Alumni in the News

Mr. Alan S. Raymond – B.S., Finance, 1988

Today, leading global authentication and encryption company DigiCert announced the hiring of high-tech and medical sales veteran executive Alan Raymond as its new Vice President of Sales; the company also has hired security researcher and QA professional Dan Timpson as its new Director of Project Management and Quality Assurance. Raymond and Timpson bring to DigiCert a combined nearly four decades of experience, immediately bolstering the company’s enterprise and channel sales capabilities as well as its product platform performance and security, respective to their individual areas of expertise. “As DigiCert continues to expand its product offerings and outpace the competition in market share growth, we are attracting top-level talent to help us continue to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “Alan and Dan both bring impressive backgrounds and strong expertise within their fields, and we look forward to their numerous contributions in the months and years to come as DigiCert expands its reach internationally and into new emerging market sectors.” With his hiring, Raymond will immediately contribute to growing DigiCert’s impressive enterprise security client base as well as building out its emerging channel sales and healthcare IT markets. Raymond brings more than 25 years of sales leadership experience to DigiCert, including more than half of that as a senior executive for leading software companies. He also has nearly a dozen years’ experience as a top sales manager within the healthcare industry. His achievements have been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Channel Sales Execs” in VAR Business Magazine and he has been featured in Computer Reseller News. In his most recent position as Sr. Vice President of Global Sales at software solution provider Certiport, Raymond was instrumental in forging key alliances, hosting annual partner conferences and driving strong global sales growth. Outside of work, Raymond actively volunteers in the community and enjoys skiing and playing golf. Through research and partnership with DigiCert customers, and assessment of emerging software trends, Timpson plans to contribute his expertise to help his team make DigiCert’s product platforms increasingly robust and secure against evolving threats. Timpson joins DigiCert with nearly 15 years’ experience in software engineering, penetration testing and program management, most recently at Microsoft Corporation. Timpson is familiar with multiple programming languages, has more than a decade of applied Linux experience, and has experience with technical French. He enjoys researching software security issues, and is the co-founder of testingsecurity.com. Timpson is a frequent presenter and has participated in security testing and hacking competitions. In his spare time, Timpson enjoys playing jazz music on the piano and is a USPTA-certified tennis professional. About DigiCert, Inc. DigiCert is a premier online trust provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication, PKI and high-assurance digital certificates. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by a continually growing clientele of more than 70,000 of the world’s leading government, finance, education and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized for its excellence in customer support and the workplace, and was applauded for its value-added product features with the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Enhancement Award for SSL Certificates. For the latest news and updates on DigiCert, visit www.digicert.com, like DigiCert on Facebook® or follow Twitter® handle @digicert.