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Securly Hires DTC Marketing & Branding Expert to Head Consumer Sales


Securly Hires DTC Marketing & Branding Expert to Head Consumer Sales

Linsly Donnelly joins Securly's executive team as Vice President of Consumer Sales and Marketing.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Securly, the thought leader in comprehensive student safety solutions, is excited to announce that Linsly Donnelly has joined the company as Vice President of Consumer Sales and Marketing. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in leading high growth ventures in consumer and digital spaces, Donnelly will oversee Securly's consumer products.

Student safety has been Securly's mission since the 2013 launch of Filter, the market's first and only cloud-based web filter. In the years since, the company's product suite has expanded to include preventative online safety products like 24 and Auditor, as well as parent consumer products Parent Portal and Plug n' Play Hub.

"The need for a product like Plug n' Play Hub is clear. Parents have been asking and waiting for connection and visibility into what their kids do online at school, home, and beyond," says Donnelly. "They trust schools to make good choices for their kids' in-person and digital experiences. Now, parents can plug into that same school solution when their kids are at home. I'm excited to be able to help connect parents to the fantastic platform Securly has built and delivered to thousands of schools and millions of children."

Parent Portal gives parents visibility into their child's school activity and currently has over 250K active parents across the United States. Plug n' Play Hub brings Securly's Filter to parents in Securly districts and lets them set up safe, filtered internet for kids right in the home.

Says Vinay Mahadik, co-founder and CEO, "I saw an explosive level of pent-up demand from schools and parents for at-home solutions, but haven't been able to give it the attention it deserves. Having Linsly on as VP of Consumer Sales and Marketing sets up structure for the consumer side of Securly as a wholly-owned subsidiary with its own leadership and team. My goal now is to enable the B2B and B2C branches of the company, and watch them thrive under seasoned leadership!"

About Linsly

As former COO and co-founder of IdeaForest (acquired by Joann Fabrics and Crafts), CMO of, CEO and co-founder of, and founding team member of Bain & Company's Los Angeles office, Linsly Donnelly brings more than 15 years experience in building and leading high growth ventures in consumer, digital & media arenas. Linsly specializes in profitably scaling ventures by mapping and delivering consumer delight to high value business metrics. In addition to her high profile work building best in-class consumer experiences in digital media and e-commerce, Linsly sits on the board of Parent TV Council, a nonprofit that advocates responsible internet entertainment. She also served as President of the Mill Valley School District PTA, and holds an MBA from University of Texas, Austin.

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About Securly

Securly is a Silicon Valley-based student safety company that provides Edtech safety solutions. The only company to cater exclusively to K-12, student safety has been Securly's mission since the very beginning. Currently, over 7M students use Securly's free and paid filtering solutions worldwide, and thousands of districts use Auditor, Securly's AI-based tool for cyberbullying and self-harm detection on Gmail. In addition to Filter and Auditor, Securly has expanded their product suite to include Parent Portal, 24, Plug n' Play Hub, and many more.

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