Leadership Team

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Joseph Martin,

Technology and Delivery

Joseph Martin commenced his career in the year 1997 as an Analyst Programer at NIIT Ltd. and has since then spent the last two decades as a specialist in the field of software testing. Prior to forming StrongBox IT with a group of like-minded individuals, he grew his expertise in the field by working with reputed tech companies that include leadership roles at Quintegra, UST Global, and Syntel. His experience revealed a dearth of information security practices and efficient security testing in the industry, inspiring the formation of StrongBox IT. Focussed on security testing, secure business practices, operational availability, compliance and threat monitoring, at StrongBox IT, Joseph ensures that these essential services are made available to businesses globally. Joe holds a B.Sc degree in Physics from Madras Christian College and lives in Chennai, India with his wife Betty and three daughters.

Daryl Heald,

Strategy and Growth

Daryl Heald began his career in 1988 as a commercial real estate broker in Atlanta, GA. In 1997 he joined the Maclellan Foundation serving on the executive committee and helping to lead its global grant-making strategy. Beginning in 2000, while at Maclellan, Daryl helped to launch several organizations: Generous Giving, Giving Wisely, and Global Generosity. The majority of his time now is spent in speaking and encouraging business people in the global financial capitals to be generous. He has worked with wealthy families on four continents regarding their philanthropy. He is also actively investing in private equity deals with a particular emphasis on businesses with social impact. Daryl currently serves on ten boards in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. Some of his favorite pastimes include golfing, fly-fishing, and barbequing. Daryl holds a BS degree in economics from Westmont College and he and his wife, Cathy, reside in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA, and have nine children and recently welcomed their first grandchild.

Zelia Zhu,

Strategic Governance

Zelia Zhu currently serves as the COO of GIC Merchant Bank Corp, a merchant banking firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Before joining GICMB, Zelia was a partner of New Access Capital, a Shanghai based Venture Capital firm where she led the firm’s investments in TMT (Technology, Media and Telecom) sectors with a successful track record. Zelia began her career with Isoft in Shanghai where she developed her early experience of investment from engaging in the company’s M&A deals. Zelia gained her master’s degree in finance from China’s Fudan University. She and her husband enjoy their life with their two kids in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Betty Joseph,

Business Development

Betty, a founding partner of StrongBox IT, has been handling the operations of the company since its inception. Holding a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a specialization in Human Resources, she is involved in the people policies of the organization. She also handles business development for StrongBox IT and will be actively involved in channel partnerships for Modshield. Her life involves a lot of interaction with people and this is where she finds her passion. Her journals are found at http://www.bettyjoseph.com/. She believes one goes through seasons in life to grow in faith, more importantly to share one’s learning and be a support when people need it.

Betty is focussed on steering the organization towards being a blessing to the community thereby helping us live out the true purpose for which we have been called.

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Joseph Martin,

Technology and Delivery

Joseph Martin commenced his career in the year 1997 as an Analyst Programer at NIIT Ltd. and has since then spent the last two decades as a specialist in the field of software testing. Prior to forming StrongBox IT with a group of like-minded individuals, he grew his expertise in the field by working with reputed tech companies that include leadership roles at Quintegra, UST Global, and Syntel. His experience revealed a dearth of information security practices and efficient security testing in the industry, inspiring the formation of StrongBox IT. Focussed on security testing, secure business practices, operational availability, compliance and threat monitoring, at StrongBox IT, Joseph ensures that these essential services are made available to businesses globally. Joe holds a B.Sc degree in Physics from Madras Christian College and lives in Chennai, India with his wife Betty and three daughters.


Daryl Heald,

Strategy and Growth

Daryl Heald began his career in 1988 as a commercial real estate broker in Atlanta, GA. In 1997 he joined the Maclellan Foundation serving on the executive committee and helping to lead its global grant-making strategy. Beginning in 2000, while at Maclellan, Daryl helped to launch several organizations: Generous Giving, Giving Wisely, and Global Generosity. The majority of his time now is spent in speaking and encouraging business people in the global financial capitals to be generous. He has worked with wealthy families on four continents regarding their philanthropy. He is also actively investing in private equity deals with a particular emphasis on businesses with social impact. Daryl currently serves on ten boards in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. Some of his favorite pastimes include golfing, fly-fishing, and barbequing. Daryl holds a BS degree in economics from Westmont College and he and his wife, Cathy, reside in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA, and have nine children and recently welcomed their first grandchild.


Zelia Zhu,

Strategic Governance

Zelia Zhu currently serves as the COO of GIC Merchant Bank Corp, a merchant banking firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Before joining GICMB, Zelia was a partner of New Access Capital, a Shanghai based Venture Capital firm where she led the firm’s investments in TMT (Technology, Media and Telecom) sectors with a successful track record. Zelia began her career with Isoft in Shanghai where she developed her early experience of investment from engaging in the company’s M&A deals. Zelia gained her master’s degree in finance from China’s Fudan University. She and her husband enjoy their life with their two kids in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


Betty Joseph,

Business Development

Betty, a founding partner of StrongBox IT, has been handling the operations of the company since its inception. Holding a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a specialization in Human Resources, she is involved in the people policies of the organization. She also handles business development for StrongBox IT and will be actively involved in channel partnerships for Modshield. Her life involves a lot of interaction with people and this is where she finds her passion. Her journals are found at http://www.bettyjoseph.com/. She believes one goes through seasons in life to grow in faith, more importantly to share one’s learning and be a support when people need it.

Betty is focussed on steering the organization towards being a blessing to the community thereby helping us live out the true purpose for which we have been called.