SAN MATEO, CA – June 30, 2015 – AlienVault™, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced the appointment of Brian Robins as chief financial officer. Robins brings more than 20 years of experience to AlienVault, including extensive operational and financial experience with global public and private companies. Robins will be responsible for finance, legal and human resources and report to Barmak Meftah, president and chief executive officer of AlienVault.
“With his deep-rooted understanding of high-growth technology companies and the security market, Brian further solidifies our leadership team amid continued momentum and rapid growth,” said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault. “Brian’s extensive experience in finance and global operations management further demonstrate his ability to lead successful, growing companies, and we’re excited to welcome him to our team.”
Prior to joining AlienVault, Robins served as vice president and chief financial officer of Global Business Services at CSC, a multinational IT and professional services corporation. Before that, Robins was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Internet services company Verisign, and was responsible for managing all worldwide operations related to finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury and investor relations.
Robins previously played a pivotal role as vice president of finance and treasurer for data analytics provider Neustar. Over a six-year period at the company, he served as a key member of Neustar's leadership team, helping to take the company through its initial public offering (IPO), which was dubbed as the “2005 IPO of the Year” by the IPO research committee at Renaissance Capital.
“I am very excited to be joining AlienVault and its leadership team at such a pivotal point,” said Robins, CFO of AlienVault. “AlienVault is a company with tremendous capabilities, talented people and is well-positioned in the rapidly growing security management market. I am proud to be part of a growing company with such strong market presence and reputation for innovation and dedication to its customers and partners.”
Robins joins AlienVault during a period of record growth. In 2014 alone, the company closed the year with 65 percent year-over-year sales growth, and its install base increased to over 1,500 commercial customers globally. In April 2015, AlienVault unveiled Version 5.0 of its Unified Security Management (USM) solution, as well as USM for Amazon Web Services (USM for AWS). The company also announced Open Threat Exchange (OTX) 2.0 in beta, after reporting its OTX 1.0 offering grew to support more than 26,000 participants in over 140 countries, contributing more than 1 million threat indicators daily. To learn more about our 2014 momentum, please click here.
Backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Intel Capital, GGV Capital, Trident Capital, Sigma West, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures, AlienVault last closed a $30 million Series D round of funding in December 2013. To date, the company has raised $64.6 million.