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Carbon Black Adds Former Trend Micro Exec as Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Tom Kellermann
Tom Kellermann

Carbon Black, the application control, endpoint detection and response and next-generation antivirus technology provider, has appointed Tom Kellermann as its chief cybersecurity officer.

Kellermann is expected to expand Carbon Black's product and go-to-market initiatives and work across the company's sales, marketing, product and threat teams, according to a prepared statement.

Kellermann brings more than 20 years of cybersecurity and cyber intelligence experience to Carbon Black.

The Road to Carbon Black

Prior to joining Carbon Black, Kellermann founded Strategic Cyber Ventures, a cybersecurity investment fund that specializes in the transfer of cybersecurity capabilities from the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities. In addition, he served as chief cybersecurity officer at enterprise data security solutions company Trend Micro; in this role, Kellerman was responsible for the analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defense technologies.

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Furthermore, Kellerman previously served as vice president of security at access control systems and penetration testing firm Core Security and was deputy chief information security officer for the World Bank Treasury. He also held a seat on the Commission on Cybersecurity under President Obama.

Kellermann "perfectly matches" Carbon Black's mission to balance innovative technology, security and evangelism, CEO Patrick Morley said. Going forward, Kellermann will drive innovation across the core architecture of the company's Cb Predictive Security Cloud threat analytics platform and within its Cb Defense, Cb Response and Cb Protection cybersecurity solutions.

Carbon Black Adds to Its Executive Team

The Kellermann hire is one of several recent additions to Carbon Black's executive team. Other recent Carbon Black hires include:

  • Cate Lochead: Carbon Black in December named Cate Lochead as its senior VP of marketing. Lochead, who previously served as chief marketing officer at open source database MariaDB, is responsible for global marketing of the Cb Predictive Security Cloud.
  • Victor Gureghian Baez: Carbon Black in November appointed former Microsoft executive Victor Gureghian Baez as its VP of worldwide channels. In this role, Gureghian Baez drives Carbon Black's channel growth and global expansion.
  • Thomas Hansen: Carbon Black in August hired former Dropbox executive Thomas Hansen as its chief revenue officer and EVP. Hansen now leads Carbon Black's worldwide sales, sales engineering, channel sales and customer services.

Carbon Black offers cybersecurity solutions to help customers defend against malware, ransomware and non-malware attacks. The company today serves more than 3,700 customers globally.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.