CO-FOUNDER, CEO & CHAIRMAN
Over the last decade, Sean Moshir has attracted over $40 million USD in investment and venture capital for his companies in Arizona. His most recent venture CellTrust, founded in 2006 in Scottsdale, AZ, was recognized as the 54th Fastest Growing Telecommunications Company in the US by the INC. 500/5000.
A cybersecurity authority over the last 20 years, Moshir has led several industry-changing technology initiatives including the creation of ManageWare, the world’s first network management language, later sold to IBM. In the early nineties, he co-developed one of the first network anti-virus VAPs for Central Point Software, later acquired by Symantec. Moshir then created sophisticated network tools called NetBasic, which he first licensed and then sold to Novell. In 2001, Moshir sold IT management provider, Altiris (now Symantec) a system management software program designed for UNIX/Linux operating systems. Just a few years later in 2004, Moshir’s PatchLink Update™ was licensed to Novell.
Sean Moshir is credited with founding the now multi-million dollar security patch vulnerability management and remediation space when he established PatchLink Corporation (now Lumension). Under Moshir’s lead, PatchLink became one of the fastest growing companies in the US. In just two years, PatchLink grew from 18 employees to over 200 with offices around the world. PatchLink provided many top level US government agencies, including the FBI, US ARMY, US NAVY, NASA, NIST, DISA, VA, NIH, USDA, EPA, HHS, as well as numerous local and state government agencies with state-of-the-art Internet security. Additionally, Fortune 500 companies around the world, such as Shell, Lockheed Martin, Novell, IBM, Thompson, Kraft Foods, Harley Davidson and Bank of America, sought out PatchLink for their security expertise.
Mr. Moshir has received national recognition and honors from industry and business publications, such as Network World, Network Computing, Software Magazine, IT Security, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. In 2003, Moshir and his company PatchLink, were awarded the 2003 Arizona Innovators award for excellence from the governor of Arizona. In 2004, PatchLink brought the prestigious INC 500 Award and in 2005, Moshir was among 16 senior security industry executives worldwide to receive the Shaping Info Security 2005 Award.
Joining other internationally recognized Internet security authorities in 2007, Moshir was appointed to the International Advisory Board of SCIPP, a non-profit organization dedicated to taking security to the global organization, as well as to the individual. Moshir has served in the past with distinguished security authorities, such as Howard A. Schmidt, who was Vice Chair of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and Special Advisor for Cyberspace Security at the White House.
In 2008, Mr. Moshir led CellTrust to win three prestigious technology awards; the CTIA Emerging Technology Finalist Award, the Fierce 15 Top Emerging Wireless Companies 2008 Award, and the Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Industry Choice Award nomination within the innovation category for its SecureSMS® software. That year also brought the Global Mobile Marketing Association Award for Relationship Building for CellTrust’s work supporting a young charter school in Harlem, New York.
Mr. Moshir led CellTrust to launch the first Secure SMS Appliance in 2008 and multiple awards followed including: Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Award, Product of the Year / 2008, Tomorrow’s Technology Today and the Enterprise Enabler RCR Ecosystem Award. CellTrust SecureSMS also brought in the MobileTrax 2010 Mobility Award, and the 2010 Mobile Merit Award in the Mobile Services, enterprise product or service category and in 2011 the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. In 2012, Moshir and his team at CellTrust were the recipients of the Innovator of the Year Award, Governor’s Celebration of Innovation by Arizona Technology Council and recognized as the 54th Fastest Growing Telecommunications Company by the INC. 500/5000.
Sean Moshir envisions a world where the mobile device is crucial to validating identity and passionately advocates CellTrust’s core mission to provide an intelligent environment for the trusted and convenient exchange of relevant, highly confidential, high-risk, enterprise or personal data.