Back to Mobile View
Subscribe to the CrunchBase Daily for the latest on Fundings, Acquisitions, and Startup Events

General Information


Louisville, USA
361 Centennial Parkway, Suite 150
Louisville, CO, 80027


CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Security Strategist, Board of Directors
President and Co-Founder, Board of Directors
Vice President, Corporate Development
Vice President, Navis Services
Vice President, Marketing & Channels
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Show All People


TOTAL $9.35M
Series A, 2/2011
Baird Venture Partners
Venture Round, 5/2012
Series B, 2/2013
Baird Venture Partners



Independent IT Audit and Compliance Leadership

Founded in 2001, Coalfire is a fast-growing IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm, serving as a trusted advisor and IT GRC tools-provider to security-conscious leaders in Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Higher Education, Government and Utilities. We help our clients recognize and control IT-related risks and maintain compliance with all major industry and government standards.

We’ve been in the IT security business for as long as it has existed. One of our first clients was a major credit card processor that was compromised by a major cyber attack. We investigated the breach, uncovered the root causes and helped create a controls program that protects our client to this day. More importantly, that firm is now a recognized leader among its peers and continues to successfully protect itself against increasingly sophisticated (and daily) attacks.

Today, Coalfire serves thousands of clients across North America, with offices in Dallas, Denver, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Soon, we’ll open offices in Atlanta and Chicago. We are privately-held by our co-founders and a small group of outside investors, which now includes Baird Venture Partners. We’re growing rapidly, hiring additional talent, and investing in Navis, Coalfire’s cloud-based compliance management solution.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Coalfire received $3.6M in Series B funding. (2/5/13)
    Posted 2/5/13 at 8:20pm via
  • Dollar
    Coalfire received $750k in Venture Round funding. (5/11/12)
    Posted 8/21/13 at 3:03am via
  • Check
    Coalfire — Coalfire acquires DRG- Purchase of Silicon Valley firm expands Coalfire’s footprint and leadership in IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (5/10/12)
    Posted 5/25/12 at 10:18am via
  • Dollar
    Coalfire received $5M in Series A funding. (2/9/11)
    Posted 2/9/11 at 5:14am via
  • Check
    Coalfire added Kennet Westby as President and Co-Founder, Board of Directors.
    Posted 10/21/13 at 4:19am
  • Check
    Coalfire added Rick Dakin as CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Security Strategist, Board of Directors.
    Posted 10/21/13 at 4:15am
  • Check
    Coalfire added Alan Ferguson as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Co-Founder.
    Posted 10/21/13 at 4:33am



Coalfire screenshot
Above: Coalfire System
Uploaded: 2/9/11


  1. Coalfire Systems Collects $5M Series A For IT Security ( [edit]
  2. SEC ( [edit]
  3. Coalfire Closes $3.6M Series B Venture Funding ( [edit]
  4. Coalfire Acquires Digital Resource Group ( [edit]
Edit This Page
Last Edited 1/3/14

Revision History RSS Picture


Share this page on Twitter or Facebook:
Or copy this code to embed a widget: customize »

External Links

CrunchBase API


Become a Sponsor
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Licensing Policy