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Company

TeleSign is a communications platform as a service (CPaaS) company, founded on security. Since 2005, TeleSign has been a trusted partner to the world’s leading websites and mobile applications, helping secure billions of end-user accounts. Today, TeleSign’s data-driven, cloud communications platform is changing the way businesses engage with customers and prevent fraud.

Company

TeleSign is a communications platform as a service (CPaaS) company, founded on security. Since 2005, TeleSign has been a trusted partner to the world’s leading websites and mobile applications, helping secure billions of end-user accounts. Today, TeleSign’s data-driven, cloud communications platform is changing the way businesses engage with customers and prevent fraud.

Leadership

Aled Miles

Aled Miles— security and identity veteran, Welsh rugby fanatic — brings more than two decades of leadership experience within both established and high-growth technology companies to TeleSign.

He has an extensive history of tech leadership roles, most recently at identity management firm ForgeRock where he was Executive Vice President and GM overseeing the development of their global business and focused on the digital transformation strategies of their Fortune 500 customers. Prior to ForgeRock, Miles spent a combined 20 years at Symantec. There he was Senior Vice President responsible for the global Norton business, the Latin America geography, Global Strategic Accounts, IoT, Cloud & SaaS Partnerships worldwide.

To request Aled for media or speaking opportunities, please write to Eric Lammerding at elammerding@telesign.com.

Philipp Gast

Gast joined TeleSign from Swisscom, where he served as the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, responsible for all M&A transactions of Swisscom Group. Prior to that role, he was the CFO of Sicap Ltd., where he was responsible for the financial planning and steering of Sicap Group.

Tom Powledge

Tom Powledge – software and security veteran, Ironman triathlete—brings to TeleSign more than 20 years of software and security experience from some of the world’s leading technology companies.

Prior to joining TeleSign, Powledge held prominent security roles with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Cisco and Symantec. Most recently as Vice President and General Manager for ArcSign, where he was responsible for strategy, product management, business development and engineering for HPE’s security information and event management product. Before this, he was VP of Managed Security Services at Cisco Systems. Powledge spent 20 years as part of Symantec’s leadership team, where he last served as Vice President of the Information Security Group, responsible for the company’s $1.2B information security product portfolio and managed services. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program and the University of California Santa Barbara.

Joe Amadea

Amadea is responsible for global sales, sales enablement, sales operations and key account management at TeleSign. Before joining TeleSign, Joe was the Director of Enterprise Sales, Americas, for BlueJeans Network.

Mac Kern

Kern oversees all routing and pricing analysis for TeleSign. Prior to joining TeleSign, he was the VP, Commercial Strategy at Surf Air, responsible for optimizing route cost and pricing strategy of the airline.  Prior to Surf Air, Mac worked at Virgin America, focused on Revenue Management.

Ryan Disraeli

Disraeli co-founded TeleSign in 2005 and was instrumental in pioneering mobile phone-based two-factor authentication, a security service that today protects billions of online accounts around the world. He now devotes much of his time to consulting with the company’s enterprise customers and partners, enabling them to get the most out of TeleSign’s 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. Disraeli was named to "Forbes 30 Under 30 List" in January of 2017.

Stacy Stubblefield

Stubblefield co-founded TeleSign in 2005 and today helps to drive TeleSign's product strategy and identify opportunities for innovation. She currently works with the office of the CPO, ensuring that TeleSign delivers groundbreaking technology that best addresses market needs. As part of TeleSign's founding team, she was instrumental in conceptualizing and developed its platform and patented technology. While developing TeleSign's technology, she also oversaw an engineering team at an internet incubator that launched several fast-growing web properties. She remains an active consultant, advising internet start-ups and consumer product sites and is a frequent speaker at industry events, including Mobile World Congress and Mobile Computing Summit.

Darren Berkovitz

Berkovitz co-founded TeleSign in 2005 and today helps develop strategic partnerships and accounts while executing company-wide strategy and evangelizing TeleSign within the industry. He focuses his time working with consumer Web properties and mobile apps, helping them fully leverage the capabilities of CPaaS. Prior to co-founding, Darren worked at Metro Enterprises, an Internet incubating company, where he built and scaled several Internet start-ups. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including the RSA Conference, GMIC, and SC World Congress, and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Good Morning America, Entrepreneur.com, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR.

Chairman of the Board

Daniel Kurgan

Kurgan has been Chief Executive Officer of Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS) since March 2, 2007 and served as its Chief Operating Officer since July 1, 2006. He started his career as Contracts Manager at SABCA (biggest Belgian aerospace company, subsidiary of French Group Dassault), where he negotiated and managed major industrial sales, subcontracting and purchase contracts with customers like Boeing, Airbus, Aerospatiale (EADS), Asian governments and suppliers like GEC Marconi, Litton. Kurgan joined Belgacom's Carrier Division at the start of the carrier commercial operations in January 1997, where he held several positions including International Account Manager, Head of International Relations & Sales, Sales Director (domestic and international wholesale) and Vice President of International Wholesale, in charge of Sales & Marketing, Buying & LCR and Customer Service and Network. Since 2005, Kurgan served as Vice President of Commercial of Belgacom ICS and contributed to the spin-off of Belgacom's international carrier business. He is a graduate from Solvay Business School of the University of Brussels.

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