December 8, 2019

    Guardsquare Announces Departure of Co-founder Heidi Rakels

    LEUVEN, Belgium — December 10, 2019 — Guardsquare, the leading mobile application security platform, today announced the departure of co-founder Heidi Rakels.  Rakels has been instrumental in guiding the company’s strategy and growth since its launch in 2014.

    Roel Caers, CEO Guardsquare, stated: "On behalf of Guardsquare and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Heidi for her leadership and numerous contributions to the company over the past five years.  It has been a pleasure to work with Heidi and gain from her industry knowledge and software expertise and I wish her the best for the future.” 

    “These have been some of the best and most rewarding years of my career. I am very proud of what we accomplished together and I have complete confidence that Guardsquare is tremendously well positioned for the future.” said Rakels.

    Heidi Rakels has earned numerous accolades for her accomplishments at Guardsquare, both personal and professional, including winning the ICT Women of the Year award in 2019, the EY Scale-up of the year 2019 and the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Belgium in 2018. 

    About Guardsquare

    Guardsquare is the global leader in mobile application protection. More than 600 customers worldwide across all major industries rely on Guardsquare to secure their mobile applications against reverse engineering and hacking. Built on the open source ProGuard technology, Guardsquare software integrates transparently in the development process and adds multiple layers of protection to Android (DexGuard) and iOS (iXGuard) applications, hardening them against both on-device and off-device attacks. Guardsquare is based in Leuven (Belgium) with offices in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA.

    Erica Sheehan
    VP of Marketing, Guardsquare

    Heather Fitzsimmons
    Mindshare PR for Guardsquare


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