John Giacomini and Rahul Kashyap join Cylance to accelerate its global AI strategy
Cylance Inc., a provider of antivirus with AI-powered prevention, has announced the strategic addition of two security industry leaders to its executive team.
Rahul Kashyap has been appointed chief product officer and John Giacomini has joined as executive vice president, Global Sales. Kashyap and Giacomini bring decades of security industry experience to Cylance as the company continues to develop products on its artificial intelligence-driven AI Platform to solve a growing problem for organisations worldwide.
“We are extremely pleased and proud to bring John and Rahul on board at a pivotal moment in our evolution as a company,” said Daniel Doimo, president and COO at Cylance. “As we continue to build out our global operations to support the high demand for our AI-driven product line, John and Rahul bring strong records of achievement, leadership and vision to our next phase as a company.”
At Cylance, Kashyap is responsible for strategy, innovation and architecture. Previously, he was executive vice president of products at Bromium and led worldwide threat research at McAfee Labs.
A seasoned cybersecurity veteran, Kashyap has been instrumental in building several key security technologies, including Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (NIPS), Host Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS), Web Application Firewalls (WAF), Whitelisting, Endpoint/Server Host Monitoring (EDR) and Micro-virtualisation.
Kashyap also mentors entrepreneurs, works with select venture capital firms and is on the advisory board of several technology start-ups.
Giacomini has led global sales teams for leading security industry companies for over 17 years. In prior roles, he has rebuilt enterprise sales team of over 500 associates serving tens of thousands of customers around the globe. Giacomini served most recently as executive vice president, Worldwide Sales at Forcepoint (formerly Websense). Prior to joining Websense, Giacomini was vice president of North American sales at Blue Coat Systems. Prior to Blue Coat, he managed sales for Network Catalyst, a network integration and services company.
Kashyap and Giacomini join Cylance senior leadership during a period of rapid global expansion. The company opened sales and customer support offices in Cork, Ireland; Tokyo, Japan; and Sydney, Australia in the past 12 months and has begun its build-out of support centers to enable “follow-the-sun” customer support worldwide.