Digital Shadows strengthens management team

Alastair Paterson, Digital Shadows
Alastair Paterson, Digital Shadows
Samantha Murphy, Digital Shadows
Samantha Murphy, Digital Shadows

Digital Shadows has announced several key appointments to its management team designed to scale the business in support of company growth following Series C funding earlier in the year.

The firm has appointed Samantha Murphy to the new post of vice president customer success. The role involved heading the customer satisfaction team that ensures clients across the globe gain the full value and benefits of the company’s SearchLight service. Murphy has 20 years of experience building technical and customer success centers to serve global enterprise client including with Sage, CMO Software, Trend Micro, and McAfee.

Digital Shadows has also appointed its first chief information security officer (CISO) and head of IT. Rick Holland will expand his current role as VP Strategy to become CISO responsible for the firm’s own security risk management, security improvement projects, compliance programme and vendor assessment support function. He will continue to be responsible for Digital Shadows’ research and strategy programmes.

Becky Pinkard, Digital Shadows’ vice president, service delivery and intelligence operations, will now also take responsibility for IT across the company.

Another key appointment is that of Ian Cuthbertson as director of Sales Engineering. Cuthbertson has more than 15 years’ experience in cybersecurity, threat detection and response, SIEM, forensics and SOCs with RSA security.

“Digital Shadows continues to grow rapidly due to our success in protecting customers from digital risks. To support this growth, we are thrilled to have Murphy and Cuthbertson join the management team especially as we expand into new markets and regions,” said Alastair Paterson, CEO and co-founder, Digital Shadows. “Holland and Pinkard are already integral parts of our management team, and I am excited about the energy and leadership they will bring to these two new roles as we continue our mission to protect our clients’ digital footprint and help to manage their digital risk.”



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