CEO and co-founder of Secure-24 Inc. in Southfield. A managed hosting and cloud provider, Secure-24 specializes in delivering global support for the technical requirements of industry and government, including infrastructure, implementation, management, and enterprise applications. Horch is a leading expert in security products and methodologies to mitigate the risks of security breaches and attacks. His expertise has been trusted in highly secure projects, such as the creation and management of a hosting environment for a nuclear power plant in Germany. Over nearly 20 years, Horch has overseen the deployment and protection of IT systems for organizations in the finance, insurance, nuclear power, technology, and automotive industries. He established the eBusiness Hosting and Network Security business for TDS, one of the largest SAP application hosting firms in Europe and was responsible for maintaining the company's success in information security technology. Secure-24 also entered into a private-public partnership with Wayne County for the development of an 18,000-square-foot data center in Plymouth Township. The firm was named to Inc.'s
5,000 fastest-growing companies for several years and was honored with the 10th Anniversary Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report (GLITR)
Award that recognizes 10 innovative companies that are making a difference in Michigan through investment and growth. Secure-24 Inc. has created more than 250 IT jobs in Michigan and plans to create another 250 jobs by 2015. It is a certified SAP hosting partner and Oracle partner. Horch was the Central Great Lakes regional winner of the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2009. He received his advanced technical degree in electronics, automation, and information technology from the Christian-Schmidt-Schule (College), in Germany.