Protegrity appoints Rick Farnell as Chief Executive Officer

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October 28, 2019
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STAMFORD, CT October 28, 2019 – Protegrity, the only data-first security solution to deliver comprehensive discovery and protection of sensitive enterprise data in motion, and at rest, today announced that Rick Farnell will join the company as its new CEO, effective immediately.

Farnell joins Protegrity following a successful 20-year career in the technology industry having held executive positions for pioneers such as C-bridge Internet Solutions, Sun Microsystems, Think Big Analytics and Teradata Corporation. Most recently, Farnell served as Senior Vice President responsible for Teradata’s global consulting business comprising over 5,000 consultants across 75 countries.

“Rick has a unique background and leadership track record, both as an entrepreneur and executive at global software companies,” said Gustav Vik, Chairman of Protegrity Board of Directors. “We are excited that Rick is bringing his passion and leadership to Protegrity to help us build upon our solid foundation and allow more customers to protect their most important data with our state-of-the-art solution.”

“I am thrilled to join Protegrity to help the company scale into the future with its industry leading security software,” said Farnell.  “Data security is a top concern in boardrooms and for C-suites at companies of all sizes and in every industry across the globe.  As the world increasingly adopts digital, hybrid-cloud and Artificial Intelligence solutions, Protegrity’s proven data security software will be on center stage helping our customers to choreograph safe analytical innovation with the use of data in all its forms. I’m honored to join Protegrity’s amazing team with their proud track record of protecting critical data for the largest enterprises in the US and Internationally.”  

About Protegrity

Protegrity is the only data-first security solutions provider, trusted by enterprise security and data leaders in data-centric industries around the world. For more than 15 years, Protegrity’s market leading focus on data security has set the standard, and its innovative approach is unmatched in its depth and breadth, protecting sensitive data in motion, in use and at rest.

Protegrity partners with customers to secure the ever-changing data landscape through continuous innovation. Its proven approach to scalable, data-first security allows customers to optimize their use of data for greater business impact throughout the enterprise, while ensuring complete data privacy and regulatory compliance.

With Protegrity, enterprises can embrace a data-first security posture that enables a customer-first approach to innovation, service, and leadership. For additional information visit www.protegrity.com.

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