680 Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for SecurityScorecard

November 11, 2019 – New York City-based executive search firm 680 Partners has placed Mike Maziarz as chief marketing officer of SecurityScorecard. Ross Freeman, founder and CEO of the search firm, led the assignment.

Mr. Maziarz has 25 years of experience in senior roles at Coupa / Exari, Safelight Security, Novell and CSC. Beginning his career as a software engineer, then product manager, he developed a passion for building and marketing enterprise software. In 2007, he founded Safelight Security, a market leader in security awareness and education where he was CEO.

Prior to SecurityScorecard, Mr. Maziarz served as executive vice president, products, for Exari Systems, where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing, product management, and R&D.

SecurityScorecard helps enterprises gain operational command of their security posture and the security posture of their ecosystems through continuous, non-intrusive monitoring. The company’s approach to security focuses on identifying vulnerabilities from an outside-in perspective, the same way a hacker would. SecurityScorecard’s proprietary SaaS platform offers depth of critical data points, including a broad range of risk categories such as web, application security, patching cadence, network security, hacker chatter, social engineering, and leaked credentials, DNS health, endpoint security, IP reputation and cubit score.

680 Partners’ track record is driven by its client assessment and candidate recruitment process that it has applied over the past two decade. The firm’s approach has enabled it to place hundreds of senior management teams across a broad range of senior executive positions, including the CEO, COO, CFO, CRO, CMO, CTO/CIO, and VP sales and marketing positions. 680 Partners’ holistic approach enables clients to focus on their expansion plans, define new executive roles and benchmarks for success, and optimize senior leadership architecture as they embark on the process of hiring a top candidate.

Mr. Freeman has been active as an executive search specialist for more than 15 years. He has worked in long-term partnerships with many top venture capital firms, private equity, LBO and hedge funds.

Chief Marketing Officers

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Elana Anderson as chief marketing officer of Veracode, a provider of application security testing solutions. Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. Ms. Anderson’s marketing background spans nearly three decades as a marketing executive, industry analyst and consultant working with Fortune 500 B2C and B2B enterprises.

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, placed Susan Beermann as chief marketing officer of private equity-backed NAVEX Global in Lake Oswego, OR. Ms. Beermann is a seasoned technology and enterprise software marketing executive who brings over 30 years of experience driving growth and innovation across the software and tech space. Most recently, she served as chief marketing officer of Ellie Mae.

Acertitude recently recruited Kevin Sellers as global chief marketing officer of Ping Identity, a provider of identity defined security. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose led the search. An accomplished business leader with a strong track record of scaling global brands, Mr. Sellers brings more than 20 years of global marketing leadership experience in the technology sector, including 10 years living and operating overseas.

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates recently recruited Karl Van den Bergh as the chief marketing officer of Gigamon Inc. in Santa Clara, CA. Mr. Van den Bergh most recently served as CMO at DataStax, where he expanded the global marketing team and its contribution to corporate growth.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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