RSA Security Official Biography:
As president and CEO of RSA Security Inc., Art Coviello is responsible for the Company's vision, strategy and day-to-day operations.
Since joining RSA Security in 1995, Mr. Coviello has been a driving force in the rapid growth of the Company, increasing revenue from $25 million in 1995 to more than $255 million in 2003. In 2003, Business 2.0 Magazine named RSA Security one of the top 10 fastest growing technology companies in its annual top 100 survey.
Mr. Coviello's contribution has helped establish RSA Security as a leader in e-security. The Company is now recognized as the de facto standard for two-factor authentication and encryption, and as an emerging leader in identity and access management. Mr. Coviello has strengthened the company's position in the e-security market through the successful acquisitions of Xcert International, 3G International, TransIndigo, and Securant Technologies, and through strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Accenture.
Mr. Coviello's expertise and influence have made him a recognized leader in the industry, where he plays a key role in several national cyber-security initiatives and advises government agencies. He currently serves as Co-Chair of TechNet New England and is a leading member of TechNet's CEO Cyber Security Task Force. He is also a founding Board Member of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), where he serves as Co-Chair of the Standards Committee. In 2003, he was appointed to co-chair the National Cyber Security Summit's Corporate Governance Task Force, a public-private initiative co-organized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and industry associations, including the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), TechNet, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Coviello has spoken at numerous conferences and forums around the world.
Mr. Coviello has more than 20 years of strategic, operating and financial management experience in high technology companies. Before joining RSA Security, Mr. Coviello served as chief operating officer for CrossComm Corporation, an internetworking vendor. He has also held various finance and management positions in graphics software and semiconductor equipment companies. In addition, he has served on numerous outside boards of directors. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche as a CPA.
Mr. Coviello graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts.