ON Partners Recruits Chief Information Officer for Trellix
September 27, 2022 – ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kimberly Anstett as the new chief information officer for Trellix, a cybersecurity company based in San Jose, CA. Partners Andy Hickman and Tim Conti led the assignment. “Kim has a proven record of building high-performing IT organizations,” said Bryan Palma, CEO. “No doubt she will do the same at Trellix while also serving as our ‘customer zero’ for our market leading products.”
With more than 25 years’ industry experience, Ms. Anstett was most recently executive vice president and chief technology officer at Iron Mountain leading teams across product development and innovation. Prior to that, she was CIO at Nielsen, focused on customer value and increased cybersecurity outcomes. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and serves on the board of directors for Quotient Technology.
In her new role, Ms. Anstett leads the global information and technology systems organization and joins the executive leadership team. She is responsible for executing a technology strategy designed to drive efficiency, flexibility, and innovation across the business.
“My No.1 priority as CIO is to deliver insights to our business to serve our customers,” said Ms. Anstett. “Second is furthering diversity, equity, inclusion, and development for my teams. I am motivated by people, process, and technology, and I see a lot of alignment with Trellix’s ethos as a home for soulful work.”
Trellix is focused on accelerating the use of XDR architecture across enterprises, commercial businesses and governments to both advance organization security posture and to ease cybersecurity incident response and management.
With a primary focus on technology, consumer, industrial, and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-level and board talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis. MN; San Francisco; and New York. ON Partners was named one of the fastest growing search firms this year by Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm is now ranked as one of the 20 largest search firms in the nation.
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Mr. Hickman has over 20 years of experience in executive search. He has placed 250-plus C-level executives in technology, information, innovation, security, engineering, and product roles. His primary focus is in private equity.
Mr. Conti, who has worked in executive search for more than 15 years, has completed upwards of 150 C-level and board searches across a range of industries. His focus is on public, private equity, and venture capital organizations. Mr. Conti also serves as a member of the ON Partners executive committee.
Over the past year, a number of organizations have turned to executive search firms to help them find top flight CIOs. Here are a few of the top assignments tracked by Hunt Scanlon Media:
ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Orla Daly as chief information officer of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, NH-based provider of corporate digital learning services. Partners Andy Hickman and Bryan Buck led the assignment. Ms. Daly brings 25 years of experience delivering effective IT and building business partnerships with leading organizations such as National Grid, Dell, and ExxonMobil. She joins Skillsoft from National Grid where she served as vice president of IT and digital organizational change management.
BridgeStreet Partners recently recruited Janya Kieffer as the new chief information officer of Austin Industries. Ms. Kieffer was most recently the vice president of information technology at Acme Brick, a Berkshire Hathaway company headquartered in Fort Worth, TX. Earlier in her career, she was the CIO at PrimeSource Building Products, one of the largest distributors of building materials in North America. She is a board member for the Dallas chapter of the Society for Information Management. Austin Industries is one of the nation’s largest, most diversified U.S.-based construction companies. The business provides nearly every type of civil, commercial, and industrial construction service.
Chapel Hill Solutions recently assisted in the recruitment of Mark Lauteren as the new chief information officer of Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL. Previously, Mr. Lauteren served as CIO for El Centro Regional Medical Center, where he led all aspects of information services and telecom to help the organization achieve their mission. Before that, he was CIO for Astria Health, where he was responsible for the leadership and management of the information services, clinical engineering, IT security/cybersecurity, project management office and telecommunications.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media