Passwordless authentication specialist Trusona has appointed two new executives to help drive the company’s technological evolution and its market growth.
On the technological side, John Summers is the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. He comes to the company from Akamai Technologies, where he started as Product Line Director in 2007 and ultimately became the SVP and General Manager of its Web Security division.
He previously held high-level positions at Unisys and Genuity, but in a statement announcing his appointment, Trusona emphasized Summers’ work at Akamai, noting that he led the teams that built the firm’s Web and Enterprise Security solutions, and that he’s a patent holder on Akamai’s distributed web application firewall technology.
As for getting Trusona’s technological solutions to the market, David McKeough will help to lead those efforts as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer. McKeough comes to Trusona from endpoint protection specialist CrowdStrike, where he served as a VP from 2018 to February of this year. Before that, he was an Executive Vice President at the data protection company Digital Guardian from 2014 to 2018, while the bulk of his career was spent at McAfee from late 2005 to late 2013, a term he concluded as Global Vice President of Advanced Technologies.
Whereas Summers is a new appointment to Trusona, McKeough has been working with the company since February.
“We are excited to welcome these two respected professionals to our executive team who each bring a proven track record of success in the security industry,” said Trusona founder and CEO Ori Eisen. “The experience and expertise these additions provide will continue to deepen Trusona’s passwordless solutions to best serve the critical needs of security leaders across the enterprise, expanding to most effectively reach all use cases.”
The announcement comes after Trusona announced an “app-less” multi-factor authentication solution for enterprise security in February. The company also participated in the FIDO Alliance’s first ever Authenticate Virtual Summit last month.