New VPs of Product, Services, Marketing, and Human Resources set to help drive company growth
AUSTIN, TX — May 26, 2020 — Praetorian, a cybersecurity company on a mission to make the world safer and more secure, announced today the addition of four new executives to its leadership team: Jonathan Trimble, vice president of services; Mike Andren, vice president of product; Melissa Madsen, vice president of human resources; and David Bebko, vice president of marketing.
“I am delighted to add Jonathan, Mike, Melissa, and David to our leadership team,” said Nathan Sportsman, CEO, Praetorian. “This is an exciting time for the company as we poise our organization for growth to serve the demands of the expanding cybersecurity market.” The announcement follows the company’s $10 million Series A funding round, led by Bill Wood Ventures and McKinsey & Company.
Jonathan Trimble joins Praetorian after 25 years of service at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, most recently as Chief of the Technology Innovation Section. While at the FBI, he managed technical projects, identified best practices, and developed organizational initiatives for leap-ahead gains for the agency. Jonathan is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, and has earned Master’s degrees from the National Intelligence University and the University of Southern California.
Mike Andren brings more than 20 years of product leadership experience and a deep history of creating elegant, user-centric solutions that leverage cutting-edge technologies for emerging markets. Before joining Praetorian, Mike held senior product management roles in enterprises both small and large including Apple, Cisco Systems, and Ping Identity. He holds a BA in Economics and Communication from Stanford University.
Melissa Madsen brings 15 years of human resources experience, working with both large technology companies and high growth startups. As a people ops leader, Melissa focuses on reinforcing strong company culture, creating scalable employee engagement and development programs, and implementing reward and talent management strategies that support the achievement of operational goals and objectives. Melissa holds an MBA from Vanderbilt and a Bachelors from American University.
David Bebko is an international marketing veteran, with a career that spans both startups and iconic brands including Google, IBM, and Coca-Cola. David’s functional experience spans both B2C and B2B marketing, communications, digital marketing, and social media. He holds a Master’s in Marketing Research from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor’s in Consumer Studies from Cornell University, and has completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.