Meet the Authors – EZShield + IdentityForce

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Dale Dabbs – President & Chief Executive Officer 

Dale is a recognized leader with a proven record of delivering measurable and significant revenue growth and shareholder value, as well as driving organizational change by building strong executive leadership teams. He has served as President and CEO of EZShield since May 2010, and as of 2018 is responsible for strategic visions and initiatives of EZShield + IdentityForce. Dale received a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of Texas, Arlington. 

Rich Scott – Chief Commercial Officer

Rich leads the sales and marketing strategies and efforts for EZShield + IdentityForce, specifically focusing on driving growth while repositioning the company to effectively address growing cybersecurity threats relentlessly targeting organizations, employees and the customers they serve. Over the past 15 years, Rich has gained valuable experience within organizations ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar public companies, largely focusing on development. Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from George Mason University. 

Heidi Daitch – Chief Strategy Officer

Heidi has helped a wide range of high-tech companies streamline their product marketing, product management, and development to accelerate time to market and improve customer experience. In 2018, Heidi was named the Gold Executive of the Year by the CEO World Awards. At EZShield + IdentityForce, Heidi’s role is to drive strategy and process across all business units from operations to product development to sales and marketing. 

Donna Parent – Chief Marketing Officer

Donna is a high-energy marketer with proven experience leading value-added integrated programs designed to accelerate the trajectory of fast-paced, growing businesses. Donna drives the marketing initiatives for EZShield + IdentityForce, and she has held many senior marketing positions at emerging software vendors spanning application performance monitoring, real-time business intelligence solutions for SOAs, and online intelligence applications for monitoring business activity through open Internet. 

John Burcham – Corporate Counsel

John Burcham is Corporate Counsel for EZShield + IdentityForce. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the SCCE, and has broad experience in an extensive variety of compliance and regulatory areas. John has Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated with honors. His background as in-house counsel for both private and publicly-traded companies provide him with a strong foundation in understanding the needs of business owners of all sizes, as well as their individual consumers. 

Steve Turner – Chief Information Security Officer

Steve has over 20 years of experience as a leader of award-winning software development teams. Steve now serves as EZShield + IdentityForce Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for maintaining the security surrounding our world-class identity protection technology. He also manages the company’s security teams and continuous improvement initiatives around the security of the combined company’s IT systems.

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