Best in Biz Awards Names PhishMe CEO Rohyt Belani as a Top Executive of 2015
Exemplary Leadership Guides Company Through Biggest Growth Phase
LEESBURG, Va. – December 16, 2015 – PhishMe® Inc., the pioneer in human-phishing defense solutions, today announced CEO and co-founder Rohyt Belani has been named a winner in the Executive of the Year category for the 2015 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
As CEO of PhishMe, Rohyt has established himself as a thought leader in the cybersecurity industry and led PhishMe from its infancy to a company with over 200 employees and annual recurring billings in excess of $25 million. Rohyt’s leadership over the last five years has been instrumental in the company securing over $15 million in institutional capital from reputed investors like Paladin Capital Group and Aldrich Capital Partners. Under his leadership, PhishMe experienced cumulative growth of 892% over the past three years and as a result was featured as one of the Top 10 fastest growing security companies in North America on the Inc 5000 list. This hyper-growth has established PhishMe as a leader in the phishing threat management and defense market, with almost half of the Fortune 100 on its customer roster and accolades including a Top 100 ranking on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.
“I am honored to be recognized as an Executive of the Year by the Best in Biz awards,” said Belani. “It’s a testament to the hard work of the entire PhishMe team, who are dedicated to helping our customers defend themselves against cyber attacks by organized crime groups and nation-state actors. I look forward to continued expansion of our product portfolio and business operations through 2016 and beyond.”
Winners of the Best in Biz Awards 2015 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 46 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels, this year’s judging panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included contributors to Bloomberg Businessweek, Business News Daily, Computerworld, CRN, eWeek Channel Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, InformationWeek, ReadWriteWeb, Tech Cocktail, Wired and Xconomy. More than 600 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
To learn more about PhishMe’s human-powered, phishing threat management offerings, visit: https://cofense.com/.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2015, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2015-winners.
Connect with PhishMe
PhishMe® is the leading provider of human-focused phishing defense solutions for organizations concerned about their susceptibility to today’s top attack vector – spear phishing. PhishMe’s intelligence-driven platform turns employees into an active line of defense by enabling them to identify, report, and mitigate spear phishing, malware, and drive-by threats. Our open approach ensures that PhishMe integrates easily into the security technology stack, demonstrating measurable results to help inform an organization’s security decision making process. PhishMe’s customers include the defense industrial base, energy, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as other Global 1000 entities that understand changing user security behavior will improve security, aid incident response, and reduce the risk of compromise.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the fourth annual Best in Biz Awards International program in January 2016. Any organization worldwide may enter any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com