"I'm honored and delighted to join such a talented group," said Mr Bleich. "I've admired Nuix's exceptional cybersecurity and legal discovery products for years and I am deeply impressed with its team. I'm grateful for this chance to work with such talented professionals on the critical mission of making the cyber-world a safer place for all of us."
Mr. Bleich served as US ambassador to Australia from 2009 to 2013, and as Special Counsel to President Obama in the White House during the first year of his Administration. Mr. Bleich is currently Group CEO and a Partner at Dentons, the world's largest law firm, where he leads in cybersecurity and international disputes.
The Nuix Board intends to engage an international search for a CEO with a global IPO skillset to lead Nuix through its next phase of growth and development. Until the board appoints a CEO, Nuix co-founder and Chairman Dr. Tony Castagna will assume many of the current CEO responsibilities with the able support of a highly experienced senior team from offices around the world.
"As the face of Nuix for more than a decade, Eddie can be proud of his contribution at Nuix as one of Australia's great success stories in innovation and technology," said Dr. Castagna.
"Nuix is undergoing transformational change as we welcome Jeffrey Bleich on our board. This is a significant development in Nuix's US and global reach given Jeff's international experience with cybersecurity and his considerable insights into governments around the world.
"Nuix's proprietary technology platform facilitates and embodies a public and private good that assists governments, corporations, and law enforcement agencies around the world to protect their constituents from harm and from violations to security, intellectual property rights, and privacy.
"Trust is our currency and an embodiment of our core value and an attribute that is embraced and manifest in Jeff's personal and public life."
Mr. Bleich currently counsels many of the world's leading companies on cybersecurity and digital governance. He has served as a senior advisor to federal and state governments on cyber-intelligence matters. Most recently he served as senior advisor to the U.S. Government on cybersecurity and as a member of the California Attorney General's cyber-exploitation commission. Among other honors, Mr. Bleich has received the highest civilian honors awarded by the U.S. State Department, the Director of National Intelligence, and the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Bleich was appointed by President Obama to serve as Chair of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He has previously served as the Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, President of the California State Bar, President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and Chair of the American Bar Association's ' Amicus Curiae Committee. Mr. Bleich was elected as a life member to both the American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Nuix (www.nuix.com) protects, informs, and empowers society in the knowledge age. Leading organizations around the world turn to Nuix when they need fast, accurate answers for investigation, cybersecurity incident response, insider threats, litigation, regulation, privacy, risk management, and other essential challenges.
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