Allied Mind’s Optio Labs Taps Hartley as General Manager

Optio Labs, which is backed by Boston-based investment firm Allied Minds, has hired Matt Hartley as general manager. Previously, Hartley served as director of federal sales at MobileIron. Optio Labs is a provider of transformational mobile and cyber security technologies.


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Optio Labs, a developer of transformational mobile and cyber security technologies, hired industry veteran Matt Hartley as General Manager to drive growth among commercial enterprises, embedded systems manufacturers, as well as the U.S. Federal government.
Hartley brings more than a decade of experience in enterprise software sales, and federal product and marketing strategy development. Prior to joining Optio Labs, Hartley led teams at VMWare Inc. and BMC Software, and acquired deep expertise in sales management, partnership development and sales channel growth. He most recently served as Director, Federal Sales at MobileIron, where he built a highly successful sales team and go-to market strategy. During his tenure at MobileIron, the company experienced unprecedented growth across all segments of the Federal market.
At Optio Labs, Hartley will expand the reach of the company’s mobile and cyber security products, which work seamlessly as integrated solutions or independently as standalone systems, and are designed to meet the U.S. government’s stringent security requirements.
“Optio Labs is setting a new standard in the mobile marketplace because its technologies offer unprecedented security on Android smartphones and tablets, as well as sophisticated contextual awareness,” Hartley said. “The company is well positioned to serve commercial and Federal enterprises as its team can solve real-world challenges in mobile computing faster, and at a lower cost, than its competitors.”
OptioCore is the company’s flagship product, providing the ability to fully control the way an Android device is used. The system eliminates the need for manual and written security policies that rely on a device’s user to implement the protocols. With OptioCore, a security policy can be created and implemented through an easy-to-use interface.
Two of the company’s other products include OptioSwap and OptioAnalyze. OptioSwap allows Android device users to separate personal and work information by creating independent profiles on a single device, each with their own set of security policies. OptioAnalyze monitors a device and detects when new viruses are present.
Optio Labs is a subsidiary of Allied Minds, a private investment firm based in Boston that forms and funds start-ups based on early-stage technologies developed at renowned U.S. universities and federal research institutions.
“Optio Labs was formed around groundbreaking technologies developed at Virginia Tech, and Hartley’s proven track record of sales, product strategy and leadership will help position the company into a market-leading security solutions provider,” said John Serafini, Vice President at Allied Minds.
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About Optio Labs
Optio Labs creates, optimizes and productizes transformational security and productivity technologies for the mobile enterprise and embedded systems. Founded in 2012, Optio Labs was formed around groundbreaking technologies originating from Virginia Tech scientists, Dr. Charles Clancy, Dr. Jules White and Dr. Brian Dougherty. More information can be found at
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds is a U.S. investment firm that deploys private equity to form, fund, manage and build start-ups based on early-stage technologies developed at renowned U.S. universities and federal research institutions. Allied Minds serves as a diversified holding company that supports its businesses with capital, management and shared services and is the premier investment firm to utilize this novel and fully integrated approach to technology commercialization. For more information, visit