Jody Brazil Assumes Role of Chief Product Strategist to Guide Innovation and Expand the Solution Platform in the Face of Massive Industry Disruption
OVERLAND PARK, KS — (Marketwired – Jul 20, 2015) – FireMon, the leading provider of proactive security intelligence solutions, today announced that James Lewandowski will assume the role of CEO after recently joining the company as President and COO. The move comes as company co-founder, Jody Brazil, decided to focus his expertise on innovation, strategy and a substantial expansion of the product portfolio to address the changing needs of the security industry. FireMon will leverage Lewandowski’s experience and expertise to expand business development and launch programs to double the size of the company over the next three years.
Brazil, who has led FireMon for more than a decade, drove innovation, growth and expansion that resulted in a record-breaking 2014, during which the company doubled revenues and dramatically expanded its customer base, which now comprises more than 100 of the Fortune 500 and 25 of the Fortune 100. The company’s success and market-leading position also attracted the attention of Insight Venture Partners, which acquired a majority investment in June 2014.
As Lewandowski takes the helm, his focus is on building on the impressive results the company has already experienced through the first half of 2015. This includes a nearly 40 percent year-over-year increase in bookings, and a 45 percent increase in new customers. Other key developments that will support Lewandowski include a new global distribution agreement with WestconGroup, an expanding global reseller network and the recent acquisition of Immediate Insight, which expands the company’s product portfolio with innovative new capabilities.
“Security requires focus and vision,” said Lewandowski. “As bad actors become more creative and networks become more sophisticated, effective defenses must meet unprecedented levels of technical innovation and ingenuity. No one knows this more, or is better equipped to handle the task, than Jody. His leadership has made this company what it is, and his dedication to the business is what will help us take this company to the next level. I’m humbled by the opportunity and thankful for the confidence Jody has expressed by choosing me to assume the leadership position of this great company.”
“Complexity is the enemy of sound security practices,” said Brazil. “New technologies and evolving networking models are driving tremendous efficiencies, but they also have the potential to create severe vulnerabilities and risk. It is an exciting time for me to get back to what I love most — product innovation and strategy. The planets have aligned for us with Jim on board, and I have the utmost confidence in him and in the entire FireMon team to drive higher.”
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.
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