Zoom Hires Trump’s Ex-National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster


Zoom Video Communications Inc continues to fight the somewhat traditional security breaches of its incredibly popular conferencing app. The next step is adding H.R. McMaster, the former 26th national security adviser of Donald Trump’s administration, to the board as an independent director. 

The company made the announcement on May 6th, officially welcoming the new board member to the Zoom team. McMaster, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, described his goal as “to help the company navigate rapid growth and assist in meeting Zoom’s commitment to becoming the world’s most secure video communications platform.”

Zoom does indeed rely on McMaster’s military achievements. “During his decorated military career, he has built expertise in leading through challenging situations and has demonstrated tremendous strength of character,” said CEO Eric S. Yuan.

“His leadership will be invaluable as Zoom continues to enable people to connect on a global scale.” 

Jonathan “Josh” Kallmer was also hired as the Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations. According to Politico, Zoom teamed up with two additional consulting firms, American Continental Group and The Cohen Group, to strengthen its outreach with the D.C. crowd. 


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