LockDown Appoints AJ Auld as CEO to Lead Fast Growing Cybersecurity Company

Columbus, Ohio, March 12, 2018 – LockDown, a forward-thinking company that is pioneering a new standard for data control and digital ownership, today announced the hiring of AJ Auld as Chief Executive Officer. AJ will be responsible for positioning the innovative cybersecurity firm for the next phase of growth. He brings outstanding experience and leadership in building and scaling companies from the start-up phase to fully operational and successful businesses.
 
“AJ is a versatile entrepreneur with principle expertise in developing and growing businesses, integrating complex technologies and concepts to create new product/service offerings and leading championship teams,” said Eric Parker, CTO of LockDown. “We are very pleased to have him join our company and look forward to the impact he will make.”
 
“I am thrilled to join LockDown as CEO,” said AJ. “The opportunity to drive the company’s patented products to the marketplace and grow the business further is an opportunity I very much look forward to.”
 
Widespread usage of cloud-based applications and mobile devices enables businesses to connect with speed and convenience, according to LockDown. The trade-off is security and control. It’s difficult for even the most qualified IT security teams to protect sensitive data inside the company.
 
“It’s nearly impossible to protect that same data when it’s sent externally,” explained AJ. “LockDown’s proprietary technology delivers a solution that provides the benefits of the best encrypted messaging, encrypted email, team communication and cloud-based platforms with none of the downsides.”
 
Prior to joining LockDown, AJ was the co-founder and Managing Member of Distributed Alpha, founder and CEO of Titanium Lacrosse and founder and CEO of Bright Discounts.

 

About LockDown
LockDown is pioneering a new standard for digital privacy, identity and data control. The first product available to the public, LockDown, is a secure communications app that enables surgical control and leading-edge security of digital information. Built upon patented 8,192-bit Atomization™ encryption and proprietary key handling technologies, LockDown delivers a zero-knowledge, zero-trust, password-less environment where messages and files can be shared safely with internal colleagues or external partners. LockDown ensures that security, privacy, permissions and access controls persist at all times, so you no longer have to choose between protecting your data and sharing it. For additional information, visit www.GetLockDown.com.
 
For press and interview requests, please email [email protected] or call 1-833-LOCKDOWN (1-833-562-5369).

A.J. Auld is the CEO of LockDown, an all-in-one platform to safely store, share and communicate with complete privacy. Prior to LockDown, A.J. founded several successful companies including Distributed Alpha, a cryptocurrency investment firm; Bright Discounts, a fundraising company; and Titanium Lacrosse, a sports management company, which was acquired in 2015. A.J was a Columbus Business First “Forty under 40” awardee and earned a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Miami University.

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