Board

Jan Fedarcyk

Former Assistant Director of FBI, Director of New York FBI

Janice K. Fedarcyk formed Fedarcyk Consulting LLC upon her retirement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she served for 25 years.

Mark Sullivan

22nd Director, United States Secret Service

Mark served as the 22nd Director of the US Secret Service from 2006-2013. He is currently a founding Partner of Global Security and Intelligence Strategies (GSIS) in Washington, DC.

Dick Newton

Lt. Gen. US Air Force, Ret. ***

General Newton served as the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director of Air Staff of the U.S. Air Force until retiring in 2012. He earned three stars throughout his 34-year career.

Patrick Gross

Chairman of the Board, Rosetta Stone

Patrick is the Chairman of the Board for Rosetta Stone and a founder of both the Lovell Group and American Management Systems, Inc.

Alan Merten

President Emeritus, George Mason University

Alan served as President of George Mason University from 1996 to 2012. He holds a masters and PhD in Computer science from Stanford University and University of Wisconsin-Madison, respectfully.

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Chelsea’s work at the Clinton Foundation emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Public Safety Advisors

Chief John Venuti

Chief of Police, Virginia Commonwealth University

At VCU, Chief John Venuti serves the largest university police department in Virginia as well as one of the largest in the country. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Chief Paul Dean

Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety, University of New Hampshire

In addition to being with UNH since 1985, Chief Paul Dean is the chairperson of the IACLEA Homeland Security & Domestic Preparedness Committee.

Chief Frank Zebedis

Chief of Police, Winthrop University

Chief Zebedis has been with Winthrop University since 1998 and currently serves as Chair of the IACLEA Administrators Domestic Preparedness Committee.

Chief Daniel Dusseau

Chief of Police, Northern Virginia Community College

Chief Dusseau began serving NVCC in 2010 upon retiring from Prince George’s County Police Department after 21 years.

Suzanne Devlin

Supervisor of Safety and Security, Loudoun County Public Schools

Prior to joining LCPS, Ms. Devlin worked as a Senior Principal Intelligence Analyst in the Global Analysis Division of BAE Systems as well as spent 33 years with the Fairfax County PD.

William Flagler

Director of Emergency Management & Planning, Northern Virginia Community College

Will has over a decade of public service and emergency management experience and has worked in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security for U.S. Presidents’ visits to NVCC.

Council of Subject Matter Experts

Meera Seshadri

Education Specialist, Harvard University Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Meera Seshadri is a public health professional working for both sexual health promotion and sexual violence prevention and is an advocate for survivor-centered environments.

Rudy Bellavia

Managing Director for the Office of Business and Finance, Arizona State University

Rudy oversees the research, analysis and implementation of multi-faceted projects all of which advance the strategic and tactical operations of ASU.

Myrna Soto

Senior Vice President & CISO, Comcast

Myrna has been named one of the most influential women in the Cable Industry, named to the HITEC 100 and is a member of the FCC.

James Cawley

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the National Basketball Association

Most recently, he oversaw global security operations for four years. While there, he successfully managed security the NBA’s arenas and teams as well as player safety.

LiveSafe Leadership and Founders

Jenny Abramson

CEO, President

Jenny’s a proven executive with roles in the technology, education, and media sectors. Her past successes have ranged from large companies like The Washington Post to start-ups like Personal. In education, Jenny ran the Transformation Management Office for DC Public Schools’ Chancellor Rhee, was Director of Program Strategy & Development at Teach for America and currently serves on four education boards. Jenny received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Fulbright at The London School of Economics. She is committed to ensuring that LiveSafe empowers people to keep their communities safe.

Shy Pahlevani

Founder, Partner Advocate & Strategic Growth

A victim of crime himself, Shy understands the magnitude of an emergency situation and the need for technology that prevents crime and ensures safety. As Founder of LiveSafe, Shy executes the company’s day-to-day affairs and ensures the success and reliability of the company’s products. He brings over a decade of experience in the technology and start-up space, previously at buySAFE, and more recently KidSafe. His goal is to ensure that every person has access to tools that increase safety and create peace of mind.

