T. Kendall Hunt served as CEO of VASCO Data Security International Inc. from inception through July 1996. At that time, given that 97 percent of VASCO’s business was in Europe, Hunt recommended the promotion of one of his Belgian executives to the CEO position, while Hunt remained as executive chairman.
During the following years, the company’s results began to deteriorate and the board decided Hunt should return as CEO. In late 2002, Hunt assumed the CEO role, and since that point in time, the company has posted 20 consecutive quarters of positive results under his management. In fact, throughout the last several years, the company has achieved revenue growth and profitability that exceeds any of its competitors and peer-group companies.
Through these past and present actions, Hunt has earned respect as VASCO’s visionary leader among management, staff and the board. He has attracted extraordinary talent into key executive and leadership positions that ensure the company can meet and exceed its growth objectives.
Hunt’s experience in the security technology marketplace, the personal alliances he has forged with key decision-makers in the financial industry, along with the personal sacrifices and financial risks Hunt has taken to ensure the growth of the company, all demonstrate his passion for the business and its people to succeed.
Hunt has recently directed VASCO’s expansion into new locations, opening its European headquarters in Zürich and creating wholly-owned sales subsidiaries in Brazil and Japan.
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