BLACKPOINT

BOARD & ADVISORS

Frank Fitzsimmons

Board Member

Managing Director at Adelphi Capital, LLC

Frank Fitzsimmons is a Managing Director at Adelphi Capital, LLC, a merchant bank located in Washington, DC.

Prior to Adelphi, Mr. Fitzsimmons was CEO of Iridian Technologies, the leading biometric (iris recognition) start-up backed by GE Capital and Perseus, LLC. At Iridian, Mr. Fitzsimmons brought iris recognition out of the R&D phase to become one of the top three biometrics and successfully sold the company to L1 Identity Solutions in 2006. Iridian’s primary clients were defense, homeland security, and intelligence agencies in the U.S. and foreign governments.

Mr. Fitzsimmons spent thirteen years at Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), moving from a senior finance role in the data collection unit to a division CFO. He went on to lead strategy for North America and then D&B’s efforts in new market and product development, introducing D&B’s first decision support and data integration products, and leading their initial Internet marketing and e-commerce efforts. Later, as the Senior VP of Global Marketing, Mr. Fitzsimmons guided D&B’s global product and segment strategies and partnerships with SAP, Oracle, and Siebel. He also led efforts to market the D-U-N-S number as a business identifier – including its adoption by the U.S. government – and the creation of the UN/SPSC commodity code.

Earlier in his career Mr. Fitzsimmons worked in financial management at Hess Oil and W.R. Grace.

Mr. Fitzsimmons currently serves on the boards of Orbis Operations, a national security services firm, and Cybis, a cybersecurity consulting firm focused on the private sector. He was also one of the nine founding directors of ICANN, the nonprofit company tasked by the U.S. government with the governance of the Internet infrastructure.

Mr. Fitzsimmons has a B.S. in accounting from Ithaca College and an MBA in finance from Columbia University.