Anonyome Labs was created to give people control and freedom over their personal and private information. We believe that people should be able to determine how, what, and with whom they share their personal details. We build the tools necessary to empower our brand partners’ users and end consumers with the necessary capabilities to protect and control their digital information. Anonyome Labs puts control back into users’ hands through mobile and desktop applications.
Our Executive Team
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JD leads our strategic future.
He drives operations, corporate and business development, and partnerships for our rapidly growing brand.
JD is an expert in scaling software as a service business model, and has over 14 years’ experience building, selling, and deploying software solutions for consumers and global brand owners.
Before leading Anonyme Labs, JD was part of Blue Coat Systems’ cloud operations team, helping drive its transition to cloud services for large enterprises. JD also spent over seven years at E2open, Inc. in product, marketing, and sales roles, and was the top revenue-producing business development executive during E2open rapid growth to IPO.
JD has worked on dozens of successful global supply chain software and business solution deployments for Fortune 500 companies and their trading partners in the US, Asia Pacific, and Europe. He has held roles in engineering, product management, marketing, professional services, and business development.
JD has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Dr. Paul Ashley
Co-CEO & CTO
Paul leads our strategic future.
He drives company product strategy, security and application architecture, emerging technologies, IP protection, and technical partnerships.
Paul is a leading expert in security and privacy technologies, with more than 30 years’ experience in information security.
Paul’s work in software product development spans architectural leadership across a range of security products for mobile, cloud, and enterprise environments. He specializes in identity and access management, privacy management, and mobile security. He has also led large enterprise security projects in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
During 15 years at IBM, Paul provided architecture leadership to the Security Systems division, which included product management, key client projects, product architecture, patent disclosures, acquisitions, presentations, and university lectures. He was recognized at IBM as a Senior Technical Staff Member, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and a Master Inventor.
Paul has deep experience in IP protection and has 27 patents. He’s authored books and technical papers on information security and privacy. Paul holds degrees in electronics engineering and computer science, and a PhD in information security. He is CISSP-certified and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Chief Financial Officer
Naomi Rule is the Chief Financial Officer at Anonyome Labs, Naomi is a key leader in steering the internal and strategic operations.
In this role, Naomi builds and directs the finance organization to support Anonyome Labs growth. Naomi is an accomplished executive with a distinguished career of scaling businesses across high-growth sectors.
Before joining Anonyome Labs, Naomi held the CFO position at Seeing Machines, an AIM-listed leader of human-machine interaction and vision technology, contributing to its rapid growth and scale. She has garnered significant experience from diverse roles in both executive and non-executive capacities across high-growth global organizations.
Currently, Naomi is actively involved with the Australian Securities and Investment Commissions, where she serves as a Business member of the Company Auditor Disciplinary Board.
Naomi holds bachelor’s degree in Business, Accountancy from Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, a Fellow of Chartered Practicing Accountants Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Security Officer
Neil is a recognized and awarded industry leader in security, privacy, and compliance.
Neil has led our security, risk and compliance programs since we started in 2014. He has helped the company achieve major milestones including PCI DSS Level 1 compliance, EU GDPR, and CCPA readiness, and works with partners to ensure compliance with their stringent security and data protection requirements.
Neil came to Anonyome Labs from IBM’s Security and Cloud divisions, where he most recently led a global team as Chief Security Architect for IBM’s Managed Cloud Services. Neil’s technical leadership was recognized as a Senior Technical Staff Member, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology and IBM’s first Master Inventor in Australia.
Neil has been granted over 30 patents worldwide for his inventions in security, privacy and compliance. He is a member and Chair of the University of Queensland School of ITEE’s Industry Advisory Board, which helps to shape the School’s strategic direction.
Head of HR & Cross-Site Operations
Cristal leads the human and operational sides of our business.
She really knows startups, having spent more than 20 years’ in finance, operations, customer support, and human resources withcompanies such as Smile Reminder, C7 Data Centers, Smart Bomb Interactive, Helius, PointeCast, Traxess, and Solera Networks.
Before joining Anonyome Labs at its inception, Cristal was Senior Director of Business Process Management at Blue Coat Systems in the acquisition of Solera Networks. She was the VP of Human Resources at Solera Networks for a year and a half prior to acquisition and was the Controller there for the five years before that. Prior to Solera, Cristal spent 10 years consulting as a Controller for over 20 companies in the high tech, security, real estate and medical verticals.
Cristal has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Southern Utah University.
Chief Innovation Officer
Qing Li is the Chief Innovation Officer at Anonyome Labs, Inc., driving the technology and product innovations in Decentralized Identity and across key product portfolios in security and privacy.
Qing is an industry veteran and engineering leader in information security and cybersecurity with strong business acumen. Qing is an accomplished leader with over 30 years of research and development expertise and experience. He is recognized as a leader who can build, lead, energize and evolve teams that are passionate about what they do, super agile, highly adaptive, with keen focus on customers and markets.
Before joining Anonyome Labs, Qing was VP of Engineering, Head of Emerging Solutions at NortonLifeLock, leading the creation and commercialization of highly scalable cloud-based security and privacy services for the worldwide consumer market. Qing was also spearheading the innovations on creating emotionally engaging mobile apps that leverage the cloud ecosystem to enhance a consumer’s digital freedom without compromising privacy.
Prior to the acquisition by Symantec, he spent 12 years leading the design and development of industry-leading technology and products at Blue Coat Systems where he is a well-known V1.0 product and technology innovator. Qing owned and ran multiple full product lines. He has a proven consistent track record of executing difficult plans to deliver innovations into successful high-quality, high-return commercial products with limited resources and in record speed. He was a respected and reliable resource for the sales organization in high-value customer engagements.
As a technology and product innovator, Qing has 52 issued patents and many more pending. He has authored or co-authored various peer-reviewed research papers in prominent journals and publications.
Qing is a published author of 5 first-of-its-kind books, by Springer-Verlag, Morgan Kaufmann, and WILEY. These highly technical books were written for developers. His latest security book, Security Intelligence – A Practitioner’s Guide to Solving Enterprise Security Challenge, is a highly valued and recommended addition to security practitioner’s library. His books have been translated into multiple languages and are serving as reference texts in universities and in the industry around the world.
Head of Engineering
Simon leads our engineering team in executing and delivering product architecture, design, and development for Sudo Platform and MySudo.
He brings 21 years’ experience in software engineering, including time at Nokia and IBM, to his work with software teams and engineering managers in a mission to devise innovative solutions to tough problems with real-world impact. He also represents engineering across support, product, design, marketing and sales.
Building world-class engineering teams that have the agility to navigate the ebb and flow of technology underpinning the privacy space is critical to Anonyome’s vision and success. Simon works towards this team building by bringing together experienced, expert engineers in a manner that helps to promote team cohesion, capacity, and productivity while balancing critical business drivers.
Big data has created a landscape riddled with technology that seeks to sell, survey, and subvert. Levelling that playing field by delivering users the tools that leverage innovations and technological trends in privacy, identity, access and user-controlled exchange of personal data is a key driver for Simon.