Symplified Appoints Cloud Security Marketing Veteran Brian Czarny to Management Team
Cloud Identity and Access Management Leader Taps Former Webroot, MessageLabs Executive as Vice President of Marketing
BOULDER, Colo., Oct 09, 2012 – Symplified®, the Cloud Identity Company, today announced that it has appointed Brian Czarny as vice president of marketing. Most recently, Czarny led product management and product strategy for Webroot, a leader in cloud-based anti-malware products for consumers and businesses around the world. He brings extensive IT security marketing and product experience with security-as-a-service pioneer MessageLabs, Code Green Networks and other emerging vendors to Symplified’s management team.
“Brian Czarny is a proven security and startup marketing executive who has already helped build two very successful cloud security franchises. He understands what it takes to become and remain a market leader,” said Shayne Higdon, CEO of Symplified. “Brian has the experience, instincts and skills to take the Symplified brand to the next level. He is a strategic addition to our management team.”
Prior to joining Symplified, Czarny held several executive marketing and product management positions with anti-malware vendor Webroot. He defined and helped drive the company’s highly successful transition from traditional desktop software to a cloud service delivery model for its consumer and business-focused anti-malware products. Previously, he served as vice president of marketing for enterprise data loss prevention (DLP) vendor Code Green Networks. Czarny also served as vice president of global product management and marketing for security-as-a-service pioneer MessageLabs (now Symantec). He developed the strategy for a portfolio of products that served more than 6 million end users in 80+ countries, and built/managed a team responsible for global product strategy, management and marketing. Czarny holds a BA in Journalism from Penn State University.
“Symplified has pioneered the market for cloud identity and access management, and is the recognized leader by analyst firms,” said Brian Czarny. “We have a very big market opportunity and world-class technology; this is an exciting time to join the company. I am looking forward to helping build the next great security-as-a-service vendor.”
Symplified provides seamless single sign-on, identity and access management services to help enterprise around the world safely and securely connect users to cloud, web and mobile applications. Symplified is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and can be found on the Web at www.symplified.com.