Tech Moves: F5 hires information security executive; DomainTools hires to expand globally; and more

Mary Gardner. (F5 Photo)

Seattle-based security technology company F5 Networks hired Mary Gardner, a veteran information security executive, to be its new chief information security officer. F5 said in a press release that Gardner’s role at the company will be to help secure F5’s own internal systems.

Gardner has a wealth of experience in information security. Most recently, she was the chief information security officer at Seattle Children’s. She’s also held various roles in information security at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Port of Seattle, JPMorgan Chase, and Washington Mutual.

“Mary’s impressive career to date and knowledge of application security are a testament to the skills, aptitude, and authority she brings to the table,” F5 CIO and SVP of information technology Tony Bozzuti said in a press release. “Her perspective will be a valuable asset as F5 expands its security and technology efforts to better support today’s multi-cloud environments and modern enterprises’ digital transformation efforts.”

F5 has been in the middle of a turnaround in the past few months. In January, the company added four new executives. And in April, quarterly earnings were up and beat expectations after F5 told analysts that it was shifting its business focus from hardware to software.

Gail Love. (DomainTools Photo)

—DomainTools, the Seattle-based cybersecurity company, has hired three new high-level managers in a move to support global expansion. In a press release, DomainTools said that it created the roles of vice president of people and talent, associate general counsel, and senior product marketing manager.

Gail Love is the company’s new VP of people and talent. Love will be responsible for global human resources and recruiting. Previously, Love was the director of human resources at She has also worked in human resources at Microsoft, Boeing, and aQuantive.

Leslie Boyd. (DomainTools Photo)

In a press release, Love said: “We are now in a vitally important period of growth, in terms of our company and the greater cybersecurity industry. DomainTools is at the forefront of its field and I look forward to bringing a laser focus to aligning our talent programs with our strategic business objectives. It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to attract top talent, enhance our strong culture, and set the business up for rapid growth.”

As the new associate general counsel, Leslie Boyd will oversee the company’s legal operations. Previously, Boyd was a senior attorney at Microsoft for more than five years. …read more

Source:: GeekWire

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