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Andrew Lewman

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Co-founder/CEO of The Tor Project, successfully bringing military research to hundreds of millions around the world. SVP Engineering at Norse Federal, working on large classified and unclassified projects by producing SaaS and appliance products. VP Technology/CTO at TechTarget, first employee and took it public. Built hyper scale architecture and systems, early adopter of cloud technologies to meet business demands. Global media experience with direct TV, radio, keynote speaker, and written interview experience.

Hard Skills

Open Source/Free Software and related operating systems, Unix/FreeBSD/Linux, bash/fish shell scripting, Ruby, Julia Lang, SQL, Crystal Lang, MongoDB, systems architecture, systems development, systems integration, systems scaling, cybersecurity, secure development, SaaS/PaaS, forensic analysis, network analysis

Soft Skills

Executive engineering management, Board of Directors, engineering management, technical management, team building, mentor, consensus-driven management, research management, product/project champion, public speaking, press/media interactions

Employment Experience

Chief Technology Officer
(stealth company here)
Aug 2020 - present
  • Manage product direction and technology decisions for global production infrastructure.
  • Mentor System Architects and Senior C Developers managing a 30-year old codebase with 750,000+ lines of code and 50,000+ functions.
  • Develop systems with 50,000+ CPU cores, petabytes of clustered storage, and 100 Gigabit fiber interconnects.
  • Coordinate with global CSO, CIO, and Product Development teams on technology decisions, implementations, and efficient deployment.
  • Maintain 99.9997% annual availability and acceptable sub-millisecond performance levels.
  • Develop software systems where none exist to accomplish all of the above with a mix of C, Julia, SQL, and the like.
Chief Technology Officer
Laxdaela Technology
Feb 2016 - Dec 2021
  • Technology prototyping and consulting.


Technical Advisor
SPJGTM Enterprise Accelerator
Mar 2020 - Present
Technical advisor on dark web and cybersecurity at Kakou CxO
Sep 2020 - Feb 2021


Rubik/Modern Data Company
Feb 2020 - Feb 2021


Vice President/CTO
Apr 2017 - Aug 2020
  • Vastly expand DarkOwl's darknet collection efforts
  • Grow sales month over month
  • Revamp marketing and messaging for 125% more leads generated
  • Act as field CTO helping solve customer darknet challenges


Board Of Directors
Jan 2017 - Aug 2020
  • Member Board of Directors.

Chief Revenue Officer
Farsight Security, Inc.

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

  • Grew revenue 187% in 9 months through collaborative selling, revamping product mix, and targeted campaigns.
  • Developed new products and successfully brought them to market
  • Rebooted Marketing and PR to 500% increase in leads generated. Simplified corporate look and feel and messaging which resulted in bi-weekly press articles and clearer vision for customer interactions, generating more leads and sales.

Senior Vice President of Engineering
Norse Corporation (Federal)
Jul 2015 - Feb 2016

  • Successfully developed and deployed an appliance into a Top Secret government facility. Worked on Project Sharkseer and CRISP.
  • Cut the defect rate of our software as a service by 54% in under 7 months.
  • Helped grow sales 350% through product refinement and customer feedback loops to prioritize development.

Co-Founder & CEO
The Tor Project
Jan 2009 - May 2015

  • Grew Tor from an open source project into a multi-million dollar research organization.Worked with US Dept of State, Swedish International Development Agency, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, SRI International, and other Dept of Defense agencies.
  • Grew Tor's daily users from hundreds to millions. Grew the public Tor network from ten servers to 7,000.
  • Acted as the public face of Tor, further groomed others to do the same, resulting in over a thousand interviews across websites, blogs, weekly and daily news sites, radio, and TV interviews.

Vice President of Engineering
1999 - 2009

  • Developed and deployed the hyper-scalable infrastructure to sustain a new business launch every month.
  • Successfully acquired 10 companies to further our revenue growth.
  • Successfully implemented and passed CoBIT and SOX compliance for a wildly successful IPO in 2007.
  • Took the company public as TTGT on NASDAQ in 2007. Billion dollar valuation with 400 employees.


