The Phantom Force Grows Stronger

Just 45 days ago, we announced our $6.5M Series A financing and that Tom Noonan, former CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS) and General Partner at TechOperators, joined the Phantom board.  We’re still excited about this news and now have even more to share.  

We’ve been working hard over the last few months to grow the team.  As we scale Phantom to deliver the “connective tissue” that our customers need to automate and orchestrate security operations, it’s important to attract the right leadership to help drive this innovation in the market.  Today, I’d like to introduce the newest members of our team.

First, Erich Baumgartner is joining us as VP of Field Operations.  Erich has a history in bringing new technologies to market in companies ranging in size from early stage startups to multinational, publicly traded organizations.  Before Phantom, he spent more than 20 years leading teams in product sales, partner management, and business development at security companies including Sourcefire, Q1 Labs, Ingrian, OKENA, Axent, and Raptor systems, as well as enterprise technology vendors Cisco and IBM.  Erich has scaled sales teams with tenfold growth while serving clients in the Enterprise, Federal, Commercial, Small & Medium Business, and International sectors. At Phantom, he will be working with our customers and partners to help them realize the benefits of security automation and orchestration.

We’re also welcoming CP Morey as VP of Products & Marketing.  CP has a track record building teams and launching new products in fast growth markets. In his last role, CP was Senior Director of Product Marketing for Cisco’s industry leading security portfolio – a role he assumed after the $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire.  While at Cisco, he successfully restructured the team and doubled its size to support the fastest growing business in the company.  Before joining Cisco, CP was Vice President of Product Marketing at Sourcefire where he helped with its transformation into a multiproduct company with the launch of FireAMP, a product with exponential revenue growth since its release in 2012, that now thrives as Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) business.  A veteran of the security industry since 2001, CP has also held leadership positions in product marketing and product management at ISS and PentaSafe while helping to scale the companies for successful acquisitions by IBM and NetIQ, respectively.

Finally, Dan Ramaswami is joining us as Director of Security Engineering.  In his role, Dan will collaborate with our customers as the key technical advisor and product advocate for Phantom.  He has extensive experience working with Fortune 1000 and Public Sector clients.  Dan joins us from Cisco, where he led the US Commercial Security Engineering team and drove revenue growth that repeatedly exceeded company targets.  Prior to Cisco, Dan led the South & East Security Engineering teams at Sourcefire during a period when the company quintupled revenue.  Dan’s experience also includes time as a security practitioner.  He led the Information Security team at Celera Genomics, the biotech firm that first successfully mapped the human genome.

One of the best lessons that I’ve learned is that to be successful you need a great team that you trust, believe in and can celebrate with together. Culture is so important in this company and we prize it very dearly, doing our best to keep Phantom a great place to work.  We just added three world-class leaders to the team in order to build a high quality security business.  The Phantom force will only continue to grow stronger as we execute.  If you are interested in joining the team, send a resume to careers@phantom.us.

Phantom automates enterprise security operations. In the face of problematic trends including the dramatic increase and volume of attacks, severe shortages in qualified personnel, growth in the diversity and complexity of IT security environments and unforgiving consumers, investors and regulators holding management to task for breaches, Phantom arms security operations with the automation and orchestration solutions that ready them to defend their company’s business.  Visit TryPhantom.com to register for Phantom Community Edition, a free version of Phantom Enterprise.

Oliver Friedrichs
Founder and CEO
Phantom Cyber