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Carbon Black Strengthens Executive Team with Kane Lightowler’s Promotion to Senior Vice President of Americas Field Sales

Lightowler moving from APAC region to take over NA field sales; MobileIron veteran Matt Bennett takes helm in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ)

WALTHAM, Mass — February 28, 2018Carbon Black, a leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced Kane Lightowler has been promoted to senior vice president of Americas field sales, a new role based in Palo Alto, California. Lightowler previously served as Carbon Black’s vice president & managing director, Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). Replacing Lightowler in APJ is Matt Bennett, who has been named vice president and managing director of the region.

Under Lightowler’s leadership, Carbon Black has expanded its international presence and experienced success across APJ. In 2017, Carbon Black was named “Asia-Pacific Emerging Cyber Security Vendor of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan and a joint winner in NetworkWorld Asia’s (NWA) Endpoint & Mobile Data Protection category at the Information Management Awards 2017.

“Our long-term vision in providing next-generation endpoint security solutions and keeping our customers secure is made possible by recruiting, empowering, and retaining a world-class leadership team,” said Thomas Hansen, chief revenue officer at Carbon Black. “Kane has been a tremendous success for Carbon Black. He joined the company just over two years ago to establish Carbon Black’s presence in APJ and during that time built a solid team and market footprint.”

Lightowler has nearly 20 years of experience, holding numerous roles across the cybersecurity sector ranging from technical to executive commercial and business roles. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Lightowler was vice president of strategic accounts at Imperva, where he spent more than six years driving growth in new markets, new customer segments, and new solutions across APJ.

“Kane brings international expertise, leadership and proven success to our North American operations,” said Hansen. “I’m certain Kane will hit the ground running in North America and have an immediate impact across our sales and development teams.”

Taking over Lightowler’s previous role is security and technology veteran Matt Bennett, who has been named vice president and managing director of APJ. Bennett was most recently vice president of APJ for MobileIron. Prior to MobileIron, Bennett worked in a similar role at Zscaler, Inc. and spend nine years at Blue Coat Systems in a variety of roles, including running Blue Coat’s business in Japan. Bennett, who will be based in Hong Kong, brings more than 20 years of experience working with customers around the globe to overcome security challenges.

“Carbon Black is propelling the industry forward with an innovative approach to endpoint security – one that is marked by big data, analytics, and a transition to the cloud,” said Lightowler. “The appetite for this new approach is truly global, and I know Matt will continue our success at the helm of the APJ region. I couldn’t think of someone better to take the reins, while I get started in North America working with our motivated, committed, and proven leadership team.”

About Carbon Black

Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 3,700 customers globally, including 30 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has a strong heritage of innovative technology leadership in multiple endpoint security categories,  including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV). Leveraging its newly introduced big data and analytics cloud platform – the CB Predictive Security Cloud – Carbon Black solutions enable customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks. Deployed via the cloud, on premise, or as a managed service, customers use Carbon Black solutions to lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and replace legacy antivirus. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @CarbonBlack_Inc.

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