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Shayne Higdon takes over as COO of Forcepoint


Higdon will be based in Forcepoint’s Austin, Texas headquarters.
Forcepoint has appointed transformational technology business leader Shayne Higdon as the company’s chief operating officer (COO).
Higdon reports to CEO Matthew Moynahan and will be based in Forcepoint’s Austin, Texas headquarters.

In his new role as COO, Higdon will be responsible for driving Forcepoint’s operational strategy leading the company’s engineering, product management, customer success, operations and service organizations as the company grows to more than one billion in revenue.
He will bring a strong operational focus further expanding the company’s global industry leadership, growing market share of the company’s unique human-centric cybersecurity strategy, and optimizing the alignment and prioritization of company investments.

“As Forcepoint COO, Shayne Higdon brings more than two decades of impressive strategic, operational and commercial accomplishments perfectly aligned to drive and extend the next-generation of Forcepoint’s market leadership,” said Matthew Moynahan, chief executive officer of Forcepoint.

Higdon was most recently the senior vice president of ESO Strategy and Operations for BMC where he led the strategic transformation efforts across BMC resulting in the acquisition by KKR. Prior to BMC, Higdon served as the president and CEO of Symplified, an identity management-as-service company acquired by RSA.

In addition, Higdon held senior leadership roles at Quest Software including SVP and general manager of the user workspace and application performance management business units.

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