BeyondTrust Appoints Kevin Hickey as President and CEO
John Mutch to move into Chairman of the Board role
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 26, 2013 –BeyondTrust, the security industry’s only provider of Context-Aware Security Intelligence, today announced the appointment of Kevin Hickey to President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mr. Hickey served most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of BeyondTrust.
Mr. Hickey assumes the CEO role from John Mutch, who led the company for five years and was responsible for leading the company through a sustained period of impressive growth, driving a transformation of the then-niche player Symark into a leader in privilege identity management. During this period, the company undertook multiple acquisitions and strategic initiatives which continue to demonstrate market leadership in the industry. In his role as board chairman, Mr. Mutch will lead merger and acquisition strategy and work closely with the leadership team to explore new areas for growth.
“Kevin has proven himself to be an outstanding operational leader both during his tenures at eEye and NetPro, and most recently at BeyondTrust.” said John Mutch, chairman of the board at BeyondTrust. “He has the perfect mix of knowledge, depth and experience to lead BeyondTrust during this period of rapid growth and continued product leadership.”
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead BeyondTrust. The combination of our market-leading technology, tremendous talent, and rich history of innovation makes for an exciting time at the company. I look forward to working with our employees and partners to accelerate our growth trajectory.” said Hickey. “John’s invaluable experience, both as a board member for numerous technology companies and the tremendous growth he created at BeyondTrust will continue to help us guide us. I want to thank John for the value he has created for BeyondTrust and look forward to his strategic guidance as chairman of the board.”
Mr. Hickey joined BeyondTrust by way of the company’s acquisition of eEye Digital Security where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Under his leadership, eEye experienced significant growth, launched several ‘market-first’ security solutions and brought the company back to category leadership. Prior to joining eEye, Kevin was CEO of NetPro Computing, where he helped grow the company into a security and compliance leader before concluding its successful sale to Quest Software.
Recently, BeyondTrust has strengthened its position as an industry leader in security with a number of measurable accomplishments and successes. The company’s substantial success over the past year can in part be attributed to the expansion of its PowerBroker product portfolio that includes the addition of the security industry’s most respected and validated vulnerability management solution, Retina CS.
BeyondTrust is the leading security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their IT security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting.
BeyondTrust offers consistent policy-driven vulnerability and privilege management, role-based access control, monitoring, logging, auditing and reporting to protect internal assets from the inside out. The company’s products empower IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance, and reduce expense across physical, virtual, mobile and cloud environments.
With more than 25 years of global success, BeyondTrust is the pioneer of both Threat Management and Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solutions for heterogeneous IT environments. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world’s 10 largest banks, eight of the world’s 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.
Gutenberg Communications for BeyondTrust