SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lookout, the leader in mobile security, today announced that it appointed Jim Dolce as the CEO of Lookout. John Hering, Founder, will assume the role of Executive Chairman and have an active, day-to-day role at Lookout.
"I'm proud to welcome Jim to the Lookout team. Jim’s complementary set of skills and experiences will take Lookout to the next level. He’s been a long-time leader in the enterprise and carrier worlds, and with the future of enterprise software being so tightly linked to mobile, Jim is well-positioned to take Lookout into its next stage of growth,” said John Hering, Executive Chairman and Founder of Lookout.
With over 50 million people worldwide using Lookout to protect their devices and key partnerships with some of the largest mobile operators in the world, these appointments build upon Lookout’s market leadership. By adding Jim to the management team, a seasoned industry veteran with a strong track record for leading high-growth enterprise organizations, Lookout solidifies its position as the leader in the mobile security market. John will be assuming the role of Executive Chairman and work day-to-day on key strategic issues, with a particular focus on Lookout's market strategy, product, partnerships, and leadership in the security community.
“I’m extremely excited to join Lookout, a company at the forefront of transforming the security industry. With millions of users and partnerships with some of the largest mobile operators in the world, Lookout is well-positioned to tackle the world’s biggest security problems as we move into the post-PC era,” said Jim Dolce, CEO of Lookout. “Lookout is at the convergence of four key trends: security, mobile, big data and cloud. It’s rare to find a company touching on four of the most important technology trends of our time.”
Jim is a four-time founder with both private and public company experience, as well as a former executive of Akamai Technologies and Juniper Networks. He has led teams from three to 3,000 and has repeatedly scaled companies successfully. He built Unisphere, which was sold to Juniper Networks, and played a key role in scaling Juniper to a multi billion-dollar revenue run rate from 2002-2006. Most recently, Jim was a senior executive at Akamai, bringing cloud services to mobile network operators. Jim currently serves on the boards of privately-held Benu Networks (www.benunets.com) and RGB Networks (www.rgbnetworks.com), and is a Trustee of several nonprofit organizations. Jim has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
Lookout builds security software that protects people, businesses and networks from mobile threats. With the world’s largest mobile threat dataset and the power of 50 million devices, Lookout proactively prevents fraud, protects data and defends privacy. Lookout secures the mobile experience for people everywhere through Lookout Mobile Security, a consumer app, and its business product, which offers advanced cloud-based security. Lookout was selected as a 2013 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and has offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, please visit www.lookout.com.