Lancope Appoints Software Development Expert Phillip Mcdonald as Vice President of Engineering
Monday 11 August, 2014
Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, announces the appointment of Lean/Agile-based development expert Phillip McDonald as vice president of engineering. McDonald brings more than 25 years of experience implementing highly effective software engineering and development capabilities for companies including McKesson, Z-Tel Communications, Marsh & McLennan Companies and IBM Lotus software. He has demonstrated multiple years of on-time and on-budget delivery of major technology solutions, and has a proven track record of improving development agility, quality and velocity.
“As the threat landscape relentlessly evolves, and Lancope's customer base continues to rapidly expand, we require an engineering leader with a laser-sharp focus on maximising development processes and timeframes,” said Mike Potts, president and CEO of Lancope. “Phillip's extensive experience in creating, transforming and leading development teams for large, high-profile organisations will undoubtedly help us to continuously deliver timely, high-quality product releases to our hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide.”
Most recently, McDonald served as the vice president of technology for the $8.3 billion dollar technology solutions division at McKesson. During his 10 years at McKesson, he successfully implemented Agile-based development organisations that delivered critical health information systems to over 50 percent of U.S. hospitals and 96 percent of the country's private health plans. He also played a strategic role in the development of McKesson's SaaS model and private cloud offering.
“Security was always top of mind during my tenure at McKesson where I was developing health information systems designed to process highly confidential medical records,” said McDonald. “I am excited to now work with a company like Lancope that truly understands the gravity of today's cybersecurity situation, and is constantly coming up with innovative solutions to more effectively combat advanced online attackers and data theft.”
Prior to joining McKesson, McDonald was development manager for telecommunications provider Z-Tel Communications. At Z-Tel, he led development efforts around web services that handled over 1.5 million transactions a week, including implementing effective security measures. Previously, he served in various engineering roles at Marsh & McLennan Companies, and as a senior software engineer for IBM Lotus software for over 10 years.
McDonald is a Computer Science graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and also earned his MBA at Georgia State University. For further details on Lancope's leadership team, go to: http://www.lancope.com/company-overview/management/.
Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to defend enterprises against today's top threats. By collecting and analysing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope's StealthWatch® System helps organisations quickly detect a wide range of attacks from APTs and DDoS to zero-day malware and insider threats. Through pervasive insight across distributed networks, including mobile, identity and application awareness, Lancope accelerates incident response, improves forensic investigations and reduces enterprise risk. Lancope's security capabilities are continuously enhanced with threat intelligence from the StealthWatch Labs research team. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.
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