Kratt Promoted from Director of Software Engineering to Company’s Highest Technical Post
ORLANDO, FLA. — (April 18, 2011) — AssureSign LLC, a leader in electronic signature technology, today announced the promotion of Donald Kratt from Director of Software Engineering to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this position, Kratt will work closely with industry leaders and the AssureSign executive management team to help guide AssureSign’s long-term technology strategy and keep it aligned with industry requirements and standards.
“We are very fortunate to have Don’s industry recognized expertise, forward-thinking, and strategic guidance to help AssureSign continue to provide innovative solutions to the electronic signature marketplace,” said David W. Brinkman, AssureSign’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Obtaining electronic signatures, while protecting sensitive and classified information in a secure environment, is a growing requirement for most organizations. With Don’s knowledge, leadership and experience, AssureSign will continue to provide genuine innovation, and provide leading-edge solutions to keep moving the industry forward.”
Kratt joined AssureSign’s sister company, Third Party Verification, Inc. in 2003, in an engineering lead role, to advance the architecture of the company’s speech recognition applications. He has worked with advanced telephony applications, engineering the company’s VoiceXML platforms over a SIP architecture, implementing a CTI framework and designing the organization’s service-oriented workflow infrastructure. Subsequently he helped architect the AssureSign ESIGN compliant web platform, constructed and managed the initial engineering team, and aided in guiding the expansion of the application to an enterprise-grade platform available as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-premise installable solution.
Kratt has served as Director of Software Engineering since February 2010, and has served in various lead and management roles in his eight years with the company. He has served as technical liaison on strategic alliances and partnerships, developed HIPAA and SAS-70 related security processes within the organization, developed much of the software lifecycle process controls used within the organization, and has managed strategic certifications and partnerships.
Kratt has over fourteen years of software development experience. Prior to joining the AssureSign team he was integral in the development of legal industry software applications at Equitrac and insurance automation products at Applied Systems. Originally from Dearborn, Michigan, Kratt graduated in 1989 with a bachelors degree in finance from Wayne State University in Detroit.
About AssureSign LLC
AssureSign LLC is a leading provider of web-based and on-premise electronic signature software, enabling users to obtain both written and verbal authorizations. AssureSign provides the most integrated and feature-rich APIs available and features a unique, patent-pending technology allowing for the execution of any document with forensically identifiable, biometric signatures or typed ‘certified’ signatures. AssureSign is a highly secure and flexible “cloud computing” application, and the only e-signature provider with a four year track record of providing customers with 99.99% uptime in a multi-site data center with SAS 70 Type II certification extending to all aspects of the enterprise. Using the standards-based DocumentNOW® and DocumentTRAK™ integration tools, AssureSign can easily integrate with existing business processes within any enterprise, regardless of size. AssureSign’s experience extends over 11 years and comprises more than 100 million unique signature events. AssureSign customers consistently experience dramatic cost savings, as well as significant reduction in the time to execute documents. For more information visit www.assuresign.com or follow AssureSign on Twitter at www.twitter.com/assuresign.
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