FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prelert, the leading provider of machine learning anomaly detection, today announced that John O’Donnell has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will manage all financial, legal, human resources and administrative operations, working directly with Prelert’s senior management team to drive growth and success in each area.
“John’s financial leadership experience and track record of increasing value for technology companies is the perfect fit for Prelert, especially as the demand for our security and IT operations software continues to grow,” said Mark Jaffe, Prelert’s CEO. “John’s expertise will help Prelert become an even more agile competitor – and will help ensure that our critical finance and administrative operations grow in lockstep with our success.”
With more than 20 years of industry experience, O’Donnell most recently served as CFO of Aveksa, a leading provider of business-driven identity and access management software. While there, he built a global finance and administration organization to support the company’s dynamic growth, leading to its eventual acquisition by EMC Corporation. Prior to that, he served as the controller for both Empirix, a provider of real-time, end-to-end test, monitoring and analytics solutions and Netegrity, a provider of identity and access management that was acquired by CA Technologies. In both roles, O’Donnell was responsible for directing all accounting, tax, risk management, internal control, financial planning, analysis and international operations.
“Today, cybersecurity is more than just a concern of IT professionals – it’s vital to the health of entire companies – and worried about at the executive level. With the increasing risks that cyberattacks pose, real-time anomaly detection, like Prelert’s, is the only way to discover breaches and mitigate significant data loss,” said O’Donnell. “I’m thrilled to be part of an expanding company dedicated to keeping businesses aware of and ready to act on these threats.”
O’Donnell holds a BBA in accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Prelert is the leading provider of machine learning anomaly detection for IT security and operations teams. By using automation and machine intelligence to eliminate manual effort and human error, the company’s software finds security breaches and service disruptions that legacy tools miss. Hundreds of progressive IT organizations rely on Prelert’s advanced analytics to automatically mine huge volumes of IT data in real time, enabling them to identify security threats and performance issues before they impact business. For more information, please visit www.prelert.com or follow @Prelert.