Lynx and Ballard Spahr Executives Elected to AZ Technology Council Board of Directors

Aug 12, 2016 | Newsroom, Press Release

Rick Hlavka, CEO of Lynx Technology Partners, and Travis Leach, partner at Ballard Spahr, join world-class board of directors dedicated to advancing Arizona’s technology industry

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing to expand its influence and reach in Arizona’s technology community, the Arizona Technology Council today announced it has appointed Rich Hlavka, CEO of Lynx Technology Partners, and Travis J. Leach, partner at Ballard Spahr, to its board of directors. The current board includes 35 members — five of whom are officers — representing a diverse set of prominent Arizona-based organizations.

“The talent, expertise and energy that both Rich and Travis bring to the table are exactly what we require in order to continue building Arizona’s high-tech hub,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “We are honored to have such an esteemed board of high-caliber professionals committed to helping us advance our mission.”

Hlavka has spent many years as a senior executive in the security software space. Prior to Lynx Technology Partners, he served as vice president of Global Sales at Interset. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of Business Development for HEAT Software (formerly FrontRange & Lumension aka PatchLink). Before joining HEAT Software, Hlavka held a number of management and executive leadership positions at Lumension, including senior vice president of Business Development and Worldwide Sales, where he was instrumental in successfully growing the sales force from a startup into a world-class, international team.

During his sales leadership tenure, Lumension (PatchLink) revenues grew over 900 percent in a 2½-year period. Moreover, since assuming Global Business Development, OEM and alternative revenues has grown over 400 percent. Additionally, under his sales leadership, Lumension ranked as the 14th Fastest Growing Company on the Inc. 500 for private businesses.

Leach focuses his practice at Ballard Spahr on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on public offerings, private placements, corporate governance matters, Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents a number of public and private companies in a variety of matters.

Leach is co-practice leader of the Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group and assists in leading the firm’s Sports practice. He counsels professional sports organizations, ownership groups, athletes, coaches, and entertainers in contract and licensing negotiations and various other individual and collaborative business ventures.

An active participant in the community and area, Leach is also an actively involved member of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, the Veteran Tickets Foundation (national nonprofit, nongovernmental organization devoted to giving back to the U.S. military and veterans), Arizona State University’s Sports Law and Business Program, and Tallwave’s High Tide program.

Companies represented on the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors include:

APS; ASU-Office of Knowledge & Enterprise Development; AZ Tech Finders; Alerion Capital Group; Alliance Bank of Arizona; American Express; Aspect Software; Avnet, Inc.; Ballard Spahr; Barrow Neurological Institute; Clark Hill PLC; Cox Communications; EY; Honeywell Aerospace; Indecomm Global Services; Insight Enterprises; Intel; International Research Center; JVP Strategic Consulting LLC; Lane Terralever; Lynx Technology Partners; MSS Technologies; OneNeck IT Solutions; onTop Technology Corp.; Phoenix Business Journal; Quarles & Brady LLP; Raytheon Missile Systems; Ryley Carlock & Applewhite; Solugenix; Symantec; Translational Genomics Research Institute; The Uber Technologies; Vonage Business Solutions Group; WebPT and Wells Fargo Bank.

About Lynx Technology Partners

Lynx Technology Partners is the trusted Cyber Security and IT Risk Management Advisory firm helping highly-regulated industry enterprises improve information security, facilitate compliance, reduce risk, and improve IT GRC visibility to the business. For more information,

About the Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit

Contact Information

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New York NY 10007

Source: Lynx Technology Partners