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Michael Kummer

Michael Kummer - Hands-on IT Executive & Amateur Photographer

Michael Kummer - Born and raised in Austria. Relocated to the US in 2007 to spearhead SECUDE's business development efforts in the Americas region. 

Over the past 12 years, I have successfully led teams and executed software and marketing projects in various regions, including Europe, Asia and North America. I'm a perfectionist with a global background, and I enjoy pushing both myself and my team members to the limit.

In my free time I enjoy photography, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Michael Kummer's Background

Michael Kummer's Experience

Business Development Manager at SECUDE IT Security, LLC

April 2007 - March 2011

As Business Development Manager, grew SECUDE's young US operations while enhancing SECUDE's existing product portfolio to fit the US market. Doubled US operations' revenue on SAP Single Sign-On solutions (now known as SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On).

Product Manager at SECUDE IT Security GmbH

January 2006 - April 2007

As Product Manager for SECUDE's endpoint protection suite, created and executed business plans and roadmaps to increase sales and grow SECUDE's overall operation. Worked with senior leadership on new product ideas and partnerships such as SECUDE's partnership with Seagate Technology, resulting in the first Full Disk Encryption solution supporting Self Encrypting Hard Drives (SED's).

Owner / Independent Consultant at mki

January 2001 - December 2006

I was an independent consultant for various global automobile, entertainment and construction companies in the area of end-point and network security. Additionally I was reselling and implementing end-point encryption solutions from SECUDE and other vendors.

Sales Executive at UPC Broadband (former Inode)

2004 - 2005

Sold xDSL and ATM internet connections to businesses in the state of Salzburg, Austria.

Corporal (MZ) at Austrian Armed Forces (HSNS/HSZ)

January 2000 - March 2003

I joined the armed forces as a professional athlete (track and field - 100m) and got transferred to a performance sport center after boot camp. During my active carrier (starting in college) I won the Austrian Championships twice and became the youngest Austrian champion since 1945. Additional achievements include a 5th place at the European Junior Championships in 2001 and a 20th place at the World Junior Championships in 2000. Being an athlete enabled me to push beyond my mental and physical limits as well as to deal with extraordinary situations in a calm and professional manner.

President Americas at SECUDE IT Security

March 2011

As President of SECUDE Americas, responsible for the day-to-day operation of SECUDE's US subsidiary as well as further penetrating the North, Central and South American markets, Product Management, Quality Control, Documentation and Marketing. Global responsibilities include teams in the US, Vietnam and India. Successfully launched various products and solutions in SECUDE's global target markets.

Michael Kummer's Education

Bundesrealgymnasium Salzburg

1995 – 2000

Associate's Degree

Michael Kummer's Interests & Activities

Information Security, Photography, Wine, Traveling, Apple, Family

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