About IronBridge

IronBridge's mission is to develop custom edge computing applications and services for enterprise that incorporate blockchain technology with proven open source cybersecurity infrastructure.

IronBridge incorporates open source solutions including the Cognida platform to change the cybersecurity paradigm. Rather than patching vulnerabilities caused by disparate systems, we unify the management of digital identities and security policies for accessing network connected and distributed assets. We have experience developing practical applications for the healthcare, energy, facilities management, and IOT industries.

Our Team

Michael Hathaway


Michael has over 30 years of experience across multiple technology industry sectors, including digital audio, high performance networking, semiconductors and Industrial IoT. He has held key technologist and executive roles at companies like Lexicon, BBN Systems and Technology, Ironbridge Networks, Agere (Acquired by Lucent Micro) and Information Xchange, Inc.
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Wayne Lawler


Wayne is an accomplished leader having held executive roles at IBM, Dell, HP Enterprise, Applied Materials, & Flex. His expertise includes Business Development, Account Management, New Product Development, Program Management, & Supply Chain Management. Wayne holds a MBA from Duke University & a bachelor’s from Michigan State in Supply Chain Management.
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Frank Fernandez

Strategy, Investors, Blockchain

For the past 20 years, Frank has been managing and advising institutional private equity portfolios totaling over $15 billion. He founded Gateway Private Capital in 2004 to provide advisory services and tools to institutional investors. In 2008, he joined the Investment Committee for Keystone National Group, a private asset fund manager with ~$1 billion under management. More recently, he has been serving as an advisor to blockchain projects.
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Shari Joseph


Shari brings significant leadership experience to the team with 25+ years of high-tech executive positions, including 15+ years as CFO/COO with venture-backed and privately held companies. She has actively managed numerous rounds of venture capital financings ($60M+) and several M&A transactions. Ms. Joseph is a University of Texas alumna.
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Josh Jones


Josh is a modern day CMO that delivers consistent success in growing and improving the profitability, performance and value of start-up organizations. His strong background in building sales and marketing systems that scale is anchored with a passion to connect with the customer. Josh leads units with collaborative management while building and retaining functional teams.
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