Blancco Technology Group welcomes Matt Jones to its Board of Directors as CEO

– UK, Tonbridge – Blancco Technology Group plc (AIM:BLTG) announced that, following an extensive selection process, Matt Jones is joining the Company today as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director.

Specialising in the technology sector, Matt is a recognised leader with a successful track record of developing and overseeing the execution of growth strategies for companies in security, storage and communications.

Matt was most recently CEO of E8 Security, a pioneer in behavioural intelligence and cybersecurity based in the USA. Prior to joining E8 Security, Matt held positions at InterAct, a leading cloud-based software provider for public safety (where he was Executive Chairman), CloudShield Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity solutions (where he was CEO) and Allocity a software company concentrating on storage management.

Matt led the transformation and growth at both E8 Security and CloudShield into leading cybersecurity software companies focused on the enterprise market, increasing revenue, building out teams to scale and successfully leading global market expansion. He was instrumental in the sale of CloudShield to SAIC and Allocity to EMC. Matt has also held senior executive roles at Excite@Home, Sprint and AT&T.

Rob Woodward, Chairman, commented: “The Board and I are delighted to welcome Matt to the team. Matt’s wealth of experience and success in the international software sector made him the stand out choice among an impressive field of candidates. I am sure he will be instrumental in enabling Blancco to capitalise on the rapidly developing international markets for its products and to meet its full growth potential.

Matt Jones, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am very much looking forward to joining Blancco and leading the business through the next stage of its growth and development. I have been extremely impressed by the strength of Blancco’s product portfolio and the high quality of the people throughout the business and see a clear market opportunity ahead of us. There are many exciting prospects for us to pursue to create value for all of our stakeholders.

Simon Herrick will continue as Interim CFO and the Board wishes to thank him for undertaking the role of Interim CEO since September 2017.

About Blancco Technology Group

Blancco Technology Group is a leading global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions.

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