Former Key Executives from LifeLock and VMware AirWatch Bring Leadership and Experience to Fuel Ongoing Corporate Expansion
Atlanta, GA – August 30, 2016 – Pindrop, the pioneer in voice-fraud prevention and authentication, announced today the appointments of Clarissa Cerda as General Counsel and Jacki Hertenstein as Vice President of People. Both executives bring significant leadership experience at high growth companies, including legal strategy and employee engagement, as well as navigating the regulatory and talent acquisition challenges associated with moving into new markets.
Most recently, Cerda was a named executive officer for LifeLock (NYSE: LOCK) where she served as its Chief Legal Strategist and EVP, Chief Legal Officer, focused on achieving the company’s strategic business objectives while managing its highest priority regulatory and litigation matters. She served as a critical team member in taking LifeLock public in 2012. Cerda brings a wealth of legal expertise in cybersecurity and privacy to her new role as General Counsel of Pindrop.“I am looking forward to contributing to Pindrop’s successes and joining its innovative and highly accomplished team,” said Cerda about her new role as General Counsel at Pindrop. “Pindrop is the only company with its patented “phoneprint” technology and multi-factor authentication capabilities for preventing phone fraud. They are helping some of the biggest and well known financial institutions protect their customers today, but the company’s focus on voice security and authentication in the future is really exciting for me.”
Hertenstein joins Pindrop as the VP of People, bringing with her a long tenure in human resources at various companies such as Kurt Salmon Associates, Manhattan Associates and most recently, Airwatch, acquired by VMware in 2014. At VMware Airwatch Hertenstein played an integral role in the growth of the company both domestically and globally, including the acquisition and integration with VMware. With offices in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia, Canada and India, the company grew from 200 employees when she started in 2011 to 2,300 today.
“It’s an exciting time to join the team at Pindrop as the company doubles the size of its workforce and opens more offices in Europe and Asia” said Hertenstein. “I am looking forward to both expanding the number of employees and implementing new programs that enrich our already strong culture and commitment to our employees.”
“Jacki and Clarissa have proven track records and have played crucial roles at exciting fast growth companies,” said Vijay Balasubramaniyan, CEO of Pindrop. “Their deep expertise and experience have already had a significant impact on our business and our employees.”
Pindrop is the pioneer in voice fraud prevention and authentication. Pindrop provides enterprise solutions to reduce fraud losses and authentication expense for some of the largest call centers in the world. Pindrop’s patented Phoneprinting™ technology can identify, locate and authenticate phone devices uniquely just from the call audio thereby detecting fraudulent calls as well as verifying legitimate callers. Pindrop has been selected by the world’s largest banks, insurers, brokerages and retailers, detecting over 80% of fraud, even for attackers never seen before. Pindrop’s solutions are allowing customers to reduce call time and improve their customers’ experience even while reducing fraud losses. Pindrop was founded in 2011 and is venture backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Google Capital, GV and IVP. In total, Pindrop has raised $122 million.