OptioLabs Expands Leadership Team with the Hiring of Dr. Hamilton Turner, Andrew Meister and Eileen Mercilliottrmplaskon
Baltimore (August 13, 2015) – OptioLabs, which creates technology products that make mobile devices more secure, today announced that it added three executives to its management team as the company accelerates product development. Dr. Hamilton Turner joined OptioLabs as Director of Malware Research; Andrew Meister was named Vice President of Engineering; and Eileen Mercilliott joined as Director of Product Management.
Turner brings expertise in technologies that optimize and secure mobile cloud systems, which he developed as part of his doctoral work at Virginia Tech. His experience as an initial creator of GhostBox, a technology for securing Android mobile devices in highly sensitive environments, will augment OptioLabs’ ability to provide enterprise-level mobile security for data and transactions against malware of all kinds in a globally connected economy.
Before joining OptioLabs, Meister worked with early stage companies at AM Consulting, and served as Chief Operating Officer at Sonum Technologies. Meister also served as co-Founder and Vice President of Aether Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETH), helping to lead the company through significant growth; as Director of Engineering at Mobile Solutions, Inc., working on wireless data communications; and as a developer of software for organizations including UPS.
Mercilliott brings extensive experience in consumer, telecommunications, and mobile industries as a product management executive. Prior to joining OptioLabs, she was the Program and Product Manager for Good Technology-BoxTone, managing product development and releases for mobile applications and smartphone management software; Vice President at Aegis Mobile, supporting mobile messaging for wireless carriers; and Vice President of Carrier Relations and Channel Sales at LimeLife, Inc., a software company developing consumer-focused mobile applications. Her experience enhances OptioLabs’ consumer products, including kodomo, a suite of mobile parental control applications.
“We are excited to have a talented group of industry technologists and executives join our team,” said OptioLabs Chief Executive Officer Gregg Smith. “Their expertise will allow us to quickly develop game-changing solutions to today’s ever-changing mobile platform security needs.”
OptioLabs has offices in Baltimore and Nashville, Tennessee, and is a subsidiary of Allied Minds (LSE: ALM).
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