HR STRATEGY

KnowBe4 Promotes Four Leaders to Executive and C-Level Positions

KnowBe4 | January 25, 2022

L&D News
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has promoted four of its leaders to executive and C-level positions within the organization. KnowBe4 promoted 75 of its employees in Q4 2021.

John Just has been promoted to chief learning officer, where he will be responsible for providing strategic leadership regarding content creation on eLearning. Tony Jennings has been promoted to executive vice president of international and global channel sales, where he will be responsible for spearheading the continued rapid growth of international sales and global channel sales, and driving revenue and strategic relationships with SMB and enterprise customers globally. Mark Patton has been promoted to executive vice president of engineering, where he will be responsible for building, leading and coaching the Software Development, Quality Assurance and Site Reliability Engineering teams in the U.S. and international offices. Mike Santos has been promoted to executive vice president of global customer success, where he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's global customer success initiatives and work to drive results in customer growth, satisfaction and retention.

"At KnowBe4, we believe in recognizing employees for their hard work by elevating them to positions with higher levels of responsibility, This entire group of professionals has demonstrated superior performance, outstanding leadership skills and positive attitudes in each of their respective areas. We are fortunate to have such a talented team and I look forward to the many stellar accomplishments from this group as we move forward."

- Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4.



About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 44,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense.

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