ZeroNorth appoints Karen Higgins as CFO

ZeroNorth, the industry’s first provider of risk-based vulnerability orchestration across applications and infrastructure, announced the appointment of Karen Higgins as chief financial officer (CFO).

Reporting to John Worrall, chief executive officer, Higgins will oversee the company’s corporate finance, legal, risk and human resources functions, and partner closely with the company’s leadership team to grow and scale the organization.

“ZeroNorth is at an inflection point. We are seeing significant revenue growth, expanding our team and extending the capabilities of our platform,” said Worrall. “Karen’s experience and proven track record for driving growth through financial management and operational excellence are a perfect match for our team.”

Higgins has 20 years of experience in finance and operations across early stage and established cybersecurity brands. She served as CFO of Resilient Systems, a leading incident response platform that was acquired by IBM Security.

Following the acquisition, Karen spent over three years at IBM in various financial and operational executive roles, including General Manager of Resilient, where she oversaw the successful integration of Resilient into IBM. Higgins also led operations at IBM Security.

Prior to her roles at Resilient and IBM, Higgins held a number of other finance and leadership positions at market-leading cybersecurity companies including time spent as VP of finance at Veracode, and corporate controller at SupplyScape and Zix Corporation.

“ZeroNorth’s innovative approach to addressing security across the entire software lifecycle has already landed the company a world-class and growing team, high-profile customers and an impressive portfolio of technology partners,” said Higgins.

“I couldn’t have picked a more perfect time to join, and I look forward to helping the company go even further throughout the balance of 2019 and beyond.”

Higgins’s appointment comes on the heels of significant momentum for the company so far this year. In April 2019, ZeroNorth closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by ClearSky Ventures, and in August 2019, the company appointed former CyberArk and RSA executive John Worrall as CEO.