Salt Lake City, UT, April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evernym, the leader in Decentralized Identity solutions, announced today that Steve Jillings has joined the company’s board of directors and appointed chairman.
Jillings brings his 30-year career of building successful tech companies to Evernym. He is currently the chairman and CEO of Treo Technologies, a Dublin-based software company focusing on the auto tech sector. Prior to Treo, Jillings was the CEO of TeleSign, where he led the company to emerge as the leader in two-factor authentication and cloud communications. During his leadership, TeleSign grew from a small team of 12 to a global company of 300 people with more than $100M in revenue before ultimately being acquired by BICS in 2017.
Before TeleSign, Jillings served as the chairman and CEO of Vantage Media (acquired by MediaAlpha) and the president and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies (acquired by Microsoft).
“Steve is a technology start-up pioneer and an incredible addition to our board,” said Evernym president Steve Havas. “His experience in building successful companies will prove invaluable as we grow Evernym into a global leader in the decentralized identity space.”
“I am honored to have been invited to join the Evernym team,” Jillings said. “Decentralized identity is rapidly gaining momentum, and Evernym is leading the way to unlock its enormous potential. I look forward to working with the team to help define the category and build a great business.”
Jillings succeeds Evernym co-founder Jason Law, who continues to serve on the board and as Evernym’s Chief Technology Officer. Commenting on the appointment, Law added, “Mr. Jillings’ proven experience in growing tech companies and his passion for this space make him uniquely suited to this role. We’re thrilled Mr. Jillings has agreed to join us in this capacity.”
In addition to Law and Jillings, Evernym’s board of directors includes Timothy Ruff, Francisco Alvarez Morphy, Stanley Pool, and John Patrick Kelly.
The leader in decentralized identity, Evernym develops software and applications to help organizations all over the world build trusted digital relationships. Evernym is the original creator of Hyperledger Indy, the Sovrin Network, and the Sovrin Foundation. The company was founded in 2013 and is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. To learn more, visit www.evernym.com.
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