Our Story

In 2015, under the leadership of David Wiener, USA-based 7Tunnels, Inc. assembled a team of engineers to create best in class, quantum ready encryption and key management technologies. Utilizing an innovation lab method, 7Tunnels accelerated development, received third-party evaluations, deployed technology demonstrators to select high-profile users, and validated a proof of concept on its most advanced generation of technology..

7Tunnels technology has been field tested with evaluations from computer scientists at Georgia Tech and Joshua Crumbaugh (a recognized and experienced penetration tester), user feedback, and current deployment at DuPont and The Institute of Exotic Science. 

Creating effective quantum-ready encryption and key management technologies that can be applied to any number of software, hardware, black-box, and other systems, 7Tunnels is ready for secure embedment to deploy and commercialize. 7Tunnels’ patented, and patent-pending technologies can be integrated into products and digital systems with speed, efficiency, and simplicity. 

Our goal from the start has been to sell this technology, thus fast-tracking broader-scale, cross-domain deployment.

“It’s a crucial moment for America’s national security, which depends on winning the race to do what quantum computers will do best: decrypt the vast majority of existing public-key encryption systems.” – Wall Street Journal

 

Our Mission

Privacy and Security for a Post-Quantum World

7Tunnels has the opportunity to solve a key element of the worldwide cybersecurity crisis. Executed effectively, our unique approach makes 7Tunnels the most secure encryption currently available for any business, government, or personal communications application requiring absolute security.

We are committed to hiring superior talent, providing expert knowledge and executing at the highest level.

Our board, executives and key personnel share ownership in 7Tunnels along with our investors. As individuals and collectively as a company, we strive for quality, performance and dedication in the pursuit of true data security, customer confidentiality and market confidence.

Perfect Secrecy

Personal Safety

Corporate Security

Field Tested

Market Ready

Glenn Chafetz

Glenn Chafetz

Former CIA Intel Community - Chief of Technology and Tradecraft for the Directorate of Operations

Glenn retired from the CIA in 2019, where his last position was Chief of Technology and Tradecraft for the Directorate of Operations. Glenn served in multiple assignments abroad, including three times as Chief of Station. He also served in the Department of State and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Prior to joining government, he held positions at the University of Memphis and the University of Georgia. His current professional interests focus on the commercial and national security and implications of big data and ubiquitous technical surveillance. Glenn currently serves as Vice President for Risk at Ridgeline International and focuses on the commercial implications of big data and ubiquitous technical surveillance.

Glenn Chafetz
Former CIA Intel Community - Chief of Technology and Tradecraft for the Directorate of Operations
Mike Hammon

Mike Hammon

Co-Founder - Former Aerospace and Fintech Software Engineer

Mike worked for defense contractors and financial organizations on communications, DOD (communications and Crypto Center), telemetry and tracking system development. Mike’s innovations include: aerospace engineering for the U.S. Army and Air Force, ICBM and ABM projects, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Tomahawk cruise missile systems. Mike was lead engineer on the first satellite ground systems and comms upgrades for the Kwajalein Missile Range (U.S. Army) and was Pacific Defense Communications Manager (U.S. Army) during the Vietnam conflict. He developed an automated pseudo-arbitrage trading algorithm for the financial industry and the real-time Huffman decoder. Mike was also Assistant Director of Software Quality Assurance for Ernst & Young LLP.

Mike Hammon
Co-Founder - Former Aerospace and Fintech Software Engineer
Pierre Bourgeix

Pierre Bourgeix

Former Cyber Consultant to US State Dept., Secret Service, NSA, CIA

CTO and Founder of ESI Convergent, LLC., Pierre has spent 30 years as a global security consultant and innovator through his experience with the Rand Corporation, the US State Department, ADT/Tyco Security, HySecurity, Wallace International, SecureState and Boon Edam. Pierre’s primary expertise is Physical and Cyber Security Governance, working with the US Secret Service, the NSA and the CIA. Pierre is a highly regarded thought leader in the convergence of IT, OT, and Physical Security and is a renowned expert in the integration of converged technology platforms, ranging from large manufacturers to utility companies. He is presently involved in creating security standards for the testing of products, systems, and solutions.

