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.”
This news comes after ZeroFOX announced the closing of their $27M Series B on December 3rd of 2015, and the hiring of a pair of new sales and marketing executives.
ZeroFOX, the market leader in social media & digital protection, safeguards modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using diverse data sources and artificial intelligence-based analysis, the ZeroFOX Platform identifies and remediates targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. The patented ZeroFOX SaaS technology processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, Instagram, Pastebin, YouTube, mobile app stores, the deep & dark web, domains and more.
Led by a team of information security and high-growth company veterans, ZeroFOX has raised over $100M in funding from NEA, Highland Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Redline Capital and others, and has collected top industry awards such as Red Herring Top 100 North America, the SINET16 Champion, Dark Reading’s Top Security Startups to Watch, Tech Council of Maryland’s Technology Company of the Year and the Security Tech Trailblazer of the Year. To find out more information about ZeroFOX or to join our team, please visit: https://www.zerofox.com/.