Mimecast expands leadership team with appointment of Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources

    Veteran Technology Investor, Hagi Schwartz, Joins Board of Directors

    Watertown, MA – Mimecast today announced the appointment of Ed Jennings as chief operating officer (COO), Joe Freitas as senior vice president of Human Resources (HR), and Hagi Schwartz to the Board of Directors and chair of the Audit Committee. Ed will lead Mimecast’s global marketing, sales and services teams while Joe will lead the global HR organization. 

    “We are pleased to welcome three technology and security industry veterans to Mimecast,” said Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast. “Ed’s track record of delivering innovative go-to-market strategies; Joe’s experience leading HR and talent management; and Hagi’s global technology investment and leadership experience will be invaluable to us.”

    Ed joins Mimecast from cloud-based application security company, Veracode, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to Veracode, he served as General Manager at ADP, where he was responsible for their SaaS-based compliance business. Additionally, he was CEO at Copanion, a SaaS workflow solution.

    Joe joins Mimecast from Mercury Systems, where he held the position of vice president of HR and was responsible for improving its talent strategy and development. Joe has an extensive background in strategic HR operations planning.  Before this, Joe was vice president of HR at NMS Communications/LiveWire Mobile, where he was responsible for global HR strategy.

    In addition to serving on Mimecast’s Board of Directors, Hagi serves on the Board of Directors at SGI and Can Capital, Inc.; is a Venture Partner at Western Technology Investment; and was a Managing Director of Magnolia Capital. He previously was Chief Financial Officer of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., HyperRoll, Inc., ATRICA, Inc. and Noosh, Inc.


    About Mimecast

    Mimecast makes business email and data safer for more than 14,500 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the Company's next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email, and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service. Mimecast reduces email risk and the complexity and cost of managing the array of point solutions traditionally used to protect email and its data. For customers that have migrated to cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, Mimecast mitigates single vendor exposure by strengthening security coverage, combating downtime and improving archiving. 

    Mimecast Email Security protects against malware, spam, advanced phishing and other emerging attacks, while preventing data leaks. Mimecast Mailbox Continuity enables employees to continue using email during planned and unplanned outages. Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving unifies email, file and instant messaging data to support e-discovery and give employees fast access to their personal archive via PC, Mac and mobile apps.​

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