WhiteHat Security has named Richard Dobber as its new vice president of sales for EMEA.
The Dutchman, who will work from his home country, has joined from Canadian SaaS company Descartes Systems, where he spent three years as EMEA sales leader. In his new post he would appear to be a de facto replacement for Andrew Lawton, whose LinkedIn profile indicates that he left WhiteHat this summer having served as EMEA leader since 2013.
"The number of hacks and data breaches that occur through web applications continues to increase globally," said Dobber. "With application security solutions that cover the whole software development life cycle, WhiteHat Security is perfectly positioned to help organisations tackle this threat head-on."
Prior to his post at Descartes, Dobber held posts at organisatins including Oracle, ThreatMetrix and GoldenGate Software over the course of a career that has spanned close to a quarter of a century.
Specialised in application security, California-headquartered WhiteHat was founded 15 years ago. In addition to its HQ, it has two EMEA locations in the UK, in Slough and Belfast, as well as a further US office in Houston.
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