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PRESS RELEASE — SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — WhiteHat Security, the Web security company, today announced two new appointments — Dev Kurbur as Chief Customer Success Officer and Shivajee Samdarshi as Senior Vice President of Engineering. The addition of these two industry veterans to the WhiteHat Security executive team comes at a time of record growth for the company, and increasing demand for application security solutions.
Chief Customer Success Officer Dev Kurbur brings 25 years of experience in leading customer success organizations in the communications, networking, and computer security industries. Prior to joining WhiteHat Security, Kurbur was the Vice President of Customer Support at MegaPath, where he served more than 11,000 customers from five support centers around the world. Kurbur also led the Technical Services organization at ShoreTel, spearheading implementation services, technical support, technical account management, vendor management, new product introduction and strategic cross-functional initiatives. He also served in senior leadership roles at Juniper Networks, NetScreen Technologies, Foundry Networks, Lucent Technologies and Octel Communications.
Shivajee Samdarshi will be responsible for the development and innovation of WhiteHat Security products in his new role as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Samdarshi previously worked as Vice President of Engineering at TIBCO Software, where he most recently led the Operational Intelligence product group. During his many years of experience at TIBCO, he had responsibility for building and leading some of its most critical and strategic products, including several generations of its messaging products, its SOA Platform, and most recently the Cloud infrastructure for the TIBCO Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering.
“WhiteHat Security’s sustained growth requires a focus on customer needs with increased attention and support for dynamic customer environments. We’re also committed to growing our innovative engineering team to help meet customers’ changing application security requirements in light of growing threats,” said Craig Hinkley, CEO of WhiteHat Security. “Dev and Shivajee have extraordinary track records and leveraging their expertise, we look forward to setting new standards of excellence for customer satisfaction and technology innovation in the application security market. Maximizing customer success while delivering top notch security products is the core of our mission at WhiteHat Security and we’re both proud and thrilled to add such expertise to our team.”
About WhiteHat Security
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leader in application security, enabling businesses to protect critical data, ensure compliance, and manage risk. WhiteHat is different because we approach application security through the eyes of the attacker. Through a combination of technology, more than a decade of intelligence metrics, and the judgment of real people, WhiteHat Security provides complete web security at a scale and accuracy unmatched in the industry. WhiteHat Sentinel, the company’s flagship product line, currently manages tens of thousands of websites – including sites in highly regulated industries, such as top e-commerce, financial services, and healthcare companies. For more information on WhiteHat Security, please visit www.whitehatsec.com.
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