Meet The SSL Store™ Management Team

John Tuncher

Meet John Tuncer, CEO and Founder

Don't let the fact that John Tuncer heads up one of the largest global providers of security certificates fool you. He's never played it safe. From two years spent in the Turkish army, growing sales for a manufacturing company from $100K to $2M, building a chain of jewelry stores and starting a jewelry import business, turning ideas into gold is just a day at the office for this trailblazer... read more

Bill Grueninger

Meet Bill Grueninger, Chief Operating Officer

If you are dealing with SSL, Bill Grueninger is your new best friend. Whether you need pep talks, product knowledge, details on how to position SSL certificates or ideas to leverage them to grow your business…he's on it. He knows the ins and outs of the SSL landscape and navigates our team, partners and customers throughout their dealings with our web security solutions. The entrepreneurial spirit will forever flow through Bill's blood.... read more

Kim Barnard

Meet Kim Barnard, Director of Brand and Affiliate Channel Marketing

Kim Barnard has the honor of coordinating efforts between the website designers and programmers, plus making sure the Retail, Enterprise and Partner divisions keep marching to the tune of our strategic plan and she doesn’t even break a sweat. She’s one of those rare deep thinkers with an artistic flair. After completing programs at the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts and St. Petersburg College Graphic Design Technology .... read more

Parag Mehta

Meet Parag Mehta, Chief Technology Officer

Parag Mehta is a gadget freak – and proud of it. After 14 years, programming still gives him goose pimples and puts his adrenalin into overdrive. Parag has been with theSSLstore since day one and is thrilled to be part of such a passionate, committed team. In addition to designing theSSLstore's industry leading infrastructure, managing the back office and proofing.... read more

Adrian DiNatale

Meet Adrian DiNatale, VP of Technology - US

From an early age, Adrian DiNatale took the bull by the horns—or at that time, his toys by the circuitry. That early hands-on exploration ignited his passion for discovering how things worked. When he was 8, his father brought home a Commodore 64. Fascinated with how he could type a few sentences on the keyboard and have the screen change color or repeat more

Michael Ward

Meet Michael Ward, EVP Strategic Partnerships - US

Michael Ward is the EVP of Strategic Partnerships at The SSL Store™. Michael was a Rock Star in the domain name and web hosting industry and is excited to use that experience to help us grow. He loves solving problems, listening, empowering his colleagues, working across borders and cultures, developing long-term relationships, creating win-win... read more

Gaurav Maniyar

Meet Gaurav Maniar, Director of IT

Gaurav Maniar is a rare breed – a techie with real heart. Manuals and technology blogs that would have the average Joe snoring in nanoseconds are like oxygen to Gaurav. As a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional and an ITILv3 Practitioner Gaurav knows his way around technology and how to keep it in humming on all cylinders. But he's just.... read more

Kyle Grueninger

Meet Kyle Grueninger, Channel Manager

As The SSL Store’s Channel Manager, Kyle Grueninger is the catalyst behind making sure new and existing global resellers have the marketing support, campaigns, tools and resources they need to knock it out of the park with SSL. Growing up, his passion for writing was channeled mainly through fiction and essays, but it ultimately morphed into effective marketing copy for.... read more

Robert Walters

Meet Robert Walters, Director of Finance

Some people paint by the numbers. Robert Walters is utterly fascinated with success by the numbers. His affection for analysis most likely started when he was a cryptologic technician for the U.S. Navy and he got paid to figure out puzzles. So it's not at all puzzling that today Robert is a whiz at making sure the ‘i’s are dotted and that, at the end of the day, everything adds up.... read more

Kalepsh Patel

Meet Kalpesh Patel, Internet Marketing Manager

Creating web sites that work as well for users as they do for search engines is no easy task, Kalpesh Patel just makes it look easy. He's been a huge fan of the Internet and new technology since – forever. It didn't take him long after becoming a webmaster to realize that creating a web site is just the first step in building a brand and executing marketing.... read more

Kaushal Patel

Meet Kaushal Patel, Development Manager

For most of us, making software do astounding things is just something we dream about. Kaushal Patel does it in his sleep. His favorite book is 'Making Ideas Happen' by Scott Belsky – go figure. With more than seven years experience in commercial software development, backed by a certification list a mile long, few things get Kaushal's blood pumping.... read more

Vincent Lynch

Meet Vincent Lynch, Senior Security Analyst

Vincent Lynch is a self-styled Encryption Evangelist. We like to joke that we didn’t find Vince, Vince found us. Vince wasn’t just the only candidate at a college job fair that knew what SSL was, he already understood its broad range of applications and had a vision for its future.Vince has climbed the ranks at The SSL Store™ from intern, to managing our customer.... read more

Vincent Lynch

Meet Patrick Nohe, Content Manager

Patrick Nohe is the Content Manager at The SSL Store™. Patrick is a wordsmith who loves finding creative ways to get ideas across. He wants you to think, "I never would have thought to say it like that." Patrick is passionate about SSL because he knows encryption will play a huge part in the future of the Internet. There’s never been a better time to invest in web security.... read more

Nick Lupo

Meet Nick Lupo, Creative Designer

Nick Lupo is the Creative Designer at The SSL Store™. Nick is an artist, which kind of comes with the territory of being a designer. He’s passionate about bringing his artistic ability to the world of marketing in the hopes of inspiring someone to creatively look at brands differently. What excites him most about being in creative is the endless world of possibilities .... read more

Marina Lee

Meet Marina Lee, Customer Experience Assistant Manager

Marina Lee is The SSL Store's™ Customer Experience Department Assistant Manager. She's a problem solver, someone who makes your problems her problems, and then solves them for both of you. When she can take an issue that’s keeping a customer up at night and fix it for them—that’s the most satisfying part of her job. That's why we call her "The Fixer." She can take.... read more

Niels Kuhnen

Meet Niels Kuhnen, President Europe

Niels developed a keen curiosity for how things worked at a young age when he dismantled the toaster and TV. While his parents didn’t share his same level of enthusiasm, these early projects evolved into a true passion for technology and problem solving that comes in handy.... read more

Le Quan Truong

Meet Le Quan Truong, Marketing Europe

Le Quan has a sixth sense when it comes to combining the best of B2C marketing strategies to B2B. Whether she’s improving the way we support customers throughout the lifecycle, creating multi-channel campaigns, boosting TheSSLStore’s European brand or empowering resellers .... read more

Meet The SSL Store™ Customer Experience Team