Panzura, the hybrid multi-cloud data management company, has appointed Katie McCullough to its newly created role of Chief Information Security Officer. Katie will be responsible for security and compliance for the company and customers alike as Panzura continues its ambitious growth trajectory.

Katie joins Panzura with more than 25 years of experience executing and leading security operations, compliance, managed services, and cloud solutions.

According to the company, the appointment follows a record turnaround since Panzura’s “refounding” in 2020, led by CEO Jill Stelfox. Since May 2020, Panzura has grown its revenue by 485%, launched several new products, raised $80 million in Series B funding, and instituted company-wide structural changes that improve diversity and drive performance. These changes include equalizing pay for men and women, mental health coaching provision, and the freedom to work remotely — all delivered by Panzura’s gender-balanced board.

Panzura’s appointment of Katie — and the creation of the CISO role — comes at a time when customer data is increasingly under threat from a growing number of sources across a widening attack area. Cyberthreats like ransomware are rising in number and increasing in sophistication, growing threefold since 2020 according to Forrester.

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