KoolSpan Announces Addition of Francis Knott as Senior Vice President

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Seasoned Mobility Leader Knott Joins Provider of TrustChip® Mobile Security Solution

KoolSpan, Inc., developer of the TrustChip® family of plug-in mobile security solutions, today announced the hiring of Francis Knott as Senior Vice President.

Knott brings over 20 years of experience building companies, growing revenue and bringing products and services to market in the fields of wireless technology, healthcare, and carrier grade software to KoolSpan. As Sr. Vice President, Knott will focus on market strategy, corporate development and aligning strategic partnerships for the mobile security solution company.

“Francis brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will help us bring the TrustChip® solution set to potential customers and partners worldwide,” said KoolSpan CEO Gregg Smith. “We are excited to welcome him to the KoolSpan team and as we continue to expand Francis will play an important part to fulfill our mission and support our growth.”

Prior to joining KoolSpan, Knott held senior executive roles at Inflection Point, a leading wireless consulting and software product development firm, Gloto Corporation, a mobile social media company, and Aether Systems, a mobile enterprise applications company. Most recently, Knott co-founded and served as President of Uppidy, a text messaging storage and organization a text message application for storing and publishing messages. Knott holds a B.A. in History from Syracuse University. He resides in Baltimore, Md.

About KoolSpan, TheTrustChip Company
KoolSpan is a leading innovator of industry-standard security processors optimized for the mobile market. It’s TrustChip® mobile encryption engine is a critical component to mobile security solutions and enables the protection of applications, operating systems and massmarket mobile devices. Today, TrustChip® Secured solutions are FIPS 140-2 Validated, deployed by government, enterprise and offered by leading wireless operators to protect sensitive communications in more than 18 countries around the globe. To learn more, visit http://www.koolspan.com or call +1.240.880.4400.

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