David Sikora is Stratfor's executive chairman and CEO. He joined Stratfor to lead market expansion, digital engagement and product transformation initiatives following an investment from private equity firm Teakwood Capital, where he serves as an executive partner.
Mr. Sikora brings extensive executive experience to Stratfor, having served as CEO for multiple public and venture-backed private companies during his 25-year business career. He has raised more than $100 million in venture capital and public equity, and has taken part in multiple successful exits and IPOs. Mr. Sikora is a previous winner of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award and, as CEO of Forefront Group in 1995, executed the first Internet software IPO in the state of Texas.
Prior to joining Stratfor, Mr. Sikora was the founder and CEO of Digby, where he built the first mobile and application storefronts for 50 major brands, including Brooks Brothers, Abercrombie & Fitch and Under Armour. He currently serves as a board member of Kony, TDECU and TradeLive and is an active mentor for young entrepreneurs in the Texas technology community. Mr. Sikora has a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and an MBA from Harvard Business School.