V. Miller Newton President & Chief Executive Officer
Miller Newton leads PKWARE with his combination of experience in growing technology fields and a background in managing companies to healthy revenue returns. As CEO and President of PKWARE, Newton has provided national expertise on business data protection in interviews on MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN and MarketWatch.
Prior to coming to PKWARE in 2009, Newton was Chief Executive Officer of Netkey for six years. Netkey, a leading provider of applications and management software for self-service kiosks and digital signage, was acquired by NCR (NYSE: NCR).
Previous to heading Netkey, Newton was Chairman and CEO for Boston-based Lavastorm Technologies (now Martin Dawes Analytics) from 1999-2003, an international data analytics software company focused on improving business performance.
Before Lavastorm, he was named Chief Executive Officer for Monster, the renowned global employment solution, from 1997- 99. He is credited with growing the company from $400,000 to $45 million in revenue and from 50 to 230 employees.
Prior to Monster, Newton was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TMP Worldwide, a global marketing communications company and parent company of Monster (now Monster Worldwide; NYSE: MWW) from 1986-1999. Newton was instrumental in taking TMP Worldwide public in 1996.
Newton attended the University of South Florida where he majored in marketing and management.
Rick Hofmann Vice President of North America Channel Sales
Rick has over 20 years of channel and business development experience. Most recently Rick was a consultant at Gerson Lehrman Group. Prior to that Rick worked for Symantec as Senior Director of US Channels and ran its Enterprise OEM business. His responsibilities included creation and execution of the commercial channel business plan with national and regional partners who sell Symantec’s information protection solutions.
Rick also held various product management and business development positions with OnTechnology, Cyclone Commerce, Plasmon IDE and J.River, Inc. Early in his career he spent four years working in Japan.
Rick is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Matt Little Vice President of Product Development
Matt is a technologist at heart with more than a decade of experience in the IT industry. In his role as VP of Product Development, Matt oversees planning, development and lifecycle management for next generation PKWARE offerings. Matt also plays a critical role in setting and driving product strategy and go-to-market activities for these products.
Prior to his current role, Matt held jobs as MIS/IT Director and IT Manager for PKWARE. He has also worked for Compuware and Johnson Controls. Matt graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Tammy McCormack Vice President of Human Resources
Tammy has 20 years of leadership experience with various companies in the human resources field including Target Stores, ProStaff, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, and Fidelity National Information Services.
Tammy has an MA from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Jim Peterson Chief Scientist
Jim has been developing commercial software products for over 20 years. Since joining PKWARE in 1994, he has held various leadership roles in product development. He continues to drive the evolution of .ZIP technology, focusing on ensuring the ZIP format remains a secure and interoperable standard.
Prior to joining PKWARE, Jim held engineering roles at several companies where he was responsible for designing and developing healthcare management, warehouse automation, and financial accounting applications.
Joe Sturonas Chief Technology Officer
Joe Sturonas, a 25-year veteran of the commercial software industry, is responsible for product development at PKWARE, including software engineering, documentation, quality assurance and technical support. Joe has exuberantly worked with companies and government entities on overcoming the biggest organizational challenge of our time: protecting information. At nine of the top 10 global banks and with 200 government agencies, Joe has helped find extensive solutions when it comes to encryption, compliance, data security and data center optimization.
Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a Master’s of Science degree in computer science from DePaul University.
Timothy J. Kohler Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Timothy was formerly with KPMG, both in U.S. and International offices, where he worked in Assurance Services. His responsibilities included corporate audits, consulting services, and working as a national instructor for the firm.
Timothy graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Business Administration.