Private Communications Corporation enables partners to make available to their customers and partners, technologies to protect privacy and enhance experiences for both consumers and SMBs.

About Private Communications Corporation

For over a decade, Private Communications Corporation (PCC) has been the partner of choice for top companies in the security, privacy, telco and affinity marketing verticals who want to make encryption services available to their customers/partners.

Remote WorkForce ZTNA is the latest offering from PCC. It offers secure communications for SMB remote employees and is built specifically for organizations with distributed network environments. Additional information is available at RemoteWorkForceZTNA.com.

Private WiFi, PCC’s flagship software offering, is a virtual private network (VPN) that encrypts all data across unsecure WiFi networks, protecting users from the inherent threats—such as identity theft and hacking that unencrypted public WiFi poses. More information on Private WiFi is available at privatewifi.com.

To supplement these offerings, PCC also offers Malware Filtering, Ad Blocking and Video Optimization.

The company stands for protecting personal data and will never collect users’ private information to sell or otherwise share, which is a unique differentiator. For articles and other online privacy resources, please visit www.private-i.com.

Management Team

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Kent Lawson

President and CEO


Kent Lawson is the President and CEO of Private Communications Corporation and creator of its flagship software Private WiFi.

With over 40 years of computer industry experience, Lawson has launched several highly successful technology ventures. Prior to Private Communications Corporation, Kent founded Magna Software Corporation and ran it for nearly 20 years, before retiring in 1998. Magna specialized in mainframe software, and its products are still being used in businesses and government agencies today. Prior to Magna, he was President of Lupfer and Long, a computer programming company that provided consulting and contract services to government agencies.

In 2010, after 12 years of retirement, Kent became interested in Internet privacy and security issues, and the vulnerability of wireless communications in WiFi hotspots. He created Private Communications Corporation to protect consumers and corporations from privacy and security breaches on the Internet.

Kent holds a BA degree in Economics from Beloit College, an MBA from Washington University, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Owner/President's Management Course.

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Jennifer Praeger

Global VP, Business Development & Partnerships


Jennifer Praeger heads up business development and partnerships for Private Communications Corporation. In this role she is responsible for building sustainable partnerships to scale Private Communications' business. Her career spans executive-level marketing and online communication strategy positions at a range of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Private Communications in 2011, Jennifer was the Web Marketing Manager at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Ms. Praeger also held senior-level marketing positions at Metropolitan College of New York, ClickandBuy, Mason and Geller Marketing, and Lloyd's of London Press.

Ms. Praeger holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from NYU's Stern School of Business.

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Fred Kauber

Chief Technology Officer

Fred Kauber serves as Chief Technology Officer at Private Communications Corporation and is responsible for leading the development and operation of the company’s cybersecurity product platform and service offerings.

Fred possesses more than three decades of executive leadership experience as CEO, CTO, CIO, CPO and CMO, presiding over technology, product management, marketing and operations functions at Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial ventures alike in the financial services, marketing and technology industries at firms such as First Data Corporation, TRANZACT, Bigfoot Interactive, Dun & Bradstreet and IBM Corporation, among others. He is an experienced operator and transformation agent in private equity-backed ventures and has been an executive member of leadership teams that have successfully exited three companies; he currently provides senior leadership for several healthcare ventures in this capacity. He is also the Founder & CEO of venture studio Digiventures Media Group.

Fred is an active angel investor and advisor to early stage companies and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rezzi, an IoT & analytics platform provider in the waste management industry. He also teaches enterprise technology strategy as an adjunct professor in the graduate program of the NYU School of Professional Studies and mentors aspiring technology leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology management and accelerator programs of Columbia University, NYU, Northeastern University and Westchester County’s Element46 program.

Fred graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Computer Science and received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also holds an MS in Telecommunications from Pace University. He is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), has been trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

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Lane Liston

Vice President, Technical Operations


As the Vice President of Technology Operations for Private Communications, Lane Franklin Liston oversees the technological infrastructure implementation and administration to streamline transnational developers, servers, and ancillary equipment functions for rapid, secure and effective product delivery.

Lane joined Private Communications with over fifteen years of IT expertise in both an established Fortune 500 company and smaller businesses with distinction in the field of innovation and technology. He worked for Honeybee Robotics for ten years, holding the position of Director of IT/MIS, and provided the overall strategic operational leadership of technological planning, architecture, research and development. Lane has also worked at Proteometrics as a Software Test Analyst and at Texas Instruments (formerly Tartan Laboratories) in different positions, learning multiple machine languages and JTAG emulation for digital signal processors and microprocessor toolsets.

Lane holds a BA, MS and MBA and has studied at the University of Pittsburgh, Juilliard, Fashion Institute of Technology, Marymount, Polytechnic and NYU.

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Pat Brill

Vice President of HR & Finance


Pat Brill serves as Private Communications' Vice President of HR & Finance. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of human resources, business administration and finance for the business.

Pat joined Private Communications in 2010 as its first employee. She has more than 30 years of management experience in finance, human resources, and office management. Her roles as a Business Manager and Director of Human Resources have been with small to medium sized companies in the technology and creative industries. Pat earned a Bachelor of Science is Social Sciences from Adelphi University, New York.

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Rima Christie

Vice President, Customer Support Management


Rima Christie is Private Communications' Director for Customer Support Management. Rima and her team are responsible for the company's world-class customer support.

Rima brings over 10 years of sales experience in the promotional product industry. She also worked for Xerox in Inventory Management. In addition, she volunteered for 10 years as Knowledge Coach for the United States Pony Club. Rima graduated from William Paterson University with a BS in Psychology with honors, Magna Cum Laude. In her spare time she is an avid equestrian, enjoys African drumming, quilting and volunteers as a foster for dogs in danger.

Contact Us

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Private Communications Corporation
39 Holiday Point Road
Sherman, CT 06784
(212) 390-1100