SentinelOne has announced the appointment of Ric Smith as Chief Technology Officer. With over 15 years of experience driving product development in pre and post-IPO companies, Smith will accelerate global R&D efforts and support the rapid growth of SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR platform across the endpoint, cloud, and IoT security markets.
Smith is a seasoned leader with a proven track record supporting product innovation during periods of rapid growth. Joining SentinelOne from Medallia, the market-leading Customer Experience, CX, platform, Smith oversaw engineering prior to and following the company’s IPO. Ric held multiple engineering leadership roles at Oracle prior to Medallia.
“The demand for AI-powered technology will only continue to increase as the threat landscape evolves,” said Tomer Weingarten, Co-Founder and CEO, SentinelOne. “We are on a mission to become the next great cybersecurity company, protecting the data of the world’s leading and largest enterprises with an AI-powered approach. Ric’s expertise driving high functioning engineering teams will be a critical asset on our growth journey.”
“SentinelOne is at an exciting point in its journey to becoming the market leader in AI-powered cybersecurity,” said Smith. “The Singularity XDR platform delivers unrivalled product efficacy with proactive operational insights from a security-first perspective, and I am excited to help elevate the company’s research and development efforts to establish the cybersecurity SaaS platform of the future.”