(Section 16 Officers, the full executive team can be found here)
James Bidzos is president and chief executive officer of Verisign. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors and has been executive chairman since August 2009.
As the founder of Verisign, Bidzos is an internet and security industry pioneer whose accomplishments include building RSA Security into the early standard-bearer for authentication and encryption, and launching Verisign as a company in 1995 to develop the digital certificate infrastructure for internet commerce.
Before returning to the president and chief executive role in August 2011, Bidzos served as Verisign's first president and CEO and also served as Verisign's chairman of the board of directors from April 1995 until December 2001, as vice chairman from December 2001 to July 2007, and as interim CEO from July 2008 to August 2009. Bidzos served as president and CEO of RSA Security from 1986 to February 1999, and then served as RSA's vice chairman from 1999 to May 2002.
Bidzos was named one of Time Magazine's "Digital 50," and is in CRN's Computer Industry Hall of Fame.
As executive vice president and chief operating officer at Verisign, Todd Strubbe is responsible for the global operations of the company. He brings more than 25 years of experience to Verisign. His experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.
From 2009 to joining Verisign in 2015, Strubbe was the president of the Unified Communications Business Segment for West Corporation, a provider of technology-driven communication services. Responsible for over $1.6 billion in revenue across North America, EMEA and APAC, he led West’s efforts to deliver best-in-class unified communications services to thousands of clients. Delivered in a managed, hosted or cloud environment, these services included conferencing and collaboration, IP telephony and network solutions, digital media and virtual event services, and inbound and outbound interactive voice and text services. Strubbe was also at West from 2001 to 2006, serving as president of its West Direct and West Interactive business units.
In addition to over 10 years at West, Strubbe was with First Data Corporation for over six years. From 2006 to 2007, he was president of First Data Debit Services and the STAR Network. From 1995 to 2000, he led First Data Resources’ systems architecture and product development, was president of First Data Electronic Payments Group and was a member of First Data’s corporate development team.
Strubbe was also president and chief operating officer of Compubank, N.A from 2000 to 2001, which was rated “Best of Web” by Forbes.com. Early in his career he served three years at McKinsey & Company, Inc. as an associate and engagement manager.
Strubbe served for five years as an infantry officer with the U.S. Army. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and he received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
As executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Verisign, George Kilguss III is responsible for all financial functions including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance and investor relations. He also leads all human resources activities. His career spans more than 25 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy.
Before being named to his current position in May 2012, Kilguss served as senior vice president and CFO for Internap Network Services Corporation, an IT infrastructure services company. Prior to that, he was CFO for Towerstream Corporation, a wireless Internet provider, and Stratos Global Corporation, a mobile satellite service company.
Kilguss also held senior level positions in both investment and commercial banking companies including Riparian Partners, Fleet Associates and Bank of Boston Corporation.
Kilguss earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from The University of Hartford.
As executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Tom Indelicarto leads the law department in providing legal advice and services, as well as corporate secretarial support, to Verisign including the Board of Directors.
Indelicarto has held various positions within Verisign’s law department since January 2006. Prior to that, he worked in private practice with law firms in Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, and before that he was an U.S. army officer for nine years.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh.
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