Our Company

TeleSign is the leader in Mobile Identity solutions, helping customers secure more than 3.5 billion end user accounts worldwide and prevent registration fraud, while improving user experience and managing costs.

Leadership

Steve Jillings Chief Executive Officer

Steve Jillings—serial entrepreneur, epicurean, travel adventurer—has a successful track record of growing start-ups and growth stage companies to highly profitable ventures, creating employee and shareholder value.

As an experienced executive, Jillings is recognized for building strong leadership teams, fast-tracking company growth and creating products and services that provide true differentiation.

Charles McColgan Chief Technology Officer

Charles McColgan—security sophist, tech wonk, cerevisaphile—spearheads the technical development, operations and long-term vision of TeleSign.

He brings 20 years of industry experience, including 10 years creating and operating SaaS operations used by thousands of enterprises in the security and messaging space.

Matt Hardy Chief Financial Officer

Matt Hardy—finance guru, proud Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owner, handyman master—has a successful record of working with small tech companies, raising profits and guiding them to acquisition.

He brings over 15 years of industry experience working in both the finance and technology sectors. Hardy is recognized in the field for building company’s market capital while substantially increasing shareholder value.

Brian Czarny Senior Vice President, Marketing

Brian Czarny—product marketing veteran, cloud security pioneer, avid runner—is a senior marketing executive with a formidable track record in building and managing results-oriented teams for leading technology companies, with a deep understanding of cloud-based security services.

He brings extensive experience in product marketing, strategy, branding, marketing communications and demand generation to his leadership of TeleSign’s Marketing team.

Steve Jillings—serial entrepreneur, epicurean, travel adventurer—has a successful track record of growing start-ups and growth stage companies to highly profitable ventures, creating employee and shareholder value.

As an experienced executive, Jillings is recognized for building strong leadership teams, fast-tracking company growth and creating products and services that provide true differentiation.

Charles McColgan—security sophist, tech wonk, cerevisaphile—spearheads the technical development, operations and long-term vision of TeleSign.

He brings 20 years of industry experience, including 10 years creating and operating SaaS operations used by thousands of enterprises in the security and messaging space.

Matt Hardy—finance guru, proud Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owner, handyman master—has a successful record of working with small tech companies, raising profits and guiding them to acquisition.

He brings over 15 years of industry experience working in both the finance and technology sectors. Hardy is recognized in the field for building company’s market capital while substantially increasing shareholder value.

Brian Czarny—product marketing veteran, cloud security pioneer, avid runner—is a senior marketing executive with a formidable track record in building and managing results-oriented teams for leading technology companies, with a deep understanding of cloud-based security services.

He brings extensive experience in product marketing, strategy, branding, marketing communications and demand generation to his leadership of TeleSign’s Marketing team.

Forrest Hobbs Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Forrest Hobbs—global sales driver, outdoor enthusiast, proud father—leads a team which now includes North American divisions in Sunnyvale, Seattle and Los Angeles and European offices in London and Belgrade, Serbia.

He brings 15 years of Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience to TeleSign; the last ten focused on building direct and partner sales organizations for cloud security and productivity software businesses.

Jess Leroy Senior Vice President, Product Management

Jess Leroy—consummate strategist, rock lyricist, proud papa and world wanderer—is a technology veteran with deep product management experience across a range of high profile technology companies.

He brings extensive experience in product strategy, networking, cloud and cyber security to his leadership of TeleSign’s Product team.

Max Powers Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Max Powers—avid kickboxer, proud bulldog enthusiast, client maven—leads TeleSign’s Client Services and directs the operational business team.

She ensures that Client Services helps TeleSign global customers optimize their service workflow, shorten their service integration time and solve immediate real-world security and fraud challenges. Under her leadership the operational business team concentrates on global service delivery and includes TeleSign’s routing organization, responsible for delivering and monitoring key services, with an obsessive focus on high quality delivery and growing key strategic partner relationships.

Darren Berkovitz Co-Founder and Vice President

Darren Berkovitz—cinema enthusiast, high-tech junkie, laugh practitioner—has an instinct for identifying great ideas and the business savvy to turn them into profitable companies.

Darren develops strategic partnerships and accounts, executes company-wide strategy and evangelizes TeleSign within the industry. He focuses his time working with consumer Web properties and mobile apps, helping them fully leverage the capabilities of mobile identity.

Forrest Hobbs—global sales driver, outdoor enthusiast, proud father—leads a team which now includes North American divisions in Sunnyvale, Seattle and Los Angeles and European offices in London and Belgrade, Serbia.

He brings 15 years of Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience to TeleSign; the last ten focused on building direct and partner sales organizations for cloud security and productivity software businesses.

Jess Leroy—consummate strategist, rock lyricist, proud papa and world wanderer—is a technology veteran with deep product management experience across a range of high profile technology companies.

