LogRhythm names new CTO, CRO and CISO

LogRhythm has appointed three new members to the executive leadership team. While LogRhythm has appointed David Rizzo as the chief technology officer and David Kluzak as chief revenue officer, the company has promoted Andrew Hollister to the role of chief information security officer.

LogRhythm has made these strategic hires and promotions to continue innovating the company’s security solutions to better meet the needs of its customers, close workforce gaps, increase knowledge of new attacks and help security teams navigate an ever-changing threat landscape with confidence.

“Our vision and mission require a team of passionate explorers focused on continuously improving our customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and the way we work,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO of LogRhythm. “We have no small plans for a bright future that require us to transform and adapt for the journey ahead. I am thrilled to announce these additions to our executive team, and the promotion of a dedicated employee who has served our company well. Our new leadership will own the responsibility and accountability to make us better in serving our customers and partners.”

As CTO, Rizzo will continue to grow and evolve the organization, with the main priority to leverage agile, DevOps, and value stream management proven best practices to continuously improve the velocity, quality, efficiency, and security of the innovation deliverables our customers and partners care about. Most recently, Rizzo led the engineering team for mainframe technologies at BMC. Prior to that, Rizzo led the engineering team at Compuware Corporation.

“LogRhythm’s industry reputation, market-leading products and passionate team made it an easy decision to join the company,” said Rizzo. “I wanted to join a company focused on partnering with customers to create products that meet their current and future needs, and I found that at LogRhythm. Continuous improvement is essential for an organization to remain relevant and advance technologies in a manner that is consistent with customer expectations.”

As CRO, Kluzak will lead the global sales team’s strategy and go-to-market approach with the goal of driving both sales and satisfaction among new and existing customers. Previously, Kluzak led Worldwide Strategic Alliances at VMware where he was responsible for the partnerships and revenue of the top 20 global system integrators and outsourcers, and led a global accounts organization that owned the VMware relationship with the largest, most complex, and globally diverse companies with which VMware conducts business. Prior to that, Kluzak worked at CA, Inc. (now Broadcom) in roles ranging from VP of the North American Service Assurance Business Unit as well as strategic, enterprise, and commercial sales leadership roles.

“I’m very drawn to LogRhythm’s continued focus on producing innovative and meaningful experiences in order to keep promises to customers,” said Kluzak. “LogRhythm has already had a momentous history, and my goal is to continue this momentum while ensuring the customer always remains the top priority.”

Expanding his role as CISO, Hollister will develop and maintain the company’s security governance model and risk strategies, as well as lead the strategy for the protection, confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets. Hollister will also lead LogRhythm Labs, directing the mission and strategic vision for the LogRhythm Labs threat research, compliance research, and strategic integrations teams.

“With the threat landscape evolving and the complexity of networks increasing, LogRhythm continues to help security teams defend their organizations against advanced cyberattacks,” said Hollister. “Having been at LogRhythm since 2012, I look forward to continuing to build upon the success of our team so that we can continue to deliver value to our customers.”