Forcepoint Appoints Ryan Windham as Senior VP of Business Transformation
June 2023 by Marc Jacob
Forcepoint announced the appointment of Ryan Windham as Senior Vice President of Business Transformation. Reporting to Forcepoint CEO Manny Rivelo, Windham will spearhead the company’s Security-as-a-Service portfolio transformation with a customer-centric focus on streamlining operations to simplify and accelerate customer adoption of Data-first SASE.
Forcepoint’s Data-first SASE approach to cloud-delivered security and connectivity uniquely focuses on protecting data everywhere. Customers worldwide can simplify their transition from outdated point security products to cloud-delivered security by embracing Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) platforms such as Forcepoint ONE. Forcepoint has integrated Forcepoint ONE and Forcepoint DLP, marking the latest investment in Data-first SASE over the past three years to simplify security and address emerging technologies that upend business realities, such as generative artificial intelligence (AI).
At the centre of generative AI lies data, which presents significant opportunities for business growth and productivity. However, it also introduces new pathways for data exfiltration that can be exploited. With Forcepoint ONE, customers can enable employee access to AI apps and websites like ChatGPT, unify policy management in the cloud across multiple channels, and stop data and IP loss with built-in data security.
Windham brings 25 years of expertise in innovation and customer-focused strategy to Forcepoint. His strategic leadership and cross-functional collaboration across Customer Success, Product Management, and Go-to-Market functions will drive the company’s Data-first SASE mission forward.
Prior to joining Forcepoint, Windham was co-founder and CEO of Zeitworks, a SaaS solution that uses machine learning and AI to illuminate, analyse and optimise business processes. He also served as CEO at AppViewX, a leader in low-code/no-code automation and orchestration of network and security infrastructure. During his tenure, Windham’s customer-first focus helped drive a 95 percent customer retention rate and 80 percent subscription revenue growth year-over-year.