December 17, 2021

Barbara Nelson Joins BlastWave Inc. Board

Blastwave Partners With Athena Alliance To Appoint Barbara Nelson To Its Board

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 20, 2018PRLog — BlastWave, creators of the Unhackable Stack™, recently appointed Barbara Nelson to its Board of Directors. Partnering with Athena Alliance to reach a more diverse community of Board candidates, BlastWave added enterprise expertise to its arsenal of talent in welcoming Nelson to the Board.

“As a young startup with grand ambitions, we know that the greater the diversity of talent and experience that we can add to our team, the more comprehensive our technology solutions become,” said Tom Sego, BlastWave co-founder and CEO. “Athena Alliance introduced us to several highly qualified candidates and ultimately it became obvious that Barbara’s deep background in very complex distributed systems was exactly what we were looking for.”

“Barbara brings a large number of compelling qualities to BlastWave, but her technical acumen and architectural expertise are second to none in the Valley,” continued co-founder and CTO Blaine Garst. “She’s an valuable asset to our company. We are very grateful for the assistance from Athena Alliance in our candidate search.”

“The BlastWave team is doing some incredibly innovative work in a very compelling space,” said Barbara Nelson. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my perspective and industry experience to such an exciting new startup.”

About BlastWave
BlastWave is in stealth mode, working hard to protect our infrastructure, smart factories, and high-value assets with the first of its kind, Unhackable Stack™. The BlastWave team is comprised of veterans with decades of experience at the command line, the assembly line, and the front line of business. They hail from companies including Apple, NeXT, Bell Labs, Caterpillar, Eli Lilly, and TiVo. BlastWave is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

About Athena Alliance
Athena Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom by extending board networks across a range of industries and executives. Empowering women to contribute at their highest level of impact, Athena Alliance has a network of more than 800 C-level women, venture capitalists and CEOs from more than 100 companies. Sponsors include Accenture, Autodesk, Intuit, OpenView Venture Partners and others. Founded in 2016, Athena Alliance is headquartered in Half Moon Bay, Calif. For more information, visit

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