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Boston, MA – March 1, 2023 – Guardsquare, the mobile application security solution, today announced the appointment of Kimberly Wood as Chief Information Officer (CIO) as the company continues its accelerated growth and momentum. Kimberly will lead the IT and security teams who oversee applications, infrastructure, solution delivery, and process excellence in support of the company’s customers and employees worldwide.
“Kimberly has proven herself as an outstanding leader in managing IT organizations and teams, and I’m excited to have her join Guardsquare,” said Roel Caers, CEO at Guardsquare. “I am confident she will deliver world-class IT and cybersecurity infrastructure and innovation for us. Her proven ability in creating initiatives that build business value and support customers and partners will be invaluable to Guardsquare as we continue to accelerate our growth.”
A veteran technology leader with a deep understanding of technical, operational, and business strategy, Kimberly brings to Guardsquare more than 15 years of experience. She has held key leadership roles in technology and security companies, and most recently, served as Vice President of Information Technology, CISO at Catapult, a global performance data company that powers elite sports. Prior to that, she held CISO roles at Formlabs where she provided strategic direction and management over the cybersecurity and technical teams, and SimbiQ where she was responsible for technology strategy, infrastructure, quality assurance, and security and technology operations. She also led IT strategy and initiatives at SmartBear Software where she served as Director of Global Information Technology and Security Officer.
“Guardsquare is on an incredible path of growth and innovation and I am thrilled to be joining this world-class organization,” said Kimberly. “Ensuring that our customers have continued confidence in our products is of the utmost importance. I look forward to working with such a talented team as we continue to strengthen our customers' cybersecurity defenses and drive business resilience.”
Kimberly is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. She has served in both the US Navy and the US Army where she began her IT career working across network infrastructure and cybersecurity.
Guardsquare offers the most complete approach to mobile application security on the market. Built on the open-source ProGuard technology, Guardsquare’s software integrates seamlessly across the development cycle. From app security testing to code hardening to real-time visibility into the threat landscape, Guardsquare solutions provide enhanced mobile application security from early in the development process through publication. More than 850 customers worldwide across all major industries rely on Guardsquare to help them identify security risks and protect their mobile applications against reverse engineering and tampering.