Press Release

SecureLink Adds Five New Executives in Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Product Management and Sales

December 8, 2017 – AUSTIN, Texas – SecureLink, the unrivaled leader in secure third-party remote access and support, announced today the addition of Chip Pate as chief financial officer, Alexis Jones as the vice president of people, Lauren McQuade as the vice president of marketing, Rob Palermo as the vice president of product management and Kyle Christensen as vice president of sales.

“We are excited to add such a high caliber of talent to our already exceptional team,” said Jeff Swearingen, CEO and co-founder of SecureLink. “As a company, we have a tremendous opportunity before us as cybersecurity and hacking threats continue to stay in the national spotlight. Because of this we are poised for growth, and it’s essential we have a strong team and leadership in place to ensure we grow at the right pace and continue to deliver value to our customers.”

Chip brings more than 15 years of financial experience to SecureLink, most recently as the chief financial officer of PDI Software. Alexis Jones, most recently the vice president of human resources at Campus Advantage, has more than 15 years of HR experience. Lauren McQuade brings nearly 20 years of marketing leadership experience, most recently as the senior director of demand generation, market development and marketing operations at Abila. Rob Palermo joins SecureLink from Vista Consulting Group, where he served as consulting director, driving operational improvement across the Vista Equity Partners portfolio. Kyle Christensen joins the team from SolarWinds, where he was the senior director of sales.

“The folks at SecureLink have built an incredible portfolio of products that solves real-world problems for data sensitive industries when it comes to secure remote access and compliance,” said Palermo. “I’m honored to join this team and looking forward to what we can accomplish in the future to help our customers and partners navigate the constantly evolving challenges of securing their data.”


About SecureLink

Founded in 2003 with headquarters in Austin, TX, and an office in San Jose, Costa Rica, SecureLink is the unrivaled leader in managing secure third-party access and remote support for both enterprise companies and technology providers. Enjoying an industry-leading retention rate, SecureLink serves over 400 customers and 30,000 organizations worldwide. World-class companies across multiple industries including healthcare, financial services, legal, gaming and retail rely on SecureLink’s secure, purpose-built platform. To learn more, visit

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