About Us



Your story matters.

Your life matters.

What people think and know about you matters.

That is why we created SecretValet.

We Believe:

   1. You have the right to personal privacy.

   2. You have the right to choose what personal information other people can access.

   3. These rights do not end after your death but continue on forever.

   4. In being socially responsible.

To secure these rights on your behalf, we created SecretValet to allow you to communicate with others or leave important information to others even if something happened to you.  Prior to SecretValet, there were no solutions available that both protect your information with true, premium encryption, and Deliver your information to someone at the time of your choosing. 

When we were investigating and researching options available to people, before SecretValet, we found sites that claimed that they are secure, but our tests and investigations as security professionals proved to us that they were not.  We could not find a single site or service that automatically delivered information, so we commissioned an exhaustive patent search.  Once again, we didn’t find anything, so we patented our delivery and encryption processes and built SecretValet.   

We believe in being a socially responsible company and have priced SecretValet to provide the highest service possible at the lowest possible cost so that everyone can enjoy its benefits.  We also donate 10% of our profits to charity and offers steep discounts to active duty military and veterans.

We are, at our heart, individuals like you who believe that each of us has the right to choose our own destiny and to provide for and protect our loved ones to the best of our ability, even after our death.  We have a combination of training, education, and experience that uniquely qualifies us to provide this service.  It’s not our hobby – it is our passion!



Executive Team



Sahar Ismail CEO & Co-founder: Sahar has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is finishing a Masters in Security Technologies at the University of Minnesota. She has experience in leadership, Healthcare, Education, Finance, Service Oriented Architecture, Project Management, and International Commerce.  She has been the leader of a multinational team, a team lead for a nationwide cloud solution, and a Manager of Enterprise Architecture for one of the largest online education providers. She has 20 years of hands-on IT experience, is business savvy, multi-lingual, and is the driving force behind the creation of SecretValet.  As a mother of 4, she has a deep personal passion about SecretValet functioning flawlessly because she herself has a SecretValet capsule for each of her children.





  Michael Lester: Chairman & Co-founder: Michael graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, had a decorated career in the U.S. Marine Corps as a pilot and then later as an IT and leadership instructor at the Naval Academy. Michael worked as a software developer, QA Manager, Director of Consulting, General Manager, VP of delivery, and is currently a Chief Information Security Officer for a custom software company. He is a 25 year IT veteran, a member of MENSA, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History, a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in Digital Design and Computer Architecture, an MBA with emphasis in Leadership Development, and is a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).  Michael is a father and grandfather.  As a security expert, he deals daily with the erosion of personal privacy and is passionate about SecretValet being a bulwark against that erosion.



We’d love to hear what you think and encourage you to write to us at admin@secretvalet.com.  We will read and respond to every email personally.