Today, I’m happy to announce the addition of two new members to Yubico’s Executive Team and one new board advisor. Jeff Kukowski joins us as Chief Revenue Officer, Bill Rule joins us as SVP of Global Supply Chain, and Chad Kinzelberg joins our advisory board. All three individuals bring years of expertise and proven track records in their respective fields to support Yubico’s growth.
The authentication industry is in a period of hypergrowth and Yubico is positioned at the forefront. With nearly 81% of breaches resulting from phished or stolen credentials, and password resets costing companies upwards of $12M a month, the need for strong, hardware-backed authentication is growing globally.
The new members of our leadership team are critical to the continued success of the company, delivering high-quality products for customers of all sizes and industries around the world, and doing it at scale. I am personally excited to see the YubiTeam growing with the addition of such great people and talent.
Jeff joins Yubico from SecureAuth, where he served as CEO and Board Director. He has 30 years of experience building companies and category-leading solutions across all stages, industry verticals, geographies, technologies and cultures. He has helped scale companies from every stage, including start up, venture-funded to exit, private equity-backed, and public company turnarounds.
“Yubico solves one of the most critical problems in keeping people and companies safe from attackers in one of the most secure and easiest ways for users to do so. I am excited to contribute to our growth by helping our customers safely, easily and quickly accelerate their digital transformations.”
Bill has more than 20 years of experience in global supply chain and manufacturing at companies including HP, Aruba Networks, and Juniper. He also brings several years of running a manufacturing engineering consulting business working extensively with fast-paced companies, new product releases, and technical operations processes.
“I am very excited about the opportunity presented to me to be part of the Yubico Supply Chain team. I look forward to further enabling an already incredible team and contributing to the rapid growth environment at Yubico.”
Chad Kinzelberg joins us as a board advisor with invaluable business insights from his previous roles as CEO, CMO, and VC where he led a variety of companies in go-to-market strategies including IPOs and acquisitions.
Most notably, Chad directed the strategy and led business and corporate development efforts at Palo Alto Networks from pre-IPO to its status as the most valuable cybersecurity company in the world with a $24 billion market cap.
“I am genuinely excited to join the world class team at Yubico. An overwhelming majority of attacks rely on credential theft. Yubico addresses this problem better than any other vendor with a robust, easy to use solution. Every business and individual will be safer when they are using YubiKeys.”
The Yubico team will continue to grow in 2019. If you’re interested in a career in cybersecurity at Yubico, check out our open job opportunities here.