Every day, enterprise inboxes are being infiltrated by Spymail to steal private information endangering companies and their employees. At MessageControl, we are committed to protect the privacy of enterprises around the world from these attacks.
To stay ahead in this fight against Spymail, every single day we strive to be:
Our founder, Paul Everton, was in the Marriott in San Francisco, when he received a call from someone saying, “I know you are in the Marriott. I’m downstairs. Can I have 10 minutes of your time?”
Appropriately creeped out, Paul went on to find out how this person knew his physical whereabouts. In a light bulb moment, he realized that marketing email trackers had morphed into something scarier – with real impact on individual and enterprise safety and privacy.
As Paul immediately started coding a solution for himself, he asked Chad Gilles, the partner at a local IP firm to check into the space. Chad was so surprised that such an important space was wide open, he left his employer and joined MessageControl to focus full-time on building the extensive patent portfolio to ensure Paul’s solution would be enduring.
Now, when we install this technology on our clients, they are shocked to see over 40% of all their emails are being tracked, with over 1% being individuals tracking individuals (high-risk).
This is just the prologue for MessageControl. We are writing the rest of the story right now!
Paul is an experienced entrepreneur and executive with a 17+ year demonstrated history of working in the information technology, security and SaaS industry. Prior to MessageControl, he founded Konverse.com, an employee development platform, and Visible Vote, an online platform for open dialogue between constituents and Senators & Congressmen. Paul has also served in key leadership positions in several cybersecurity firms.
Mark is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an established track record of launching, scaling, and leading successful companies. Over his 20+ year career he has founded companies, driven strategic business development and growth, brought innovative solutions from concept to revenue, and managed corporate business units.
For 20+ years, Tim has provided tech solutions to Fortune 100 companies and large enterprises. Previously, he was the CEO of Silver Tail Systems (acquired by EMC) and was Founder & CEO of Everyone.net (acquired by Proofpoint).
For 24+ years, Thad has been a leading figure in the Illinois real estate space. He has received several honors, most notably the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Midwest) and inclusion in Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500/5000” list.
Iain has spent 16+ years in venture capital and serves on the boards of internet tech companies including, Home Chef, TechStyle, GoHealth, and Atidiv. Prior to VC, Iain was a management consultant with Bain & Co.
With 20+ years of marketing experience, Eva has received industry awards, including the Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year 2017 and the Wall Street Journal-sponsored Marketer That Matters™ Award 2014.
Maura has spent 22+ years in venture capital, corporate strategy, marketing and customer relationship management. Maura serves on the Executive Board of 1871 and the Advisory Board of the Illinois Growth & Innovation Fund.
With a 30-year career, Patricia specializes in managing multi-business shared services. She received the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership and was inducted to the CIO Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008.
Chris has 5+ years of experience in networking and security management with focus on customer success and sales engineering. Prior to EpicFlight, he served as the CEO of Limecreek Energy. Chris also serves as an advisor to Konverse.com.
Mark has 25+ years of experience in strategic marketing communications. He has advised and/or served on the boards of Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Myco Technology, Zenyx, Montalvo Arts Center, and MerchEngines.
Matt has 16 years of experience across networking, security and virtualization technologies. He has served as a Sr Director, Business Development at White Sky and as Vice-President of Business Development at AVG.
Over 20+ years, Jordan has worked with almost all levels of government including the White House, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, the Illinois Legislature and the Chicago Law Department.
Forming the core of our anti-Spymail solution, this technology helps us detect and remove suspicious tracking codes from all incoming emails, protecting the data privacy of our clients.
Empowering us to protect enterprises regardless of their email client, this technology allows us to integrate with Gmail, MS Office 365 and MS Exchange.
By removing tracking codes from outgoing emails, this technology ensures that enterprises do not breach data collection regulations, including GDPR.