Digital Guardian Announces CEO Transition

WALTHAM, Mass., Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Paul Ciriello Appointed as Interim CEO to Oversee Daily Business Operations and Product Innovation

WALTHAM, Mass. – October 24, 2018 – Digital Guardian today announced that Ken Levine has stepped down as president and CEO for personal reasons. Digital Guardian has initiated a CEO search, and Paul Ciriello, an investor and member of Digital Guardian’s Board of Directors, will act as Interim CEO to oversee the company’s day-to-day operations. Levine will remain on the Board of Directors and also act as a strategic advisor during the CEO search and transition.

“For the past four and a half years Ken has guided Digital Guardian through a significant growth period and we are very grateful for his contributions to the business,” said Ciriello. “Ken’s drive has positioned Digital Guardian as a market leader in both data loss prevention and endpoint detection and response. His contributions have strongly positioned Digital Guardian’s continued expansion.”

Ken Levine said “I am extremely proud of Digital Guardian’s success and how we’ve transformed the company and its product portfolio to provide the highest level of data protection for our customers. Digital Guardian is fortunate to have Paul during this time of transition as he’s an experienced business leader who is deeply involved with our strategy, brand, and technology.”

“Digital Guardian has a rich heritage in data protection, with more than 1,000 customers – including 7 of the top 10 U.S. intellectual property holders – teaming with us to protect their most valuable assets,” continued Ciriello. “We’re building on that foundation to capitalize on opportunities that the rapidly expanding data protection market presents. The senior management team, the board and I are ensuring a smooth transition and we thank Ken for his tireless efforts.”

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