Gordon Lawson joins RangeForce as Chief Revenue Officer and President
Gordon Lawson, who is based in Washington DC, joins RangeForce with proven experience in growing business for cyber security firms. He will lead the sales & expansion strategy essential to supporting RangeForce’s current explosive growth. Gordon joins at an exciting time for the global cybersecurity training market. An annual global study of cybersecurity professionals by the Information Systems Security Association and Enterprise Strategy Group reports that 91% of cybersecurity professionals believe that most organizations are vulnerable to a significant cyber-attack. 94% believe that the balance of power is with cyber-adversaries over cyber-defenders. Using a combination of innovative learning modules and team based sieges, RangeForce is the most effective defensive cyber operations training platform to address this skills gap.
Previously, Gordon served as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Reversing Labs where he built the global sales organization. He has 18 years of experience in the security sector with a focus on SaaS optimization and global enterprise business development. Prior to Reversing Labs, he served as SVP, Global Sales for Cofense (formerly PhishMe) growing revenues 60% YOY and leading to a $400MM private equity acquisition. Prior to Cofense, Gordon served as the VP of International and Federal Markets for Pictometry. As a naval officer, Gordon conducted operational deployments to the Arabian Gulf and Horn of Africa as well as assignments with the Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Marine Corps, and Special Operations Command. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an MBA from George Washington University.
Taavi Must, Co-Founder and CEO of RangeForce, comments, “RangeForce is on a mission to empower security and IT teams to build safer systems with real life security skills, and Gordon will help progress the company’s global growth strategy. He is the ideal executive and leader for our go to market team. His exceptional track record in security is based on a fundamental understanding of the important element of cybersecurity readiness – human skill level.”
Gordon Lawson, comments, ”The cyber security community faces a defining moment where a fewer number of practitioners are being asked to do more. RangeForce is uniquely suited to hone and sharpen these skills in a fun, gamified, and continually updated platform. Further, the reporting capabilities within RangeForce help provide CISO’s with a clear view on the preparedness and resiliency of their organization.”
RangeForce, a cybersecurity training platform, helps companies deal with their cybersecurity and information security vulnerabilities by training their security specialists and IT professionals to learn the latest and most effective skills in cyber siege warfare to anticipate and fend off attacks on business critical assets. RangeForce has a global customer base across the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. Clients include Microsoft, Barclays, Santander, and Pipedrive.