Patrick Heim

Managing Partner

Patrick Heim is a Managing Partner of the General Partner and the Investment Advisor. He is also a Partner and the Chief Information Security Officer of ClearSky Security. Mr. Heim is a senior security executive with over two decades of experience working in the security sector, spanning Fortune 500 enterprises, cloud providers as well as early-stage security technology companies.

Prior to joining SYN Ventures, Mr. Heim was Head of Trust and Security at Dropbox. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Trust Officer at Mr. Heim has also held Chief Information Security Officer roles at Kaiser Permanente and McKesson Corporation. In the startup world he was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at eNetSecure (a subsidiary of Applied Signal Technologies/Raytheon).

Mr. Heim also has previously held senior positions at nCircle and Ernst & Young. Mr. Heim holds a B.S. from Indiana University in marketing as well as an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina in international business/finance.

Mr. Heim currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Netography, SynSaber, ShiftLeft, RevealSecurity, AppOmni, Okera, Mitiga, Phylum, and Query.AI. He was also formerly a member of the board of directors of Ticto (acquired by RightCrowd), Cylance (acquired by BlackBerry), Solebit (acquired by ProofPoint), and Preempt Security (acquired by CrowdStrike), Accurics (acquired by Tenable), and ZeroNorth (acquired by Harness).

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