Cobalt names Eric Brinkman as Chief Product Officer - Help Net Security

Cobalt names Eric Brinkman as Chief Product Officer - Help Net Security

Cobalt announced it has named Eric Brinkman as its new Chief Product Officer.


In this role, Brinkman will lead Cobalt’s product vision, enhancing the existing suite of offerings and identifying innovative ways to meet and exceed the needs of current and future customers.


To accomplish these goals, Brinkman will be responsible for defining Cobalt’s three year product strategy and fully rounding out Cobalt’s product team with key hires.


“Seeing what Cobalt has already done to disrupt and further the pentesting space has been remarkable to witness,” said Brinkman.


“I believe there is an enormous opportunity to build upon Cobalt’s successes to date by better connecting antiquated workflows like pentesting to modern development workflows. Having the opportunity to join Cobalt at this phase of growth is incredibly exciting.”


Brinkman is a seasoned technology industry veteran, with 15 years of experience driving and sustaining long-term product growth.


Previously Senior Director of Product at GitLab, Brinkman founded the company’s very first growth team, which evolved into a critical component of the company’s business approach.


He built and managed product teams that innovated on widely successful GitLab product features and functionalities, and developed new product areas within the company such as Compliance Management, Design Management, Requirements Management, and Quality Management.


Notably, Brinkman led the product team that secured GitLab’s placement on the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools.


Previously, Brinkman also led product activities for Rackspace’s Managed Security business unit, and was responsible for the product development of Rackspace’s cybersecurity and service offerings.


Brinkman’s hire comes on the heels of an explosive year of growth for Cobalt. In 202 ..