Bastille Hires CEO and other Four Executives

bastilleFollowing the recent close of its $9m Series A funding round, Bastille, an Atlanta and San Francisco-based Internet of Things (IoT) security company, hired new executives as part of the infrastructure development to grow from pilot phase to general availability.

Firtly, Chris Risley has joined as CEO. This is the ninth venture-backed company he leads. Previous startups have resulted in one IPO and five public company sales, including F5 Networks, Tibco, Symantec and IBM.
In addition, Bastille has added:
– Betty Kayton as CFO; he previously served as CFO for many early-stage Silicon Valley startups, including DropBox, DropCam, Netli, Defense.Net and Mojave Networks.
– Ivan O’Sullivan as CRO. he has led sales and marketing in seven venture capital-backed security and enterprise data management startups, including Defense.Net (acquired by F5 Networks), StreamBase Systems (acquired by Tibco) and ON Technology (IPO before acquisition by Symantec).
– Kris Lamb as vice president of engineering; prior to Bastille, he served as vice president of engineering for Arbor Networks and as director of X-Force Research & Development for Internet Security Systems (ISS).
– Balint Seeber as Director of vulnerability research; Seeber is formerly of Ettus Research, and played a key role in the ISEE-3 Reboot Mission, project for rebooting an abandoned 30-year-old satellite and putting it to good use.

Launched in 2014 by Chris Rouland, Bastille is advancing an Internet of Things (IoT) security platform with security sensors and airborne emission detection, which allow corporations to accurately quantify risk and mitigate airborne threats.
Currently in pilot testing, the company expects general availability in 2016.

Concurrent with the team expansion, Bastille is opening a Santa Cruz, California.



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