Private Communications Corporation is strongly committed to protecting the privacy and enhancing experiences for mobile users - and we partner with companies to enable them to do the same.
About Private Communications Corporation
Private Communications Corporation is a privately held company, founded by Kent Lawson in 2010. After reading a series of articles in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The New York Times about the security vulnerabilities of WiFi hotspots, Lawson was inspired to come out of retirement to resolve the problem.
Less than a year later, Private Communications was established, launching our flagship product, Private WiFi - an easy-to-use VPN solution that can be installed on all major smart devices. We are continuing to develop a number of other features to enhance the overall hotspot experience - starting with the introduction of DataCompress.
We offer a variety of partnership opportunities. Our first distribution partner was AOL and we now service more than 500,000 of their customers. We also have several active private branding partners, who market their own versions of our services. And, we partner with companies around the world to seamlessly integrate our services into their applications and services.
Over the past few years, Private Communications Corporation has evolved into a partnering powerhouse, enabling a wide variety of players in the mobile connectivity ecosystem to offer more secure and optimized experiences to our customers.
President and CEO
Kent Lawson is the President and CEO of Private Communications Corporation and creator of its flagship software Private WiFi.
With over 40 years of computer industry experience, Lawson has launched several highly successful technology ventures. Prior to Private Communications Corporation, Kent founded Magna Software Corporation and ran it for nearly 20 years, before retiring in 1998. Magna specialized in mainframe software, and its products are still being used in businesses and government agencies today. Prior to Magna, he was President of Lupfer and Long, a computer programming company that provided consulting and contract services to government agencies.
In 2010, after 12 years of retirement, Kent became interested in Internet privacy and security issues, and the vulnerability of wireless communications in WiFi hotspots. He created Private Communications Corporation to protect consumers and corporations from privacy and security breaches on the Internet.
Kent holds a BA degree in Economics from Beloit College, an MBA from Washington University, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Owner/President's Management Course.
Global VP, Business Development & Partnerships
Jennifer Praeger heads up business development and partnerships for Private Communications Corporation. In this role she is responsible for building sustainable partnerships to scale Private Communications' business. Her career spans executive-level marketing and online communication strategy positions at a range of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Private Communications in 2011, Jennifer was the Web Marketing Manager at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Ms. Praeger also held senior-level marketing positions at Metropolitan College of New York, ClickandBuy, Mason and Geller Marketing, and Lloyd's of London Press.
Ms. Praeger holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from NYU's Stern School of Business.
Chief Technology Officer
Albert Neuburger is Private Communications' CTO. Albert is responsible for the company's technology development, infrastructure, products and services. He began his career in the video game industry as a developer, eventually founding his own company before transitioning to the Internet in the mid-90's. Albert then held technology management positions at various Silicon Valley startups and large companies, including Red Jade and DoubleClick. Albert went on to become the CTO of Global Outsource Management, a U.S.-based outsourcing company with offices in China doing development for Fortune 500 companies such as MTV, and numerous divisions within Microsoft. Prior to joining Private Communications, Albert was the CTO of Publicis Healthcare, the largest healthcare advertising company in the world.
With over 20 years of software development and executive management experience, Albert has an extensive background working with both offshore and in-house teams, as well as on the corporate level, providing innovative thinking and strategic leadership.
Vice President, Technical Operations
As the Vice President of Technology Operations for Private Communications, Lane Franklin Liston oversees the technological infrastructure implementation and administration to streamline transnational developers, servers, and ancillary equipment functions for rapid, secure and effective product delivery.
Lane joined Private Communications with over fifteen years of IT expertise in both an established Fortune 500 company and smaller businesses with distinction in the field of innovation and technology. He worked for Honeybee Robotics for ten years, holding the position of Director of IT/MIS, and provided the overall strategic operational leadership of technological planning, architecture, research and development. Lane has also worked at Proteometrics as a Software Test Analyst and at Texas Instruments (formerly Tartan Laboratories) in different positions, learning multiple machine languages and JTAG emulation for digital signal processors and microprocessor toolsets.
