Boston, San Francisco, and Dublin-based technology and healthcare venture capital firm Polaris Partners added cyber security executive and entrepreneur Brendan Hannigan as a Venture Partner.
In his role at Polaris, based out of their Boston office, Hannigan will concentrate his efforts on both he focuses on funding and founding companies in the technology sector with a concentration in cloud infrastructure and cybersecurity.
A 25 year technology industry veteran, Hannigan was General Manager of IBM Security. Before IBM, he served as President and CEO of Q1 Labs, a Polaris-backed security intelligence and analytics company which was acquired by IBM in 2011.
Previously, Hannigan was Vice President of Marketing and Technology at Sockeye Networks, another Polaris-backed company sold to Internap in 2003, and before that, was head of Network Industry Research at Forrester Research.
Before Forrester, he served in a variety of senior engineering roles at Digital Equipment Corp., Wellfleet Communications and Motorola. He currently serves on the board of Bitsight Technologies, a security ratings and third party risk technology company. Hannigan graduated with honors in computer science from University College Dublin in Ireland.