Invicti Security Announces Alex Bender as Chief Marketing Officer and John Mandel as Senior Vice President of Engineering
Cybersecurity industry veterans bring deep experience to expand Invicti’s global brand and drive product innovation
AUSTIN, TX and BOSTON, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Invicti Security™ today announced two key additions to its leadership team: Alex Bender as Marketing Director and John Mandel as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Each brings over 20 years of cybersecurity experience and will support Invicti’s rapid expansion, revenue goals and customer innovation roadmap. The news follows two more senior executive hires in 2022 in preparation for a year of memorable growth.
Bender most recently served as Director of Marketing at ReliaQuest, a leading SaaS security MDR provider. Prior to ReliaQuest, he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Mimecast, where he helped scale the business from $145 million of income to $500 million and one $5 billion Evaluation. His cybersecurity experience also extends to RSA and RSA Conference, Archer Technologies, McAfee and Tripwire. His expertise includes brand development and expansion, corporate positioning, digital go-to-market strategies, cloud cybersecurity solution launches, and building customer communities that drive innovation. and maximize customer value.
“By bringing together two of the most powerful brands in the industry, netsparker and Acunetix, Invicti provides the most modern AppSec platform on the market, and with more than 3,600 customers worldwide who rely on Invicti to secure their web applications, the company’s reach is enormous,” said Bender. “There have never been more opportunities for elevating the Invicti brand and supporting the vision of a world where organizations are able to secure their entire web application perimeter – faster, more accurately. and on a large scale.”
Invicti’s new Senior Vice President of Engineering, John Mandel, brings the critical perspective of the Invicti customer, with over 20 years of experience building and securing web applications. Mandel has been responsible for the security posture of three companies and most recently served as engineering manager at Acquia, where he secured the security of thousands of endpoints to deliver websites to customers. He also served as senior vice president of engineering at Continuum (now ConnectWise), where he led the engineering, IT, cloud operations and information security functions.
“I was drawn to Invicti because the technology is unmatched. Evidence-based analysis provides vulnerability confirmation where it matters most and helps organizations save significant time and resources,” said Mandel, “As a former end user of scanning technologies, I know having the right tools in place is an essential first step for any organization’s AppSec program – and overall security posture. As we go As we evolve, I look forward to continuing to drive innovation within our DevSecOps platform to serve our customers around the world.
“Both Alex and John bring respective backgrounds to develop category leaders, deep cybersecurity experience and a customer-centric mindset that will accelerate Invicti’s dynamic growth even faster,” said the CEO. of Invicti. Michael George. “We have further bolstered our leadership team with additional world-class talent to accelerate product innovation to lead our industry.”
The addition of Bender and Mandel comes at a time of record growth and expansion for Invicti. The company recently announced the consolidation of its flagship product, Netsparkerunder the name Invicti and Added software composition analysis (SCA) to its platform to help teams mitigate open source risk at the speed of innovation. In 2021, Invicti increased its annual recurring revenue (ARR) by 50% and added nearly 750 new customers. After a $625 million capital investment led by summit partners last fall, Invicti plans to expand its employee base across all business functions by up to 40% this year.
About Invicti Security:
Invicti Security transforms the way web applications are secured. An AppSec leader for over 15 years, Invicti enables organizations across all industries to continuously scan and secure all of their web applications and APIs at the speed of innovation. Invicti provides a comprehensive view of an organization’s entire web application portfolio, and powerful automation and integrations allow customers to achieve broad coverage of thousands of applications. Invicti is headquartered in Austin, TX, and serves more than 3,600 organizations of all sizes worldwide. For more information visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.
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