Jim Lewandowski to spearhead customer-facing operations and programs to drive rapid growth
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2015 – FireMon, the leading provider of proactive security intelligence solutions, today announced that James Lewandowski has joined the executive management team as president and chief operating officer. Lewandowski brings 30 years of management experience in fast-growing technology companies to FireMon and will help lead the company into its next wave of growth.
Lewandowski most recently held the role of CEO at FireHost, a Dallas-based leader in the emerging secure cloud-enabled managed hosting market. Prior to FireHost, Lewandowski also held executive leadership positions at leading technology providers including Rackspace, McAfee (now Intel Security), Yahoo, BMC and IBM.
“Over the past six months FireMon has added key talent to its management team to help accelerate its rapid growth and solidify its operational structure,” said Jody Brazil, CEO of FireMon. “Jim is a seasoned executive with a long track record of working with fast-growing technology companies like FireMon. He has lived through the growth curve and brings impressive experience to our leadership team.”
Lewandowski’s proven record of rapid company expansion, employee engagement and customer service is impressive, helping dramatically increase both top line revenues and bottom line profits. Among his numerous accomplishments are milestones including:
- Growing Rackspace from IPO and $350 million in revenue to $1.4 billion over four years.
- Driving McAfee revenue from $700 million to $1.1 billion in four years, while significantly enhancing operating margins.
- Launching Yahoo’s business services portal and growing it from startup to $20.5 million with $2.5 million in EBITDA in only 12 months.
“I’m extremely excited to join the FireMon team and help contribute to what is already a great company,” Lewandowski said. “We have an experienced team and thousands of large companies that depend on a proven set of products to meet their increasingly challenging network security needs. FireMon is committed to helping customers protect their critical systems and data and to delivering on its aggressive plans to drive even stronger growth. I look forward to being a part of this exciting time in the company’s history.”
Founded in 2004, FireMon has experienced tremendous and consistent growth, with more than 1,000 customers in 50 countries, including over 100 of the Fortune 500 and 25 of the Fortune 100. This impressive performance was further validated in June 2014 when Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm, acquired a majority interest in the company. Further, in April 2015, FireMon announced the acquisition of California-based Immediate Insight, creating the industry’s first dedicated solution to combine detailed network security intelligence with real-time security event analysis.
FireMon solutions deliver continuous visibility into and control over network security infrastructure, policies, and risk. Using the FireMon Security Intelligence Platform, today’s enterprise organizations, government agencies, and managed services providers dramatically improve effectiveness of network defenses, optimizing investments and speeding response to changing business demands. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com.