Forrester Ranks Prevalent a Leader in Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Solutions
Kevin Hickey brings a strong history of software operations, strategy, capital fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions to his position as Chief Executive Officer. He joined Prevalent from BeyondTrust, where he led a successful turnaround that doubled the company’s revenue. Kevin joined BeyondTrust by way of the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he served as CEO and Chairman. Under Kevin’s leadership, eEye experienced significant growth, launched several 'market-first' security solutions and brought the company back to category leadership.
Prior to joining eEye, Kevin was CEO of NetPro Computing, where he helped grow the business before concluding its very successful sale to Quest Software. Kevin has also served as the president and CEO of Homebid.com, where he secured funding and eventually sold the business to industry leader HomeStore.com.
During his seven years as president and COO at Viasoft Inc., Kevin led the company through a successful initial public offering prior to its sale. Kevin started his IT career at IBM, serving in several key marketing and executive business management roles.
Brad Hibbert brings over 25 years of executive experience in the software industry aligning business and technical teams for success. He comes to Prevalent from BeyondTrust, where he provided leadership as COO and CSO for solutions strategy, product management, development, services and support. He joined BeyondTrust via the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he helped launch several market firsts, including vulnerability management solutions for cloud, mobile and virtualization technologies.
Prior to eEye, Brad served as Vice President of Strategy and Products at NetPro before its acquisition in 2008 by Quest Software. Over the years Brad has attained many industry certifications to support his management, consulting, and development activities. Brad has his Bachelor of Commerce, Specialization in Management Information Systems and MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Brendan Evers joins Prevalent as Chief Revenue Officer, bringing 16 years of sales, operations and partner management experience to bear. Brendan joins Prevalent from BeyondTrust, where he also served as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to that, Brendan served as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas.
Brendan joined BeyondTrust in 2012 via the acquisition of eEye Digital Security, where he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to eEye, Brendan spent eight years at CA (formerly Computer Associates), where he held several senior sales management roles in both channel and direct sales. Brendan holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Albany.
Michael Yaffe brings more than 20 years of experience at organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies to his position as Chief Marketing Officer. He has a significant record of achievement in developing strategic and tactical marketing programs for information security companies that deliver revenue. He possesses a strong set of skills in lead generation, public and analyst relations, product marketing, partnership development, positioning and branding.
Prior to Prevalent, Michael served as VP of Marketing at BeyondTrust, helping to lead a successful turnaround, during which time the company doubled its revenue. He spent 10 years prior to that with Core Security, where he established the company's leadership position in the penetration testing space and helped grow revenues more than 10-fold during his tenure.
Earlier in his career, Michael held various strategic, product, and marketing positions with NTRU Cryptosystems, SHYM Technology and CyberTrust. Michael was also a TV reporter and anchor for WVNY-TV (ABC) in Burlington, VT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Bryant University and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Boston University.
Karen Padir is a 25-year veteran within the software industry, having served a multitude of successful technology and leadership roles with organizations including Progress Software, Sun Microsystems, Red Hat, and EnterpriseDB. As a CTO at Progress Software, Karen was charged with defining and delivering the company’s growth strategy, technology innovation, and vision. Prior to that, Karen was Executive Vice President, responsible for all product functions at EnterpriseDB. During her tenure there, Padir tripled the product portfolio, which yielded 146 percent growth in new customers and 100 percent revenue growth. Prior to EnterpriseDB, she was Senior Vice President of software infrastructure & MySQL at Sun Microsystems. As one of the founding members of the J2EE team, she was critical in the growth of the entire middleware business, comprising MySQL, Glassfish Application Server, Identity, Access and Roles Management, Directory Server and the SOA Portfolio. Under her leadership, Glassfish became the industry's most used Java EE compatible application server.
Karen holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Padir serves on WPI's board of trustees.
Mr. DeBlasio joins Prevalent from technology startup, Kiswe Mobile, where, as an Investor, he held the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Head of Sales, and Head of Strategy. DeBlasio brings with him an extensive background in leadership, finance and driving operational excellence throughout his career in the Software and IT Services and Telecommunications industries.
