Meet Our Team

The GoPad leadership and advisory team has decades of experience in business, law, education, technology and government. What we all have in common is our experience as parents and our concern for safety and security at school. This is our overarching purpose and it extends from schools to clubs, teams and camp programs.


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Pamela Dickson, JD

Co-Founder and CEO GoPad Secure Technologies, Inc.

Pam is Managing Partner of Bedrock Intelligence, a security advisory business based in New York City focused on risk management and crisis prevention in schools. Pam is an attorney with over 15 years experience in intelligence gathering, investigations and criminal law including 7 years as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. In addition to her JD, Pam holds an MSc from Oxford and currently resides in New York City.

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Chris Thorpe, CFA

Co-Founder and CFO GoPad Secure Technologies, Inc.

Chris is Managing Partner at Brick Investment Partners. He is an investment management and private equity investor with over 25 years experience in business management, investment portfolio management and financial markets. Chris is a CFA charter holder and an INSEAD MBA Alumni currently residing in New York City.

Advisory Board

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Cathy Gormley, PhD

Professor at Ulster University

Professor Gormley is an expert in conflict resolution with over 20 years experience in research and education. She completed studies at Harvard University, Oxford University and the University of Ulster. She is a regular political commentator for the BBC and lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Jessica Kosmowski

Principal at Deloitte Consulting

Jessica leads the Federal Strategy and Operations service area at Deloitte. Jessica has over 20 years of business management experience including a position as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Deloitte's Strategy & Operations practice. Jessica completed her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin and now lives in Washington, DC.

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Ajit Sancheti

Co-Founder and CEO, Preempt Security

Ajit is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in successful technology and venture capital backed start-ups. Ajit has been involved in several early stage companies and has unique expertise in enterprise software and security. Ajit is an INSEAD MBA Alumni and currently resides in San Francisco.

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Liana Slater

Former Head of New York Common Sense Media

Liana is a Media, Technology and Development professional with over 20 years experience including her current position at Common Sense Media, a leading nonprofit dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Liana is an INSEAD MBA Alumni and currently resides in New York City.

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Heather McPhail Sridharan

Elected Trustee, Kentfield School District Board

Heather's career includes multiple positions in business development, operations, marketing and strategy. Heather completed a Master's degree at Oxford University and graduated Magna Cum Laude at University of California, Berkeley. Heather resides in Marin, California.

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