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Giles Witherspooon-Boyd

Giles Witherspooon-Boyd


Giles Witherspoon-Boyd, PCIP, is President and CEO of Protocol PCI. He has worked in the PCI and security industry for fifteen years and currently consults clients on successful data security application in processes, technologies, and employee settings.
Arce Witherspoon-Boyd

Arce Witherspoon-Boyd


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Alex Casares

Alex Casares

Chief Technology Officer

Alex has an entrepreneurial spirit. He earned his business acumen in Silicon Valley during one of its most innovative periods. Within his 20 years of IT and data security experience, he has filled a variety of roles: Founder, CTO, SecurityAnalyst and Engineer, Risk Analyst, and IT Security Consultant.
David Cameau

David Cameau

Director of Global Sales

David brings a great blend of technical expertise, customer service prowess, and sales experience to Protocol. He has a pre-engineering degree in Electrical Animation and Robotics Technology from Utah State University, and PCI QIR certification. His enthusiasm for data security led him to take part in the founding of Protocol. He currently serves as an active member of the board of directors and V.P. of Strategic Planning.
Ken Bretschneider

Ken Bretschneider

Partner, Board of Directors

Ken Bretschneider is a true entrepreneur. He founded two startups in his early 20s, which included a video game and web-development company. After gaining almost a decade of experience in design and technology, Ken founded DigiCert in late 2002. DigiCert has since grown to become one of the world’s largest issuers of digital-certificates using Secure-Socket-Layer encryption security (SSL).


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