April 12, 2016 – Redwood City, CA-headquartered executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Ram Krishnan as chief product officer at CloudPassage. The search was led by Mark Lonergan, founder and managing director.
Mr. Krishnan brings extensive experience in product strategy and business execution, from start-ups to global corporations.
As general manager for Hewlett Packard’s $900 million Applications Lifecycle Management business unit, he drove growth into mobile, agile and cloud applications. At Symantec, he successfully expanded the company’s risk and compliance offering from tactical compliance tool to strategic IT risk management, delivering rapidly on product vision and exceeding business goals.
Prior to that, he was senior vice president of products and marketing at GuardianEdge, where he played a key role in transforming the company from niche player into Gartner market leader in under three years.
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“Ram is that rare strategic business executive who brings to the table deep technical understanding, proven market experience and demonstrated success in scaling companies,” said Robert Thomas, CloudPassage CEO.
“Ram Krishnan is a world class general manager with deep experience in the cloud and DevOps markets,” said Mr. Lonergan. “Under his guidance, CloudPassage will become the undisputed leader in the enterprise cloud security space.”
Headquartered in San Francisco, CloudPassage is an agile security platform that provides instant visibility and continuous protection for servers in any combination of data centers, private clouds and public clouds.
According to recruiters, today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters. The post typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project & product management. In many IT / telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on product strategy based on goals set by the CEO and / or board members. A recent search on LinkedIn of the title generated more than 28,000 results.
Lonergan Partners focuses on the recruitment of CEOs and C-level executives for technology companies. Its clients include Ancestry.com, Angie’s List; Cirrus Logic; Dell; Goldman Sachs; Google; looksmart; Rubicon Technologies; Silicon Image; Tessera; United Online, among others.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media