Emily Killam Joins C5 Capital as Operating Partner

C5 Capital, a Washington, DC-based specialist venture capital firm that invests in cybersecurity, space, and energy security, announced Emily Killam joined as Operating Partner.

Killam will also represent C5 Capital as the newest Board Member of Hazelcast, a provider of a real-time stream processing platform.

Killam is a cloud executive leader who brings more than 20 years of experience leading business development and commercialization in the technology space. She currently serves as Senior Vice President of GTM operations at Splunk, where she is responsible for leading all facets of operations across sales, customer success, and marketing in support of the entire GTM organization. Prior to Splunk, Killam led shared services and business operations for Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector business. Prior to joining Amazon Web Services in 2013, she worked as a Program Financial Manager at Raytheon for eight years, managing performance and delivery on classified government contracts for the US intelligence community. Killam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Pennsylvania State University.

Her appointment comes as C5 further strengthens its portfolio companies’ go-to-market and sales capabilities, particularly in the public sector. She will help enable C5 portfolio companies’ business development and go-to-market initiatives across its portfolios.

Led by Andre Pienaar, CEO and Founder, and Kurt Scherer, Managing Partner, C5 Capital is a specialist venture capital firm that invests in cybersecurity, space, and energy security. C5 Capital is headquartered in Washington, DC with locations in London, Luxembourg, and Vienna.