Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multinational corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is the co-founder and CEO of Hedera. 

His prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder and CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security at a $1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. 

Mance received a Master of Science in computer science from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Mississippi State University.

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