Lacework has announced several key executive additions as the company prepares for the next phase of growth. David “Hat” Hatfield has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; former CEO Dan Hubbard takes the helm as Lacework’s Chief Product Officer; renowned security and machine learning researcher Ulfar Erlingsson, PhD. joins as Chief Architect; and industry veteran Mike Staiger has joined as CFO.
Lacework founder and CTO, Vikram Kapoor is taking on an additional role as the founder of a wholly owned Lacework entity, to be revealed at a later date.
Hatfield brings 30 years of executive leadership experience in high growth public and venture backed private technology companies. Between 2013 and 2021, he was President and more recently the Vice-Chairman of Pure Storage, growing it from less than $10M in revenue through a successful IPO to $1.6B in revenue, making it the fastest growing enterprise systems company in history.
Prior to that he played key leadership roles at Akamai Technologies and Limelight Networks, from the early stages through IPOs, and participated in one of the largest software mergers in history at the time, of Veritas Software and Symantec Corporation.
“Lacework is building the security company for the public cloud and we believe Hat is the right leader to fully realize its potential,” said Mike Speiser, Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures and Lacework board member.
“We believe Lacework is on a trajectory to do for cloud security what Snowflake is doing for cloud data warehousing. We are thrilled to have Hat take the helm as we aggressively expand product development and scale globally.
“We also wish to recognize the important contributions Dan Hubbard has made over the past four years, and we’re exci ..