SOURCE: Protegrity


March 05, 2012 16:28 ET

Protegrity Adds Patrick Burns, Seasoned Silicon Valley Executive, to Lead Business Development and Corporate Strategy

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2012) - Protegrity USA, Inc. a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, today announces it has hired Patrick Burns to serve as its Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Strategy. In his new role, Burns will focus on building and maintaining strategic alliances and managing the company's licensing efforts.

"Pat's deep experience in mobile computing, e-commerce and enterprise software is perfectly matched with the next phase of Protegrity's growth," said Suni Munshani, CEO of Protegrity. "With demand for our technology coming from new verticals and channels around the world, partners will be a critical component of our future growth. Pat has the depth of experience and strategic vision to lead our team through this important time."

Burns brings more than two decades of operating experience and joins Protegrity from Savi Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, where he served as vice president, marketing and licensing in addition to roles in alliances and business development. Previously, he held executive and founding roles at (acquired by Symantec),, and SkyTel (acquired by MCI). He also sits on the boards of the DASH7 Alliance, Blackbird Technology, and JKA Norcal, a non-profit martial arts school. He holds multiple issued and pending patents in e-commerce and wireless communications.

Burns received his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA degree in international studies with honors from American University.

About Protegrity
Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Protegrity provides high performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions that protect sensitive information across the enterprise from the point of acquisition to deletion. The company's award-winning software products span a variety of data protection methods, including end-to-end encryption, tokenization, masking, and monitoring and are backed by several important data protection technology patents. Currently, more than 200 enterprise customers worldwide rely on Protegrity's comprehensive data security solutions to enable compliance for PCI-DSS, HIPAA and other data protection mandates while protecting sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please visit

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