First U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge Joins LifeLock Board of Directors
Tempe, Ariz. — LifeLock, Inc. (www.lifelock.com) the leader in identity theft protection, announced today the appointment of Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, to its board of directors. Ridge currently serves as President and CEO of Ridge Global, an international security consulting company, based in Washington, D.C.
"Today is a milestone day in the history of LifeLock as we have added Tom Ridge, one of our nation's premier defenders, to our Board of Directors," said Todd Davis, LifeLock Chairman and CEO. "We know the position that Tom has taken on homeland security and we know that he brings the same commitment, determination and expertise to help position LifeLock to not only fight identity theft but to help protect all things personal for our members."
"Identity theft is a growing problem in our country," said Ridge. "I look forward to working with LifeLock as the company continues to develop ways of providing improved protection to members."
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and later the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Before that service, Ridge was twice elected governor of Pennsylvania. Raised in a working-class family, Ridge earned a scholarship to Harvard, graduating with honors in 1967. After his first year at The Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. After returning to Dickinson, he completed his law degree and later became one of the first Vietnam combat veterans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served six terms. In addition to his role as chief executive of Ridge Global, Ridge serves on several public and private boards, including his service as Chairman of the National Organization on Disability and National Co-Chairman of the Flight 93 Memorial Fundraising Campaign.
With the appointment of Ridge, LifeLock's board now consists of six members, including: David Cowan, partner, Bessemer Venture Partners; Todd Davis, Chairman and CEO, LifeLock; Chini Krishman, founder and CEO, Vimo, Inc.; George Reyes, retired CFO, Google; and Gene Yoon, co-head, AmSSG Private Equity, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
LifeLock, Inc. (www.lifelock.com) is an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. Since 2005, LifeLock has been providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft. The company has a strong focus on educating consumers and working with law enforcement and elected officials to better understand the increasing threats of identity theft. A multiple award-winning organization, LifeLock has been recognized by the American Business Awards as Best Overall Company, by AlwaysOn to the Top Global Company 250 list and most recently by Arizona Corporate Excellence as Arizona's Fastest Growing Company.