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Claroty's new marketing chief Jennifer Leggio Claroty's new marketing chief Jennifer Leggio

Global network protection vendor Claroty has appointed 20 year marketing and communications industry veteran Jennifer Leggio as chief marketing officer.

Claroty says Leggio joins its executive team to help scale the company’s customer acquisition, branding, and communications, “as it continues to experience rapid revenue growth and strong demand for its operational technology (OT) security solutions around the world”.

Leggio joins Claroty from Flashpoint where, as Chief Marketing Officer, she built and managed the company’s marketing team and operations.

Leggio was also Vice President of Corporate Marketing & Communications at Sourcefire, which was acquired by Cisco for UDS$2.7b, and was previously Director of Strategic Communications at Fortinet “during a high-growth time that led to its successful initial public offering (IPO)”.

“Jennifer’s extensive background and proven success in senior leadership roles at some of the cybersecurity industry’s most successful organisations will be an incredible asset as Claroty continues to experience hyper growth,” said Thorsten Freitag, Claroty CEO.

“Demand for OT security solutions continues to be very strong as industrial enterprises face increasingly complex cyber threats, and Jennifer will play an instrumental role in increasing both awareness and demand for Claroty solutions across our target audiences.”

“Claroty has all of the indicators of a company poised for extraordinary success: innovative technology and a skilled development team, a high-growth market opportunity, a strong and experienced leadership team, and an impressive portfolio of global blue-chip customers,” said Leggio.

“I am incredibly proud and excited to be part of Claroty’s mission to protect the world’s critical infrastructures against increasingly frequent and complex cyberattacks, and bring that protection to even more organisations worldwide.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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