John De Santis


John - De Santis

CEO at HyTrust


John De Santis is the CEO & Board Chairman of HyTrust Inc. He has operated at the bleeding edge of innovation and business transformation for over 30 years - with international and US based experience at venture-backed technology start-ups as well as large global public companies. Most recently, Mr. De Santis was VP, Cloud Services forVMware. He joined VMware after being Chairman and CEO of TriCipher, a software security infrastructure company acquired by VMware in 2010. He led TriCipher’s transformation from a specialized niche provider of secure authentication solutions to the leading innovator in cloud based identity services for web application and SaaS access management. Convergys Corporation) where he was Vice President, European Operations, responsible for delivering operational support systems and business process re-engineering to newly deregulated European telecommunication service providers. When he was 28 years old, he co-founded an optical fiber networking start up which built the first commercial application of optical channel networking for IBM mainframes. Prior to TriCipher, Mr. De Santis served as CEO of enterprise security software company, Sygate Technologies, from 2000 until its acquisition by Symantec in 2005. Sygate's innovations continue to provide the foundational technology for Symantec's Endpoint Protection business.