Semperis, the pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced the appointment of Rob Porell as its CFO. In this role, Porell will be responsible for building the financial strategy and infrastructure that will support Semperis’ continued expansion to capture market demand for threat mitigation and rapid response to directory attacks.
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Rob Porell, CFO of Semperis (Photo: Business Wire)
Porell is an industry veteran who brings more than 35 years of progressive experience in managing accounting, finance, and budgeting operations. Prior to joining Semperis, Porell was the CFO of Waltz, Inc., and played a major role in the sale of the software security startup to WeWork. As a former Partner and CFO at Gefinor Capital, he also has extensive background in overseeing investments in the software industry.
“Semperis is proud to be part of the next generation of cutting-edge cybersecurity companies coming out of the East Coast,” said Mickey Bresman, CEO of Semperis. “Cyberattacks are evolving fast, and Semperis is helping organizations stay ahead of the threats. As Semperis continues to see rapid market adoption, Rob Porell will play a key role in supporting our global expansion, advancing our positions in key markets, and driving even more value to customers and partners. Rob is a stellar business leader who has a proven track record of success scaling growth-stage tech companies, and we’re happy to welcome him to the team.”
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) remains a prime target for cyberattacks as an increasing number of malicious actors seek access to the directory service that is used by 90% of organizations worldwide. With the elevated risk ransomware and other data integrity attacks pose to AD, the need for organizations to elevate their focus on AD security and recovery has never been greater. Semperis empowers organizations with comprehensive protection for directory services on-premises and in the cloud, increasing their cyber preparedness, incident response, and disaster recovery capabilities.
“Semperis provides a unique suite of products to a client base of government agencies and Fortune 2000 companies, all with world-class security programs,” said Porell. “During a year of uncertainty for business everywhere, Semperis quickly adapted its operations to stay lean and agile while continuing to deliver excellence to its customers and drive high levels of growth, which is nothing short of impressive. Looking forward, I’m thrilled to join the amazing team at Semperis to lead the company’s financial strategy along with supporting the infrastructure to foster its success.”
Porell joins recent appointees Sharon Vardi, Chief Operating Officer, and Richard A. Weeks, Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, during a period of rapid expansion for Semperis. The company was recognized on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ as the fourth fastest-growing company in the Tri-State area and placed number 35 on the overall list. Earlier this year, Semperis also completed a $40 million Series B funding round after achieving six consecutive profitable quarters.
Semperis is the pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for cross-cloud and hybrid environments. The company provides cyber preparedness, incident response, and disaster recovery solutions for enterprise directory services—the keys to the kingdom. Semperis’ patented technology for Microsoft Active Directory protects over 40 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. Semperis is headquartered in New Jersey and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference (www.hipconf.com). The company has received the highest level of industry accolades; most recently being named “2021 Distinguished Vendor” by Tag Cyber.
Semperis is accredited by Microsoft and recognized by Gartner.