Integrating Innovation
into Safety

Our Story

Armored Things is a Boston-based startup using artificial intelligence to transform data into valuable safety insights. We equip security personnel with the tools, information, and insights they need to keep our communities safe.

Armored Things was founded by Julie Johnson, Charles Curran, and Chris Lord with the mission to keep people safe where they live, work, and play.

Armored Things has been recognized on BostInno's 19 Startups to Watch in 2019 and their 50 on Fire List.

Our Leadership Team

Julie Johnson


Julie Johnson

President and Co-Founder of Armored Things, where she leads day to day operations and finance. Former VC at Qualcomm, and VP of Alternatives Finance at PIMCO. Graduate of Harvard Business School and Wharton

Chris Lord

Chief Technology Officer

Chris Lord

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Armored Things, where he leads efforts to harness IoT devices and data for situational analytics and incident response. Former Head of R&D and Chief Architect at Carbon Black.

Charles Curran

Chief Executive Officer

Charles Curran

Charles Curran is the CEO and a Co-Founder of Armored Things. Former Qualcomm Senior Director and VC with 18 years of experience, aiding billions of value creation via recruiting.

Jaclyn Shepherd

Director of Sales

Jaclyn Shepherd

Jaclyn Shepherd is the Director of Sales at Armored Things, where she serves as the go to market and enterprise account lead. Former Account Executive at HP Vertica and SMB Infrastructure Solutions Consultant at Oracle.

Alex Baker

Chief Data Scientist

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is the Chief Data Scientist at Armored Things, where he leads our world-class analytics team. Former CTO and Co-Founder of VisiTrend and Technical Director at Carbon Black.

Josh Hartley

Chief Architect

Josh Hartley

Joshua Hartley is the Chief Architect at Armored Things, where he leads the development and delivery of Armored Things software. Former R&D staff at Carbon Black and CTO & Co-Founder of Latch Mobile.

Kevin Davis

Chief Security Officer

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis is the Chief Security Officer at Armored Things. Former Police Commissioner for the City of Baltimore.

Our Advisors

Mike Downing

President Prevent Advisors

Juliette Kayyem

DHS, Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs

George Nethercutt

U.S. House of Representatives (WA-5)

Dan Geer

Security Researcher

Gordon Wishon

Retired CIO, Arizona State University

Bruce Schneier

CTO Resilient (acq. IBM)

Elizabeth Carter

Security Advisor

Brian Hazzard

Founder, CEO Randori

Bill Collins

Former CEO, Metrocall;Co-Founder, Vanguard Cellular

Bill Dorsey

Founder & Chairman, ALSD

John Frank

Vice President, High Oaks Enterprises

Marc Austin

Head of Mobile Enterprise Products, Cisco Jasper

Our Investors