CYE announced the addition of Franck Cohen, Ann Johnson, John Negron and Petter Weiderholm to its Advisory Board. The new members bring decades of leadership experience in the cybersecurity and software ecosystem to the CYE Advisory Board, and will be vital in supporting CYE’s mission to make digital environments a safer place.
Franck Cohen was instrumental in the global expansion of SAP, where he most recently served as Global Chief Customer Officer. Prior to that, Franck was the President of EMEA, in charge of a 10bn P&L.
He now advises a range of esteemed technology organizations and actively supports companies like UIPATH, WORKDAY as a strategic advisor. Franck is also a board member of several SW companies, and will serve as Chairperson of the CYE Advisory Board.
Ann Johnson is Corporate Vice President, SCI Business Development, at Microsoft where she oversees the company’s long term security, compliance, and identity investment and partnership strategies.
As an industry veteran and influencer, she is a sought out thought leader and advisor to a number of cyber industry boards including FS-ISAC (The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center) EWF (Executive Women’s Forum), and White Ops.
John Negron is a seasoned cybersecurity expert with a focus on sales and service management, for both enterprise clients and the public sector. John previously served as Chief Revenue Officer at Tenable, and prior to that, led the Global Security Sales Organization (GSSO) at Cisco.
John now actively supports cybersecurity companies in building sales and marketing capabilities, drawing on his 35 years of industry experience.
Petter Weiderholm is a Managing Director at EQT Partners, the private equity firm which just led CYE’s $100 million growth funding round. As part of his role, Petter supports EQT’s tech-related investments and works directly with numerous EQT portfolio companies to help assess and remediate cybersecurity risks.
Prior to EQT, Petter was part of the tech leadership team at Spotify as Vice President of IT.
“We are excited to welcome Franck Cohen, Ann Johnson, John Negron, and Petter Weiderholm to our Advisory Board,” said Reuven Aronashvili, Founder and CEO of CYE. “Collectively, our new Board Members possess a distinct set of key competencies in critical areas, such as sales and marketing strategy, talent acquisition, and technology implementation.
“The Board’s counsel and expertise will be instrumental in kick-starting CYE’s next phase of expansion and innovation as part of our mission to make today’s societies and digital environments a safer place.”
“CYE’s unique automated platform will become the industry standard for intelligent enterprises of the 21st century, equipping enterprises with the right tools to protect themselves against the growing threat of malicious attacks,” said Franck Cohen, Chairperson of the CYE Advisory Board.
“CYE’s management, solutions, and track record are outstanding and I look forward to working closely with the whole team as it enters this very exciting growth phase.”
“I’m inspired by innovative cybersecurity companies that are working to solve the most complex cyber challenges,” said Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, SCI Business Development, at Microsoft.
“Their combination of cybersecurity experts and advanced technology stack is a key differentiator and I’m excited to help champion and shape the future of cyber defense .”
“Recent megatrends like IoT and the cloud transition have created new attack vectors and require enterprises to rethink their cyber risk posture,” said John Negron.
“CYE is at the forefront of this trend and disrupts the sector by combining latest AI-driven technologies with high-end professional services, providing unparalleled tools to the global CISO community.
“I’m very excited to join CYE’s board and provide active guidance to Reuven’s world-class leadership team.”