LOS ANGELES – August 17, 2016 – TeleSign, the leader in mobile identity solutions, today announced it has appointed Aled Miles as CEO, effective immediately. Miles brings more than two decades of leadership experience within both established and high-growth technology companies to TeleSign.
Prior to joining TeleSign, Miles spent a combined 20 years at Symantec, most recently on the executive team, where he served as senior vice president responsible for the global Norton business, the Latin America geography, Global Strategic Accounts and IoT, Cloud & SaaS Partnerships worldwide. Under his leadership, Miles helped reposition the Norton business for growth and revitalized Symantec’s share in the Latin American market. Most recently, Miles was executive vice president and GM at fast-growing identity management firm ForgeRock, where he oversaw the development of their global business focused on the digital transformation strategies of Fortune 500 customers with an eye for frictionless customer interaction.
“TeleSign has successfully scaled the business to over $100 million in annual revenue and Aled will be instrumental in taking the company to the next level,” said Gerhard Watzinger, TeleSign Chairman of the Board. “The Board chose Aled for his proven ability to scale security companies domestically and internationally throughout his career. He builds deep relationships with key stakeholders, drives innovation and product strategy, and leads organizations to deliver great results for customers, partners, employees and shareholders.”
“Security and the protection of information online are paramount at a time when hacks and breaches continue to occur with increasing frequency,” said Miles. “Nine of the top 10 US web properties trust TeleSign to help protect their brand and keep their end-user accounts secure, and I’m excited to lead the company into its next phase of growth.”
TeleSign was founded in 2005 and pioneered two-factor authentication, holding numerous key patents on the technology developed in the company’s early stages. The company has grown in recent years expanding its global customer base to include 20 of the top 25 largest Internet companies in the world, with four out of the top five biggest technology companies among them.
TeleSign solutions enable online businesses to predict, prevent and respond to fraud through phone verification, real-time data & analytics, phone verification and two-factor authentication based on each user’s unique mobile identity. TeleSign’s account security platform offers a suite of easy-to-integrate APIs and SDKs that help streamline account registration, reduce fake accounts, prevent account takeover, minimize fraudulent transactions and enable secure account recovery.
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