BURLINGTON, Mass. — July 31, 2015 — Veracode, a leader in protecting enterprises from today’s pervasive web and mobile application threats, today announced Sam King has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, King will be responsible for product management, marketing, corporate development and the company’s customer-facing solution architects.
During her tenure with Veracode, King played a central role in product direction, created the company’s mobile application security strategy and served as a trusted advisor to the office of the CEO. Before joining Veracode, King worked for VeriSign and Guardent, where she led the development of security-as-a-service offerings and held product management, product marketing, professional services and customer relationship management responsibilities. Prior to Guardent, King served as program manager for i-cube/Razorfish.
“Sam has steered Veracode to consistently lead the market in innovation and positioning since its founding and has a deep understanding of our potential going forward,” said Bob Brennan, Veracode CEO. “Having played a critical leadership role across many functions within Veracode, Sam has a unique feel for where we should compete, how we can win and where the opportunities lie to further strengthen the company. This, combined with her keen understanding of the interplay between market trends and the evolving threat landscape make Sam ideally suited to lead Veracode into it’s next phase.”
King is a recognized speaker at industry events including RSA, Gartner Security Summit and InfoSecurity. She was recognized by Mass High Tech as a Woman to Watch, an award that honors contributions of women in technology and life sciences. King received her Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where she earned the prestigious Charles Babbage Award, awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class.