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Ambitious ZoneFox bolsters its senior team

Neill Cooper

Neill Cooper: overseas market focus.

Edinburgh based cyber-security firm ZoneFox has bolstered its senior team with a trio of appointments as it looks to expand into new markets.

Ian Thornton-Trump joins as head of security from Vormetric, while Neill Cooper, formerly of Solar Winds, takes on the role of chief commercial officer. Miles Gould has left Red Hat for the position of head of AI.

Mr Cooper is charged with doubling ZoneFox’s customer base and revenues in the next 12 months and he will also oversee a push into overseas markets, with the focus on the Middle East and North America.

“Cyber-security is the fastest-growing part of the technology sector and with data protection officers being hired at board level and CEOs increasingly becoming more aware of the importance of protecting their critical assets, there has not been a more exciting time to be involved,” said Mr Cooper.

Mr Thornton-Trump will lend his expertise to both the sales team and clients through his technical knowledge gained over two decades in the field. He is a Certified Network Defence Architect and Ethical Hacker and began his career serving with the Military Intelligence Branch of the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Military Police Reserves.

Mr Gould will lead the building of extensive AI capabilities into the company’s AI product which was launched last year. He will be instrumental in ensuring that ZoneFox remains at the forefront of artificial intelligence, working on offerings that greatly improve product speeds and accuracy for customers who are often analysing billions of data points.

The news follows a stellar 12 months for the Edinburgh-based start-up with the release of its augmented intelligence-based product ZoneFox AI, the closing of a record-breaking £3.6 million funding round from Archangels, the appointment of Distology as its UK distributor and joining the London Digital Security Centre.

ZoneFox founder and CEO Dr. Jamie Graves said: “The announcement of these three important positions is both a statement of intent and testament to what we’ve achieved over the last few years.

“ZoneFox is a rapidly maturing organisation so it’s incredibly important to hire experts in their respective fields to support myself and the rest of the team. Neil, Ian and Miles will allow us to reach the next stage in our progression while continuing to develop and refine our solutions.”

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