Our Team

Lisa Falzone is the CEO and co-founder of Athena Alarms. Lisa is a successful serial entrepreneur, having grown her last company Revel Systems to over 700 employees and $200m in funding, with a successful exit. She is now taking this expertise of building companies to help save people’s lives.

Awards:

  • 2017: Named in Business Insider’s 21 Hottest Women-Founded Startups to Watch in 2017.
  • 2016: Named as a Top Female Entrepreneur by Ernst Young, listed as one of Business Journal’s “Upstart 100”, and named one of 40 Female Founders who Crushed it in 2016 by TechCrunch.
  • 2015: Recognized by Fortune Magazine as no. 19 on the 40 Under 40 list as well as the Forbes list of Eight Rising Stars.
  • 2014: Recognized by Business Insider as one of the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.
  • 2012 and 2013: Recognized in Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 awards.

In The News:

  • Featured on CNBC, ABC, Bloomberg as a payment expert.
  • A regularly featured speaker at conferences from Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Collision, Fortune Most Powerful Women, RSPA, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Stanford University, Money2020
Lisa falzone Athena Security CEO of Gun Detection
Lisa falzone Athena Security CEO of Gun Detection

Lisa Falzone is the CEO and co-founder of Athena Alarms. Lisa is a successful serial entrepreneur, having grown her last company Revel Systems to over 700 employees and $200m in funding, with a successful exit. She is now taking this expertise of building companies to help save people’s lives.

Awards:

  • 2017: Named in Business Insider’s 21 Hottest Women-Founded Startups to Watch in 2017.
  • 2016: Named as a Top Female Entrepreneur by Ernst Young, listed as one of Business Journal’s “Upstart 100”, and named one of 40 Female Founders who Crushed it in 2016 by TechCrunch.
  • 2015: Recognized by Fortune Magazine as no. 19 on the 40 Under 40 list as well as the Forbes list of Eight Rising Stars.
  • 2014: Recognized by Business Insider as one of the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.
  • 2012 and 2013: Recognized in Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 awards.

In The News:

  • Featured on CNBC, ABC, Bloomberg as a payment expert.
  • A regularly featured speaker at conferences from Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Collision, Fortune Most Powerful Women, RSPA, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Stanford University, Money2020
Chris Ciabarra Head shot for Athena Security Gun Detection System

Chris Ciabarra is the CTO and co-founder of Athena Alarms. Chris is an expert in product development, technology, data security and corporate management. He is also an anti-hacking expert and founded Network Intercept, a security software firm.

In his former role as co-founder and CTO of Revel Systems, Chris developed the technology behind Revel’s award-winning iPad Point-of-Sale system. He partnered with Lisa to grow the company to one of the leaders in the point-of-sale space with a valuation of more than $500 million and a clientele that includes Royal Dutch Shell, Goodwill, Cinnabon, and Tully’s Coffee.

Chris is now utilizing his technology and security expertise to transform the video surveillance and alarm system space.

Honors:

  • Member of the Forbes Technology Council,a community for the world’s top CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.
  • Writer for publications in the technology and marketing industries, including Payments Source.
Chris Ciabarra Head shot for Athena Security Gun Detection System

Chris Ciabarra is the CTO and co-founder of Athena Alarms. Chris is an expert in product development, technology, data security and corporate management. He is also an anti-hacking expert and founded Network Intercept, a security software firm.

In his former role as co-founder and CTO of Revel Systems, Chris developed the technology behind Revel’s award-winning iPad Point-of-Sale system. He partnered with Lisa to grow the company to one of the leaders in the point-of-sale space with a valuation of more than $500 million and a clientele that includes Royal Dutch Shell, Goodwill, Cinnabon, and Tully’s Coffee.

Chris is now utilizing his technology and security expertise to transform the video surveillance and alarm system space.

Honors:

  • Member of the Forbes Technology Council,a community for the world’s top CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.
  • Writer for publications in the technology and marketing industries, including Payments Source.