Skip to main content

Virtru and Co-Founder, CEO John Ackerly Named to Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2021 Tech 100 List

Virtru Tech 100 NVTC Award Winners

This award recognizes cutting-edge companies in the region who are driving tech innovation, leading economic growth, and making a positive impact

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2021 – Virtru, a leader in data protection and privacy, and Virtru Co-Founder and CEO John Ackerly have been named to the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) 2021 Tech 100 list. The NVTC is the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community. 

The 2021 NVTC Tech 100 list recognizes 64 companies, 33 executives and three emerging leaders in the region’s technology community that demonstrate dedication, vision and innovation. 

“We are honored to receive this recognition, which spotlights the work we are doing to help our customers respect the data and create a world where it is always under their control — everywhere,” said Ackerly. “Since our founding ten years ago, we’ve protected billions of emails and files; served millions of individuals and thousands of customers; and exponentially grown our team. We’re excited for what this next year has in store.”

Virtru’s flexible, easy to use, and trusted privacy technologies built on its data protection platform govern access to data throughout its full lifecycle – from creation to transmission, storage, analysis, and sharing. Virtru continues to accelerate its progress and recently expanded its data protection across the entire Google ecosystem, enhanced its ability to safeguard data across large enterprises, expanded use cases for the Trusted Data Format to sophisticated and challenging edge environments, and much more.

“While our nation continues to adapt to our new normal of living during a global pandemic, I am pleased that Virginia continues to be a leading tech hub of flourishing businesses and career opportunities,” said Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO of NVTC. “I am proud to announce that both Virtru and Virtru’s CEO and Co-Founder, John Ackerly,  are 2021 NVTC Tech 100 honorees, awarded for their contributions to making our region a vibrant and inclusive place to live, work and learn.”

To learn more about Virtru and its data protection solutions, visit the Virtru website.

 

About Virtru

At Virtru, we empower organizations to easily unlock the power of data while maintaining control, everywhere it’s stored and shared. Creators of TDF (Trusted Data Format), the open industry standard for persistent data protection, Virtru provides flexible, easy to use, and trusted privacy technologies built on its data protection platform that govern access to data throughout its full lifecycle – from creation to transmission, storage, analysis, and sharing. For more information, visit www.virtru.com or follow us on Twitter at @virtruprivacy.

About John Ackerly, Co-Founder and CEO, Virtru

As CEO and Co-Founder of Virtru, John is a long time privacy advocate. Prior to co-founding Virtru, John was an investor at Lindsay Goldberg LLC, working with entrepreneurs to dramatically scale their businesses. John also served as a technology policy advisor at the White House and was the Policy and Strategic Planning Director at the U.S. Department of Commerce. John graduated from Williams College, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

​​About the Northern Virginia Technology Council

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community. As one of the nation’s largest technology councils, NVTC serves companies from all sectors of the industry, from small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 technology companies, as well as service providers, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Nearly 500 entities make up the NVTC membership and look to the organization as a resource for networking and educational opportunities, peer-to-peer communities, policy advocacy, industry promotion, fostering of strategic relationships, and branding of the region as a major global technology center. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org. 

Dive Deeper