Pushfor, a new secure messaging and content sharing platform for businesses, has announced the appointment of Mike Williams as CEO to drive further UK growth and expansion into new markets.
Williams will be responsible for driving business development at Pushfor. He will also work closely with founder John Safa to secure additional investment and continued product roadmap development. Williams’ strong experience in sales and managing businesses for the past 25 years includes being Co-Founder and CEO of edge IPK which was subsequently acquired by Temenos in 2012. Williams then sat on the management board at the $500 million listed banking software company, Temenos.
John Safa, Pushfor’s CTO and founder, says: “We have ambitious growth plans for the future, with expansion into new markets and particularly the US and Asia. We needed a CEO with a track record in delivering business growth as Mike’s. He has co-founded two highly successful companies and secured millions in VC funding and so he brings the right experience and ambition to make Pushfor into the billion dollar company we want it to be.”
Williams says: “Pushfor is an exciting development in the content sharing and instant messaging space. To truly be able to control who, when, where and how people see your content, with the opportunity to pull or limit access at any time is a first. The interest from investors and customers speaks for itself so to be able to get involved in the next stage of its future was an amazing opportunity for me.”
Williams began his career at Cadre Technologies before working for Steve Jobs at Next Software to help launch WebObjects in the pioneering days of the internet. He then went on to found Entranet, growing revenues to £14m in three years and raising £21m in venture capital before managing the IPO process in 2000. On the back of his success with Entranet, Williams co-founded edge IPK.
Pushfor has created a secure content sharing and instant messaging platform that pushes, controls and tracks the distribution of any content type or size, automatically showing that content to fit any device. Its patented technology ‘pushes’ information to users, letting them view the content without physically sending it to them. Security and viewing permissions can be applied along with geo-location tracking. Users have instant and easy access to the content without the need of the authoring software on their device. Content can be removed by the originator at any time. If an unauthorised recipient tries to screenshot or download the content, viewing rights are pulled, so it can no longer be viewed. It is the brainchild of John Safa, serial entrepreneur and security expert.