I’d like to introduce you to TRUSTe’s new CEO, Chris Babel. Chris joins TRUSTe after more than 10 years at VeriSign in a number of roles, and most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s worldwide Authentication Services (SSL and Identity Authentication) business. He brings a wealth of experience, connections, and leadership to the position.


I remain with TRUSTe as Chairman of the Board and President with operational oversight of marketing and policy as well as working closely with Chris on strategy and corporate development.


Over the past year TRUSTe has launched a number of new products and services including the TRUSTe services for SMBs (privacy policy generator and self-serve seal program), enhanced scanning and reputation monitoring, and a new portal for enterprise clients. With Chris on board we expect to bring these and other innovations to scale for greater impact and market success.


On a more personal note, I’ve enjoyed getting to know Chris over the past several months and he’s a terrific fit for the team, the opportunities, and TRUSTe’s position at this time. I’m also excited about my new set of responsibilities and the opportunity to continue to represent TRUSTe to the industry, government, and other interested parties.


On behalf of the entire team, please join me in welcoming Chris to TRUSTe.


Fran Maier