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Egress appoints David Quantrell as Non-Executive Director

Industry figurehead with experience leading Box, Clarify, HP and McAfee joins the Egress board as the company enters new growth phase

London, UK - 5th October 2020 – Egress, the leading provider of human layer security solutions, today announced the appointment of David Quantrell as Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect. The appointment will see Quantrell combine his experience in scaling high-profile technology businesses, like Box and Clarify, with running large divisions of HP, McAfee, and Nortel, to help support Egress’ rapid business growth.

Industry figurehead David has more than 30 years of experience in senior management roles across the software sector and currently advises a number of privately-owned and venture-backed cloud software providers in both the United Kingdom and United States. He was Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Clarify, a global software company where he helped build the business ahead of its sale to Nortel Networks, where he then took the role of President EMEA of the fast growing eBusiness division.

In 2006, David was appointed Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, HP Software, where he led the integration of Mercury Interactive in EMEA, a business he had run prior to its acquisition by HP. Following this role, David was appointed President, EMEA at McAfee where he led a major European change programme to re-establish organic growth. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and a member of the global management team at Box, a cloud storage company, where he helped to establish the brand in Europe during a period of dramatic growth followed by a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

David is currently Chair of the board of Retail Insights, a Non-executive Director of Oxford Metrics, and is board advisor to several high-growth companies. His extensive data and cybersecurity expertise are particularly relevant to his role on the Egress Board as the company continues to expand its human layer security offering to customers in EMEA and North America.

Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress, comments: “I am delighted to welcome David to the Egress Board, and we look forward to working with him. His track record speaks for itself and his industry experience will prove invaluable as we enter a new accelerated growth phase driven by the heightened security threats and compliance pressures faced by our customers. David’s substantial experience in senior management roles at a variety of global software companies makes him the ideal addition to our board, and his guidance and expertise will prove invaluable in helping us achieve our next set of strategic goals.

David Quantrell comments: “I’m excited to join Egress’ strong leadership team and support the company’s next phase of ambitious expansion. Egress’ proven track record in helping global businesses tackle the biggest data security threats of our time, makes this a huge opportunity for me to use my industry expertise and experience to help fuel the organisation’s continued growth.”

About Egress

As advanced persistent threats continue to evolve, we recognize that people are the biggest risk to organizations’ security and are most vulnerable when using email.

Egress is the only cloud email security platform to continuously assess human risk and dynamically adapt policy controls, preparing customers to defend against advanced phishing attacks and outbound data breaches before they happen. Leveraging contextual machine learning and neural networks, with seamless integration using cloud-native API architecture, Egress provides enhanced email protection, deep visibility into human risk, and instant time to value.

Trusted by the world’s biggest brands, Egress has offices in London, Sheffield, Cheltenham, New York, Boston, and Toronto. In April 2024 KnowBe4, the provider of the largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Egress.