About Us

About cleverDome

cleverDome,Inc.™ is an Arizona Benefit Corporation (B Corporation) that operates as a Co-Op. Members 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 through safe, reliable and fast Internet connections. cleverDome CEO 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 is powered by NetFoundry™, a Tata Communications business incubated in Tata Communications' “Shape the Future” program.

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Our Leadership Team

AARON SPRADLIN, Chief Visionary Officer, cleverDome

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 CEO 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, Chief Risk Officer/Co-Founder, cleverDome

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.

FRED WAKEFIELD, Director of Business Development

Fred Wakefield, Director of Business Develoment at cleverDome, is a proven leader with a successful record in both business and professional athletics. His experience playing both Division One collegiate football and professional football, along with achieving an MBA and his experience in business, have uniquely equipped him to lead and build relationships in the marketplace. Wakefield’s experience at Avantgarde Partners, a next generation managed service provider (MSP), focused on transforming the way enterprises respond to cybersecurity incidents and events, through orchestrated response programs to provide measurable results and intelligence to security teams. He also gleaned valuable experience as a financial consultant for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. He is a former American football guard, tight end and defensive tackle.

JOHN CHO, Chief Operating Officer in Residence

John Cho is serving as cleverDome’s Chief Operating Officer in Residence. John is a Venture Development Operations Architect with a background in Systems Architecture and Corporate Development. John has co-created and led deployment strategies for: Samsung Semiconductor Inc, LG Chem, Caffe Bene, YumBrands!, McLane Company, MGM Properties, and LVMH. John also designs and creates concept systems – some having been deployed at/with: NASA, Harris Corp, Cisco, Warner Bro's, and Smart City Deployments in NYC and UAE. John is certified by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Complex Systems Architecture and Modeling.