Richard P Earley


Richard P. Earley

Strategic Advisor

Rich is recognized as a distinguished CEO, entrepreneur and investor with a proven track record of launching, building and growing successful companies in the defense and information technology (IT) sectors.

In addition to his role as strategic advisor to HHQ Ventures, Rich is managing partner and co-founder of Dunrath Capital, a research-driven private equity firm, and CEO, chairman and founder of the Sciath Group, a private global investment firm that originates and operates companies in the IT, aerospace and defense, energy and power, and communications industries.

Earlier in his career, Rich co-founded and served as CEO and chairman of Arxan Technologies Inc. (acquired by TA Associates in 2013) and Arxan Defense Systems Inc. (acquired by Microsemi), a DOD-focused anti-tamper products company. He was also president of Synergy Software Inc., an IT systems integrator. He began his career in sales and general management for IT software.

Rich serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Notre Dame’s Gigot Entrepreneurial Center, the U.S. State Department’s Defense Trade Advisory Board, the DHS Critical Infrastructure Protection Advisory Group and the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council. He holds a DOD clearance.

Rich earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Benedictine University. He has completed Harvard University’s Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.