ZeroFOX Strengthens Executive Team with Industry Veterans to Support Global Growth
Tim Bender, formerly at Motionsoft and Vocus, will serve as CFO, and Gabe Goldhirsh, formerly of Synerjent Ventures and Hexis Cyber Solutions, will serve as Vice President of Worldwide Services.
February 17th, BALTIMORE MD — ZeroFOX, the social media security company, today announced two new executives boasting a combined 40 years of finance and customer success experience. Tim Bender, former CFO at Motionsoft, will bring his impressive track record and IPO experience to ZeroFOX as the new CFO. Gabe Goldhirsh, former CEO of Synerjent Ventures, joins as the VP of Worldwide Services, leading customer success and expert services. These new executives will be integral to ZeroFOX’s success as the company accelerates growth globally.
Both executives are veterans of ramping early-stage companies to a global scale with a dedication to financials, operations, services and customer success. Together, they have held leadership positions at numerous successful private and public companies in the technology and security industries.
“Our goal for the year is to be the best run security company in the industry. As our business velocity accelerates across the board — from people to customers to revenue — we need the right people and processes in place to scale the organization responsibly,” said ZeroFOX CEO and Chairman, James C. Foster. “Tim and Gabe have been helping companies of our size do exactly this for decades, and their experience will ensure that our rapid growth is stable and rock solid for customers old and new. ZeroFOX’s growth has never been so promising, and Tim and Gabe are here to ensure we make the next stride while optimizing our financial operations and delivering impeccable services to our customers.”
Tim brings over 15 years of strategic, financial and operational planning expertise with growth-stage, technology companies. Most recently, Tim served as CFO of Motionsoft from 2012 through 2015. While at Motionsoft, Tim led all finance, legal and human resource activities. Tim led multiple equity and debt funding rounds that positioned the company to launch and grow the first SaaS offering to the health club fitness industry. Prior to Motionsoft, Tim was the VP of Accounting and Corporate Controller of Vocus, a leader in public relations automation. From 2001 to 2011, Tim played a key role in building the finance organization that supported rapid expansion from $4M to $110M and included an IPO, a follow-on offering and several acquisitions.
“ZeroFOX has an amazing opportunity with the right mix of people, product and market opportunity for a ‘knock it out of the park’ success,” said Tim Bender, CFO. “ZeroFOX’s rapid growth and top tier customer base speaks to the breakout opportunity ahead. We are well positioned with strong financial resources, top tier board and investors, and a veteran leadership team that will drive success. I am thrilled to see what the future holds for ZeroFOX as we continue our rapid growth.”
Before joining ZeroFOX, Gabe Goldhirsh served as the CEO and founding member of Synerjent Ventures, LLC. Synerjent Ventures provided executive leadership and technical services as well as product lifecycle, market development, and investment strategies to start-up and Enterprise companies focused in cybersecurity. Prior to Synerjent, Gabe was the former Co-Founder & CEO of Dilijent Solutions, LLC. For over nine years, Dilijent Solutions, LLC provided advanced enterprise software architecture design, development, and security services to a global client base. In 2012, Mr. Goldhirsh led the sale of Dilijent Solutions to a publicly traded cybersecurity company.
“I have had the pleasure of working with ZeroFOX in a variety of capacities for the past several years,” said Gabe Goldhirsh, VP of WW Services. “I have been immensely impressed with the way they treat their customers and partners, and I am thrilled to join a truly customer obsessed organization. The energy of the founders is contagious, their vision unique, and their execution is unmatched. With ZeroFOX’s vision of high growth in 2016, it became a no brainer to come onboard and drive ZeroFOX’s customer success strategy.”
ZeroFOX protects organizations from the risks introduced by social communication and collaboration platforms. In an age of constant connectivity and social sharing, users have become the primary target for the adversary. ZeroFOX protects your people where they are most vulnerable by continuously monitoring social platforms for cyber attacks, sensitive information loss, social engineering campaigns, account compromise and fraud. Leveraging cutting edge technology and proven security practices, ZeroFOX provides both targeted protection and global insights into the world of social media threats. ZeroFOX, based in Baltimore, MD, has collected a number of industry awards including being recognized as a SINET16 Champion, Security Tech Trailblazer of the Year, one of CRN’s Top 10 Security Companies, 2013 Maryland Cyber Company of the Year, Winner of Chesapeake Regional Technology Council 2014 Rising Star Award, ‘20 Most Promising Security Companies’ by CIO Review, and Daily Record’s ‘Innovator of the Year.’ ZeroFOX has received funding from Highland Capital, NEA, Genacast and Core Capital.
To find out more information about ZeroFOX or to join our team, please visit: https://www.zerofox.com.
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