John Merrill Joins DigiCert as its New Chief Operating Officer

Merrill brings more than three decades of financial management and leadership experience at high growth companies to help accelerate DigiCert’s aggressive expansion strategy


LEHI, UT (August 2, 2013) — Today, DigiCert, Inc., a leading provider of high-assurance digital certificates, announced the hiring of John Merrill as its new COO. Merrill joins DigiCert with a multi-decade background in executive leadership and financial management, helping companies maximize growth opportunities and return on investment to shareholders.


“As DigiCert continues to grow, we are pleased to welcome John Merrill to our executive leadership team,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “I have worked with John previously and know him to be an astute leader and strategist. I look forward to teaming up with John to help accelerate our company’s ability to deliver on our promises to our customers and grow our market share.”


Merrill brings more than 25 years of fiscal administration experience to help DigiCert capitalize on its momentum and strong market position. As COO, Merrill will specifically oversee Marketing, Sales, and various functions within administration.


Prior to joining DigiCert, Merrill worked as President of Connolly, Inc.’s Global Retail Division, where he led efforts that grew the Division revenue 93 percent during his five year tenure. Merrill also worked with Hales as COO at USERTrust before its acquisition. Earlier, he successfully directed investments and acquisitions for GE as well as overseeing marketing and finances for Evans and Sutherland.


Jeff Chandler
DigiCert, Inc.
P: 801.701.9653


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