Coalfire appoints Tom McAndrew as new CEO

Thursday March 22, 2018 0 comments Tags: Westminster, Coalfire, Tom McAndrew, Larry Jones

WESTMINSTER -- Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory services, today announced its board of directors appointed Tom McAndrew to be the company’s new CEO   effective April 1.Coalfire_logoUSE

McAndrew succeeds Larry Jones, who has served as chair since 2012 and CEO since 2015. Coalfire said Jones elected to step down from the full-time CEO commitment but will remain an advisor to McAndrew and Coalfire throughout the remainder of 2018 and continue to serve on Coalfire's board of directors.

McAndrew has held key leadership roles at Coalfire since he joined the company in 2006, most recently as chief operating officer.

His experience leading teams in sales, service delivery and technical testing, as well as providing general oversight on operations including financial, human resources and marketing initiatives, position him to be a highly effective CEO in further expanding Coalfire's market leadership in cyber security and risk advisory services, the company said.

Coalfire said McAndrew will focus his teams on developing trusted partnerships with both commercial and federal customers and continuing to be cybersecurity thought leaders for its clients as they increasingly leverage the cloud, smart systems, and other technologies to transform their businesses.

McAndrew will also continue to evaluate and pursue both organic and inorganic growth opportunities, the company said.

"I want to sincerely thank Larry Jones for his many years of leadership, his tireless dedication to Coalfire's customers and his success in laying the foundation for the company's continued growth," said McAndrew.

"I'm excited to take Coalfire to the next level and will continue to build on our positive growth, propelling the business to a higher level of market awareness and leadership in cybersecurity."

"I'm very pleased with Coalfire's current market position, our growing leadership in the cybersecurity industry and the customer confidence we've achieved," said Jones.

"Tom McAndrew's broad knowledge base, expertise and deep familiarity with Coalfire's people, customers and business position him perfectly to take the reins. I have every confidence that he will continue our positive momentum."