Designed for Trust, Built for Privacy.
In 2015 we discovered something. CISOs, government officials, and weary executives were telling us that they can’t sleep at night – because they felt it’s only a matter of time before a major breach occurs.
So, we set out to fix it. Indeed, there are a staggering number of data breaches. About 6.2 million records are breached every day. And we spend $4.1 billion every year trying to fix it.
Meet the visionaries behind KIQ Assure™, the first cyber security solution that eliminates the single point of failure underlying current security solutions. Our proprietary technology manages secrets, provides a true trust environment, and helps you achieve global compliance.
Meet Our Team
Ken Morris, JD
— Founder & CEO
Ken Morris, CEO is an entrepreneur, executive, and advisor with deep domain expertise in cybersecurity, medical devices, healthcare, financial services, professional and collegiate sports and IT/OT. Following years as an executive with Boston Scientific and Guidant Corporation, Ken founded several startups, including an award winning strategic advisory firm. Most recently Ken founded KnectIQ, which provides transformative cybersecurity innovations for endpoint protection, IT and OT environments, financial services, global data privacy, critical national infrastructure, and medical device and health data security.
Ken serves on multiple boards and frequently presents internationally on cybersecurity and information security in healthcare, medical technology, financial services, law, data privacy, critical national infrastructure, the GDPR and pending e-Privacy regulations. His passions are developing the next generation of leaders and a bit of music here and there.
Michael LaFontaine, COO, is a prominent strategic advisor, attorney and entrepreneur. As the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Officer for U.S. Bancorp, Mike led a team of approximately one thousand risk management professionals throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. He sat on U.S. Bancorp’s executive Managing Committee and served on the Board of Directors for U.S. Bank. Mike was on the executive team that consistently produced industry-leading results during one of the most difficult times in banking. Mike serves on multiple boards, including Minnwest Corporation’s Board of Directors, one of the nation’s largest agricultural lenders, and is an Emeritus Trustee for Hamline University’s Board of Trustees. Mike received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law, attended the University of Saint Thomas School of Business, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota.
Shal Jain, Chief Technology Officer, is an Enterprise/Technical Architect, engineer and organizational leader with 25+ years of experience. He is highly experienced in both technical (SAAS, Mobile, distributed components, scalability, integration, SOA) as well as management (distributed teams, project lead, product development, client management, strategic planning) aspects.
Prior to joining KnectIQ Shal was the CTO at Assessment Systems, where he built a highly scalable and efficient set of tools for certification and assessment domains by leveraging current technologies. As the Chief Engineer/Co-Founder at MobileOn Services he co-designed and developed an application framework that enabled on phone, up-to-date applications for clients including an NBA franchise, a Fantasy Football provider, and a VC publication.
Shal is a creative and pragmatic engineer comfortable in entrepreneurial start-up environments.
With the understanding that the company needed experienced advisors, Ken Morris tapped his expansive network and assembled an impressive board to advise on both the domestic and international fronts. Their guidance and leadership have been invaluable.
Current Position in Bold
|John MullenNational Intelligence||Senior Vice President, AppGuardAssistant Director of the CIAAssociate Executive Assistant Director of the FBI|
|Ricky HasanCapital Markets||Chief Executive Office, MTM Capital PartnersChief Investment Officer, MAN GroupExecutive, CitiCorp Investment Bank|
|Mark HeinrichMilitary||Managing Partner, Oakleaf TechnologyRetired Admiral, United States Navy|
|Ching-Meng ChewFortune 500||Founder of Sinar LLCGlobal VP and Treasurer, EcolabTreasurer, Medtronic|
|Sean ClearyMed Tech||Medical device industry specialistAdvisor, Purdue Biomedical EngineeringM&A: Guidant and Boston ScientificVP, Inspire Medical|
|Jeanne FornerisMed Tech||Legal and Strategic ConsultantSVP, BioventusGeneral Counsel, American Medical SystemsSenior Counsel, Medtronic|
|Denise HollomanFortune 500||Principal, DAH AdvisorsVP, General Mills|
|Blaise MisztalCyber Security||Fellow, Hudson InstituteExecutive Director, Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, US Institute of PeaceDirector of National Security, Bipartisan Policy Center|
|Larry JeddelohIndustry Expert||Editor, The Institutional StrategistFounder, TIS GroupChief Investment Officer, Resource Capital Advisers|
|Israel Nelken, PhDSuper Computing||Founder, Super Computer ConsultingMember, Cboe’s Product Development CommitteeLecturer, University of Chicago|
|Jay NovakVenture Capitalist||Advisor, medical device companyIncubator, 28 life sciences companies|