Michael Malone is the CEO of one of the fastest growing data and Internet security firms in North America, DATASHIELD, LLC (www.datashieldprotect.com). DATASHIELD handles company data and Internet security in several business sectors including healthcare, financial services, energy, and gaming. DATASHIELD is the third firm founded by Mr. Malone; he has been a senior executive in five other firms that were sold to public companies or investor groups in cash transactions.
Mr. Malone is a tactical, strategic hands-on executive with a strong customer focus in North and South American markets. His demonstrated strengths include business judgment and acumen at the board, executive team, and investor levels. He has successfully held CEO, President, and Chief Operating Officer roles at companies ranging from an 18-person startup to a team of more than 1500 employees. Mr. Malone has managed a variety of functions including engineering, customer support, professional services, finance and accounting, worldwide sales, marketing, technology, and product management. He has been responsible for organizations from pre-revenue to $330 million in annual revenues, and budgets from $3 million to $225 million in annual operational expenses. Over the last 27 years, he led six different organizations to profitability, showing 94 out of 108 profitable quarters.
Mr. Malone served as an executive leader in obtaining in excess of $175 million of institutional and venture capital funds for start up and existing business ventures and was also responsible for negotiating $300 million in lines of credit for operational growth. In 1999, he was named to the technology top ten by Smart Reseller magazine, a list that also included Steve Jobs (Apple) and John Chambers (CISCO).
Mr. Malone has been a senior executive in several companies that have been purchased in the last 15 years, including Fat Tuesday, purchased by MGM; Dickens Data Systems, purchased by Arrow Electronics; Communication Technical Systems (CTS), purchased by Agilysys; IBRIX, an investment from EMC purchased by HP; and PropertyMaps, purchased by an investor group. He currently serves as managing partner for the Jupiter Bowl concept in Park City, Utah, and is on the advisory board for Fusion IO (symbol FIO), a leader in silicon-based storage.