Chairman of the board – Michael Auerbach, 1975

Bord member since 2015, chairman of the board since March 2017

Experience: Michael Auerbach is a senior vice president at ASG, where he primarily specializes in working with financial services clients and in special projects which provide strategic intelligence, advisory, and risk management services.

Mr. Auerbach previously served as a vice president at Control Risks, a global risk consultancy. A dot-com bubble veteran, Mr. Auerbach started his career in technology, running Panopticon Inc. – a VC incubator concentrating on Internet and mobile technology.

Mr. Auerbach held senior positions at the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation, where he concentrated on issues related to U.S. foreign policy, national security, and conflict resolution. His work has been published in a variety of national and international publications. He has also served as a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research, and has taught at the University of Cape Town and Cyprus College.

Mr. Auerbach is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a national security fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and sits on the board of the Theodore C. Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.

Through his role as General Partner of Subversive Capital, Mr. Auerbach holds board director seats at numerous start-up companies, with a focus on disruptive companies which face regulatory challenges.

A passionate advocate of red-teaming in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Auerbach has served as an advisor to the Wargaming departments of both Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and the RAND Corporation.

Mr. Auerbach received a M.A. in international relations from Columbia University, and a B.A. in critical theory from the NewSchool for Social Research. Mr. Auerbach is based in New York City.


Board member – Jan Ahlgren, 1941

Board member since 2012

Experience: Jan Ahlgren has been the head of corporate communications at Saab Aerospace in Linköping for 15 years. In addition to this position, he was also the head of corporate communications of Industrigruppen JAS AB from 1989 to 2003, and was also responsible for international communications for Saab’s joint venture with BAE Systems involving the Gripen fighter aircraft from 1995 to 2000. Jan Ahlgren has served as an observer for the United Nations in the Middle East for over three years. He has been an independent consultant in the aviation industry since 2003 with several assignments for the Swedish Defence Material Administration, the Swedish Armed Forces, Linköping Municipality and Saab AB.

Board member – Adam Rothstein, 1971

Bord member since 2015

Experience: Since 2011, Mr. Rothstein has served as the lead adviser to GFI, a multi-family investment office, since 2014, as a general partner in the Israeli focused Disruptive Technology funds and since 2015 as a general partner in Subversive Capital a regulatory focused investment fund. Prior to his time at Subversive, GFI and Disruptive, from 2006 to 2010 Mr. Rothstein served as Chief Investment Officer at Intana Management LLC, a market neutral hedge fund concentrating in the technology, media and entertainment sectors and from 2000 to 2005 as a Managing Director and Principal at Robeco Investment Management, the parent company of Weiss, Peck & Greer.  There he served as a Partner in its Select Technology and Software Funds.

Mr. Rothstein has over 20 years of investment experience, previously performing analysis on the technology and media sectors for Weber Capital Partners/Bluewater Capital Management, Scripps Ventures/United Media and UBS Securities. Mr. Rothstein began his career in the Banking/Tax Advisory Group at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr.

Rothstein is currently on the boards of technology and media investments for Subversive, Disruptive and GFI.  Mr. Rothstein graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge.

Board member – Tommy Magnusson, 1956

Board member since 2017

Experience: Tommy Magnusson is Marketing and Development Manager in Ljungbyhed Air, and Education Manager for Commercial Drone Training at the University in Malmö. He has previously been Technical Officer of the Air Force, Technical Director of Skyways, Technical Manager for Government Aircraft at Bromma and Malmen, Chief Engineer for Support Groups for the Gripen Project in Thailand. Tommy holds EASA Private Pilot License and EASA Aircraft Maintenance License.

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