Lane holds a BA, MS and MBA and has studied at the University of Pittsburgh, Juilliard, Fashion Institute of Technology, Marymount, Polytechnic and NYU.
Vice President of HR & Finance
Pat Brill serves as Private Communications' Vice President of HR & Finance. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of human resources, business administration and finance for the business.
Pat joined Private Communications in 2010 as its first employee. She has more than 30 years of management experience in finance, human resources, and office management. Her roles as a Business Manager and Director of Human Resources have been with small to medium sized companies in the technology and creative industries. Pat earned a Bachelor of Science is Social Sciences from Adelphi University, New York.
Vice President, Customer Support Management
Rima Christie is Private Communications' Director for Customer Support Management. Rima and her team are responsible for the company's world-class customer support.
Rima brings over 10 years of sales experience in the promotional product industry. She also worked for Xerox in Inventory Management. In addition, she volunteered for 10 years as Knowledge Coach for the United States Pony Club. Rima graduated from William Paterson University with a BS in Psychology with honors, Magna Cum Laude. In her spare time she is an avid equestrian, enjoys African drumming, quilting and volunteers as a foster for dogs in danger.
- What is the PCC partner program?
PCC's partner program is an opportunity for other companies (e.g. telecom and cable companies, Value Added Services providers to telecom and cable companies, Internet Service Providers, antivirus companies, etc.) to distribute PCC's products or to create bespoke solutions using PCC's market-leading technologies.
- Is there a cost to become a PCC partner?
There is cost to become a PCC partner. There are initial startup fees for specific partnership types and more details are available from your Account Manager.
- What are the different types of PCC partnerships?
PCC offers unique partnership opportunities for all kinds of companies. Partnership types include companies that can private brand PCC's products (Private Branding), distribute PCC's products (Value Added Distribution) or leverage PCC's market-leading technologies to develop bespoke solutions (Technology Integration).
- What are the different types of pricing for various PCC partnership types?
As a Value Added Distributor (using PCC's name), there are restrictions on pricing. As a Private Branded partner, PCC has minimum royalties, in order to cover the cost of PCC's server network and the use of PCC's IP. For Technology Integration partners, since it is bespoke, pricing depends on what the partner wishes to offer, volumes, etc. More details are available from your Account Manager.
- How do I learn more about partnering with PCC?
To become a PCC partner, please send an email to email@example.com so someone from our team can contact you. We treat each partner enquiry separately.
- How is PCC's partnering approach different from similar companies in this space?
PCC's partner program is geared towards any and all companies looking to offer encryption and DataCompression products and services. PCC does not have a "one-size-fits-all" solution and the focus is to collaborate closely with partners to develop customized solutions that best serve a partner's business needs.
- Where can I find more information on PCC's products Private WiFi and DataCompress?
- I want to embed encryption/VPN or data compression into my solution. Does PCC have a program to handle this?
Yes. This is part of the Technology Integration program from PCC. Please review the section on this site or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- I want to integrate my software solution or develop an add-on module for PCC's products. Do you have a program for this?
This is not part of the standard partnership types from PCC, so please contact email@example.com with more details so we may assist you.
- Is there a Partnership Agreement I can review?
We have different Partnership Agreements for the different partnership types. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you the relevant agreement.
- As a partner, are there branding guidelines for using PCC product brands in conjunction with my brand?
Yes. We have specific branding guidelines for use of our registered marks and logos. As a Value Added Distributor, PCC has specific restrictions on the use of our marks and logos. Private Branded partners have no restrictions since PCC's trademarks are not involved. Please contact email@example.com to receive the relevant guidelines.
- Do PCC's partners get PCC products for internal use?
Yes. We offer not-for-resale licenses to our partners strictly for internal use. Please contact your Account Manager for more details.
Together we can enable a secure, optimized mobile experience for all of your users - and help you realize new revenue. Let's get the conversation started. Let us know what type of partnership you are interested in - or if you're looking for a consultation on what's best for your company.
Private Communications Corporation
39 Holiday Point Road
Sherman, CT 06784