Digital Guardian Mourns the Passing of Chief Technology Officer, Salo Fajer
A great executive and friend, who held family above all else. Salo and I worked together since 2004, and working at any company without him would have been inconceivable for me. Salo’s drive to excellence and can-do spirit was central to the Digital Guardian turn-around and he was a major reason we have seen such incredible growth at the company. He will be missed greatly.
All of us at Digital Guardian mourn the unexpected loss of our dear friend and colleague Salo Fajer. Salo joined us as CTO after working in the same capacity with me for five years at Nitro Security as well as two years at McAfee (Intel Security) following their acquisition of Nitro. He was one of the most decent, honest and intelligent people I have ever met. His dedication and sincerity touched all who knew him. Past colleagues have reached out in numbers, which reflects the impact Salo had as friend, mentor, trusted colleague and technologist. The sadness we all feel is visceral.
As difficult of a loss this is for me, and all of us at DG, personally and professionally, the loss of Salo as a husband and father is gut wrenching. He adored his wife and two children. I spent countless days on the road with Salo, wherever business took us. He never once complained. What he did was make every effort to include his kids in creative ways. From allowing his kids to follow his travels with map applications, to taking pictures and sharing them, to carrying over a car trip game of spying yellow cars with his daughter to anywhere in the world. He was rare in that he was a completely dedicated executive who also managed to never miss an important activity with his children.
He will be missed greatly.
Please join us in remembering a wonderful man. Share your thoughts and tributes of Salo in the comments section below this post.
Update 27 July 2016: Digital Guardian has established an education fund for Salo's children, Sarah and Jacob Fajer. Learn more about our fund and contribute to the GoFundMe campaign here.
Update 26 July 2016: Salo’s obituary, synagogue and burial service details have been published online. Visit Adams-Green Funeral Home for more details.