Gary Griffiths

A 35-year veteran of the high-tech industry, Griffiths has led some of the web’s most innovative companies. Prior to co-founding Wisdom LLP, Griffiths was CEO of iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leader in global Wi-Fi technology and services, which was acquired by Pareteum, Inc (NASDAQ: TEUM) in February 2019.

A long time Silicon Valley entrepreneur founding a number of start-ups, Griffiths was also president of products and operations at WebEx, acquired for $3B by Cisco Systems, Inc. Griffiths was also co-founder and CEO of Everdream Corporation, a SaaS company, from 1999 to 2005, acquired by Dell, and co-founder/CEO at from 1996 until its acquisition by Sega, Inc. in 1999.

Griffiths has extensive experience overseeing financial and accounting matters as well as strategic initiatives at small technology companies.Griffiths has served on the board of directors for a number of private and public companies, including Silicon Graphics International Corp.,(NASDAQ: SGI), and Janrain, Inc., a customer identity management SaaS company, and others. He is currently an advisor to two privateequity funds: Parthenon Capital and Day View Capital.


B.S., Aerospace Engineering 

M.S., Business

Patricia Hume

Patricia Hume is a dynamic and energetic executive with 35 years of experience in the high technology sector. She brings a wealth of cross-functional experience along with a strong operational background. Patricia’s expertise is turn around and growth. Coupling strategic vision with operational execution she has demonstrated a successful track record across large and microcap organizations. She is a strong sales, marketing, and business development leader who has experience in all global markets.

In addition to Wisdom, Patricia has been named CEO of Canvas GFX. Canvas software is used by people to document and share complex objects and systems. Some of the largest companies in the aerospace, defense, and manufacturing markets use Canvas as an integral part of their documentation workflow. Wisdom LLP has invested in Canvas to fuel its growth strategy. Prior to Canvas, Patricia was chief operations officer of iPass,Inc., There she led the global teams responsible for all customer-facing activities, including sales, marketing, business development, strategic partnerships, product management, product marketing, operations, and customer support across the entire product portfolio. iPass was acquired in February 2019. 

Patricia served as chief revenue officer at Convio, acquired by Blackbaud, senior vice president of Global Indirect Channels at SAP AG, group vice president of Avaya’s SMB Division, and CEO and president of VerticalNet Markets. Hume also held numerous senior management positions during her 18-year service with IBM and Lotus until 1999. 

In addition to her executive career, Patricia has a passion for serving others. She volunteers in non-profit organizations where she works in a “soup kitchen” feeding the poor in Boston.



William Hume

Bill Hume has been a software engineer in different capacities for over 35 years.  Recently he has been a consultant serving software developers and leaders of smaller companies.  Just prior he was an executive manager at IBM where he was responsible for the initial Core Technology Team for the commercialization of IBM Watson technology.  He’s held several manager roles in many distinct product offerings large and small, new and mature.

Bill’s approach to software development emphasized customer engagement in all aspects and phases of product life span.  Like most leaders in the field today, he is a strong advocate of Agile and Design Thinking approach.  

Within IBM Bill was especially known for his ability to build great teams both from scratch and evolving existing groups to achieve strategic goals.  It’s all about the people.  

Bill’s consulting approach has been to assist companies by temporarily performing roles for which skill may not be available, preferring to embed and work as part of the broader team.  


B.A., Math