Pierre Bourgeix
Former Cyber Consultant to US State Dept., Secret Service, NSA, CIA
John Averill

John Averill

Cyber Risk Management and Aviation Risk Management for Aerospace Industry

A three-decade veteran of the aviation insurance business, John has deep knowledge and experience related to both private and corporate aerospace, as well as defense and environmental contracting. He has experience working for leaders including AIG, Gulf Insurance Group (a division of Citigroup), Aon Aviation and IOA. He has a thorough knowledge of aircraft operations and has designed risk management and analysis programs for all sectors of the aerospace industry. He is a former Vice Chairman of the NBAA Insurance Committee and is a frequent guest speaker at both NBAA and Risk and Insurance Management Society meetings.

John Averill
Cyber Risk Management and Aviation Risk Management for Aerospace Industry
Tom Faust

Tom Faust

Colonel, US Army MI (ret.) - Army Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, USG DISES (ret.)

Tom has over 40 years of combined Army and Government Civilian service. A retired Army Military Intelligence colonel with extensive conventional and special operations intelligence experience, he also served in multiple Senior Executive Service positions with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Counterintelligence Field Activity, and Headquarters Department of the Army, where he served for six years as principal deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2). In this capacity, Tom was responsible for overseeing Army intelligence planning, programming and budgeting; intelligence operations; intelligence studies, architectures, and Army civilian intelligence personnel programs. He was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in 2013 and was inducted into the Army Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame in 2015.

Tom Faust
Colonel, US Army MI (ret.) - Army Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, USG DISES (ret.)
Norm Brozenick

Norm Brozenick

Major General, USAF (ret.) - Aerospace, Interagency and International Collaboration, Equipping Strategies

Norm provides 7Tunnels executive expertise in resource planning, international engagement, interagency collaboration, and joint military operations. Norm’s defense industry accomplishments include coauthoring a precision munitions review, guiding electronic warfare discussions with an ally’s military leaders, and mentoring foreign forces on counterterrorism strategies. During 31 years of service as an Air Force officer Norm led organizations of up to 19,000 people in the special operations force. His joint assignments included the Joint Staff, Joint Special Operations Command, and command of Special Operations Command Pacific. A command pilot with over 4,000 flying hours, he led development of a five-year, $18B investment plan for Air Force special operations capabilities. Norm retired from the military as a Major General and Vice Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command.

Norm Brozenick
Major General, USAF (ret.) - Aerospace, Interagency and International Collaboration, Equipping Strategies
Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell

Commander, Navy Special Operations (ret.) - SPADAC, Scientist-Lawrence Livermore

Ken had a 25-year career with the U.S. Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer retiring in 2000. Ken’s private sector experience includes 11 years in executive level engagements with DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, and Spatial Data Analytics in a highly competitive defense market. Currently is currently Director for Strategic Growth and Technology (DoD) for MAXAR Global Field Operations.Previously, Ken served as a Senior Executive with the Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2). A member of the Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Corps, Ken also served as Deputy Director, Intelligence, Multi-National Forces, Iraq, and senior intelligence officer - Department of Homeland Security, and Supervisory Intelligence Officer with DIA.

Ken Campbell
Commander, Navy Special Operations (ret.) - SPADAC, Scientist-Lawrence Livermore
Frank

Frank "Fuzzy” Furr

Colonel, USAF (ret.) - Former L3 Communications-VP of Programs

Frank is a former U.S. Air Force Officer with over 40 years of experience in management and operations in Air Force and civilian defense companies. As a former Vice President of Programs at L-3 Communication Systems West, he directed various secure communication programs providing real-time, actionable intelligence to war fighters, national command authorities, and intelligence agencies. In the military, Frank served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency, J-3 of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS), and various command, leadership, and operational flying positions worldwide. A USAF Command Pilot, Frank has flown U-2, OV-10, F-102, T-33, T-37 and T-38 aircraft and has flown more than 1,300 combat hours.

