Global Leader in Phishing Defense Hires Experienced Engineering and Professional Services Leaders to Support Company’s Hyper-Growth
LEESBURG, VA, July 7, 2016 – PhishMe, a global provider of phishing-defense and intelligence solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has made two senior hires in Wade Weeks and Joshua Nicholson to complement its management team. The addition of these gentlemen furthers PhishMe’s continued commitment to innovating to outpace the changing tactics of the adversaries, while supporting its customers with access to an industry-leading professional services team that complements its bleeding-edge technologies.
Wade Weeks, hired as Senior Vice President of Engineering, brings with him 20 years of experience in improving product quality and streamlining product and service delivery within software application and hardware appliance delivery organizations. Previously employed at Cisco as engineering director and before that, Sourcefire as senior director of quality assurance, Weeks is a dynamic and accomplished engineering leader. His proven experience in creating strategies and processes that enable increased operational efficiencies make him an invaluable addition to the company.
Weeks is joined by Joshua Nicholson, hired as VP of Professional Services. Joshua has a diverse pedigree developing and implementing unique problem solving capabilities across large corporations, start-up companies, the United States military, government, and Big4 Security Consulting. Nicholson’s background includes serving as VP, Information Security Consulting Manager at Wells Fargo Bank & Company; Manager, Cyber Security Practice at Ernst & Young; and serving as Information Systems Coordinator in the United States Marine Corps. Joshua is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), as well as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Rohyt Belani, CEO and co-founder of PhishMe commented, “We are delighted to welcome experienced leaders in Wade and Joshua to the PhishMe family. As PhishMe continues to tread a hyper-growth trajectory and serve clients globally, Wade will help keep us on the bleeding edge of innovation, while Joshua and his team provide our customers with the white-glove service they have come to expect of 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.