ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of real-time network security solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today named Christopher (Criss) Harms as chief financial officer (CFO).
“I am delighted to have Criss join our executive team as his extensive financial acumen and industry experience governing high-growth companies in the technical sector will complement ForeScout’s long-term financial goals,” said Gord Boyce, CEO of ForeScout.
Harms brings more than 20 years of executive financial and operational management experience in fortifying technology companies by building teams, raising capital and executing M&A transactions.
Most recently, Harms served as CFO of Socialware, a leading social business solution provider. Previously, Harms was CFO of PSS Systems, acquired by IBM in 2011, of Transitive Corporation, acquired by IBM in 2008, and of Counterpane, an information security services firm acquired by British Telecom in 2006. Prior to that, he served as the director of finance and controller for several prosperous venture-funded technology companies, including Sentient Networks, a networking manufacturer acquired by Cisco Systems and Apptitude (acquired by Hi/fn). He also served in corporate and divisional financial positions at HP. Harms earned his CPA while at Ernst & Young in San Francisco, and holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a B.S. from UC Berkeley.
“The momentum and growth that ForeScout has experienced over the last few years is astounding,” said Harms. “IT organizations must offer greater means of access to be competitive, and ForeScout is in an ideal position to help enterprises address data leakage and compliance risks while enabling enterprise mobility. I look forward to contributing to ForeScout’s success.”
About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
ForeScout (forescout.com) enables organizations to accelerate productivity and connectivity by allowing users to access corporate network resources where, how and when needed without compromising security. ForeScout’s real-time network security platform for access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs. Because the ForeScout CounterACT solution is easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more than 1,400 of the world’s most secure enterprises and military installations for global deployments spanning 37 countries. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, ForeScout delivers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide.
ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. ForeScout, the ForeScout logo, CounterACT and ActiveResponse are trademarks of ForeScout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.