ChampionScott Partners Places Chief Technology Officer at deepwatch

May 28, 2020 – ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently assisted in the placement of Corey Bodzin as chief technology officer of deepwatch.

deepwatch delivers managed security services by extending customers’ cybersecurity teams and proactively advancing their SecOps maturity. Powered by its data-driven cloud SecOps platform, deepwatch provides 24/7/365 managed security services.

“Our innovation is a cornerstone of our rapid growth over the last five years,” explained Charlie Thomas, CEO of deepwatch. “We’re excited to have Corey join our team. Our customers will benefit from his experience in leading product teams at industry leading cyber companies. He will play a pivotal role in advancing our IP and platform development as we continue to change the game in SOC management and deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers,” he said.

Mr. Bodzin is a proven leader with over 25 years of experience in building teams, solutions and products in the cybersecurity industry. He most recently served as head of product for ExtraHop. Prior to that, Mr. Bodzin was vice president of product operations for Tenable Network Security. During his career, he also gained product management experience in various roles with Qualys, RSA Security and nCircle.

As chief technology officer at deepwatch, Mr. Bodzin will be responsible for driving the company’s product vision and strategy which integrates best of breed technology solutions with deepwatch’s innovative intellectual property.

“I watched deepwatch’s exceptional growth over the past few years and am impressed by their innovative approach to securing customers,” Mr. Bodzin said. “deepwatch’s cloud-based platform, exclusive maturity model and content library are just the tip of the iceberg.”

“deepwatch has an impressive roadmap that includes at-a-glance CISO overviews, powerful models to improve SOC effectiveness, and more,” he said. “I am thrilled to work with our team to advance our market-leading solutions.”

Veteran Recruiters

ChampionScott Partners is an executive search firm focused on delivering leadership solutions for technology and technology-enabled companies, globally. Throughout every search the firm undertakes, it applies the strategic insights of an experienced search partner, the operating skills of an internationally expert management team, and the recruiting abilities of a premier executive search firm, according to firm.

Geoff Champion, chairman, CEO and founding partner of the firm, has lived and worked in South Korea, Germany, Holland, London and throughout the U.S. His industry experience entails working at the most senior “C” levels for large scale and middle market companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Mr. Champion has conducted board, CEO and senior executive appointments for leading edge companies in the digital media, business-to-business services, telecommunications, consumer, educational services and financial technology sectors.

Recruiting CTOs

An assortment of executive search firms has placed CTOs in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Golden, CO-based Human Resource Solutions placed Tony Thakur as chief technology officer for Great Plains Communications, Nebraska’s largest independent telecommunications company and a Grain Management portfolio company. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca. “It was important for me to understand and honor Tony’s respect and concern for his then current employer,” said Mr. Daroca. “Tony wanted to time his resignation so that when he resigned he would have a plan in place to aid in his transition and thereby not burn a bridge.”

London-based Wilton & Bain recruited Dale Kirkwood as chief technology officer of Community Fibre, a gigabit broadband U.K. internet service provider with a vision to deliver full fiber coverage to 500,000 homes in London. Jay Siddiki and Daniel Harrison, both principals within the global telecoms, media and technology functions at Wilton & Bain, led the search. Mr. Kirkwood has a strong background in sales and field staff environments having worked as global director of IT for the sustainability consultancy ERM Group.

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed recruited Travis Frey as the new chief technology officer of Calyxt, a healthy food ingredient company in Roseville, MN. Dr. Frey brings extensive knowledge in plant biology and biotechnology to a newly created position at the company. Founded in 1981, Kincannon & Reed focuses exclusively on the food, agribusiness and life sciences sectors.

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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