Global Web Security (gWebs) is a Singaporean web-services security start-up based in Beijing. gWebs makes encryption and authentication software for consumers, small businesses, and the enterprise.
Our products bring public-key encryption to webmail.
When I arrived at gWebs we were a very young start-up and I was hired as a translator for our software's localization pack. Chinese is the only language spoken at our office, so I quickly learned a lot of technical Chinese and established a strong relationship with our CEO and CTO. I was promoted to Marketing Supervisor within weeks and then 6 months later I was promoted again to Marketing Director. During that time, I redrafted our business plan, wrote our website and all of our marketing materials, setup our web infrastructure, blog, stats, SEO and a small suite of systems to enhance our productivity. When our LAN and web systems were mostly in place, I hired and (now) manage a system administrator to take care of them full time. I also manage our 8 person marketing team which develops the materials you see here, as well as a Chinese blog (http://blogcn.gwebs.com) a Chinese website (http://www.microdone.cn) and a number of other things.
In my capacity as Business Development Associate, I work on strategizing, planning and securing corporate partnerships, which have, to date, resulted in the addition of 3.5 million users to our user base.
In addition, I have been and am still involved in a substantial portion of our project management. I am responsable for some of the major innovations and technological developments at gWebs, including our switching to an open source encryption model and development of a Firefox plug-in.