Security Industry Veteran Joins IOActive to Create Global Partnerships and Expand Global Footprint in Industry Verticals
Seattle, Wash., March 26, 2019 –IOActive, Inc., the worldwide leader in research-fueled security services, today announced that Matt Rahman has joined the organization as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Rahman will be responsible for guiding IOActive through its next stage of growth, supporting the sales, delivery and marketing teams from an operational perspective and creating efficiencies wherever possible.
“Over the past two decades, IOActive has built an expert team of global cybersecurity consultants that continue to push the bar with their ground-breaking vulnerability research and ability to help the Global 1000 navigate the most critical security issues,” said Matt Rahman, Chief Operating Officer of IOActive. “I truly believe in the mission of IOActive to make the interconnected world a safer place and I’m thrilled to re-join the leadership team as we continue growing operations globally in new markets and through new strategic partnerships.”
As COO, Rahman will focus on IOActive’s continuous growth and global expansion into different vertical markets with expanded service offerings. IOActive already has a strong footprint throughout the U.S. and European markets. Moving forward, the company will focus on further growth in new markets such as Asia and the Middle East, as well as establishing new partnerships and other joint ventures.
“My goal is to create new efficiencies and synergies for IOActive — from operations to delivery to sales and everything around that,” said Rahman. “My focus will be ensuring we have the right team, chemistry and culture for continued growth and scalability. I’m also committed to forming new partnerships with companies that can benefit from our research-driven security consultancy services.”
Rahman brings over three decades of cybersecurity expertise to IOActive and previously served as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, where he rolled out new Internet of Things (IoT), medical device, automobile, and other industry-driven solutions and services, increasing revenue, profitability and operational planning. A veteran of the industry, Rahman has spent the last 30 years in various executive roles in security software and services firms, helping companies grow from less than $10 million to over $120 million.
“Matt joins IOActive at a critical time as we’re rapidly expanding our services in vertical markets and increasing our global footprint,” said Jennifer Steffens, CEO of IOActive. “Our commitment to our team and customers has never been stronger and having Matt on board to help run operations will allow us to continue delivering on our promise to improve the security posture of the Global 1000.”
IOActive is a trusted partner for Global 1000 enterprises, providing research-fueled security services across all industries. Our cutting-edge security teams provide highly specialized technical and programmatic services including full stack penetration testing, program efficacy assessments, and hardware hacking. IOActive brings an unique attacker’s perspective to every client engagement to maximize security investments and improve client’s overall security posture and business resiliency. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle with global operations. For more information, visit ioactive.com.
Michelle Schafer, Merritt Group for IOActive