Mr. Christopher Darby
President and Chief Executive Officer, In-Q-Tel
Mr. Christopher Darby is President and Chief Executive Officer of In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technologies to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader Intelligence Community. He joined In-Q-Tel in September 2006. Mr. Darby was previously Vice President and General Manager at Intel overseeing their Middleware Products Division. At Intel, Mr. Darby was responsible for the Corporation’s Infrastructure Software business, including Open Source and Commercial Products. He joined Intel in August 2005 with the acquisition of Sarvega, Inc. Mr. Darby had been the President and CEO of Sarvega, a venture backed supplier of XML Networking and Security products.
Prior to Sarvega, Mr. Darby was the Chairman and CEO of @stake, the well-known internet security consulting firm ultimately acquired by Symantec (SYMC). While at @stake, he assembled the world’s leading collection of security researchers and built a business that spanned North America and Europe.
Before @stake, Mr. Darby served as President and CEO of Interpath Communications, a facilities-based ASP later acquired by US Internetworking (USIX). Mr. Darby also held several executive positions at Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard) with responsibility for telecom industry initiatives, corporate strategy, and alliances. He began his career at Northern Telecom (now Nortel Networks) and Bell Northern Research.
Mr. Darby is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.