Lauren Webster, Partner
Lauren is a Partner of DBO Partners, providing advisory services to enterprise technology, aerospace and defense, and security companies, as well as to investors in these markets. Lauren’s transaction experience at DBO Partners totals over $8Bn in value and spans aerospace and defense, cybersecurity, and broader enterprise software verticals. Her recent transactions include the $1.4 billion Series A capital raise by Sierra Space, the $2.4 billion sale of AECOM’s government services business to Lindsay Goldberg & American Securities, and the sales of cybersecurity and identity companies to Palo Alto Networks, CyberArk, Splunk, and leading enterprise software sponsors.
Previously, Lauren served in operating roles at multiple cybersecurity companies – as the head of product for RedOwl Analytics, a behavioral analytics solution for security and compliance, and then leading analytic integration across products at Forcepoint, following the sale of RedOwl to Forcepoint. Prior to Lauren’s operational experience, she was an advisor at Chertoff Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of Washington, DC-based Chertoff Group. There, Lauren managed multiple PE-backed exits for cybersecurity companies, including Thoma Bravo’s sale of Entrust to Datacard and Tripwire to Belden, and she provided extensive advisory services to leading PE acquirers of technology and government services business.
From 2008 to 2015, Lauren served as a U.S. Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer, supporting the Office of Naval Intelligence; multiple areas of the Department of Defense’s cybersecurity forces, including the Navy’s 10th Fleet and U.S Cyber Command; and the U.S. Pacific Fleet, providing Maritime Domain Awareness support.
Lauren lives in Oakland with her husband and two daughters. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service’s Security Studies Program.