AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint™ today announced Kristin Machacek Leary joined the company as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). As a member of Forcepoint's executive leadership team, Leary will lead the company's HR organization and champion the global talent, culture and workforce development programs that attract and retain the best people in the industry.
Based in Forcepoint's Austin, Texas headquarters, Leary will report directly to Matthew P. Moynahan, chief executive officer. Leary assumes Forcepoint HR and executive leadership responsibilities effective immediately.
"Forcepoint has the unique opportunity to build a company – and a culture – that holds people at the center of everything we do. Harnessing the talent and energy of our people, our customers, our partners and our community will position us to be a different type of security company," said Moynahan. "Kristin's breadth of experience will help us ensure we have the programs and development that attract the best people in industry to begin or build their careers at Forcepoint. I'm thrilled to welcome her to the team."
"At the center of every company are people," said Leary. "As Forcepoint grows its business globally, I'm excited for the opportunity to help ensure we have the programs, human capital solutions and resources in place to make this an outstanding, high-performing workforce for all our employees."
Leary brings more than 25 years of progressive leadership and human resources experience to Forcepoint, including executive and leadership development, workforce planning, organizational development, talent and performance management and employee recruitment and retention. Most recently, Leary served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at Alphatec Spine. Previously, Leary held HR leadership roles at Quintiles, Hewlett-Packard and Boston Scientific, among others. Leary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications & English from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
Forcepoint's portfolio of products safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attacks, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient security. Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what's most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 20,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.
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