Mike Valentine

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

As Binary Defense Chairman of the Board, Mike Valentine provides executive level leadership, guides the strategic direction of the business and is actively involved maintaining a strong company culture. Mike co-founded Binary Defense in 2014 after meeting with David Kennedy and learning about the current state of cybersecurity and the evolution of cybercriminals. 

With Kennedy’s other company, TrustedSec, playing an offensive role in the penetration testing and consulting space, Mike saw a clear need for a managed security service provider on the “defensive” side that could deliver the right combination of people and technology. Together, Mike and David decided to “make the world a safer place” with Binary Defense. 

Prior to Binary Defense, Mike was the Founder & President of Group Transportation Services, Inc. beginning in 1995. As leader of this organization, Mike created a proprietary operating system that managed shipments for clients in tandem with a call center. In 2010, the firm went public on the New York Stock Exchange. 

Mike is also the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Seton Catholic School, and has also had sales agency roles in the expediated transportation industry. 

He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Selling & Sales Management. He has been a member of YPO, a global organization of Chief Executive Officers, since 2005.