GlobalSign Press Release

Carolyn Oldenburg Appointed as GlobalSign General Counsel

Former GeoTrust Director of Legal Operations joins GlobalSign as part of global expansion

Boston, MA - September 9 2013 - GlobalSign (, the enterprise SaaS-based Certificate Authority (CA), today announced that Ms. Carolyn Oldenburg, Esq. has joined the group as General Counsel. With more than two decades of experience, Carolyn returns to the Certificate Authority space after serving most recently as General Counsel for World Energy Solutions. Prior to that, Carolyn was Director of Legal Operations and Security with GeoTrust, the VC backed Certificate Authority acquired by VeriSign in 2006 for $125m.

Carolyn will bolster GlobalSign’s legal foundation and support GlobalSign’s delivery of the high performance, high availability Certificate Authority services that help enterprises reduce business risk of using the Internet for commerce and communication.

“Carolyn joins GlobalSign at a time of rapid growth and will be critical in our corporate development plans with her unique understanding of PKI technology,” said Michiario Kanno, Group CFO GlobalSign, “As our penetration into the global enterprise gathers pace, we are thrilled to have Carolyn part of the growing executive team supporting our continued expansion.”

“I am excited to return to the online security industry, and to support GlobalSign’s innovative vision of delivering simplified, high performance Digital Certificate solutions,” stated Ms. Oldenburg, “Since reimagining the GlobalSign brand 6 years ago, the company has acquired significant market share, and its impressive customer base speaks to the client-first culture that drives how GlobalSign does business, invests in R&D and supports its customers.”

Carolyn brings a substantial level of industry experience to GlobalSign from within the online security space. As well as heading up GeoTrust’s legal and contracts team, Carolyn completed the acquisition of TC TrustCenter and led the collaboration with outside counsel to close GeoTrust’s sale to VeriSign. Prior to GeoTrust, Carolyn worked at Baltimore Technologies and GTE CyberTrust where she oversaw all contract matters, including numerous multi-million dollar customer and partner agreements.

Carolyn holds a BA Cum Laude in Political Science from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a JD from Suffolk University Law School Boston and has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1992. Read Carolyn’s full biography at

About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).

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