Security veteran to drive future financial strategy and sales operations in the rapidly growing market of Business-Critical Application Security
Boston, MA – March 15, 2018 –Onapsis, the global experts in SAP and Oracle application cybersecurity and compliance, have announced that Gordon Pothier has joined the team as Chief Financial Officer. Pothier is joining Onapsis from Carbon Black (fka Bit9), where he recently held the position of Vice President of Finance and Operations, with the prior role of CFO, of Bit9. Pothier joined Bit9 in 2008 and helped scale the company from a 40-person startup to 1,000+ employee leader in the Endpoint Security market. During his tenure as CFO he led the company’s financial planning, strategy and sales operations efforts. He led the financing efforts for the company’s four M&A transactions, including the merger with Carbon Black in 2014.
Pothier was instrumental to Bit9’s go-to-market strategy, driving the change from a perpetual selling model to a subscription model, transitioning to a channel model and participating in deal strategy and contract negotiations for many of the company’s largest customers. During his career he has raised over $150M in equity and debt financings. His experience in strategic financial planning will help Onapsis further grow in the emerging market of Business-Critical Application Security and capitalize on an already rapidly growing revenue stream.
“I’ve been involved with Onapsis on the Advisory Board for years and I’m excited to be joining this fast growing and dynamic company. We are truly filling a critical blind spot in information security and enabling large organizations to sleep better at night knowing that their critical applications are protected. I look forward to further enabling the Onapsis team to achieve the company’s aggressive growth goals,” said Pothier.
“I am very happy to welcome Gordon to Onapsis, where I know he will make an immediate impact as we continue the next phases of growth for the company. His guidance and leadership have already been provenand we look forward to having him as a member of the Executive Team,” said Mariano Nunez, CEO and Co-founder of Onapsis.
As Onapsis’s Chief Financial Officer, Pothier is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial strategy and future planning. He has over 25 years of experience at technology companies in a financial or operations role, ten of those years specifically in information security. Gordon has a Bachelor’s Degree and MBA from Bentley University and has had senior financial roles at Adobe, Nortel and Sybase.
Onapsis cybersecurity solutions automate the monitoring and protection of your SAP and Oracle applications, keeping them compliant and safe from insider and outsider threats. As the proven market leader, global enterprises trust Onapsis to protect the essential information and processes that run their businesses.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, Onapsis serves over 200 customers including many of the Global 2000. Onapsis’s solutions are also the de-facto standard for leading consulting and audit firms such as Accenture, Deloitte, E&Y, IBM, KPMG and PwC.
Onapsis solutions include the Onapsis Security Platform™, which is the most widely-used SAP-certified cybersecurity solution on the market. Unlike generic security products, Onapsis’s context-aware solutions deliver both preventative vulnerability and compliance controls, as well as real-time detection and incident response capabilities to reduce risks affecting critical business processes and data. Through open interfaces, the platform can be integrated with leading SIEM, GRC and network security products, seamlessly incorporating enterprise applications into existing vulnerability, risk and incident response management programs.
These solutions are powered by the Onapsis Research Labs, who continuously provide leading intelligence on security threats affecting SAP and Oracle enterprise applications. Experts at the Onapsis Research Labs were the first to lecture on SAP cyberattacks and have uncovered and helped fix hundreds of security vulnerabilities to-date affecting SAP Business Suite, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud and SAP Mobile applications, as well as Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle E-Business Suite platforms. Onapsis has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,009,837 entitled “Automated Security Assessment of Business-Critical Systems and Applications,” which describes certain algorithms and capabilities behind the technology powering the Onapsis Security Platform™. This patented technology is well known, industry wide, and has gained Onapsis recognition on the Deloitte Technology Top 500, as a Red Herring North America Top 100 company and a SINET 16 Innovator.