Security is in NURO’s DNA
NURO Secure Group Messaging Our vision: Unlocking collaboration; locking down security
We started with a simple idea. Can we take the ease of instant messaging and put it to work? Yes we can. Email is broken. Mailboxes are overloaded. Vital information gets lost. Projects falter; productivity suffers.
Our idea was to build an easy-to-use team messaging tool that would unlock collaboration. But with our years of security industry experience, we also wanted to lock-down privacy and confidentiality.
No more data leaking out through consumer apps in the office, no more easy routes in for hackers.
So welcome to NURO: Team messaging that’s simple to use but with state of the art security backed-in.
Mobile + Group Messaging + Security = NURO
NURO’s story began in 2014 in Tel Aviv, one of the worlds premier innovation hubs. But NURO’s roots run deeper – from the team behind successful startups, to Silicon Valley and Wall Street. The business was formed by a trio of veterans in the mobile and online security industries: J.R. Smith, Eran Pfeffer and Omri Sigelman.
Co-founder and Executive Chairman
J.R. Smith is executive chairman at NURO Secure Messaging. He is one of the foremost global experts on the future of information technology, business leadership, disruptive innovation, consumer privacy and security. He is the former CEO of AVG Technologies, a global leader in mobile security software, which supports more than 150 million users worldwide.
In February 2012, he took AVG public on the New York Stock Exchange and delivered six quarters of strong growth, beating analyst expectations. In addition, As CEO of AVG, Smith created a web-based and indirect monetization strategy delivering strong growth and building strategic partnerships with companies such as Google, Yahoo, VeriSign, Microsoft, Amazon.com, Samsung, Qualcomm and others. Smith is the co-author of the 2012 book: Wide Open Privacy: Strategies for the Digital Life (IT-Harvest Press). He has published a range of white papers, blogs and articles on the future of privacy, children’s online safety, consumer dynamics and strategic innovation. He has appeared frequently in global media including CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Financial Times—and he often speaks as a thought leader on the future of privacy, consumer dynamics and disruptive innovation at conferences around the world.
Co-founder and CEO
Eran Pfeffer is co-founder and CEO of NURO Secure Messaging. Before co-founding NURO, he served as general manager of mobile solutions for AVG Technologies, where he also worked in corporate development.
He has a history of founding and managing successful technology and security businesses, including DroidSecurity (acquired by AVG) and Bee Contact, a mobile content, billing and marketing solution for business, which he took public on the Israeli stock exchange. Mr. Pfeffer also co-founded BmyPC, the world’s first virtual desktop.
Co-founder and Chief Strategy and Product Officer
Omri Sigelman specializes in mobile security and most recently served as VP of marketing and products of mobile solutions at AVG Technologies, a global leader in mobile security software.
Sigelman also co-founded and served as VP of marketing and product at Droid Security (acquired by AVG), the first security suite for Android phones and tablets on Google Play. He also cofounded Anecdots, the first multi-layer product for the Web, and Z plus plus. He received a B.A. in business management from Ruppin Academic Center and studied for an M.A. in conflict management and negotiation at Bar-Ilan University.
Managing Director, Europe
Mike Foreman is responsible for European sales, operations and channel strategy. Prior to his present position Mike worked at AVG Technologies where he held a number of senior positions including three years as UK Managing Director and latterly as General Manager AVG Business.
Doug Van Leuven
VP Sales, North America
Doug Van Leuven directs NURO’s sales organization and strategy for North America. Doug Van Leuven is a sales and marketing executive with a proven track record of successful global expansion through development of worldwide strategic relationships.
With extensive domestic and international experience, he has directed and executed the introduction of hardware and software solutions to markets in North America, Asia, and Europe, including management of sales, product development, marketing and strategy, localization, staffing, distribution, advertising, and public relations. Doug spent 20 years in Silicon Valley and has a wide span of industry knowledge and experience with both large corporations and a number of start-up companies.
Ouriel Weisz is VP Operations of NURO Secure Messaging, responsible for overseeing day-to- day operations and optimising services provision. Before NURO, he served as Director of Operations at AVG Technologies.
Eli Purian leads NUROs Research and Development. He is responsible for product architecture, security and infrastructure design as well as delivery of SaaS and On Premises services. His background is in Defense, Cyber Security and Enterprise Solutions.
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With NURO secure messaging our security “In our line of work it is imperative that all communications is secure and completely within our control in order to stay compliant. NURO Secure Messaging is a vital component in ensuring sensitive or confidential information stays private and can be audited at a later stage.”
and privacy is assured
Travis Wallis, CEO and Investment Partner, TH3ORY Inc