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MerlinCryption develops infrastructure security software, providing advanced encryption, authentication, and a patented random data generator. These three components are the foundation of the patent-pending Embedded Encryption Platform and Low Overhead Embedded Encryption Platform. 


This high speed, low-overhead cryptographic technology overcomes the two intrinsic risk gaps of commonly used encryption solutions and significantly decreases the labor and cost of typical key management.


‘Ahead of the curve” solutions protect the integrity of data-at-rest, data-in-motion, data-in-use, and data-in-change as it is created, viewed, edited, shared, stored, and moved across any communications channel and in the Cloud.


The company focuses in critical-need industries such as financial services, healthcare, SCADA, and military/law enforcement, delivering encryption security for data storage, system environments, Cloud, VoIP, IoT/M2M, and USB hardware.


MerlinCryption is a Woman Owned Business, headquartered in Austin, TX with sales offices in Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and  Charleston, SC. The encryption solutions are BIS approved for export, OFAC compliant, and enable clients with HIPAA and HITECH compliance.

Business Leadership

Cryptographic Leadership

Brandon Brown
Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder

Paul "Prem" Sobel
Chief Technology Officer | Co-Founder

Driving business strategy and market strategy, Ms. Brown strengthens company capabilities and offerings to navigate the critically evolving cyber security terrain. Former VP New Acquisitions/Marketing, Pacific Hotel Associates, and Founder/CEO of CenterPhi, strategy consultancy firm serving start-ups to Fortune 100s. Full Bio

Formerly with NASA, Northrop, Intel, Phillips, Xerox, and AMD as chief scientist/principal engineer, and founding partner at Vitesse. Mr. Sobel, leads cryptography, security architecture, and engineering. Sobel graduated with honors B.S.E.E. from Pratt Institute, and M.S.E.E. Cal Tech. Full Bio

Client-Interface & Technical Leadership

Deborah Sobel
Chief Knowledge Officer | Co-Founder

Graeham Ford
Sr Engineer | Product Development Manager

Former ServiceNow, SAP, Deloitte, and DuPont, Sr. Curriculum Developer and Technical Design Instructor, Ms. Sobel, develops all aspects of product to client interface, as well as  training, knowledge base constituents, support collateral, and technical instruction. 

Technical quality assurance leader, Mr. Ford spearheads software engineering, project management and product/process design. Formerly with SpaceX and Electronic Arts. Specializes in Java, C++, Test Driven Development, Test Frameworks, QA, Mobile, iOS, Objective-C, Android.

Business Development & Sales Leadership

Felix Medina
Executive VP International

JC Chin
Executive VP North America

Felix Medina engages business relationships from MerlinCryption's Fort Lauderdale office, to ensure encryption security across organizations in Asia and Latin America. Mr. Medina graduated M.S.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology and Black Belt Six Sigma, from University of Michigan. He has owned several international businesses, including Universal Group Consulting and Ichiban.

JC Chin graduated the US Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering. His long-standing and significant work with Florida law enforcement agencies reinforce his success in supporting clients with encryption and cyber security.  Mr Chin focuses in critical-need industries, including banking/financial, law enforcement, and ports/shipping security. 

Government Solutions & Advisory


Henry "Jamie" Holcombe

Senior Vice President to US Government

Dr. Stephen M. Jarrett

Advisory Board Chairman
Chief Advanced Technology Applications Officer

Former VP/GM CapRock Government Solutions (Harris ITS division), a satellite and terrestrial telecommunications provider and Harris ITS Client Executive to US State Department. Accolades include graduating first in class in Computer Science USMA at West Point, the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, and Most Outstanding Officer of the Year. Jamie's extraordinary acumen for mission critical security reinforces US government and intelligence agencies with forward acting solutions.  Full Bio

Retired SPAWARSYSCEN CTO for the Intelligence Warfare Dept, Dr. Jarrett served as Commanding Officer, USS Daniel Boone, and developed ATTIC, one of top four innovation successes for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Steve leads DoD and military business development, as well as spearheads ASBE testing/validation in federal, academic, and commercial areas. Full Bio