Security compliant mobile messaging for business.

Purpose-built by cybersecurity and regulatory experts, Hotshot is a simple to use patent-pending messaging solution.  

Military-grade security, elliptical encryption, privacy-enforcements, and compliance complexities are handled automatically while providing full enterprise-control.


Combining their experience from the fields of mobile technology development and high-performance team management, Hotshot was founded to deliver a messaging and collaboration system that is easy to use and eliminates labor law and information handling compliance risks.

Based on research conducted in the US and EU, the Hotshot team collaborated with legal experts to develop a simple-to-deploy platform which provides all of the security and performance that users have come to expect from mobile messaging apps, while reducing the likelihood of violating labor law guidelines for off-the-clock work or Personally-Identifiable-Information (PII) handling regulations relating to customer names, addresses, payment details or even health records.

Hotshot relies on a global team of technologists to develop and deliver a reliable, resilient and secure messaging system.  


Over the last decade, worker’s rights advocates have focused on limiting the amount of off-the-clock work that non-exempt employees have to engage in. Starting with EU efforts in France, where laws have been passed last year, and recent US class action compensation lawsuits, employers have been subject to fines and settlements that exceed hundreds-of-millions of dollars.  

Hotshot eliminates the potential for off-hour communications to create a labor law or compensation claim by allowing owners and managers to configure strict policies for when non-exempt employees can access work-related communications and when they are notified of new communications.  

Hotshot’s security and message access features also reduce the likelihood of data breaches or claims by customers that businesses have mis-handled their PII.  As long as data stays within the Hotshot system, all data is protected by security technologies which exceed even the most-demanding HIPAA requirements for electronic health records or state PII protection statutes and GDPR requirements for sharing customer data among team members.  


The Hotshot Team


Aaron Turner, CEO

Experienced technology entrepreneur, beginning with his startup-driven mentality while founding security teams within Microsoft, invited by the US government to build a new generation of security technologies for critical infrastructure. A successful independent entrepreneur with experience in the fast-paced mobile and IoT security technology industries, he most-recently sold his Terreo technology startup to Verifone in 2015 and served as VP of Security Product R&D at Verifone until February 2017.


Srini Murty, CRO

Srini has more than 20 years of industry experience at multiple startups with very successful results and exits. At Zimperium, a machine-learning based mobile threat defense technology platform, he accelerated the revenues year-on-year for three years straight. He utilized both strategic channels like Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, MobileIron, McAfee, and large direct customers increasing revenues from nothing to annual run-rates in the millions. At E2open, Srini tripled the revenues from IBM and Lenovo in under two years, allowing for a successful IPO and eventual buyout. At i2, Srini started the European operations with 5 people and no revenues to reaching a 1B USD run-rate at peak and helped with the company’s public valuation of over $65B.


Frédéric Richter, COO

Frédéric is a French native speaker from Belgium who relocated in Luxembourg in 2001. He is a chartered accountant with 10+ years of experience as a Tax advisor with Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and PwC prior to joining one of his clients, Vodafone, where he acted as head of Indirect Tax in Luxembourg for 5 years. In 2016 he was an active member of the team leading the negotiations with the Luxembourg Government to setup the Tomorrow Street Innovation Centre, a joint venture between Vodafone and Technoport. In 2017 he was promoted Senior Partner and appointed board member of the Tomorrow Street Innovation Centre and he joined the leadership team at Hotshot in 2019. 


Strategic Advisory Board


Eammon Johnston

Eamonn is an experienced digital transformation leader in the healthcare and financial services arena with a track record of building high-functioning teams to deliver high-value programs. He recently led the Digital Transformation for a large Healthcare Payer where he helped guide the migration to new cloud-based technology in parallel to a new Agile centric delivery model. He has a track record in large-scale technology change initiatives with a strategic, holistic approach to the ongoing operations. Originally from the UK Eamonn now lives in New York with his wife and daughter.