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Names Dan Burns to Newly Created Position of Chief Executive Officer
Denver – May 24, 2012 – Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and government clients, today announced that, effective immediately, Dan Burns is assuming the newly created position of chief executive officer (CEO). This appointment changes Accuvant’s executive organizational structure to reflect the company’s significant and sustained growth, and enables Accuvant to further strengthen its position as a respected provider of information security services and products. Accuvant has realized an average compound growth rate of nearly 50 percent per year over the last five years.
An Accuvant co-founder and former senior vice president of worldwide sales, Burns has been a driving force behind the company’s 70x growth since 2002. He has significant business and industry knowledge, and is invested in and committed to the long-term success of the company. He also cares deeply about Accuvant, its employees, its clients, and its partners.
“I am humbled to be named as Accuvant’s first CEO, and truly excited about the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Burns. “We’ve built an incredible company comprised of extremely smart and talented professionals. We will continue to sharpen our focus on quality and execution, and create additional C-Level offerings around risk mitigation, security program strategy, development, and automation as we strive to further increase the consultative value we provide to clients and partners.”
Also today, Accuvant announced the promotions of Tim Hoffman to senior vice president of worldwide sales and Scott Walker to chief operating officer (COO). Hoffman fills the position recently vacated by Burns, and is overseeing the global sales team. Walker is leading Accuvant’s services departments, as well as its IT and talent acquisition groups.
Accuvant is the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives, clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in complex security decisions.
Accuvant delivers these solutions through three practice areas: RiskandComplianceManagement,AccuvantLABS,and SolutionServices. Based on our clients’ unique requirements, Accuvant assesses, architects and implements the policies, procedures and technologies that most efficiently and effectively protect valuable data assets.
Since 2002, more than 4,000 organizations, including 65 of the Fortune 100 and20 of the largest U.S. Federal Agencies, have trusted Accuvant with their security challenges. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has offices in 36 cities across the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit www.accuvant.com, follow us on Twitter: @Accuvant, or keep in touch via Facebook: http://tiny.cc/facebook553.
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