Cenzic Adds Another Experienced Executive as Growth Accelerates
Steve Gibson Joins as Vice President of Business Development
Santa Clara, CA — (Marketwire) — 07/30/2008— Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of application security assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the appointment of Steve Gibson as the company’s vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Gibson will be responsible for forming strategic alliances to further Cenzic’s market presence.
“As Cenzic continues its expansion, we are excited to add Steve’s knowledge and expertise to our team,” said John Weinschenk, CEO and president of Cenzic. “He has cultivated many long-standing relationships with key executives and partners, and brings experience in building strategic alliances and driving alignment with corporate strategy.”
Prior to joining Cenzic, Gibson served as vice president of marketing and business development for Vello, an emerging mobile conference service. While at Vello, Gibson was instrumental in developing a corporate alliance strategy, including the creation of strategic alliances with Research In Motion (BlackBerry) and Motorola. Prior to working with Vello, Gibson was director of strategic development for VeriSign, forming key alliances with Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Intuit and Symantec among others.
“Cenzic’s reputation for providing the industry’s best solutions provides the perfect platform for expanding partnerships and alliances,” said Gibson. “I’m excited to join Cenzic and help raise awareness for important security issues including the need for corporations to focus on Web application security, protecting themselves and their organizations from hackers and cybercriminals.”
The search for the vice president of business development position was conducted by Taylor Winfield, Inc. Through key relationships with premier venture capital firms, maturing client companies, and their executive network of visionary industry leaders, Taylor Winfield has conducted searches to create hundreds of high tech core management teams in enterprise software (applications and infrastructure), wireless, networking, computer hardware, services and semiconductors and now Healthcare, Medical, Clean Tech, Renewable Energy and Retail.
Cenzic is the next-generation Web application security assessment and risk management solutions leader. The Cenzic suite of application security solutions fits the need of any company from remote, Software as Service (ClickToSecure®), for testing one or more applications, to a full enterprise-wide solution (Cenzic Hailstorm® Enterprise ARC) for effectively managing application security risks across an enterprise. Always an innovator, Cenzic has integrated Hailstorm with VMware to enable testing of production Web applications through virtualization – making Cenzic the only company in the industry with a complete solution for assessing Web applications in all stages from development to production. In addition, Cenzic solutions, targeted at financial services, e-retail, high-tech, energy, healthcare and government sectors, are the most accurate, comprehensive and extensible in the industry empowering organizations to stay on top of unrelenting application security threats.