I am very excited to be able to assist TroopSwap at this stage in the company's growth as I strongly believe in the company's mission and business.
McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012
TroopSwap.com, a fast growing ecommerce platform exclusively for veterans, service members and their families today announced that Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Palo Alto Networks and former CEO of Verisign, has joined the company’s advisory board. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. McLaughlin possesses a unique blend of military and technological expertise the company will use to further distribution of military discounts in a digital environment. Founded by two former Army Rangers, Matthew Thompson and Blake Hall, TroopSwap has attracted over 35,000 members since its May 23, 2011 debut.
“I am very excited to be able to assist TroopSwap at this stage in the company's growth as I strongly believe in the company's mission and business,” said Mr. McLaughlin.
Mark McLaughlin is the CEO of Palo Alto Networks. He served as the CEO of VeriSign from August 2009 – August 2011. Mr. McLaughlin was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) in Jan. 2011. He is also a director at Vesta, a worldwide leader in electronic payment solutions. Mr. McLaughlin received his J.D., Magna cum Laude, from Seattle University School of Law and his B.S. Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. McLaughlin served as an attack helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and earned an Army Commendation Medal and Airborne Wings.
TroopSwap.com is the first ecommerce platform exclusively for military families. The company is a member of the First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative to support military families via the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership. The Service Disabled Veteran Owned company further serves the military community by donating 10% of the company’s profits to the Wounded Warrior Project and by focusing on employing veterans and military spouses, who collectively represent over 90% of the company’s workforce. To learn more follow TroopSwap on Facebook at facebook.com/TroopSwap or Twitter @TroopSwap