WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com), the leading provider of encrypted cell phone voice calling, today announced that Richard Greco, Cellcrypt's Chairman, has extended his responsibilities to Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Mr. Greco's appointment follows a strategic planning review by Cellcrypt's Board and executive management team in which it decided to significantly strengthen its positioning, operations and resources to meet increasing global demand for Cellcrypt's encrypted cell phone voice calling solutions. As part of the appointment Cellcrypt's headquarters will move from London, UK to Washington D.C., US.
Richard has over 30 years of global experience in leadership roles within the IT and Telecommunications industries, including successfully investing in, growing and selling small and large companies. In addition to being Chairman and CEO of Cellcrypt, Richard is Chairman and CEO of Treasure Investments, a company that invests in several broadband enabled services and technology companies.
Richard was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bulldog Communications, a UK based provider of broadband services, which was sold to Cable and Wireless in May 2004. Prior to Bulldog, Richard was CEO and Director of NASDAQ listed, UK-based, ICO Global Communications, a global mobile satellite services provider, President of NASDAQ listed Orion (Loral-Cyberstar), the world's leading provider of satellite-based internet connectivity services, and he spent 10 years at Nortel in senior global marketing, sales and general management positions. Richard earned his BA in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University, US.
Richard was Cellcrypt's 6th employee when he joined in 2006 as Chairman of the Board of Directors and has overseen Cellcrypt's successful growth including the last two years under the leadership of Simon Bransfield-Garth who remains in the UK and will stay with Cellcrypt until the end of 2010 to manage the transition.
"Cellcrypt is entering an explosive period of growth and the Board's decision to invest further to take advantage of our wider global market opportunity is a very exciting prospect for me and the company. Cellcrypt has done an excellent job in developing its market-leading technology and winning many great customers around the world over the last two years," said Richard Greco, Chairman and CEO at Cellcrypt Inc. "We now plan to capitalize on our trusted leadership position by increasing our exposure to the global market for encrypted voice call technology."
Cellcrypt provides encrypted voice calls on cell phones such as BlackBerry® and Nokia smartphones delivering government-grade security in an easy-to-use application that makes highly secure calling as easy as a normal phone call. Utilizing the IP data channel it supports all major wireless networks including 2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (HSPA, CDMA/EV-DO), Wi-Fi® and satellite. It also enables secure cellular calls to office phone systems for calling landlines as well as to access PBX features such as voicemail, conference calling and calling out to the public phone network. Cellcrypt's products are validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard approved by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Cellcrypt is the leading provider of military-grade voice call encryption on off-the-shelf mobile phones – including BlackBerry and Nokia smartphones – that enables secure calling to mobile phones and office phone systems (PBXs) to allow landline calling as well as access to standard PBX features such as voicemail, conference calling and calling out to the public phone network.
Cellcrypt's products are validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard approved by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), operate over data-enabled networks including 2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (HSPA, CDMA/EV-DO) and Wi-Fi®, and are optimized to run on BlackBerry® and Nokia Symbian smartphones. Cellcrypt is a BlackBerry® Alliance Partner, Inmarsat Connect Partner, and has AT&T Mobility Data Certification.
Today, Cellcrypt solutions are used routinely by governments, enterprises and senior-level executives worldwide. Cellcrypt is a privately-held, venture-backed company with offices in the USA, UK, Asia Pacific and Middle East.
For more information please visit: www.cellcrypt.com.