Forcepoint, the global leader in cybersecurity solutions that protect the critical data and networks of thousands of customers throughout the world, has announced the appointment of three new members to the company’s Board of Directors. The new board members include BeyondTrust CEO Matt Dircks, Teleo Capital Operating Partner John McCormack, and Redhorse Corporation President Dr John Zangardi.
Matt Dircks has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry including business and product leadership roles with global technology brands including BMC Software, Quest Software, NetIQ Corp and Citrix Systems. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of BeyondTrust leading the company’s long-term market and product strategy and day-to-day operations. He also guides BeyondTrust’s unique culture centered on integrity, transparency, respect and innovation.
John McCormack has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the cybersecurity and internet infrastructure industries. He currently serves on the Ping Identity Board of Directors, a role he has held since 2016. During his tenure, McCormack helped conduct the successful IPO of Ping Identity in September 2019. He also serves on the Board of NeuShield, an innovative ransomware solution, and as Operating Partner to Teleo Capital where he advises on acquisitions and value creation strategy.
McCormack previously served as CEO of Forcepoint, formerly Raytheon / Websense, where he led the transition of the company from a $180 million web filtering business to a global cybersecurity brand with revenues of over $600 million.
John Zangardi, PhD is a nationally recognised information technology leader in both the private and public sectors including a distinguished career in government service spanning more than thirty years. Currently, Zangardi is President at Redhorse Corporation which helps clients address the challenges government faces today by utilising sophisticated data science tools with artificial intelligence and machine learning to find new insights that accelerate decision-making. He previously served as Senior Vice President of business initiatives and strategic partnerships with Leidos Civil Group.
“We are pleased to welcome these three transformational business leaders as new independent directors to the Forcepoint board. They join Forcepoint at an exciting time as we grow the company and make investments towards our Data-first SASE vision that modernises the cybersecurity approach for the new realities of today’s distributed work environment,” said Manny Rivelo, Forcepoint CEO and Board Member.
“The addition of these directors complements our board of directors’ skills and experiences, and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy, deliver better user experiences and security outcomes, and enhance value for all of Forcepoint’s global customers and partners. We look forward to their valued contributions in the months and years ahead,” added Rivelo.