Alex Kreilein Chairs the Colorado EFA and is Managing Partner of SecureSet Accelerator and Co-Founder of SecureSet. At the Accelerator, he leads the cybersecurity startup accelerator, which makes strategic investments into early state cybersecurity companies. Kreilein is also a security and privacy researcher, noted speaker, and author.
Alex served as a leading Technology Strategist for the Department of Homeland Security from 2011 to 2015 and was appointed as a Guest Researcher to the National Institute of Standards & Technology from 2013 to 2015. From 2008 to 2011, Kreilein was a Legislative Assistant for Rep. Jane Harman where he was charged with covering technology, telecommunications, cybersecurity, privacy and certain national security issues on the House Energy & Commerce and House Homeland Security Committees.
Austin Chambers Co-Chairs the Colorado EFA and is an attorney at the Denver law firm Lewis, Bess, Williams and Weese. His practice focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity, software licensing, trademarks and other technology and intellectual property matters. He is licensed in Colorado.
Prior to joining Lewis Bess, Austin was an attorney at Data Law Group, a boutique Denver firm focused on privacy and security. He has also worked at the Colorado Secretary of State's office, where he was involved in the Go Gode Colorado project.
Austin is graduate of University of Colorado Law School, where he was an editor and on the executive board of the Colorado Technology Law Journal. Austin has a degree in International Business with a minor in German from Appalachian State University. He is conversational in German.
Trevor Zylstra (allegedly pronounced Zile-strah) is the businessperson and resident Belgian beer expert at Colorado Electronic Frontier Alliance. That means he is in charge of many important business-y things but can also dazzle you with his knowledge of Tripels and Lambics.
Trevor enjoys a fine German car, his signature squeaky clean Chuck Taylor’s, and the smooth lyrical stylings of Tom Waits. Trevor is a bona fide audiophile and - in a previous life - was a recording engineer. Today, Trevor grows technology companies, talks about “Lean Operations” (whatever that means), and without him the building would probably burn to the ground within minutes.