ThreatX, the leading provider of SaaS-based web application and API protection (WAAP) solutions, has appointed Tom Hickman to its leadership team as the Chief Product Officer.
Hickman will be responsible for balancing business and customer needs, as well as leading the company’s engineering team to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the ThreatX WAAP platform. This announcement follows the recent appointment of Gene Fay as CEO, substantiating ThreatX’s continued drive for growth and innovation.
“I am honored to be part of the ThreatX leadership team,” said Hickman. “At ThreatX, we will continue to innovate and deliver new capabilities to our next-gen WAAP platform—capabilities that disrupt legacy web application firewall (WAF) offerings and fuel future growth and success for our customers—and for ourselves.”
Hickman has a long track record of building and scaling product delivery capabilities at mid- and growth-stage startups. Before his appointment as Chief Product Officer, Hickman served as the VP of Engineering at Edgewise Networks, where he led engineering through early releases of Edgewise’s zero-trust micro-segmentation product.
While at Veracode, a leader in AppSec, Hickman led engineering through an Agile transformation, and helped the company become a true multi-faceted AppSec platform prior to its acquisition by CA Technologies in 2017.
“With the threat landscape growing larger and more diverse every day, it is important that ThreatX has leadership in place to mitigate risks,” said ThreatX CEO Gene Fay. “Tom has the deep experience and successful track record we need to propel our technology roadmap forward to ensure that we meet the needs of our clients—today and into the future.”
Hickman’s broad experience, coupled with ThreatX’s unique offerings, will position the company to seize new opportunities by providing critical solutions for organizations seeking alternatives to legacy and traditional WAFs.
His appointment secures ThreatX’s ability to effectively support its current and potential clientele as the company continues to grow and scale.