New global head of human resources joins to enable rapid growth through talent acquisition and employee development
BURLINGTON, Mass. – April 8, 2019 – Veracode, a leading provider in application security testing (AST), today announced that Catherine Reid has joined the Veracode team as Chief Human Resources Officer to lead the development of the company’s human resources strategy and contribute to future growth through employee engagement programs, recruitment and technology.
Reid brings more than 15 years of experience in developing and executing talent management strategies and managing complex human resource operations in global organizations.
At Veracode, Reid will report to Chief Executive Officer Sam King and is responsible for guiding human resources best practices, partnering with leaders across the organization to foster collaborative relationships between global offices, and leading the effort to attract and retain highly qualified global talent.
“Today’s technology workforce is seeking great career opportunities coupled with a passionate, engaged culture that’s making an impact in how people live,” said Reid. “Our culture at Veracode has always been what has attracted such talented individuals from around the world, and I look forward to enhancing it with energetic employee engagement, hiring to enable our expansion in key regions, and working with leadership to ensure employee needs are a foremost focus. I’m excited to begin my journey with Veracode.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Catherine to the Veracode team. Our employees will benefit from the knowledge and experience she has built during the course of her career that will further enrich our high-performance culture,” said CEO Sam King. “She is joining at an exciting time of growth for Veracode that lends itself to a strategic HR leader who will help us scale accordingly with a motivated global workforce. We are proud of our track record, our positive culture and diverse workforce. With Catherine’s leadership, we look forward to further empowering our employees to accomplish their best work, and being among the best global cybersecurity firms to work for.”
Most recently, Reid was head of human resources for EBSCO Information Services and previously held HR leadership positions with Thomson Reuters in London, Boston and Washington, D.C. Previously, she was HR Manager for LM Ericsson in Dublin and worked as a Compensation and Benefits Consultant for Mercer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Business from University College Dublin.
With its combination of automation, process, and speed, Veracode becomes a seamless part of the software lifecycle, eliminating the friction that arises when security is detached from the development and deployment process. As a result, enterprises are able to fully realize the advantages of DevOps environments while ensuring secure code is synonymous with high-quality code.
Veracode serves more than 2,000 customers worldwide across a wide range of industries. The Veracode Platform has assessed more than 8 trillion lines of code and helped companies fix more than 36 million security flaws.
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