Martin Hiscox appointed new chairman of Egress Software Technologies

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London – March 2017 – Fast-growing data security company Egress Software Technologies has announced the appointment of Martin Hiscox as its new Chairman of the Board.

Hiscox brings a wealth of experience to his latest position, having spent over 25 years in private equity-funded technology start-ups, acquisitions, mergers and trade sales. In particular, Hiscox has focused on helping growth businesses develop their sales and marketing strategies, expand internationally and industrialise organisations, all while undergoing the challenges of rapid organisational change.

Hiscox holds an MBA from Brunel and Henley Management College and a Higher Certificate in Computer Science. He is also a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London, an Elite Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Engineer.

Commenting on his appointment, Hiscox stated: “Egress has built a reputation based on the excellence of its technology, the service it delivers to customers and its ability to constantly innovate to solve genuine business challenges. I am therefore delighted to be joining a very dynamic executive team, who have the drive and enthusiasm to develop the business as it enters an exciting new phase in expanding its operations internationally while continuing its rapid sales growth. As a team, the Board and I are committed to taking Egress to the next level, increasing the value and profile of the brand across multiple industries and geographies.”

Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress, also commented: “To have someone of Martin’s calibre and experience join our team is hugely exciting for everyone involved in the company. He brings with him an outstanding track record as a strategic thinker, commercial leader and creator of growth in tech companies similar to Egress, so I have no doubt he will bring immediate value to the business. I am therefore delighted to welcome Martin to the team and look forward to working closely with him over what will be a really exciting period in our growth.”

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About Egress

Our mission is to eliminate the most complex cybersecurity challenge every organisation faces: insider risk. We understand that people get hacked, make mistakes, and break the rules. To prevent these human-activated breaches, we have built the only Human Layer Security platform that defends against inbound and outbound threats. Using patented contextual machine learning we detect and prevent abnormal human behaviour such as misdirected emails, data exfiltration, and targeted spear-phishing attacks.

Used by the world’s biggest brands, Egress is private equity backed and has offices in London, New York, and Boston.

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