About Us

About cleverDome

cleverDome, Inc.™ is an Arizona and Silicon Valley-based Corporation (B Corporation), and members and clients include managed security service providers, software service vendors, custodians, broker/dealers, registered investment advisers, financial advisors, and ultimately their investor clients.

As a B Corporation, its mission is to protect confidential consumer information by taking its transport off the open internet through safe, reliable, and fast Internet connections. cleverDome Chairman and co-founder Aaron Spradlin and Chief Risk Officer and co-founder Bridget Gaughan established cleverDome as a B corporation to create a solid and permanent commitment to delivering a community-based solution to protect confidential client information. cleverDome provides a fundamental model for the future of secure trust networks: the unification of end-point protection with a secure communication layer under a common due diligence standard. This revolutionary model is built on a community-driven platform in collaboration with financial services industry thought-leaders. The Dome uses its own and partner technologies such as Dispersive Networks and their Secure Access at the Service Edge (SASE).


 

Our Leadership Team

AARON SPRADLIN, Chairman and Chief Visionary Officer

Aaron Spradlin is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and financial services industry. Spradlin is co-founder and CVO of cleverDome, Inc. an Arizona Benefit Corporation (B Corporation) that operates as a Co-Op with members including software service vendors, custodians, broker/dealers, registered investment advisers, financial advisers and ultimately their investor clients. He is also responsible for the technological direction of United Planners, an independent broker/dealer based in Phoenix.

BRIDGET GAUGHAN, Co-Founder and Board Advisor

Co-founder Bridget Gaughan is cleverDome’s Chief Risk Officer. She brings extensive experience managing and directing legal, compliance, regulatory and risk management functions. She has served in similar positions with The Householder Group and AIG Advisor Group. She was also a shareholder in a legal practice specializing in business and securities litigation, regulatory matters for broker/dealers and due diligence for acquisition of broker/dealers. Gaughan earned her Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from the University of Houston.

MIKE HALLETT, CEO

Mike is an established leader in driving growth acceleration and establishing global brand and presence, and has led several companies to rapid expansion and eventual acquisition. In addition he has significant global board and advisory experience. His C level and senior management experience includes Honeywell, Oracle, Siebel, Kintana, and CollabNet, and most recently he co founded a company within the Tata Communications Innovation investment business.

RYAN GREGG, Executive,  Business Development and Channels Strategy

Ryan is a strategy and growth focused executive with more than 20 years of experience in business development, strategy, and negotiations in technology, including, wireless, telecom, software, hardware, and professional services. He has spent the last 14 years growing revenue through the development of partners and channel networks in the Legal Technology and Services Industry. He has a depth of experience working with National and Global Law Firms, Corporate General Counsel, Federal and Local Government Agencies, Advisory Firms, Regulatory Agencies and Litigation Technology Companies in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Mr. Gregg earned his MBA in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

PAUL OSTERBERG, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Osterberg is a technology-oriented financial services industry executive with experience in information security, technology, operations, and marketing. Over the past seven years, he has spent more than 15,000 hours building and executing information security programs as a Chief Information Security Officer to multiple organizations and completing over 250 Information Security Risk Assessments. Paul was previously the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer of AFAM | Innealta Capital. He also worked at National Financial Partners (aka Kestra) as SVP, Operations & Systems. Prior to that he was at Deloitte Consulting. He has extensive experience serving insurance companies, banks, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and asset managers.

Paul has a BSB in Finance from the University of Minnesota. He subsequently completed industry and technical studies at Columbia University in New York City and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

ARTHUR BIERER, CTO

Arthur is a seasoned technical executive with experience as a Start-Up Founder, Engineering Leader, Software Engineer, and Product Manager. As one of the first few members of the Internet Explorer 1.0 team, Arthur helped assemble the early Internet browser at Microsoft, and later designed the networking stack for the C# language. He has over 20 years of experience at Microsoft and later startups in gaming, networking, AdTech, CRM, security, privacy, and API design. He later went on to build teams and technology as CTO. He also serves as a startup technical advisor/mentor with VentureOut, German Accelerator, and individual boards.