SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VeriFyle today announced the inventor and co-founder of Hotmail, Jack Smith, has been named the company’s CEO. VeriFyle, launching publicly later this year, was founded to re-invent how the world thinks about secure sharing and messaging by providing ultra-secure, universal solutions.
“Jack Smith is the perfect leader for VeriFyle. Nearly 20 years ago he invented a technology that changed the way we communicate. His track record of success, industry knowledge and experience are just what is needed to change the future of communication again,” said Roy Martin, founder of VeriFyle. “We are excited that Jack is now a part of this journey and we can’t wait to see what big things he has in store for VeriFyle and the world.”
In 1996 Smith co-founded the first free Web-based email service, Hotmail. Hotmail defined viral growth, acquiring over 12 million users in its first 18 months, making it the fastest growing media company in history. Throughout the years, Smith has continued to utilize his keen business sense to help a number of companies in their quests for success. Among those businesses Smith assisted are Ironport, later acquired by Cisco, and Proximex, later acquired by Tyco Integrated Security (formerly ADT).
VeriFyle delivers ultra-secure messaging and document sharing, all on one screen. VeriFyle’s patented encryption technology protects VeriFyle’s users from bulk-access vulnerability through the unique encryption of each document and conversation. VeriFyle was built from the ground up to be more secure than other cloud sharing solutions, and to deliver improved productivity and control of information to its users.