ThreatX names software executive Tom Hickman chief product officer

Friday May 15, 2020 0 comments Tags: Denver, ThreatX, Tom Hickman, Gene Fay

DENVER --ThreatX, a leading provider of SaaS-based web application and API protection (WAAP) solutions, has appointed Tom Hickman to its leadership team as chief product officer.threat-x-logo 

Hickman will be responsible for balancing business and customer needs, as well as leading the company’s engineering team to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the ThreatX WAAP platform.

The announcement follows the recent appointment of Gene Fay as CEO.

“I am honored to be part of the ThreatX leadership team,” said Hickman. “At ThreatX, we will continue to innovate and deliver new capabilities to our next-gen WAAP platform -- capabilities that disrupt legacy web application firewall (WAF) offerings and fuel future growth and success for our customers -- and for ourselves.”

ThreatX said Hickman has a long track record of building and scaling product delivery capabilities at mid- and growth-stage startups.

Before his appointment as chief product officer, Hickman served as the VP of engineering at Edgewise Networks, where he led engineering through early releases of Edgewise’s zero-trust micro-segmentation product.

While at Veracode, a leader in AppSec, Hickman led engineering through an Agile transformation, and helped the company become a true multi-faceted AppSec platform prior to its acquisition by CA Technologies in 2017.

“With the threat landscape growing larger and more diverse every day, it is important that ThreatX has leadership in place to mitigate risks,” said ThreatX CEO Fay.

“Tom has the deep experience and successful track record we need to propel our technology roadmap forward to ensure that we meet the needs of our clients -- today and into the future.”

ThreatX said Hickman’s broad experience, coupled with the company’s unique offerings, will position it to seize new opportunities by providing critical solutions for organizations seeking alternatives to legacy and traditional WAFs.

Hickman’s appointment secures ThreatX’s ability to effectively support its current and potential clientele as the company continues to grow and scale, the company said.