WHO WE ARE

We offer a wide range of services and provide realtime Solutions

With IT validation expertise, StrongBox IT was founded with a vision to help businesses scale up their operational systems with confidence. We instil this confidence by ‘StrongBoxing’ their IT infrastructure in terms of security, performance, continuous regression, scalability and availability.

We achieve this by working in collaboration with your organisation’s operational support team in an endeavour to validate every change being rolled into production while maintaining our focus on the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your IT systems and infrastructure.

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Team StrongBox IT

We believe that it is human intelligence supported by market leading tools that make a difference and so we invest in acquiring and nurturing the best talent in the world. We believe that our people are our biggest assets.

Our team consists of certified technologists in every recognized field of the IT industry and are equipped to handle operational and security testing that expose vulnerabilities, load and stress test complex integrated systems and provide effective test automation suites.

With CEH, OSCP, CCNA certifications amongst us and featured in hall of fames of leading companies, we guarantee you that you are in the best possible hands for validating your security posture

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Leadership Team

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Joseph Martin

Technology and Delivery

Joseph Martin commenced his career in the year 1997 as an Analyst Programmer 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, 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. Joseph ensures that these essential services are made available to businesses globally.

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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 organisations: Generous Giving, Giving Wisely, and Global Generosity. 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.

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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 the 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.

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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 specialisation in Human Resources, she is involved in the people policies of the organisation. 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. 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.

Advisors

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Wesley Hill


Wesley Hill started his career within the impact investing and grant writing space. He spent multiple years analyzing, developing, and investing in non-profit organizations in countries like Haiti and Guatemala. He quickly shifted career paths and joined Nike’s internal business incubator to lead operations and supply chain. These businesses were developed with the intention of bringing net new revenue to Nike while also spurring on innovation within the organization globally. Nowadays Wesley spends his time siting on the board of a private foundation, a non-profit in Haiti, and consulting with startups and fortune 500s.

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Jonson Sun


Jonson Sun is the founder and president of GIC Merchant Bank Corp, a merchant banking firm based in Toronto, Canada that has domain expertise in investing in private companies which often involves a consolidation strategy. GIC services include providing start-up and growth companies business strategy advice and capital market consulting. Johnson also sits on the board of Bay Talent Group, Emerge Ecommerce, Pishon Innovation Lab and Kore Alliances and is also active with philanthropic and faith-based organizations around the world. Jonson Sun is based in Toronto, Canada and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.