DigiCert Announces Hiring of Mike Johnson as General Counsel and Mark Packham as VP of Marketing

Johnson and Packham bring strong technology law experience and seasoned marketing
leadership to the DigiCert team


LEHI, UT (October 6, 2016) — DigiCert, a global leader in trusted identity and authentication services for enterprise web and Internet of Things (IoT) security, today announced the hiring of Mike Johnson as its General Counsel and Mark Packham as Vice President of Marketing.


“We’re excited to welcome both Mike and Mark to our executive team,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill. “Mike has a strong expertise in software licensing and IP protection. DigiCert’s rapid growth will benefit by leaving legal affairs in his capable hands. Mark is an excellent creative mind and strategist and has demonstrated strong problem-solving skills that will strengthen our efforts to enhance our brand within the online security and Internet of Things markets.”


At DigiCert, Johnson is responsible for overall legal strategy and direction for the company including product licensing, contract negotiation and IP protection. Packham will oversee marketing, branding, online marketing, content development, public relations and demand generation.


“I’m excited to join DigiCert and work alongside its visionary leadership team to help the company continue to innovate and grow,” said Johnson. “I look forward to doing my part to add to DigiCert’s already strong market position.”


Prior to joining DigiCert, Johnson most recently worked as a product and licensing attorney at Splunk, Inc., where he advised on licensing and contract negotiations. Prior to Splunk he served as corporate counsel at Amazon, where he focused on inbound and outbound licensing, OEM agreements, marketing and product support.


Johnson holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University.


Packham joins DigiCert from Contravent, a brand experience agency in which he was a partner. During his time there, Contravent worked with notable clients such as Salesforce.com, MuleSoft and CenturyLink.


In addition to co-founding Contravent, Packham has also served as VP Group Account Director for McCann Worldgroup. He holds a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University.


“DigiCert is a great company with an excellent business model that is focused on innovation, leadership and strong customer service,” said Packham. “I’m excited for this opportunity to bring my many years of experience and strategy to help DigiCert’s marketing team continue its great work of building DigiCert’s brand and enhancing awareness of its offerings.”


DigiCert is a premier, trusted provider of enterprise security solutions with an emphasis on authentication and encryption via managed PKI and high-assurance digital certificates for enterprise and the Internet of Things. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, DigiCert is trusted by more than 115,000 of the world’s leading government, finance, healthcare, education, and Fortune 500® organizations. DigiCert has been recognized with dozens of awards for providing enhanced customer value, premium customer service, and market growth leadership. For the latest DigiCert news, visit www.digicert.com/news/ or follow @digicert.


Jeff Chandler
Director of Public Relations


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