Assured Enterprises, Inc., recognized as one of the 500 Hottest and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies in the World, welcomes Joseph Kelly, Laura Stich, and Jennifer Lennarz to its team of seasoned executives.
Joe Kelly serves as Assured’s new VP, Federal Sector Operations. Previously, Joe was the Acting CIO for the Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the independent executive branch agency responsible for ensuring the protection of privacy and civil liberties in counterterrorism programs. He is a recognized expert on the intersection of technology, policy, and strategy – with deep expertise in the changing cybersecurity landscape. Over a 25-year career, Joe has served in the Department of Defense (DoD) as Deputy Director for Cyber Capabilities, Chief of Cyber Intelligence, and as Chief of Information Operations (IO) Policy, all within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. In these roles, he was a proponent of cooperation with industry, leading efforts to link DoD organizations to entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Washington, DC, to find innovative new solutions. With about 15 years as a government contractor for firms such as SAIC and BT, Mr. Kelly provided support to DoD, the National Intelligence Council, the Air Force, and the Army on the future of technology evolution. Joe has received many honors, including the Secretary of Defense Award of Excellence. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS.
Laura Stich arrives as Assured’s VP, Commercial Operations, bringing 20 years of leadership in marketing, sales support, training & operations in the fast-paced telecommunications, cybersecurity, SaaS, and Internet industries. Laura possesses a passion for customer success and will lead Assured’s Global Direct and Channel sales strategies. Adept at managing and supporting multi-million dollar relationships with companies such as IBM and AT&T, Laura has conducted market analyses and defined software and service solutions, go-to-market strategies, created and delivered both sales and customer training for B2B cloud-based, security, and wireless services resulting in over $300 million in revenue. Laura holds degrees in computer science and an MBA from Harvard University and Boston College, respectively, and proudly served in the United States Air Force as a communications officer.
Jennifer Lennarz comes on board as Assured’s Executive VP, Finance. Jenn is a versatile, high-energy executive who has led multiple start-up companies to profitable growth, been trained as an auditor by a multiple Big 4 accounting firms, and has served as Chief Financial Officer for much larger Companies as well as a senior financial executive for publicly traded companies. Jenn has extensive experience with cybersecurity firms and other high tech industries. A hands-on leader with extensive background in finance and related areas complemented by a passion for leveraging Assured’s Values in developing high performing, multi-cultural teams, Jenn is an outstanding strategist able to enhance Assured’s market penetration and to deliver sound forecasts as well as cultivate successful professional relationships. Jenn holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in accounting and finance.
“We are honored to have Jenn, Laura and Joe join our senior management team. They are each a solid complement to our innovative engineering team. As a team they will help further the strong launch of Assured Enterprises. Bringing a disruptive technology to market, especially in the world of cybersecurity, requires a team with experience, drive, creativity—and more. We have scoured a universe of fine talent and are confident that we have assembled the winning team. We are so pleased to introduce Jenn, Laura and Joe to our friends and clients. Now, let’s roll!!,” exclaimed Stephen M. Soble, Assured’s CEO.
About Assured Enterprises:
Assured Enterprises offers government and businesses our TripleHelixSM, the world’s most comprehensive cybersecurity assessment system, and our proprietary, sound, and sensible CyberScore®, which empowers our clients to have deep visibility into their cybersecurity needs. In addition, AssuredScanDKV®, the only deep software scanner on the market, is the only tool capable of automatically detecting known vulnerabilities (DKV) lurking within the software already resident on networks and in mission critical applications. Assured provides visibility and cost-efficient, corrective guidance into the known vulnerabilities on any system. Built upon years of expertise in highly secure environments, Assured also delivers an array of services, tailored products and solutions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Assured maintains a strong presence in Northern Virginia to support the US Government.
Michael G. Albrecht
Assured Enterprises – We make the world safe for the exchange of zeros and ones.