WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Guardian today announced the appointment of Susan Walker as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This news comes on the heels of Digital Guardian’s recent $30 million funding round and the expansion of its engineering, corporate strategy and product management leadership team.
Susan brings more than 20 years of experience with private-equity-backed businesses, publically traded companies, and business strategy to Digital Guardian. She joins from Telestream, a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, where she held dual roles as CFO and chief operating officer. Before that, she served CFO/finance roles at business data SaaS provider Avention, energy technology firm Aspen Aerogels and IT management software company Novell. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“Digital Guardian continues to attract world-class talent due to the demand for our industry leading data protection solutions,” said Mordecai Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Guardian. “Susan is a seasoned growth company CFO with deep experience in driving operational efficiencies across SaaS businesses at scale. Susan’s extensive financial acumen, combined with her strategic mindset, will be instrumental as we enter our next stage of growth.”
The Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform detects threats and stops data exfiltration from both well-meaning and malicious insiders as well as external adversaries. By combining Data Loss Prevention and Endpoint Detection and Response technologies, the DG platform puts an organizations’ most sensitive information assets at the center of their cybersecurity activities. Powered by DG ARC, Digital Guardian’s big data analytics and reporting cloud service, information security analysts, incident responders and threat hunters can detect and respond to incidents faster and more efficiently regardless of where the threat originated.
“Digital Guardian has experienced impressive growth, especially across its SaaS- and Managed- Data Protection Services offerings,” said Susan Walker, Digital Guardian’s new Chief Financial Officer. “They have built an exceptional management team, have great investors, and are strategically positioned to take advantage of the enormous market opportunity in both data and endpoint security. I am excited to join the only company that respected analyst firms Gartner and Forrester have named a ‘Leader’ in both Data Loss Prevention and Endpoint Detection and Response.”
About Digital Guardian
Digital Guardian provides the industry’s only data protection platform that is purpose-built to stop data theft from both insiders and external adversaries. The Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform performs across the corporate network, traditional endpoints, and cloud applications. It’s buttressed by the DG Cloud, a big data security analytics backend that sees and blocks all threats to sensitive information. For more than 15 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with a choice of on premises, SaaS or managed service deployment. Digital Guardian’s unique data awareness, combined with threat detection and response, enables organizations to protect data without slowing the pace of their business. To learn more please visit: https://digitalguardian.com/