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WHK hires top cyber security talent
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Global online security exchange provider, WhiteHawk Limited (ASX:WHK) has announced that it has made a strategic investment in top cyber talent.
The company, which offers the first global online cyber security exchange which enables small-to-medium businesses to take smart action against cyber-crime and fraud, has made two new hires and promoted Antonio Crespo as Chief Information Officer.
Crespo joined WHK in 2017 as the company’s Director of Product Development and Services. He has expertise in security threat analysis and security product engineering, having gained experience at Computer Sciences Corporation and Security Risk Advisors prior to joining WHK. As CIO, Crespo will oversee the management and delivery of all customer facing WHK services, product lines, and business operations.
Soo Kim joins WHK as Director of Product Development from Accenture Federal Services. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in software engineering and technology strategy, having held senior positions at Accenture Federal Services, HP Enterprise Services, and TASC Inc. At WHK, Kim will lead the daily development, testing and advancement of the CyberPath Solution Engine and all data analytics efforts, to include the continuous improvement of the WHK online ecosystem.
Jason Beach has also joined the team as Senior Data Scientist, bringing recent data analytics and solution development experience from supporting customers such as Microsoft Corp, North Western Mutual Insurance, and US Departments of Treasury and Defense.
WHK also announced the promotion of Israel Villanueva, previously a WHK sales partner, who now joins as the Solutions Architect. Villanueva will work with and manage all cyber security vendors, and focus on how to tailor, market, price and deliver top products and services. He has over 12 years of VP and Account Executive experience in the marketing and sales of software and technology.
It’s worth noting that WHK is an early stage play and investors should seek professional financial advice if considering this company for their portfolio.
Executive Chair of WhiteHawk, Terry Roberts, commented on today’s announcement. “In a short period of time, Antonio has proven himself an insightful, driven, and results-oriented cyber businessman and I believe that he is well-suited for the role of CIO. I am also excited to welcome Soo and Jason to the team, both of whom are extremely talented and bring the level of expertise and innovation to ensure that our business and our website development move forward with efficiency and sophistication.”
She continued, “With the additional technical talent that we have been able to attract thanks to the investment of our shareholders, we are now able to start executing on our robust development plan which will, in turn, enable us to maximise value for our shareholders in the long term.”
A bit more about Whitehawk
Launched in 2016, WhiteHawk CEC Inc. began as a cyber security advisory service which has evolved to now help US and Australian companies connect to content, solutions, and service providers.
It offers a cloud-based cyber security exchange platform that delivers ‘solutions on demand’ for small to midsize enterprises. The platform enables customers to leverage their custom Security Story to find cyber tools, content, and relevant services via algorithms to better understand how to improve and stay ahead of threats. The platform enables companies to fill their needs on an ongoing basis with demonstrated cost and time savings.
The hiring of this top talent meets a key objective outlined in the company’s prospectus and adds to its already impressive management team. As Executive Chair, Roberts has a 30-year track record as an expert in cyber intelligence and risk, with extensive experience in senior government intelligence roles, notably as the former Deputy Director of US Naval Intelligence.