QuintessenceLabs’ successful global fund raise leads to appointment of US leadership team.
US operations staffed with experienced senior leadership to accelerate growth in the US federal and enterprise spaces.
February 18, 2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – QuintessenceLabs, the leader in quantum security technology, has successfully completed a global capital raise and appointed an experienced leadership team in the US. “QuintessenceLabs’ advanced data security solutions are experiencing strong demand from federal and enterprise customers”, said QuintessenceLabs Founder and CEO, Dr Vikram Sharma. ”Our recent successful fund raise has enabled us to appoint a high caliber leadership team to drive growth in North America.”
Mark Crowley, newly appointed President of QuintessenceLabs Inc., was most recently Executive in Residence at New Enterprise Associates and, prior to that, CEO of SolFocus. He has over 25 years of experience in the US Defense industry. At Lockheed Martin, Mark held numerous Vice President roles in Engineering, Product Management and Air Force programs. At QuintessenceLabs he will lead all engagements with US government and civilian agencies, and contractors. Mark holds Engineering degrees from the University of Illinois and Drexel University, and is a graduate of the Stanford GSB Sloan Program. Mark’s leadership will also establish enhanced engagements in the enterprise space where the team will now include Mr Mike Badarak and Dr Jane Melia.
Michael Badarak joins QuintessenceLabs Inc. as VP of Enterprise Sales. Mike brings a rich career with recent leadership roles at Citrix in the security and cloud-networking arena. Mike also held sales and product leadership roles at IPolicy Networks, Nokia, Ipsilon Networks, Cisco Systems, and Rockwell International. Over his career, Mike has nurtured many products from tiny beginnings to market leadership status. Mike has over 30 years industry and security experience and has an Electrical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University.
Jane Melia joins QuintessenceLabs Inc. as Director of Strategic Market Development. Jane’s experience includes leading the Technical Marketing team at SolFocus where she drove market and competitive strategy, product marketing and technical sales. Jane also held a number of roles at HP, most recently in the Strategic Planning and Modeling group, enabling corporate strategic decision making
regarding products, customer segmentation and supply chain. Jane holds a degree in Engineering from Imperial College, London, and Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from Cambridge University.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to attract such distinguished leaders to our US team”, said Sharma. “Their capabilities and experience will be invaluable in guiding the company to commercial success in the federal and enterprise markets.”
QuintessenceLabs is a global leader in quantum security with offices located in Australia and the United States. At the forefront of the commercial development of quantum technologies, we deliver unique high-value cybersecurity and information assurance capabilities. QuintessenceLabs develops advanced enterprise security products that fortify the protection of sensitive data – keeping it secure
in spite of network attack and security breaches.