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London-headquartered tech scale-up, Egress, appoints new CIO

London, UK -  30th September 2019

Egress, the leading provider of people-centric data security solutions, announced today that it has appointed Robin Bell as Chief Information Officer to drive forward new technology initiatives that will see this tech scale-up continue on its aggressive global expansion plans. With immediate effect, Robin will take responsibility for overseeing operations, service delivery and enterprise software delivery.

As VP of Operations at Egress for the last two years, Robin was responsible for leading all aspects of operations including customer service desk, operational support, deployment and automation, internal IT and security operations to deliver SaaS platforms for enterprise customers.

Robin boasts a long and well-established career in technology. Prior to joining Egress, he headed up the Application Services Group at Vodafone where he was accountable for the design, delivery and support of complex private cloud solutions based on Microsoft and Unix platforms and applications. Robin became part of Vodafone when it acquired Cable & Wireless, which was integrated into Vodafone Enterprise. Robin was at Cable & Wireless for 11 years where he headed up Technical Services for the design and delivery of the NHSmail programme.

Over the course of his career, Robin has worked extensively with public sector clients and for the past two years at Egress, he has headed up the operational delivery of Criminal Justice Secure eMail (CJSM), a closed network platform run by Egress. CJSM allows people from many different areas of the justice system, from legal counsel to probation services, to communicate securely. Robin has also helped Egress to deliver its email security and collaboration solutions into UK Central Government departments and global enterprises, including internal financial and legal firms.

Commenting on Robin’s appointment, Egress CTO Neil Larkins says: “Robin has an in-depth understanding of successfully managing enterprise operations and complex IT systems. He is well-known throughout the industry and is excellent at building relationships and quickly establishing credibility and trust. Over his career, Robin has worked on many complex enterprise implementations, and here at Egress, has headed up operations on CJSM and numerous SaaS initiatives for our global customer base. I am delighted that he has been promoted to CIO.”

In December 2018, Egress secured a $40m Series C financing round led by FTV Capital. Egress is using this investment to build on its ongoing rapid growth in Europe and North America. In his new role, Robin will spearhead the operational delivery and efficiency of this expansion.

Reflecting on his new role, Robin comments: “It’s an exciting time to be at Egress. We have a strong and expanding enterprise customer base located in Europe and North America, and ensuring the continued smooth delivery of Egress services is my number one priority. In recent years, Egress has grown quickly from start-up to scale-up to global expansion, and it’s great to be part of that journey, working alongside Neil and the senior leadership team.”

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.