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Shayne Higdon Appointed As Chief Operating Officer By Forcepoint

Higdon will drive Forcepoint’s operational strategy as the company grows to more than one billion in revenue

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

As COO, Higdon will drive 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 cyber-security strategy and optimizing the alignment and prioritization of company investments.

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 that he was president of the Performance and Analytics product line at BMC Software.

Prior to BMC, Higdon served as the president and CEO of Symplified. 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. He also served as SVP and managing director of the corporate development team.

Higdon is currently a member of the board of directors at vChain, a provider of the first de-centralized, tamper-proof platform that enables trusting software through the use of blockchain technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.

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