Technology Pioneer Joins SecureAuth as Chairman of the Board

SecureAuth, a leader in next-gen authentication and access management, announces that Vikram “Vik” Verma has joined the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors. With a distinguished 30-year executive career, Verma will be instrumental in providing guidance through SecureAuth’s next phase of growth.

Paul Trulove, CEO of SecureAuth, said, “Vik’s wealth of technology, operational and leadership experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow at record speed. I look forward to working with Vik and the rest of our Board as we redefine the future of authentication at SecureAuth.”

Verma began his career at Savi Technology Inc., a pioneer in the internet of things, where he held increasingly senior positions culminating in becoming CEO and Chairman of the Board. During his tenure, Savi’s revenue grew from a few hundred thousand dollars to more than $100 million.

Savi was acquired by Lockheed Martin in 2006, where Verma served as Lockheed Martin’s President of Strategic Venture Development.

After leaving Lockheed Martin, Verma was appointed CEO of 8×8, Inc. in 2013 and served in that role until December of 2020. Under his leadership, 8×8 grew its annual recurring revenue from approximately $100 million to more than $500 million, acquired eight companies, and added more than $1.5 billion to its market capitalization.

“Identity-related security incidents are at an all-time high with 84 percent of companies reporting a breach in the last 12 months,” Verma said, adding that he looks forward to helping advance SecureAuth’s position as a leader in access management and authentication at a time when organizations need it the most.

Verma has been granted eight patents and honored with various accolades, including being named a Tau Beta Pi Williams Fellow and a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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