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Hive Pro Bolsters its Leadership Team

Cybersecurity company Hive Pro added to its leadership team by appointing Chip Davis as the Senior vice president (Americas) and Jeelan Poola as chief product officer across the company’s global operations. The company specializes in continuous threat exposure management and is seeking to expand its footprint across North and South America. 

Sarfaraz Kazi, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Hive Pro, says that the company’s growth has followed the success of its HivePro product suite. “We developed one of the few solutions that provide an intuitive interface allowing customers to pre-empt attacks and understand their threat exposure better as they move away from the outdated monolithic tactical risk scoring system,” he says. 

“Chip and Jeelan’s appointments add to Hive Pro’s expertise, catapulting it forward in the areas of sales strategy for the Americas and engineering, product management and threat research, respectively,” he said in a statement. 

Chip Davis is a technology industry stalwart with a career spanning nearly 40 years; several in high-profile roles with blue-chip companies. Chip will be responsible for building and implementing a go-to-market strategy for Hive Pro in the Americas, forging a path for financial success across the region. 

“I’m inspired to be working with a team of passionate, gifted and hard-working individuals that have dedicated themselves to the mission of making the cyber world a safer place for organisations and individuals,” says Davis. “This inspiration and selfless dedication I see in the team is not unlike the modern-day heroes we know like Dr Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller and Nelson Mandela, in that their service is for the greatest good of humanity above all else.”

Davis will measure his success through growth and brand recognition for Hive Pro in the Americas while establishing the brand as the leader in Continuous Threat Exposure Management. 

Jeelan Poola joins the Hive Pro leadership team following a successful career leading research and development and engineering teams with technology behemoths in India like Couchbase, Zebra Technologies, Motorola and Wipro, spanning more than two decades.  

Poola will be responsible for accelerating the development of the HivePro Uni5 platform. It includes growing the SaaS offering and developing the research and engineering, and product teams to continue building on the solutions that its customers have come to value as they manage threat exposure in their business. “As a self-confessed computer science generalist, I am inspired by the opportunities presented by ‘software’,” explains Poola. 

“Technology has allowed mankind to progress beyond imagination in the past two decades largely through software,” he says. “In this relatively short space of time, we have moved from infrastructure-based systems to truly transformative computing enabled through software, which requires always-on threat detection. Like Jeff Bezos, the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, we can learn to be adaptable by anticipating impending threats and capitalizing on these opportunities.” 

Being a leader in continuous threat exposure management, Hive Pro is set to enter the next phase of global growth with a strong global sales and support system built on the foundations of solid products and engineering that enables the introduction to many more countries and customers. 

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