High-growth security and compliance firm adds two key executives to build on innovative technology platform and global brand growth as they gear up for the ascent ahead
A-LIGN, a leading security and compliance partner trusted by 2,500 clients globally, is pleased to announce two key executive hires: Chief Technology Officer Mike Herdegen, and Senior Vice President of Marketing Brian Gladstein.
Mike joins the company to drive product development for A-SCEND 2.0, A-LIGN’s transformational compliance management platform. Brian will lead the company’s global marketing function to drive demand and expand brand awareness in A-LIGN’s key markets.
Scott Price, Chief Executive Officer of A-LIGN, noted that both executives will accelerate A-LIGN’s investment in innovative technology while building a global brand trusted and recognized for providing high-quality security and compliance services.
“I am excited to expand A-LIGN’s executive leadership team to include Mike and Brian,” Scott said. “They both have extensive backgrounds as industry leaders with proven track records in high-growth B2B organizations and are prepared to take us to our next phase of evolution and growth. Their leadership will guide us in providing rewarding client outcomes through digital transformation utilizing A-SCEND, and our global brand that serves more than 2,500 clients to allow them to secure their summit.”
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Mike brings 25 years of technology leadership experience to his role. He co-founded of Tribridge, where he managed the Custom Business Application service offering. Mike’s team designed, developed and implemented hundreds of custom software applications for customers across numerous industries. Mike also led the firm’s Security and Infrastructure Practice, focused on helping customers build and secure their internal IT operations. In his last role as Vice President of Information Technology, he oversaw strategic planning for Tribridge’s organizational information systems, software applications, IT security and IT support. In addition to his professional experience, Mike currently serves on the Community Advisory Committee for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and the Advisory Board for Skyway Acquisitions.
“I’m thrilled to join A-LIGN,” said Mike. “I have known Scott for a long time and have watched as he built a marvelous company based on principles that match my own. The A-SCEND product and team are critical to the overall strategy of the firm. I look forward to applying my experience with complex business applications to ensure A-SCEND is a product that streamlines the audit process for our clients and auditors.”
Brian joins A-LIGN with 20-years of experience in cybersecurity and B2B software. He was most recently Vice President of Marketing at Cmd, a GV-funded startup, specializing in Production Linux Security. He established the company’s go-to-market strategy and rapidly built a pipeline engine from scratch for the fast-growing startup. Before Cmd, he was the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing at Carbon Black, where he ran product marketing for the company’s cloud-based product line, growing the business to more than 2,000 customers and playing a critical role in their 2018 IPO and ultimate acquisition by VMware. Brian’s breadth of experience and deep technical knowledge within the cybersecurity industry will be critical as he spearheads A-LIGN’s product, content, digital demand and communications strategies.
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“I’m excited to join this incredible team, surrounded by so much expertise and integrity,” said Brian. “A-LIGN’s clients rely on us to lead them through a set of challenges that are only becoming more complex. Protecting customer and partner data – and proving that you are compliant – is a critical part of almost every business these days. By understanding our clients’ needs, responding and reacting quickly, A-LIGN will continue to reduce risk and make strategic compliance more painless and uncomplicated for thousands of additional clients in the years to come.”