He brings extensive experience in product strategy, networking, cloud and cyber security to his leadership of TeleSign’s Product team.

Max Powers—avid kickboxer, proud bulldog enthusiast, client maven—leads TeleSign’s Client Services and directs the operational business team.

She ensures that Client Services helps TeleSign global customers optimize their service workflow, shorten their service integration time and solve immediate real-world security and fraud challenges. Under her leadership the operational business team concentrates on global service delivery and includes TeleSign’s routing organization, responsible for delivering and monitoring key services, with an obsessive focus on high quality delivery and growing key strategic partner relationships.

Darren Berkovitz—cinema enthusiast, high-tech junkie, laugh practitioner—has an instinct for identifying great ideas and the business savvy to turn them into profitable companies.

Darren develops strategic partnerships and accounts, executes company-wide strategy and evangelizes TeleSign within the industry. He focuses his time working with consumer Web properties and mobile apps, helping them fully leverage the capabilities of mobile identity.

Stephen Bolinger Chief Privacy Officer & Vice President, Legal

Stephen Bolinger—privacy maven, technology enthusiast, coffee savant—oversees TeleSign’s Global Privacy Program.

CIPP certified since 2007, Bolinger is responsible for data protection, product guidance and legal counsel. He draws on significant experience in this area, including seven years as a key participant in the development and implementation of Microsoft’s privacy and data protection strategy for cloud computing.

Matt Camassa Vice President, Sales - Americas

Matt Camassa—die-hard Yankees fan, whiskey aficionado, Italian culture, family devotee—has built and led cloud business development and sales teams with several successful start-ups.

His track record of success stems from his passion for partnering and focus on planning, metrics and execution. Camassa brings 15 years of Sales and Business Development experience to TeleSign, the last 10 at leading security companies focused on establishing strategic business partners, creating robust channels to sell-through and consultative selling at the C-level.

Ryan Disraeli Co-Founder and Vice President

Ryan Disraeli—idea architect, grill master, sports fanatic—devotes much of his time to consulting with TeleSign’s enterprise customers and partners, enabling them to get the most out of our technology and use the full power of telco data to protect their ecosystem.

In this role he is able to call on his experience in launching new companies, technical business management and product management in the Internet security and telecoms industries.

Matt Kozlov Vice President, Corporate Development

Matt Kozlov—digital entertainment ace, accomplished saxophonist, craft spirits connoisseur—has a passion for digital media that is only exceeded by his commitment to 2FA; having been the attempted target of identity theft more times than he cares to remember.

As head of corporate development, Matt is responsible for identifying and evaluating strategic opportunities to accelerate TeleSign’s market and product leadership.

Stephen Bolinger—privacy maven, technology enthusiast, coffee savant—oversees TeleSign’s Global Privacy Program.

CIPP certified since 2007, Bolinger is responsible for data protection, product guidance and legal counsel. He draws on significant experience in this area, including seven years as a key participant in the development and implementation of Microsoft’s privacy and data protection strategy for cloud computing.

Matt Camassa—die-hard Yankees fan, whiskey aficionado, Italian culture, family devotee—has built and led cloud business development and sales teams with several successful start-ups.

His track record of success stems from his passion for partnering and focus on planning, metrics and execution. Camassa brings 15 years of Sales and Business Development experience to TeleSign, the last 10 at leading security companies focused on establishing strategic business partners, creating robust channels to sell-through and consultative selling at the C-level.

Ryan Disraeli—idea architect, grill master, sports fanatic—devotes much of his time to consulting with TeleSign’s enterprise customers and partners, enabling them to get the most out of our technology and use the full power of telco data to protect their ecosystem.

In this role he is able to call on his experience in launching new companies, technical business management and product management in the Internet security and telecoms industries.

Matt Kozlov—digital entertainment ace, accomplished saxophonist, craft spirits connoisseur—has a passion for digital media that is only exceeded by his commitment to 2FA; having been the attempted target of identity theft more times than he cares to remember.

As head of corporate development, Matt is responsible for identifying and evaluating strategic opportunities to accelerate TeleSign’s market and product leadership.

James Monaghan Vice President, Carrier Products

James Monaghan—product management aficionado, startup champion, cocktail enthusiast—has a record of driving tech innovation and positive change in fast-growing start-ups, successful acquisitions and multinational corporations alike.

When he’s not busy building up TeleSign’s mobile network operator-facing capabilities, James is most likely trying to shave a few minutes off his marathon time so he can spend them with his young family.

Terry Somers Vice President, Network Operations

Terry Somers—wanna be golf pro, dog person, Da Bears fan—brings more than three decades of experience managing worldwide networks for industry-leading technology enterprises. Somers is no stranger to the demands of supporting mission-critical enterprise application services.