Randy Klueger

Chief Financial Officer

Randy is a seasoned financial executive and venture capitalist specializing in mobile and security sectors. He brings to LiveSafe over twenty years of CFO experience in private equity and venture capital-backed growth companies. In addition to his role as CFO with companies, he has served as President of Klueger & Associates, LLC and Millennium Laser Eye Centers prior to joining LiveSafe. He is enthusiastic about LiveSafe’s mission to revolutionize public safety with a crowdsource approach to driving citizen engagement.

Kristina Anderson

Chief Evangelist, Founder of Koshka Foundation

Kristina, a survivor of the Virginia Tech tragedy in April 2007, has since dedicated herself to the important issues of campus safety and emergency planning. As founder of a non-profit for safer schools, Kristina is a frequent speaker and resource for violence prevention experts and survivors. She believes in the positive impact that increased communication and knowledge provide and leads LiveSafe’s efforts to share with the world the revolutionary nature of the LiveSafe solution.

Eman Pahlevani

Co-Founder

Eman brings years of in-depth experience in sales, business development, legal counseling, and management in both the private and public sectors. At LiveSafe, he leads the legal team and supplements LiveSafe’s business development efforts by creating strategic partnerships with key players in higher education, law enforcement and related areas. Eman believes that the best way to keep our communities safe is to have more members of the community get involved.

Samier Mansur

Co-Founder

Samier brings close to a decade of experience in government consulting and public policy. He is passionate about ideas and technologies that can help make this world a better-organized and more peaceful place. Samier has worked on a range of conflict resolution and business development initiatives both locally and internationally alongside ambassadors, public, and private sector officials. As a Founder of LiveSafe, he leads user-marketing efforts and works closely with the product team to strategize features designed to keep LiveSafe users feeling safe and empowered.

LiveSafe Board of Directors

Barry Diller

LiveSafe Board

Barry Diller is the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and the Chairman and Senior Executive of Expedia, Inc. IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprising more than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com, HomeAdvisor and Vimeo. Focused on the areas of search, applications, online dating, media and eCommerce, IAC’s family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with over a billion monthly visits across more than 100 countries. The Company is headquartered in New York City and has offices worldwide.

Jeff Grass

Chairman of the Board

Jeff is an experienced inventor, entrepreneur, leader and business builder with a proven record of success. Having earned an MBA from The Wharton School, Jeff went on to co-found PayMyBills which sold for $67 million. He then co-founded buySAFE, an e-commerce service for which he raised over $30 million in venture capital. Jeff brings his tremendous experience to LiveSafe where he serves as the company’s Chairman, providing strategic and operational guidance to the team. Jeff is inspired by the opportunity to blend new technology with a powerful vision of creating safer communities.

Jenny Abramson

CEO, President

Jenny’s a proven executive with roles in the technology, education, and media sectors. Her past successes have ranged from large companies like The Washington Post to start-ups like Personal. In education, Jenny ran the Transformation Management Office for DC Public Schools’ Chancellor Rhee, was Director of Program Strategy & Development at Teach for America and currently serves on four education boards. Jenny received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Fulbright at The London School of Economics. She is committed to ensuring that LiveSafe empowers people to keep their communities safe.

Shy Pahlevani

Founder, Partner Advocate & Strategic Growth

A victim of crime himself, Shy understands the magnitude of an emergency situation and the need for technology that prevents crime and ensures safety. As Founder of LiveSafe, Shy executes the company’s day-to-day affairs and ensures the success and reliability of the company’s products. He brings over a decade of experience in the technology and start-up space, previously at buySAFE, and more recently KidSafe. His goal is to ensure that every person has access to tools that increase safety and create peace of mind.

LiveSafe Partners

Blackboard TransactCatalyst PartnersCommand Consulting GroupFedarcyk Consulting

SigmaThe Omega GroupTransvoyantGSIS