In a climate where most IT companies are reviewing their head-counts and looking for places to trim overheads, managed digital certificate provider eSign has appointed five new people to key positions within the company. eSign has doubled its work force in the past 12 months to 45 staff, and is positioning itself for what it believes will be a potential explosion in the demand for public key infrastructure (PKI). eSign is the Australian partner of US-based PKI technology provider and minor stakeholder VeriSign.
Joining eSign will be Guy Jacobson, a former 10-year veteran from Com Tech who will become sales and marketing director. Jacobson will be responsible eSign's national business development and marketing initiatives.
From his days at BCA and Unisys, John Egan-Lee will become partnership manager for enterprise accounts, working with partners and enterprise customers to address customer Internet security requirements.
Kim Fenley, is being brought on as a PKI consultant while Jody Addeo, is coming on board for eSign as it's PKI management consultant. And finally, a former application service provider COO Ben Armstrong, joins eSign as its legal counsel.