LockDown Hires Mike Charobee as VP of Sales and Marketing to Accelerate Company’s Growth and Expansion

Columbus, Ohio, April 27, 2020 – LockDown, a disruptive company that is pioneering a new standard for data control and digital ownership, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Charobee as VP of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Mike will be responsible for sales team leadership, development of new business channels and management of the company’s marketing and growth strategies.

“Mike is a great addition to our LockDown team,” said A.J. Auld, CEO of LockDown. “His strong cybersecurity and entrepreneurial background, combined with his passion for sales, marketing and technology, will accelerate LockDown’s sales growth. We are happy to have him on board.”

“As a technology broker and advisor, I have been in contact with hundreds of technology vendors,” said Mike. “What excites me about LockDown is the opportunity to help businesses protect their most valuable business communications and documents with ease.  LockDown is a tool that combines ease of use with control, privacy, and trust.  Most other technologies trying to accomplish these measures are complex, expensive and can be difficult to operate and manage.”

Cybersecurity is a crucial ongoing business problem, especially with today’s most recent Work-From-Home initiatives due to COVID-19. Businesses want to communicate securely and protect their most sensitive communications. The Federal Bureau of Investigation made a public service announcement on April 6, 2020 stating “Cyber Criminals Conduct Business Email Compromise Through Exploitation of Cloud Based Email Services Costing U.S. Businesses More Than $2 Billion” (Source: FBI Public Service Announcement – Alert Number I-040620-PSA)

“Businesses want tools where they can quickly message and share documents with trust and privacy,” added Mike. “It is very costly for a business to invest in cyber security talent, resources and applications.  LockDown is a tool that business executives and cyber security teams use to ensure private and secure communication with their customers, employees, vendors, board members and investors.”

Mike has nearly twenty years of experience in entrepreneurial roles as well as working for Fortune 500 technology companies.  He has run and operated several businesses serving professional clients, industry influencers and the IT community.

As a technology broker, Mike has helped businesses select and implement the best technologies to run their business.

As a sales and marketing leader, Mike has helped build, implement, and grow sales teams and revenue. While at a Fortune 500 technology leader, Mike was awarded President’s Club Award as Director of Sales for his sales team’s performance as one of the top sales teams in the company. Mike also helped coach and mentor six of his sales team members to individual President’s Club Awards for top sales performance.

In the technology community, Mike spends his time building relationships and learning from technology leaders from the Ballantyne IT Professionals, where he is the Chairman of the Board and Founder.  Currently, Ballantyne IT Professionals has over 1,300 IT Professionals as members and it is here where Mike enjoys meeting the region’s best CIOs and CISOs.

Mike is also host of “A Fistful of Advisors” Podcast where he connects with many entrepreneurs, business owners, CEOs, CIOs and other executives. Mike is a co-host of another Podcast called “CXO Underground” with co-host Joe Topinka (three-time CIO of the Year Award Winner) that focuses on technology strategy for C-Suite executives.

Prior to joining LockDown, other positions he held include Head of Sales for Nexcom, VP of Sales at PunchAlert, Founder and CEO at Shotgun Eddie & Company, Founder and Chairman at Ballantyne IT Professionals, Director of Sales at Level 3 Communications and TW Telecom as well as Cloud and IT Infrastructure Sales at Windstream Hosted Solutions. Mike is also currently a board member at Snowflake Village and past board member at the Ballantyne Rotary Club.

About LockDown

LockDown ( enables surgical control and leading-edge security of digital information with its patented 8,000-bit Atomization™ encryption and proprietary key handling technologies. Available on Smartphones and computers, LockDown is a revolutionary file sharing and communications app that provides unprecedented control and security of digital information. LockDown is for enterprises that want to protect their intellectual property, ensure private communication or are subject to regulatory data protection laws.

For press and interview requests, please email or call 1-833-LOCKDOWN (1-833-562-5369).

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