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Forcepoint announces new appointments to Board of Directors

Forcepoint announces new appointments to Board of Directors

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Forcepoint, a cybersecurity solutions vendor, has announced the appointment of three new members to the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 28, 2021. The new board members include Matt Dircks, CEO, BeyondTrust, John McCormack, Operating Partner, Teleo Capital and Dr John Zangardi, Corporation President, Redhorse.

“We are pleased to welcome these three transformational business leaders as new independent directors to the Forcepoint board. They join Forcepoint at an exciting time as we grow the company and make investments towards our Data-first SASE vision that modernises the cybersecurity approach for the new realities of today’s distributed work environment,” said Manny Rivelo, CEO and Board Member, Forcepoint.

“The addition of these directors complements our board of directors’ skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy, deliver better user experiences and security outcomes, and enhance value for all of Forcepoint’s global customers and partners. We look forward to their valued contributions in the months and years ahead,” Rivelo said.

Dircks has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry including business and product leadership roles with global technology brands including BMC Software, Quest Software, NetIQ Corp and Citrix Systems.

Prior to BeyondTrust, Rivelo was the Vice President and General Manager of Service Support Products at BMC Software.

McCormack has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the cybersecurity and Internet infrastructure industries. He currently serves on the Ping Identity Board of Directors, a role he has held since 2016. McCormack previously served as CEO of Forcepoint (formerly Raytheon/Websense), where he led the transition of the company from a US$180 million web filtering business to a global cybersecurity brand with revenues of over US$600 million.

Dr Zangardi, is a nationally recognised IT leader in both the private and public sectors including a distinguished career in government service spanning more than 30 years.

Prior to his private sector executive roles, Dr Zangardi served as CIO for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a presidential appointment. While at DHS, his work garnered recognition by Federal Computer Week for transforming DHS into, ‘one of the federal government’s top IT performers.’

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