Virsec boosts its core team with three new executives

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Mumbai: Cybersecurity company Virsec on Wednesday announced executive appointments to strengthen its organisation and drive the next growth phase.

Virsec announced three executive appointments that include Emmi Nguy as Vice President of Finance and Operations, Marcelo Oliveira as Vice President of Product Management and Thomas Schaeffer as Vice President of People.

“We are on a mission to make cyber-attacks irrelevant. Our ability to map what our customers’ software is supposed to do and stop it from doing what it is not, due to ransomware attacks or other anomalies, is unrivaled,” said Dave Furneaux, CEO – Virsec.

“Our mission combined with our innovative technology is attracting the top talents in the industry to Virsec. These experienced executives are very highly regarded in their areas of practice and will play a pivotal role in our success as we embark on our hyper-growth journey as a company,” added Furneaux.

Virsec’s newly appointed VP of Finance and Operations, Emmi Nguy has over 20 years of experience leading all aspects of financial governance and financial operations. Prior to joining Virsec, she served as VP of Finance, Strategy and Planning at Vectra AI.

And was instrumental in growing and scaling the company to $1 billion-plus in valuation. Before Vectra AI, she held various finance management positions at global companies, including Juniper Networks and Johnson & Johnson.

Marcelo Oliveira as Virsec’s Vice President of Product Management brings more than 20 years of industry experience in product management, product marketing, business development, and engineering.

Oliveira has been working as a product management executive for over a decade across Cisco, Symantec, and, most recently, Contrast Security.

Virsec’s newly appointed Vice President of People, Thomas Schaeffer has several decades of experience leading People Operations, helping scale six technology companies from startup through IPO and beyond.

Several of these IPO technology companies included Synopsys, StrataCom/Cisco, Juniper Networks, and, most recently, NIO.

With more than 50 patents, Virsec is a leading provider of application-aware workload protection trusted by Global 1000, midmarket, and public sector customers to protect their software workload at runtime.

Its uniquely deterministic approach to security has earned many accolades, including a recent finalist nod for the prestigious media awards.

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