Framingham State University
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Animal Behavior and Ethology
1989 - 1994

  • Researched and published on the brooding behavior of the Common Loon at Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts.
  • Internship at Mass Fish and Wildlife to help bring the Bald Eagle back to Massachusetts.
  • Teaching Assistant for Biology II, Comparative Vertebrate Zoology, Ornithology, and Microbiology II courses.
  • Part-time job at Wildlife Recovery Center at Wild as the Wind Farm, Upton, MA
  • Founding member of Framingham State Computer Club


via Semantic Scholar or  Google Scholar

  • Owenson, G., Cortes, S., & Lewman, A. (2018). The darknet's smaller than we thought: The life cycle of Tor Hidden Services. Digit. Investig., 27, 17-22.
  • Owenson, G., Cortes, S., & Lewman, A. (2018). A freedom hosting darknet case study: anatomy of a takedown.
  • Lewman, A. (2013). Tor:: Uses and Limitations of Online Anonymity. Fordham University Press.
  • Hsu, D., & Marinucci, D. (Eds.). (2013). Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences. NEW YORK: Fordham University Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctt13x07xx


Honors & Awards

Top Leader by Boston Magazine - Boston Magazine
May 2014
Boston Magazine "Power of Ideas" issue:

Best App at World Bank Latin America DV Hackathon - World Bank
Jan 2013
Winning Application Prototype at World Bank Latin America, Washington DC for a mobile app to help domestic violence advocates understand cyberstalking and technology abuse for victims. 

Formula Car Racer

North Atlantic Road Racing Championship

Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)

2001 - 2003

2003 Season, finished 7th out of 280 positions in Formula V.


Volunteer Work



Nov 2015 - Dec 2020

Crimes Against Children,

Each One Teach One Tech

Jan 2014 - Present

Each One Teach One is Technology Training and Employment for Women and Girls in Developing Areas. Learn more at

Board Member and Treasurer

May 2015 - Present

Emerge DV

Founded in 1977, Emerge was the first abuser education program in the United States. Since its creation, Emerge has been a national leader in working to end violence in intimate relationships.

Learn more at

First Vice President, Silicon Valley Chapter


Sep 2017 - Oct 2021

“Investigators on the Leading Edge of Technology”

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) was formed to provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.

As such, we are an organization that aspires to help all those in the high technology field by providing extensive information, education, collective partnerships, mutual member benefits, astute board leadership and professional management.



Jan 2012 - Present

Winning Application Prototype at World Bank Latin America, Washington DC 2013
Collaborate with Emerge, Transition House, and legal aid/DV organizations and leading technologists on the intersection of domestic violence and technology.

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Board Member and President

NCAHS Parents Network

2015 - 2017

All Parents are members of the the Norfolk Aggie Parent Network (NAPN). Our mission is to:

  • Connect and Communicate with other parents via monthly meetings, email, web and Facebook regarding NAPN and school activities
  • Collaborate with and support faculty, staff and school administration to promote school community
  • Fundraise to enrich the learning experience for our children.

    Learn more at

Board Member, Secretary, and Treasurer

The Tor Project

Dec 2006 - May 2015

The Tor Project is organized and operated exclusively for scientific, charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including (a) to develop, improve and distribute free, publicly available tools and programs that promote free speech, free expression, civic engagement and privacy rights online; (b) to conduct scientific research regarding, and to promote the use of and knowledge about, such tools, programs and related issues around the world; (c) to educate the general public around the world about privacy rights and anonymity issues connected to Internet use; and (d) to carry out and conduct such other activities related to the stated mission.

Board Member and Treasurer

Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETS)

May 2009 - May 2015

Top-Tier academic conference and publication on privacy technology. Learn more at

Board Member and Chief of Event Operations

COM Sports Car Club

2004 - 2005

COM Sports Car Club (COMSCC) is one of the oldest active sports car clubs in the country. The club has a long-standing reputation for excellence in high-speed driving instruction and competitive time trials on sports car tracks around the Northeast U.S. and Canada.

Learn more at

Clubs & Memberships