In his role at TeleSign, Somers oversees all network operations and is responsible for providing clients with a reliable and consistent experience by keeping the systems running smoothly and efficiently around the clock.

Stacy Stubblefield Co-Founder and Vice President, Product Strategy

Stacy Stubblefield—globetrotting technologist, internet criminal profiler, ultimate fraudster denie —builds on two decades of experience conceiving and building internet companies.

Stubblefield drives TeleSign's product strategy and identifies opportunities for innovation. She currently works with the office of the CTO, ensuring that TeleSign delivers groundbreaking technology that best addresses market needs.

Nancy Vitug Vice President, Engineering

Nancy Vitug—engineering trail-blazer, amateur rock-climber, book worm—drives TeleSign’s product roadmap and provides technical and managerial leadership for TeleSign’s global engineering team.

Vitug draws on 20 years of software development experience with some of the world’s leading Internet properties, including Skype, Microsoft and FrontBridge.

James Monaghan—product management aficionado, startup champion, cocktail enthusiast—has a record of driving tech innovation and positive change in fast-growing start-ups, successful acquisitions and multinational corporations alike.

When he’s not busy building up TeleSign’s mobile network operator-facing capabilities, James is most likely trying to shave a few minutes off his marathon time so he can spend them with his young family.

Terry Somers—wanna be golf pro, dog person, Da Bears fan—brings more than three decades of experience managing worldwide networks for industry-leading technology enterprises. Somers is no stranger to the demands of supporting mission-critical enterprise application services.

In his role at TeleSign, Somers oversees all network operations and is responsible for providing clients with a reliable and consistent experience by keeping the systems running smoothly and efficiently around the clock.

Stacy Stubblefield—globetrotting technologist, internet criminal profiler, ultimate fraudster denie —builds on two decades of experience conceiving and building internet companies.

Stubblefield drives TeleSign's product strategy and identifies opportunities for innovation. She currently works with the office of the CTO, ensuring that TeleSign delivers groundbreaking technology that best addresses market needs.

Nancy Vitug—engineering trail-blazer, amateur rock-climber, book worm—drives TeleSign’s product roadmap and provides technical and managerial leadership for TeleSign’s global engineering team.

Vitug draws on 20 years of software development experience with some of the world’s leading Internet properties, including Skype, Microsoft and FrontBridge.

Craig Whitney Vice President, Digital Carrier Services

Craig Whitney—keen golfer, gadget addict, long-suffering NY Mets fan—is a veteran of the IT industry in Europe.

In addition to his career-long experience in launching European operations, he brings 15 years of dedicated Information Security knowledge to the TeleSign team. With EMEA operations established, Whitney now leads TeleSign’s international carrier initiatives, which build on TeleSign’s strategic telco partnerships to drive Industry innovation.

Craig Whitney—keen golfer, gadget addict, long-suffering NY Mets fan—is a veteran of the IT industry in Europe.

In addition to his career-long experience in launching European operations, he brings 15 years of dedicated Information Security knowledge to the TeleSign team. With EMEA operations established, Whitney now leads TeleSign’s international carrier initiatives, which build on TeleSign’s strategic telco partnerships to drive Industry innovation.

Board of Directors

Steve Jillings Board Member

Steve Jillings—serial entrepreneur, epicurean, travel adventurer—has a successful track record of growing start-ups and growth stage companies to highly profitable ventures, creating employee and shareholder value.

As an experienced executive, Jillings is recognized for building strong leadership teams, fast-tracking company growth and creating products and services that provide true differentiation.

Greg Goldfarb Board Member

Greg Goldfarb is a Managing Director with Summit Partners. He leads investments across the technology sector with key areas of emphasis including analytics and big data, cloud computing, enterprise applications, mobility and security, internet and electronic marketplace businesses and unique consumer models and brands.

Prior to Summit Partners, he was Director of E-Commerce and Director of the Innovation Lab at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Goldfarb holds an AB, magna cum laude, in Government from Harvard University.

Sam Gonen Board Member

Sam Gonen is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Curious Minds, the hybrid incubator-accelerator and angel fund that invests in the future of technology.

Since his service in the Intelligence branch of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Gonen has been launching companies, focusing initially on the lending sector, where he pioneered several consumer loan products now used by millions of customers annually.

In 2004, Gonen co-founded one of the first technology incubators in the world, Curious Minds. Portfolio companies include TeleSign, RingAdoc (acquired by Practice Fusion), ShowKit, BrandReporter (acquired by YPB Group LTD) and many more.

Steve Jillings—serial entrepreneur, epicurean, travel adventurer—has a successful track record of growing start-ups and growth stage companies to highly profitable ventures, creating employee and shareholder value.

As an experienced executive, Jillings is recognized for building strong leadership teams, fast-tracking company growth and creating products and services that provide true differentiation.

