Darren Guccione is the CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security, the world’s most popular password manager and secure digital vault. Keeper is the first and only password management application to be preloaded with mobile operators and device manufacturers including, AT&T, Orange, America Movil and HTC. Keeper has millions of consumer customers and the business solution protects thousands of organizations worldwide.
Darren is regularly featured as a cyber-security expert in major media outlets including CBS Evening News, Fox & Friends, USA Today, ABC and Mashable. Darren was a panelist at FamilyTech Summit at CES 2017 and keynote speaker at Techweek Chicago 2015. In 2014, Keeper won the Chicago Innovation Awards and in 2016 won the Global Telecoms Business Awards with Orange for Consumer Service Innovation. Darren was recently named in the Chicago Top Tech 50 by Crain’s Chicago Business.
He started the company with extensive experience in product design, engineering and development. At Keeper, Darren leads product vision, global strategy, customer experience and business development.
Prior to Keeper, Darren served as an advisor to JiWire, now called NinthDecimal. NinthDecimal is the leading media and technology service provider for the WiFi industry. He was formerly the Chief Financial Officer and a principal shareholder of Apollo Solutions, Inc., which was acquired by CNET Networks.
He holds a Masters of Science in Accountancy with Distinction from the Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was the recipient of the Evans Scholarship and Morton Thiokol Excellence in Engineering Design Award. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by The Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering. Additionally, Darren is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Darren is a community board member of the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center (1871) supporting the development of early stage companies and an advisor to TechStars – a Chicago-based technology incubator for innovative startups. Formerly, Darren served on the Committee of Technology Infrastructure under Mayor Richard Daley.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Darren Guccione and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
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