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Veteran security industry CFO brings broad experience in scaling financial infrastructure at growing software companies
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, August 10, 2017 - Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI powered prevention that blocks both everyday and today’s most advanced cyberthreats, announced today the appointment of Brian Robins as chief financial officer. Robins is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of diverse experience in accounting, finance, and treasury for security and other high-growth security and technology companies, and is well-suited to guide Cylance through its next stage of growth. He will report to Chairman and CEO Stuart McClure.
"Brian is a top-tier finance executive who will add incredible experience to Cylance in the next phase of the company’s accelerated growth both domestically and internationally," said Stuart McClure, Chairman and CEO at Cylance. "Brian has a proven record of increasing company performance and will be critical in building out our financial infrastructure to support our continued hyper-growth and expansion into adjacent markets."
Robins comes to Cylance after serving as chief financial officer at AlienVault. Before that, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of Global Business Services at CSC, a multi-national IT and professional services corporation. Earlier in his career, Robins was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Internet services company Verisign, where he was responsible for managing all worldwide operations related to finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, and investor relations. At NeuStar, Brian served as vice president of finance, treasurer, and corporate officer, where as a member of the leadership team, he helped take the company public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and managed acquisition integrations. Robins has also held executive level and financial leadership positions at MCI and Bankers Trust.
Cylance completed another year of record growth, achieving:
- 283 percent growth in overall revenue
- 119 percent growth in overall bookings
- 169 percent growth in the number of customers
- Over 5 million endpoints sold
- 171 percent growth in deals
- 100 percent growth in the number of OEM partnerships
"I am excited to join Cylance and have the opportunity to contribute to the next phase of the company’s success," Robins said. "Cylance has disruptive technology, is experiencing hyper-growth in a large market, and has a really great team," Robins said. "Propelled by the power of artificial intelligence as a significant game-changer across nearly every industry vertical, Cylance is positioned to become a dominant player in the security space."
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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