Chief Financial Officer Liz Brittain Appointed; As World’s Largest Hacker Community Surpasses 330,000 on HackerOne
SAN FRANCISCO-- February 26, 2019 --HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, today announced the appointments of Liz Brittain as Chief Financial Officer, Suzanne Padilla-Messier as Director of Global Hacker Community Development and Jacob Kaplan-Moss as Director of Technical Operations. These leaders are in addition to the recent appointments of Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), to the Board of Directors, Jeff McBride as Vice President of Customer Success, and Deborah Chang as Vice President of Business Development and Policy.
“These outstanding leaders are joining at a time of rapid growth for HackerOne,” said CEO Marten Mickos. “Governments, technology companies and the enterprise realize that it’s no longer if their vulnerabilities will be exposed, but when, and until they are contained, we are all at risk. Through HackerOne, hackers have identified over 100,000 valid vulnerabilities to date and earned more than $19M in bounties in 2018 alone. Creating a safer internet is one of the most important challenges society is faced with today, and I am pleased to announce that these leaders will further help us deliver on our mission.”
As the undisputed leader in hacker-powered security, HackerOne publicly launched programs with Fortune 500 companies including Hyatt, Goldman Sachs, Toyota, and Alibaba in 2018 and 2019. More than 1,200 organizations rely on HackerOne to find their critical security weaknesses, including Airbnb, the U.S. Department of Defense, Dropbox, Coinbase, European Commission, General Services Administration, Google, Intel, GitHub, General Motors, Ministry of Defence of Singapore, Starbucks, Shopify, Spotify, Lending Club, Lufthansa, MediaMarktSaturn, Nintendo, Panasonic Avionics, PayPal, Qualcomm, the CERT Coordination Center, Twitter, and Verizon Media (Oath).
“I’m immensely inspired by HackerOne as I dive into this new role,” said Brittain. “Not only does the company address a pressing need of the entirety of society, but the business model is poised for success with the right team at the helm. I look forward setting the right foundation and processes to scale quickly and surpass the unmet demand for hacker-powered security.”
Highlights of the new leaders’ roles and backgrounds include:
- Liz Brittain, Chief Financial Officer, comes to HackerOne as an experienced CFO, most recently at Base CRM, which was acquired by Zendesk. As a finance leader Brittain has served at Base CRM, DataStax, Fusion-io, Oracle and Sun Microsystems through major landmarks.
- Suzanne Padilla-Messier, Director of Global Hacker Community Development, most recently at Ubisoft, where she led a team of community engagement professionals across North America in supporting some of the most popular games in the industry while working towards a shared goal of putting players first, and who will bring that experience to the world’s largest hacker community.
- Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Director of Technical Operations, brings expertise from General Services Administration TTS’s 18F, where he held several engineering and security leadership roles, advocating for Bug Bounties and Vulnerability Disclosure Policies throughout the government. He has also worked with CIOs and CISOs across industries, helping them to understand, develop and promote bug bounty programs at their respective organizations.
- Jeff McBride, Vice President of Customer Success, joined HackerOne as a seasoned customer success, solution consulting and growth strategy executive most recently at Medallia, where he led pre-sales and customer success programs globally. McBride has held leadership business transformation roles at CA Technologies, McKinsey & Company, BearingPoint and Booz Allen Hamilton.
- Deborah Chang, Vice President of Business Development and Policy, brings ample experience as a business development executive, most notably in a senior role at Shutterfly. Chang started her career as an attorney, and spent the majority of her legal career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati where she worked on IPOs, M&A, and advised directors and officers on risk and corporate governance.
These key leaders come at a time of exponential growth for HackerOne, with the company recently opening an office in Singapore to serve the increasing demand in the region.