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, VP of Brand Management & Creative Strategy

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

Kyle Grueninger

Meet Kyle Grueninger, Director of Channel Operations

As The SSL Store's Director of Channel Operations, 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

Jack Parrish

Meet Jack Parrish, Partner Growth Manager

Jack Parrish is a Partner Growth Manager for The SSL Store™, he's the lynch pin of our entire reseller channel. Jack is deeply invested in the success of our partners. Everything he does, from onboarding new partners to serving as their primary point of contact to brainstorming promotions and initiatives that will help them grow – is done with an eye towards building their bottom lines ... read more

Garrett Brunet

Meet Garrett Brunet, Sales Specialist

Garrett Brunet is a Sales Specialist at The SSL Store™, though he views it less as sales and more as building business relationships. If your business needs anything related to SSL – certificates, management options, anything – Garrett's your guy. He's a one-stop-shop for our retail clients. Garrett is one of the most knowledgeable people in our office ... read more

Nick Perkins

Meet Nick Perkins, Systems Application Specialist

Nick Perkins is a Systems Application Specialist at The SSL Store™. Nick is a leader, both at his college, the University of South Florida, and here at work. He's passionate about ensuring that customers are getting a great experience. Nick hates hearing about people... read more

Eric Dornbush

Meet Eric Dornbush, Business Analyst

Eric Dornbush is a Business Analyst for The SSL Store™, but that title belies the role he actually plays for the company. He's the reason things run smoothly around here. Whether it's project management and his ability to liaise between teams, or his keen eye as he leads the QA process – Eric is always ready with constructive feedback and a creative solution... read more

Diego Velasquez

Meet Diego Velasquez, Channel Marketing Manager

Diego Velasquez is the Channel Marketing Manager for The SSL Store™. He's responsible for building, executing, and optimizing successful marketing initiatives and campaigns for our reseller & enterprise programs, partners, products, & services. Diego's very passionate about studying consumer behavior and believes in the power of ideas,.... read more

Nellie Sela

Meet Nellie Sela, Office Manager

Nellie Sela is the Office Manager at The SSL Store™, she ensures things run smoothly in the office – everything from supporting the executive and administrative teams to being the HR liaison. It’s because of Nellie that employees enjoy their work environment so much... read more

Casey Crane

Meet Casey Crane, Content Marketer and Copywriter

Casey Crane is a Content Marketer and Copywriter with an innate curiosity to understand how things work and why people do what they do. She views learning as a lifelong goal — a concept that her mother instilled in her from childhood is the idea that when you stop learning, you're dead... read more

Mark Colcu

Meet Mark Colcu, Graphic Designer

Mark Colcu is a Graphic Designer at The SSL Store™. Before anything goes live or out the door, Mark makes sure it's easy on the eyes. Mark is an Adobe wizard, effortlessly churning out high quality graphics, logos & websites using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as if they were the same tools Da Vinci used himself... read more

Gino Theron

Meet Gino Theron, Business Development Manager for EMEA

Gino Theron is The SSL Store's New Business Development Manager for EMEA. His goal is to promote The SSL Store's Reseller and Enterprise solutions and to onboard new clients across the globe. Gino broke into the SSL industry 12 years ago, half a century in SSL time, as a Reseller Account Manager with Symantec, where he oversaw small to medium reseller partners.... read more

Nikolai RD Kaufman

Meet Nikolai RD Kaufman, Partner Growth Manager for EMEA

Nikolai RD Kaufman is The SSL Store's Partner Growth Manager for EMEA, though at heart he considers himself an SSL Web Security Specialist. Nikolai's primary objective is to help our partners grow and he has a unique blueprint to follow as he does: his own. Having worked on both the Certificate Authority side, for Symantec, as well as in a reseller capacity.... read more

Gaurav Maniyar

Meet Gaurav Maniar, IT Manager

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

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, IT 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

Adrian DiNatale

Meet Adrian DiNatale, Senior Network Architect

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

Adam Thompson

Meet Adam Thompson, Director of Digital Marketing

Adam Thompson is the Director of Digital Marketing at The SSL Store™. He brings a scientific, data-driven approach to marketing. He excels at organizing and understanding how all the parts of a marketing strategy fit together. This is how Adam finds and fixes weaknesses and takes advantage .... read more

Marina Lee

Meet Marina Lee, Director of Customer Experience

Marina Lee is The SSL Store's™ Director of Customer Experience. 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

Justin Lee

Meet Justin Lee, Customer Experience Manager

Justin Lee is the Customer Experience Manager, he oversees all US customer service operations and he's extremely passionate about ensuring customers have the best experience possible anytime they give us a call. In an era of stunted social skills, Justin understands it can be daunting to pick up a telephone... read more

Vinit Patel

Meet Vinit Patel, I.T. Project Manager

Vinit Patel is The SSL Store's IT Project Manager. He manages project development for new software infrastructure to ensure sufficiency of scope, personnel, resources and organization. That's basically a fancy way of saying that Vinit is an IT rock star. Vinit has a passion for software coding.... read more

Tawni Martin

Meet Tawni Martin, Lead UI/UX Designer

Tawni Martin is The SSL Store's Lead UI/UX Designer. She works with all departments to translate design requirements, strategic marketing and business objectives into compelling user experiences, interaction and design. She says, "Great UI/UX is about problem-solving - adapting to technical abilities and limitations.... read more

Niels Kuhnen

Meet Niels Kuhnen, Enterprise Security Architect

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

Luc Hullegie

Meet Luc Hullegie, Managing Director EMEA

Luc Hullegie is The SSL Store's EMEA Managing Director–he makes sure that everything in our European offices are running smoothly and that business is booming. Luc has been involved with IT for over 30 years, the last 13 of which have been in the security sector.... read more

Patrick Dijkstra

Meet Patrick Dijkstra, Customer Experience Manager EMEA

Patrick Dijkstra is The SSL Store's support manager for the EMEA region. He's been involved in the IT sector for a decade and a half–starting by building computers in a local shop before moving into sales, consulting and finally working on the back-end for a hosting company.... read more