Our Team


Lisa Falzone

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.


  • 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

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.


  • 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.