Stepping into a new venture

Andrew Lewman, Executive Director of the Tor Project, today announced he is resigning.

“I have accomplished what I set out to do at Tor, by helping millions of people achieve privacy on the internet”, said Lewman.

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Headshot from Andrew’s visit to the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt in March 2014

Since he was recruited as Executive Director in 2009, after serving as one of Tor’s early volunteers in 2003, Lewman has grown the Tor Project 10x in revenues and staff to help it become the global success it is today with thousands of dedicated volunteers helping 2.5 million daily users. Currently, The Tor Project has nearly $9 million in signed contracts and is well positioned for future success.

Lewman serves on the Board of Emerge Batterer Intervention Services, the Board of the Each One Teach One, and is a founding member of the IPVTech Working Group. He’s helped grow Tor to the successful company, with thousands of volunteers and a global reach that it is today. In 2014, he was voted one of the top 100 thought leaders by Boston Magazine. He’s worked on global projects with the National Science Foundation, European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Interpol, Internews Network, Freedom House, Transition House, Google, Broadcasting Board of Governors, US Department of Homeland Security, Radio Free Asia, Emerge, National Network to End Domestic Violence, US Department of Defense, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, the White House, and the US State Department.

Formerly a senior executive of TechTarget, Inc, Lewman was part of the team which took it public in 2007, with a valuation of over $500 million. He has successfully founded and grown several startup ventures.

“I’m a strong believer of individual rights, helping those who need it, and solving real-world problems – sometimes even with technology”, said Lewman.

Learn more at http://www.lewman.is.

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