Theta Lake Appoints Johanna Flower to its Board of Directors and Adds Industry Luminaries John Thompson and Mark Anderson as Advisors and Investors
Cybersecurity veterans to bring industry leadership and help accelerate growth
Santa Barbara, CA—December 9, 2020— Theta Lake, Inc., the recognized leader in modern collaboration security and compliance solutions, announced today that it has added an award-winning cybersecurity executive to its board of directors and two security industry leaders to its roster of advisors. These appointments augment and enable Theta Lake’s continued expansion in the cybersecurity and compliance space by building a foundation steeped in industry expertise and track records in building market leading security brands.
Johanna Flower, former chief marketing officer at CrowdStrike, joins Theta Lake’s Board of Directors, bringing her industry-recognized leadership and experience in building world class go-to-market strategy and execution in the cybersecurity market. Most recently, Johanna led all elements of global marketing, guiding the brand of CrowdStrike from disruptive startup to one of the security industry’s leading public companies. Prior to CrowdStrike, Johanna held the role of CMO at Websense (now Forcepoint) and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Freshworks. Combined with her extensive knowledge of cybersecurity and experience later-stage SaaS startups, Johanna’s appointment is timely and relevant in helping to guide Theta Lake to success.
“Theta Lake’s deep understanding of the pain points that exist for security and compliance personnel supporting modern collaboration platforms and its development of purpose-built solutions to simplify and automate those processes positions them exceptionally well to become the defacto leader in the industry,” said Johanna Flower. “I look forward to sharing my expertise, guiding the team to continued success, and supporting the company in creating value for its customers and shareholders.”
John Thompson, current Chair of Microsoft’s Board of Directors, is a long-time security and compliance industry leader and becomes an investor and advisor for Theta Lake. As the formative leader of Symantec in its early ascendance, John brings with him a wealth of experience in leading and advising successful security companies, a thorough understanding of the impact and security needs driven by the rapid adoption of unified collaboration technologies like Microsoft Teams, and a proven track record of building sustainable company cultures.
“The pandemic has spurred a surge in communication collaboration platform usage for a newly distributed enterprise workforce, and thus a need for increased security protocols. Theta Lake offers companies a better way to provide this security with its unique and unparalleled software,” said John Thompson. “I was driven to invest in this budding company because I know that a winning organization requires a combination of great technology, a great team, and optimal timing – all of which exist here. I’m excited to work with this team and share my perspective to make it a success.”
Mark Anderson, CEO of Alteryx and former president of security industry leader Palo Alto Networks also becomes an investor and advisor for Theta Lake. Mark’s leadership in building customer centric security companies is renowned across the industry and will provide valuable insights for the Theta Lake team.
“I have seen a lot a security and technology pros, but what excites me about Theta Lake is that deep product expertise balanced by great customer focus,” said Mark Anderson. “From the first demo, I could literally see how their solution and team was built to help customers address the pressing need to advance security and compliance for a collaboration, and, increasingly, video collaboration-first world. I believe in Theta Lake’s vision, mission, and welcome the opportunity to help them achieve it.”
As Theta Lake rounds out its already formidable leadership team with best-in-class security and compliance advisors and a recent Series A funding round, its ecosystem of customers and partners can feel confident that Theta Lake is set up for continued market success.
“I couldn’t be more excited to add Johanna, John, and Mark to our prominent team of Board members, leadership, and advisors. One of our teams’ shared beliefs is that we benefit by adding the perspective and input from other experts,” said Devin Redmond, CEO and co-founder of Theta Lake. “Johanna is someone I’ve had the honor of collaborating with previously and I am excited to enlist her help in our mission. John is someone whom we, like most veterans of the security space, have learned in the past, and to have him be directly invested and advising us is just tremendous. Mark understands the importance of building solutions and teams to meet the needs of customers which aligns completely with our market focus. Our customers should read into this for directly what it is, and that is yet another indication that we are built from the ground up to be a mature company, here for the long term that offers a solution to solve security and compliance challenges for modern collaboration communications.”
About Theta Lake
Theta Lake, Inc., dual winner of UC Today’s 2020 Best Compliance Product and Best Security Product, was founded in 2017 by proven entrepreneurs and enterprise technologists with decades of leadership experience and recognition from Global 100 customers and top industry analysts. With a mission to provide modern collaboration security and compliance, Theta Lake’s patented and multi-patent pending AI helps security and compliance teams more effectively and quickly scale their risk detection and the workflows for communication security, data loss protection, and supervision of modern video, voice, and unified collaboration systems. The Theta Lake Compliance Suite is SOC 2, Type 2 compliant. Visit us at ThetaLake.com; LinkedIn; or Twitter at @thetalake.