Frank "Fuzzy” Furr
Colonel, USAF (ret.) - Former L3 Communications-VP of Programs
David Olive

David Olive

Former DHS Advisor, Lobbyist, Founder & Principal-Catalyst Partners

David has 30+ years of experience in business, politics, law and public affairs. He was former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson and a former staffer for U.S. Senator Jim Allen. Upon leaving Capitol Hill, David oversaw the aviation, antitrust, telecommunications, and information technology practice group as SVP of the public affairs firm, Powell Tate. In 1999, he left Powell Tate to develop a government relations practice built around helping businesses interact with federal and state governments. In 2005, The Hill named David one of the top Homeland Security lobbyists in Washington, D.C. He established and currently serves as the moderator of The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable and is a frequent contributor to Security Debrief, a homeland security blog.

David Olive
Former DHS Advisor, Lobbyist, Founder & Principal-Catalyst Partners
Landel Hobbs

Landel Hobbs

Former COO & CFO - Time Warner

With 24 years of successful experience in the broader media and telecommunications sector, including consulting, financial, strategic and operational leadership roles, Landel brings vast knowledge of a market critical to 7Tunnels. As the former CFO and COO of Time-Warner and SVP at Turner Broadcasting, Landel’s business expertise and contacts reinforce the efforts of the 7Tunnels Advisory Board. Landel’s current activities in the investment world also provide important experience to support 7Tunnels’ growing business and new technology developments.

Landel Hobbs
Former COO & CFO - Time Warner
Chuck House

Chuck House

Former Corporate Engineering Director - Hewlett Packard

Chuck spent 30 years in engineering research and development with the Hewlett-Packard company, including five years as the Corporate Engineering Director. He holds multiple patents, is the author of numerous articles and books, and is the recipient of technical acknowledgments and awards including: Engineer of the year, 1977; Computer Design Hall of Fame, 1982; Top fifty electronics inventions of the 20th century, 2001; Top 25 inventions for CNN’s first 25 years, 2002; IEEE Fellow, 1990; ACM Fellow, 2007. These roles developed Chuck’s engineering skills and perspective, which are helpful for 7Tunnels development efforts. Chuck chaired the ALPA investigations into airline pilot security after 9/11; served the Reagan administration on computer export rules for security; and today is an advisor to Zentera, a cloud security company.

Chuck House
Former Corporate Engineering Director - Hewlett Packard
Ed Dolanski​

Ed Dolanski​

Former President - Boeing - U.S. Govt. Services, DoD

Ed Dolanski retired in 2019 as President of Boeing’s $8B U.S. Government Services business unit, the largest performance-based logistics contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to this, Ed was President of Global Services & Support within Defense, Space & Security, leading a team of 13,000+ employees in 295 locations. Before this assignment, he was President and CEO of Aviall, a $4.3B Boeing subsidiary. Prior to Boeing, Ed served at Raytheon as Vice President, Mission Support, Network Centric Systems; Vice President, Aftermarket Businesses and Customer Support, Raytheon Aircraft Company (Hawker & Beechcraft); and Chief Information Officer, Aircraft Integration Systems. Ed’s experience also includes 14 years with Walmart corporate in information technology and supply chain management. Ed is a member of Business Executives for National Security, the Texas Diversity Council board of directors and has been recognized with several diversity awards including DiversityFIRST and CEO Champions of Diversity.

Ed Dolanski
Former President - Boeing - U.S. Govt. Services, DoD
David Wiener

David Wiener

Co-Founder - Entrepreneur - Electronics, Software, Aviation, Automotive

David is an internationally recognized serial entrepreneur, successfully applying his background in design, engineering, manufacturing and business to create innovations and subsequent M&A deals for each project he tackles. David has built successful companies in industries ranging from electronics and automotive to software and sport. He has created iconic technologies and programs for Ferrari, Aphex, Porsche, the U.S. Ski Team, Columbia, Ben & Jerry’s and Nike, injecting engineering advances and user-centric features to advance the best-of-class approach that defines DWV’s approach to constant innovation. David was the subject of the PBS documentary, “Human Power,” and his technologies, products and patents have been sold around the world.

David Wiener
Co-Founder - Entrepreneur - Electronics, Software, Aviation, Automotive

7TUNNELS ENGINEERING TEAM​

7Tunnels has assembled a team of visionary cyber, encryption and software engineers tapping their combined experiences working at Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Intel, L3-Harris, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard, Amazon’s Lab126, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Toshiba, Sun Microsystems, Citrix, Abbott Labs, Maxar Technology, Hitachi Data Systems, as well as the United Nations International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Mitre Corporation.