WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- L. Kevin Kelly has been appointed as CEO of Halo Privacy, a consulting and secure communications firm committed to empowering the defense of privacy. Mr. Kelly is a world-class leader, having served as CEO of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., the preeminent global executive search firm and Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world's largest paper companies. Mr. Kelly is an advisor and board member of several companies and organizations, including RecruitiFi, BTS and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
As a frequent speaker on global issues, executive management and human capital, Mr. Kelly is regularly interviewed by leading news organizations. He authored three books on leadership: "CEO: The Low Down on the Top Job," "Top Jobs: How They Are Different and What You Need to Succeed" and "Leading in Turbulent Times." Mr. Kelly has a bachelor's degree from George Mason University and an MBA from Duke.
Lance Gaines, Halo Partner and CTO, said, "It's a big deal for us to have a corporate veteran like Kevin. His extensive experience at the executive level helps Halo with structural fundamentals and planning for multi-sector growth. I've known Kevin for a while now and he brings a great perspective on information security and the consequences of compromise. He speaks pragmatically to the very real privacy threats from both internal and external sources, especially targeting the C-Suite and Boards of Directors."
Mr. Kelly added, "Issues with cyber security continue to impact us all on a daily basis, so when I was introduced to Halo's best-in-class technology and the solid crew of founders and early hires I knew that this company was unique. What really sealed the deal, though, was how Halo combined subtlety with functionality. The product was easy to use and I barely noticed any impact on my usual communications. Add that to the tradecraft-inspired training and I really felt like I was on another level security-wise. I am very honored to be on board."
Mr. Kelly is highly aware of the unique privacy requirements surrounding valuable corporate data and the need for individual privacy at the C-suite level. Mr. Kelly also supports Halo with corporate governance, administration and strategic planning.
About Halo Privacy
Halo Privacy was founded by like-minded individuals who believe that privacy is still possible. With a keen understanding that the greatest threats are often human, coupled with an attacker's perspective, Halo's principals earned a proven track record protecting the most sensitive information. Through a combination of elegant technology, sophisticated tradecraft born of extensive public and private sector experience and succinct training, Halo offers a true privacy solution. Halo brings all of its customers' communications and data (from smartphones to laptops to smart homes) into a secure "Halo" environment tailored to customer-specific requirements. Users are then empowered with easy-to-use tools for frictionless operating. Anyone familiar with how to use email and a smartphone is already savvy enough to communicate securely within the Halo.
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