Rob Babbush has held a variety of senior administrative positions in rapidly growing technology companies. He holds particular expertise in developing corporate infrastructure to accommodate rapid growth while retaining an entrepreneurial environment. Rob has led the due diligence and integration process for 14 acquisitions ranging in size from $1 million to $65 million in revenue.
Prior to joining Prevalent as the Vice President of Human Resources, Rob served the same position for more than 5 years at BeyondTrust. Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, and an MBA in International Business Management from San Diego State. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at University of Phoenix and University of Redlands.
Jonathan brings many years of entrepreneurial and management experience to Prevalent. He has worked with both large and medium enterprises to create solutions to better comply with government regulation and mitigate InfoSec risks.
He has spoken on the need for third-party risk management at the leading industry events including RSA, Shared Assessments Summit, ISACA, ISSA, Infragard, NYSE, and others. Jonathan also helped develop the Risk Assessment Body of Knowledge (RABOK) as part of the development of Shared Assessments efforts to develop the first of its kind certification for third-party risk professionals (CTPRP). He is former Chair of both the Shared Assessments Steering Committee and Shared Assessments SIG Committee and was honored at the 2015 Shared Assessments Summit with a Special Achievement Award for his work on the Certified Third Party Risk Professional certification.
Jonathan is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, received his MBA from The Pennsylvania State University, is a Certified Third-Party Risk Professional (CTPRP), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Norman brings over 20 years of software engineering and information security technology and management experience to Prevalent and is focused on the strategic direction of Prevalent’s portfolio of products. He brings both a visionary and practical approach to cybersecurity and risk management and leads the product teams to create solutions that meet client needs today, and also provide them with scalability to meet their needs of tomorrow.
Earlier in his career, Norman developed a number of information security and IT risk programs, but decided to focus his attention on the biggest information security risk to organizations; which is the loss of data due to third-party relationships. Norman is a thought leader on third party and external information security risk and regularly speaks at industry events on the importance of understanding and mitigating risk associated with third parties. He is a Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) and a contributor to the Shared Assessment’s Risk Assessment Body of Knowledge.
Norman received his university degree in Business Management and has been perusing entrepreneurial actives in technology since before becoming a Seton Hall University Pirate.
Michael is a managing partner at Insight Venture Partners. He focuses on investments in Infrastructure and Application Software companies and has been instrumental in investments in more than 20 companies, many of which have achieved fast growth and realized significant value for shareholders and employees. Notable among these are the IPOs of Click Commerce, Solarwinds Inc. (NYSE: SWI), and Quest Software, and the acquisitions of Aelita Software (acquired by Quest Software), Authorize.net (acquired by Go2Net), Astaro (acquired by Sophos), BeyondTrust (acquired by Veritas Capital), Imceda Software (acquired by Quest Software), eEye Digital Security (acquired by BeyondTrust), Folhamatic (acquired by Sage plc), GFI’s TeamViewer (acquired by Permira), Kabum! (purchased by founders), Metalogix (acquired by Permira), and ScriptLogic (acquired by Quest Software).
Thomas primarily focuses on high-growth SaaS companies within infrastructure, cybersecurity, and education technology. In addition to Prevalent, Thomas has worked with Insight’s investments in Tenable, Cylance, Mirantis, Skytap, LiveAction, Achieve3000, BrightBytes and 1stdibs. Thomas received a Masters and BA in Astrophysics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude). Outside of work, Thomas is an avid musician and has toured with his band across the Northeast.
Kevin serves as the DSVP and Chief Information Security Officer for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). He is responsible for all facets of IT security for the largest member owned healthcare company in the United States. Prior to joining HCSC he led global cyber defense operations for UnitedHealth Group – the largest healthcare company in the world. He also served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Health and Services (HHS). His leadership in technology applications, innovation, and security were instrumental to the development of numerous products and services. As the board secretary for (ISC)², Dr. Charest works across multiple industries and platforms focused on information sharing for cyber defense improvement.
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