OPSWAT, the leader in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity solutions, announced it has added two new key hires: Chief Operating Officer, Mike Barker and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Eric Spindel.
As new members of the OPSWAT leadership team, Barker and Spindel will help to drive two important areas – international operations and legal compliance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike and Eric to the OPSWAT leadership team,” said Benny Czarny, Founder and CEO of OPSWAT. “We’ve seen incredible momentum following the announcement of our capital infusion and both executives bring proven operational excellence and strong experience which will help us to continue to scale for the next stage of growth.”
Based at OPSWAT’s new headquarters in Tampa, Florida, Barker brings more than 20 years of operational excellence and performance focus to OPSWAT drawing upon experience that spans across various senior leadership positions in sales, marketing, operations and information technology. Barker’s career started with the U.S. Air Force and he later played pivotal roles in very prominent technology companies such as Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks, Syniverse and J2 Global.
Spindel brings more than 20 years of international business and legal experience for both public and privately held companies.
Previously, Spindel was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at a private-equity-backed and Nasdaq-listed cybersecurity company Cyren and previously practiced corporate and securities law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
The leadership addition news follows the organization’s inaugural $125 million growth equity investment from Brighton Park Capital, which will further accelerate its rapid growth and focus on the global expansion of sales, marketing, customer success, business operations, R&D and acquisitions.