Greg Goldfarb is a Managing Director with Summit Partners. He leads investments across the technology sector with key areas of emphasis including analytics and big data, cloud computing, enterprise applications, mobility and security, internet and electronic marketplace businesses and unique consumer models and brands.

Prior to Summit Partners, he was Director of E-Commerce and Director of the Innovation Lab at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Goldfarb holds an AB, magna cum laude, in Government from Harvard University.

Sam Gonen is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Curious Minds, the hybrid incubator-accelerator and angel fund that invests in the future of technology.

Since his service in the Intelligence branch of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Gonen has been launching companies, focusing initially on the lending sector, where he pioneered several consumer loan products now used by millions of customers annually.

In 2004, Gonen co-founded one of the first technology incubators in the world, Curious Minds. Portfolio companies include TeleSign, RingAdoc (acquired by Practice Fusion), ShowKit, BrandReporter (acquired by YPB Group LTD) and many more.

David Gonen Board Member

David Gonen is a Co-Founder of Curious Minds, the hybrid incubator-accelerator and angel fund that invests in the future of technology. He is a perpetual early adopter with expansive knowledge of technology trends.

Gonen holds a BA in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and an MD from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Terry Kramer Board Member

Terry Kramer is a Distinguished Visitor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management teaching courses on the evolution and innovation in the mobile communications industry. From 2011-2013, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School.

Prior to this, Kramer spent 18 of his 25-year-career in telecommunications at Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally including Group Strategy and Business Improvement Director, Regional President, Vodafone Americas, Group Human Resources Director & Chief of Staff, President AirTouch Paging and Vice President/GM AirTouch Cellular-Southwest Market.

Kramer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University.

Robin Murray Board Member

Robin Murray is a partner with Adams Street Partners in Menlo Park, CA. He invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the technology space.

He has held previous positions with 3i Ventures, iPIN, McKinsey and Ernst & Young (EY).

Murray holds a BS from Bristol University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

David Gonen is a Co-Founder of Curious Minds, the hybrid incubator-accelerator and angel fund that invests in the future of technology. He is a perpetual early adopter with expansive knowledge of technology trends.

Gonen holds a BA in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and an MD from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Terry Kramer is a Distinguished Visitor at UCLA's Anderson School of Management teaching courses on the evolution and innovation in the mobile communications industry. From 2011-2013, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School.

Prior to this, Kramer spent 18 of his 25-year-career in telecommunications at Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally including Group Strategy and Business Improvement Director, Regional President, Vodafone Americas, Group Human Resources Director & Chief of Staff, President AirTouch Paging and Vice President/GM AirTouch Cellular-Southwest Market.

Kramer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University.

Robin Murray is a partner with Adams Street Partners in Menlo Park, CA. He invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the technology space.

He has held previous positions with 3i Ventures, iPIN, McKinsey and Ernst & Young (EY).

Murray holds a BS from Bristol University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Gerhard Watzinger Board Member

Gerhard Watzinger was the Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions of the McAfee business unit of Intel Corporation. He joined Intel in 2011 upon Intel’s acquisition of McAfee. He joined McAfee in 2007 upon McAfee’s acquisition of SafeBoot, a global leader in data protection software, where he served as Chief Executive Officer.

Watzinger was also the Chief Executive Officer of Mascot Systems, a subsidiary of iGATE focused on offshore IT operations. Prior to joining iGATE, he held senior positions at APT, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cap Gemini. Between April 2013 and September 2013, he served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of iGATE.

Watzinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Munich.

Jamie Montgomery Board Advisor

Jamie Montgomery is the Founder of Montgomery & Co and is currently a Managing Director at March Capital Partners.

He is also the Founder of The Montgomery Summit, which gathers leading investors, corporate executives and entrepreneurs in Santa Monica each March.

Montgomery holds a BA from the University of California, San Diego and an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Gerhard Watzinger was the Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions of the McAfee business unit of Intel Corporation. He joined Intel in 2011 upon Intel’s acquisition of McAfee. He joined McAfee in 2007 upon McAfee’s acquisition of SafeBoot, a global leader in data protection software, where he served as Chief Executive Officer.

Watzinger was also the Chief Executive Officer of Mascot Systems, a subsidiary of iGATE focused on offshore IT operations. Prior to joining iGATE, he held senior positions at APT, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cap Gemini. Between April 2013 and September 2013, he served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of iGATE.

Watzinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Munich.

Jamie Montgomery is the Founder of Montgomery & Co and is currently a Managing Director at March Capital Partners.

He is also the Founder of The Montgomery Summit, which gathers leading investors, corporate executives and entrepreneurs in Santa Monica each March.

Montgomery holds a BA from the University of California, San Diego and an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

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