– USA, MA – Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD), a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions, today announced that it has appointed Marc Brown and Tom Schodorf to its Board of Directors, effective July 15, 2016. These leaders bring experience, knowledge, and skills valuable to Rapid7’s growth, value creation, and operational excellence. Also, after more than five years of service, Christopher Young will retire following the next regularly scheduled meeting of the board on or around August 3, 2016.
“I am delighted that Marc and Tom have joined the Rapid7 board and I look forward to working with them as we continue driving strong growth and scale in our business,” said Alan Matthews, chairman of the Board of Directors. “I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Christopher Young for his leadership, guidance, and dedication to Rapid7 over the past five years. We wish him success in all his future endeavors.”
“Marc and Tom bring expertise in business development, operations, and go-to-market strategy. They are terrific additions to our board and support our continued success in addressing the tremendous opportunities in cyber security and IT,” said Corey Thomas, chief executive officer and president of Rapid7. “We’re excited to have their leadership on our board as Rapid7 continues innovating with our unique security data and analytics technology platform.”
About Marc Brown,
Marc brings strategic insights into scaling financial operations and driving value creation. Marc is currently the managing director of corporate development at Microsoft Corporation. Marc has nearly 22 years of business and legal experience, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and equity investments.
About Tom Schodorf,
Tom brings significant experience in scaling go-to-market operations, as well as unique insights to Rapid7’s strategy for disrupting the legacy SIEM and IT operations markets. Tom previously served as the senior vice president, field operations of Splunk Inc., a provider of log-management and analytic-systems software. He has more than 30 years of software and professional experience.
Rapid7 also announced that Peter Kaes has been named general counsel. Peter joined Rapid7 in January 2014 as vice president of legal and has played a key role in the Company’s initial public offering (IPO), M&A activities, and commercial customer operations. As general counsel, Peter has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of Rapid7’s legal activities worldwide.
“Peter has been an instrumental member of the Rapid7 team and we are thrilled that he is taking on this senior role,” said Thomas.
Rapid7 is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that enable organizations to implement an active, analytics-driven approach to cyber security. We combine our extensive experience in security data and analytics and deep insight into attacker behaviors and techniques to make sense of the wealth of data available to organizations about their IT environments and users. Our solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 5,300 organizations across over 100 countries, including 36% of the Fortune 1000.
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