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Board of Advisors

GLORIA JACOBOVITZ Member, ClearArmor Board of Advisors

Gloria Jacobovitz

Member, ClearArmor Board of Advisors

Dr. Jacobovitz is advising ClearArmor on corporate formation and structure, business and marketing approaches, and other matters. Dr. Jacobovitz has over 20 years of experience in technology based entrepreneurship, with startups as well as fortune 500 companies worldwide. She has founded, mentored, advised and managed companies in Telecommunications, Biotechnology, Biofuels, Medical Devices, LED, and High Performance Apparel. She is an accomplished researcher with citation in the 2012 Nobel Prize of Physics, over 20 published peer reviewed papers and 6 issued patents. She was part of the management team that contributed to Corvis’ $1 billion IPO, and has extensively consulted and developed corporate and marketing strategies for companies in Brazil, USA, and EU that contributed to millions of dollars in private equity investments and International Bank loans.


Dr. Jacobovitz is a Technology Manager in the Office of Technology Transfer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a faculty at Johns Hopkins University and UMBC, a member of the Howard Tech Council Advisory Board, a member of the Baltimore Angel Group, Treasurer and Advisory Board Member of Vasoptic Medical, and Advisory Board Member of Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Jacobovitz holds a MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Applied Physics from UNICAMP (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Mark Matties

Member, ClearArmor Board of Advisors

Dr. Matties has over 20 years of experience designing, developing, and deploying computer networks and network security solutions. He is the Chief Scientist in the Communication and Networking Systems group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, where he develops and evaluates SDN solutions to improve network security and performance. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron and has done post-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.