Chairman & CEO of VeriSign
May 15, 2003
Stratton Sclavos is chairman and chief executive officer of VeriSign, Inc., the leading provider of digital trust services. Since joining the company in July 1995 as one of its first employees, Stratton has helped establish VeriSign as a global corporation relied upon by businesses and consumers alike to conduct trusted digital commerce and communications.
Stratton has led the company through a period of robust growth and technology innovation. In June 2002, he was honored with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Northern California. He was also honored with the 2001 Morgan Stanley Morgan Leadership Award for Global Commerce and named to Forbes Top 50 CEOs list.
Passionate about the development of the nation's communications infrastructure, Stratton has been nominated to become a member of the White House National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), a group of industry leaders that provides advice to the President and other federal officials on the security and continuity of communications systems essential for national security and emergency preparedness.
VeriSign's portfolio of trusted Internet and Telecommunications services has been recognized by major technology publications such as Network Computing (Editor's Choice Award for 2001 for Managed PKI Service). VeriSign was the recipient of the Information Security Magazine Excellence Award 2001 for Online Encryption. VeriSign's services have helped millions of businesses and individuals communicate and conduct commerce over the Internet and Telecommunications networks.
Prior to joining VeriSign, Stratton held executive management positions with several Silicon Valley technology companies, including Taligent Inc., a joint venture of Apple, IBM, and Hewlett Packard; and GO Corporation, a mobile computing company. He holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Stratton also sits on the board of directors of several public and private companies including Juniper Networks, Keynote Systems, and Intuit. A lifelong Bay Area resident and active in the community, Stratton and his wife Jody formed the Sclavos Family Foundation to support charitable efforts in children's education and medical research.