|By Business Wire||
|March 18, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
Mocana, the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile application security leader, today announced a major expansion of its senior executive team with the addition of John Aisien as senior vice president for marketing and corporate development, Alan Panezic as vice president of products, Paul Fulton as vice president of products for the Internet of Things, Sandy Taylor as chief financial officer and Damien Eastwood as general counsel. Under the leadership of Mocana CEO James Isaacs, these additions to the executive team will build on the robust momentum Mocana has already achieved to drive the next phase of the company’s growth, as the industry’s focus on securing enterprise mobile applications and the Internet of Things gains new urgency.
“Mocana has achieved great success in protecting several hundred million devices in the Internet of Things and enabling enterprise mobility, and is now uniquely positioned to unlock the extended enterprise by lowering mobile TCO and simplifying large-scale app deployments,” said James Isaacs, CEO at Mocana. “I look forward to working with John, Alan, Paul, Sandy, Damien and the rest of the Mocana team to accelerate the adoption of the company’s market-leading solutions to provide true security automation for the extended enterprise, the Internet of Things and the industrial Internet.”
New Executive Team Members
John Aisien – As senior vice president for marketing and corporate development, John will lead the company’s marketing and partnership recruitment, enablement and management efforts, as Mocana builds out its international presence and increases marketing activities to expedite growth across the IoT and enterprise mobility markets. Most recently, John was vice president of product management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, where he led a team of more than 70 people. John joined Oracle in 2005 following the acquisition of Thor Technologies, where he drove the company’s product management, marketing and business development functions. Prior to this position, John held business development roles at Deloitte Consulting and Gemini Consulting Group.
Alan Panezic – As vice president of products, Alan will build upon his strong software development perspective and expertise in managing major mobile application development projects to lead Mocana’s product management activities. Prior to joining Mocana, Alan partnered in a software development company that created custom mobile applications for Fortune 500 companies. Alan also served in numerous executive-level positions over his 12-year tenure at BlackBerry where he ran the company’s enterprise business, services business and developer strategy organization.
Paul Fulton – As vice president of products for the Internet of Things, Paul Fulton is leading the definition and execution of Mocana’s IoT product strategy. Paul is also responsible for Mocana’s embedded device security products, which have been sold to more than 200 companies worldwide, including 5 of the top 7 Android handset makers. Prior to joining Mocana, Paul held numerous executive positions at Cisco, which he joined after the acquisition of his startup, Orative Corp. At Cisco, he was general manager of the Prosumer, Endpoint Security and Smart Home business units and also served in several high-level M&A, market development, product management and strategy roles. Paul also held positions at Mayfield Fund, 3Com, Compaq and Texas Instruments.
Sandy Taylor – As the company’s chief financial officer, Sandy will apply her extensive experience as a financial executive to guide and direct Mocana’s strategic business model, manage risk and serve as the company’s financial conscience and backbone. She is a Certified Public Accountant and started her career in public accounting at KPMG. Prior to joining Mocana, Sandy served as CFO at Work4Labs. Sandy has served as vice president of finance at Respond Networks; vice president of finance and chief accounting officer at Danger, Inc., a mobile software-as-a-service company that was sold for $500 million to Microsoft; and CFO at Zong, a successful mobile payments company that was sold for $240 million to PayPal, where Sandy became CFO for PayPal Mobile.
Damien Eastwood – As general counsel, Damien assumes responsibility for all of Mocana’s legal affairs. Damien has more than 20 years of experience in providing legal support for resolving complex issues at leading Silicon Valley companies, most recently with Aruba Networks, where he served as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer. Prior to Aruba, Damien held positions as chief administrative officer and general counsel for Wayin, Inc., and as vice president, legal, at Sun Microsystems where he spent 16 years.
Recent Mocana Achievements
In the past 12 months, Mocana has made significant progress in moving forward its product and market roadmap. In addition to the $15 million strategic investment led by GE Ventures in December 2013, the company has achieved several important milestones during this period, including:
- Launch of the Mocana Atlas™ extended enterprise engine, a revolutionary, purpose-built platform designed to simplify enterprise mobile app deployments;
- New distribution partnerships with SAP, Apperian and Unisys that expand the global reach of the Mocana Mobile Application Protection™ (MAP) solution;
- Release of new, enhanced versions of its flagship MAP platform with new features resulting from vital enterprise customer feedback;
- Launch of the MAP Developer Program —which accelerates deployment of MAP-ready mobile apps—and rapid growth to more than 120 members, including some of the most recognized names in the industry; and
- Significant growth of more than 800 per cent in its enterprise mobility customer base over the last two financial quarters.
Mocana makes security easy for enterprise mobility and the Internet of Things. Recognized as a World Economic Forum “Technology Pioneer” and a Gartner “Cool Vendor,” Mocana builds on deep expertise born from a decade securing everything from medical devices to defense electronics, from point-of-sale terminals to the smart grid to home automation. The company's Mobile Application Protection (MAP™) offering, distributed globally by SAP, automates end-to-end security for iOS and Android™ apps and authenticates mobile users, apps and devices to business systems. More information is available at www.mocana.com.
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