Fortanix Expands Leadership Team to Further Accelerate Rapid Growth
Confidential Computing Leader Names Connie Chung VP of Legal, Joe Hold Chief Revenue Officer and Shashi Kiran Chief Marketing Officer
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 20, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fortanix® Inc., the first data-driven, multi-cloud security company and leader in confidential computing, today announced three new executive hires: Connie Chung as Vice President of Legal, Joe Hold as Chief of revenue and Shashi Kiran as director of marketing. The three top recruits further strengthen Fortanix’s leadership team as it seeks to continue its momentum through a phase of rapid growth.
“We wanted to aim high with our next round of executive hires, and with the addition of Connie, Joe and Shashi – all big names in their respective fields – we’ve done just that,” Ambuj said. Kumar, co-founder and CEO of Fortanix. “All three are industry veterans with the right background and experience to help our customers solve their cloud security and privacy challenges, while taking Fortanix to the next level of success in the process.”
Fortanix’s three new recruits include:
Vice President Legal Connie Chung
Chung recently spent three years at VMware, where she worked as a director and assistant general counsel following its acquisition of VeloCloud Networks, where she served as vice president of legal. She has also served as legal counsel to private and public companies in various industries, such as TuneIn, Logitech, Glu Mobile and Electronics For Imaging, and started as a partner at Fenwick & West LLP.
“Even though the technology landscape is developing at a breakneck pace, Fortanix has demonstrated the courage to cut through the noise and deliver world-class solutions to its customers,” said Chung. “I am absolutely thrilled to join a company that is on such an impressive trajectory, let alone join such a star-studded team.”
Revenue Director Joe Hold
Hold was previously senior vice president and general manager of solutions and services at Mirantis, an open source cloud computing software and services company. Previously, he was vice president of Siemens Digital Industries Software following the acquisition of Mendix, where he was senior vice president of the Americas region. Previously, Hold spent nearly seven years at Pivotal, most recently as Executive Director of Sales, which followed over five years as CEO at Procom. Earlier in his career, Hold spent seven years at Infonet, where he rose through the ranks to President and Chief Operating Officer.
“I couldn’t be happier to join a company that has already built significant momentum but still has an ultra-high ceiling,” Hold said. “I’m excited to build on the foundation Fortanix has built to accelerate revenue and help build it into a legitimate tech powerhouse.”
Marketing Director Shashi Kiran
Kiran joins Fortanix from Aryaka Networks, where he was Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing marketing and product management functions. He has extensive experience building and scaling marketing in public companies as well as multi-stage startups. He was a former executive at Cisco, where he led global marketing for multiple multi-billion dollar portfolios for nearly a decade. He sits on advisory boards for innovative startups like Ushur and TrueLark, and has mentored portfolio companies for Google Launchpad, Accelerator Newchip, and The Fabric.
“In a ‘data-first’ world, security is the holy grail, relevant to businesses large and small, globally,” Kiran said. “I am excited to join a rocket that is a leader in this space to help accelerate its growth and create a new market category with confidential computing and AI.”
To explore career opportunities at Fortanix, visit the company’s career page at www.fortanix.com/company/careers.
Fortanix is the premier data security company. As the industry’s first and largest provider of confidential computing solutions, Fortanix decouples data security from infrastructure. Fortanix solutions enable organizations to have centralized controls to secure data distributed across clouds, applications, SaaS, databases and data centers. Enterprises around the world, especially in privacy-sensitive industries like healthcare, fintech, financial services, government, and retail, trust Fortanix for data security and privacy. Fortanix investors include Intel Capital, Foundation Capital, Neotribe Ventures and In-Q-Tel. Fortanix is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit https://fortanix.com/.
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Sammy Totah, BOCA Communications for Fortanix