WISeKey Appoints Ben Stump as Chief Revenue Officer to Drive the Next Phase of its Global Growth
Geneva, Switzerland – July 27, 2020: WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that it has appointed Ben Stump as its Chief Revenue Officer with global responsibility for sales and marketing. Mr. Stump brings nearly 25 years of experience and proven success in sales, marketing, innovation and technology.
“Ben is an accomplished leader with deep industry expertise who is a welcomed addition to our executive leadership team,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO. “His leadership experience in Digital Transformation, IoT ecosystems and Brand Protection, coupled with his strategic sales approach will deliver market leading solutions that provide tangible ROI for our customers as we collectively continue the digital transformation.”
Mr. Stump was most recently WISeKey’s VP of Business Development, Brand Protection & Customer Engagement for the U.S. Prior to joining WISeKey, Mr. Stump was Chief Technology Officer at OpSec Security where he developed and implemented OpSec’s digital transformation and introduced SaaS offers for supply chain management with blockchain technology, consumer engagement and license management, as well as managed service offers for online brand protection. Prior to OpSec, he held executive management positions with Westell Technologies, Kentrox, Digicel, and Telcordia.
“WISeKey is at the leading edge of delivering unique solutions that bring the IoT to secure life,” said Mr. Stump. “The combination of secure semiconductors, secure digital identities and value-added applications gives WISeKey an unparalleled and unique position in the market and I am excited to continue to be part of the Company’s growth and success in delivering innovative solutions.”
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.
Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
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|WISeKey International Holding Ltd
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Chairman & CEO
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Contact: Lena Cati
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Tel: +1 212 836-9611
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