About Us

Our mission is simple, to Create Trust Online.

Corporate Biographies

Melih Abdulhayoglu

CEO and Chief Security Architect of Comodo

Melih Abdulhayoglu created Comodo in 1998 with a bold vision of making the Trusted Internet a reality for all. His innovations have challenged some of the largest corporations and deeply entrenched business models to make the vision a reality, and his success has benefited the ecommerce industry, online businesses and users alike. Melih's pioneering business model has allowed him to provide the Comodo Firewall absolutely free, while continuing to grow revenue by over 30 percent, year over year. This innovative business model earned him Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in the Information Technology Software Category for New Jersey.

Melih earned a BS in Electronic Engineering from Bradford University in 1991. During his tenure at Bradford, Melih was instrumental in creating new digital security technologies for large enterprises, computer manufacturers and governmental organizations worldwide. Using that experience and training, Melih established Comodo's core business building principle around the concept of Value Innovation—delivering solutions recognized for their technological innovation that has high value in the marketplace.

This intense focus on creating trust online has yielded such significant results that within just three years, Comodo has powered its way to the number two Certificate Authority position, controlling nearly one-third of all SSL certificates worldwide. Meanwhile, the company's award-winning, free firewall has become one of the most downloaded products in the world, protecting another PC every second of every day.

Please visit Melih's blog at www.melih.com.

Robin Alden

Chief Technical Officer

Robin is the Chief Technical Officer of the Comodo Research Lab. Robin has gained a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Electronics from the University of London and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Manchester. He has extensive experience at developing and implementing Global computer systems and solutions. Prior to joining the Comodo Research Lab in 2000, Robin has held senior programming and technical positions with British Airways, CAPS and InfoSys.

Bill Fallon

VP, Marketing

Bill Fallon joined Comodo in March, 2007. As VP Marketing he is responsible for the company's go to market strategy and execution, product management, channel support and corporate communications. Prior to Comodo he was Chief Marketing Officer at EasyLink Services Corporation, a provider of secure communications and document management services. Prior to EasyLink, he was among the founding management team of Audible, Inc. where he was responsible for business development, product management and operations. Audible is the world's leading distributor of spoken audio, and creator of one of the first widely-used secure digital rights management systems for distribution of copyrighted works over the Internet. Before that, he was a Director at AT&T Corporation, where he was involved with several of the company's major new service development initiatives including online collaboration, wireless e-mail, and unified messaging. He began his career at IBM as a field sales representative.

Bill holds a BS in Telecommunications from Syracuse University, and MPS in Information Processing from New York University.

Dr. Richard Furness

Hardware Development - Comodo Research Lab

Richard is Head of Hardware Development with the Comodo Research Lab. He obtained his doctorate in Electronic Engineering, entitled "Circuit Architectures for Arithmetic Operations in Finite Fields" from Huddersfield University. Richard has published several papers in the field of Electronics and is a member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

James Langman

VP, Business Development

James Langman, Director of Business Development for Comodo, is responsible for identifying and developing Global strategic partnerships, alliances and OEM relationships. James provides key strategic leadership in defining Comodo's go-to-market strategy for partner programs across channel sales, OEM sales and strategic business alliance organizations.

Since joining Comodo in 2001, James has taken the lead developing Comodo's extensive partner network that now reaches into well over 45%+ of the world's domains. Further, James has initiated and secured numerous successful technology relationships across multiple markets including wireless, ISP's and other Service Providers. Finally, James is a key contributor in Comodo's continuous innovation and development of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) based solutions.

Prior to joining Comodo, James held a senior sales position at Hays Plc a leading Global recruitment specialists where he was on focused on driving revenues through sales and field operations. James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (with honours) in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Andrew J. Pynes

VP, Sales

After working as a sales and marketing consultant to Comodo for over five years, Andrew Pynes formally joined Comodo in November 2004 as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing. Mr. Pynes brings over fifteen of sales, marketing and management experience in the high technology industry to Comodo. Prior to joining Comodo he served as the sales & marketing executive with one of North Americas leading IT consulting/systems integration firm, Sierra Systems. Mr. Pynes' career also includes tenures with one of North Americas largest IT Value Added Reseller TIG (Technology Integration Group), a leading eCommerce consulting firm, and an ERP implementation and custom application development firm. Mr. Pynes holds a B.A. and graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Michael Whittam

Chief Finance Officer

Michael has worked for Comodo since it started in 1998. After graduating from Hull in 1987 with a BA Hons degree in Accountancy and Finance he trained with a firm of chartered accountants. He then moved into the private sector as Accountant and Company Secretary for a number of small to medium-sized companies. Over the last six years, Michael has established a successful business consultancy practice, working closely with blue-chip firms such as KPMG and Ernst Young. He is also a director in a chartered accountancy firm that specializes in providing various business and accountancy services to companies and \ organizations.

Board of Advisors

Prof. Joseph D. Ben-Dak

Serving the United Nations as the Principal Advisor to the Secretary General, Science and Technology and Public Management (UNDP) and the founder and Chief of the United Nations Global Technology Group, Joseph has initiated and established successful technology and science businesses in numerous countries including most of Latin America ,Africa, China, Russia and the Arab World. His extensive technology and development planning career, combines licensing, administrative, business and international service with senior academic appointments. Joseph is also Chairman of Knowledge Planning Corporation, a strategic Think Tank advising banks, entrepreneurs, corporations and governments in planning and designing scientific and technological excellence. Concurrent with his advisory role at Comodo, Joseph is serving "Of Counsel" on Strategy and International Technology in developing countries to Mid-Market Securities, Investment Banking Advisors, NY.

Jim Adamson

Jim has served in a wide range of high ranking positions including Chief Executive Officer; a NASA Astronaut and as a U.S. Army Colonel. He joins Comodo from Honeywell where he was President of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. Previously, Jim was Chief Operating Officer of United Space Alliance, President and CEO of Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company, and was president of and owner of Monarch Precision and Monarch Arms Inc. He has also had a long career in public service as well as considerable experience in the private sector providing strategic direction to leading aerospace companies. Specifically he brings more than a decade of strong leadership to Comodo with an impressive record of success in achieving increased productivity through management and employee commitment to quality.

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