Mr. Stephen Rodriguez is the Founder and serves as Board of Advisors at One Defense. He serves as Advisor at Public Spend Forum. He is an Advisor of Dūcō & serves as Venture Partner at Refinery Ventures. He is an Angel Investor. Prior to this, he served as Venture Partner at SineWave Ventures. He is a senior fellow with New America's International Security program. He is the founder of One Defense, an agile network of market leading, non-traditional technology companies, venture capital firms, and research universities dedicated to scouting advanced software and hardware applications and enabling their transition into the national security enterprise. Concurrently, he has served as a Venture Partner supporting the above-market venture portfolio performance of Scout Ventures, and Abundance Partners. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton shortly before 9/11 supporting their national security practice. In his capacity as an expert on game theoretic applications, he supported the United States Intelligence Community and DOD as the lead architect for the Thor's Hammer, Schriever II/III and Cyber Storm wargames. He subsequently was a Vice President at a venture-backed, artificial intelligence company (Sentia Group) and served as Chief Marketing Officer for a international defense corporation (NCL Holdings). He serves on the Board of CENSA, DMGS, HighSide, Omelas, Public Spend Forum, Training Leaders International, Uniken, and WarOnTheRocks. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, a Senior Fellow at New America and serves on the Term Member Advisory Council at the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his B.B.A degree from Texas A&M University and an M.A. degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He is published in Foreign Policy, WarOnTheRocks, National Review, RealClearDefense, and Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Notably, his graduate thesis on conflict resolution in the Caucasus resulted in an invitation to join incoming Secretary of Defense Robert Gates transition team in late 2006.