October 15, 2013
Last week, Pwnie Express made an announcement regarding our new CEO, Paul Paget. Since our recent funding, this is the first in a series of steps to expand the company and pwn the competition!
Here is the full text from the press release:
Pwnie Express, the leading provider of rapid deployment remote security assessment products, today announced the appointment of Paul Paget as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Paul transitions leadership from founder Dave Porcello who will continue to guide the company’s product vision as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Paul brings to Pwnie Express more than 30 of years of leadership in technology companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50s. Most recently he served as CEO of Savant Protection, an innovator in protecting infrastructure and industrial control systems, where he remains on the board as executive chairman. Prior to that Paul served as President and CEO of Core Security Technologies, where he successfully built the company into the leader in automated penetration testing with over 600 customers in 40 countries. Paul also held key executive positions at Baltimore Technologies Americas, growing the company to a $30 +million dollar business and VP of Sales and Marketing at CyberTrust, which was acquired by Baltimore Technologies.
Paul’s appointment follows the announcement of Pwnie Express’s $5.1 million Series A funding from .406 Ventures and Fairhaven Capital. As CEO, Paul will drive Pwnie Express’s growth strategy. He will focus on building a dominant position in the market for remote security intelligence by providing insight into who is connecting, and to what are they connecting, within the wired and wireless networks of remote locations and branch offices. These hard-to-reach distributed areas of an organization provide today’s high-risk attack paths for cyber adversaries and rogue devices.
Pwnie Express provides cost effective, rapid deployment security assessment products comprised of innovative sensors that make it incredibly easy to evaluate risk in remote and distributed environments. More than 1000 enterprises across verticals including retail, finance, health, and manufacturing as well as service providers and government organizations rely on Pwnie Express to know who and what is accessing their networks, especially the ability to identify rogue devices. Pwnie Express’ award-winning products come in a variety of form factors including the Pwn Pad, the Pwn Plug, the Power Pwn and its groundbreaking enterprise product that provides unprecedented visibility via a centralized console assimilating all of the data from the various devices.
“Today marks a new era in the growth of our company. Paul is one of the preeminent leaders of our industry. Pwnie Express will benefit enormously from his deep domain expertise and achievements,” said Porcello. “Paul’s proven ability to build high performance teams, combined with his passion for innovation and focus on customer success make him a great fit for Pwnie. We are delighted that he will lead the team and look forward to many years of growth and success.”
Paul said, “It is a privilege to join the Pwnie Express team at this pivotal time in its growth. We share the same passion for security, innovation and execution. I’m confident that Pwnie Express’s extraordinarily simple approach to creating smart devices that leverage the use of open source tools and platforms is a successful recipe for customers. We will focus intensely on expanding the value proposition by offering cutting-edge solutions for enterprises to improve their security by providing visibility into adversarial activity and risk on their wired and wireless networks.”
Pwnie Express will be moving its headquarters to Boston, Massachusetts, expanding it sales, marketing, finance and engineering teams. Research and development (R&D), and manufacturing operations will remain in Vermont.