Censys expands executive team

ANN ARBOR–The cybersecurity provider Censys has announced three new executive leadership hires: Sarah Ashburn as chief revenue officer, Kathleen Thomas as chief financial officer, and Dayna Rothman as chiev marketing officer.

In her new role, Ashburn is responsible for all aspects of Censys’ worldwide revenue, including channel sales, customer success and operations. She has more than 30 years of sales, strategy, and business operations experience, and has closed more than $1 billion in sales over that time. Moist recently she was senior vice president of sales and customer success at Attivo Networks, leading the growth engine through multiple rounds of funding, building full go-to-market teams, improving sales, creating business strategies and owning the complete customer lifecycle – leading to a $615 million acquisition by SentinelOne.

As Censys’ CFO, Thomas provides financial and accounting leadership, contributes to the strategic direction of the company and ensures company-wide financial execution. She brings more than 20 years of experience in finance in the technology industry. She has proven experience with several mergers and acquisitions, and overseeing the sale of product groups to public companies. Prior to Censys, Thomas served as CFO and chief information security officer at Cysiv, a security operations center-as-a-service. Cysiv was incubated within and spun out from Trend Micro, and Thomas led it through to acquisition in under three years when the company was acquired by Forescout Technologies in July 2022.

In her role as chief marketing officer, Rothman is responsible for worldwide marketing across brand, public relations, analyst relations, channel marketing, demand generation, events, product marketing and content marketing. After a successful acquisition as CMO at OneLogin, Rothman was responsible for leading a marketing organization that sourced between 70 and 80% of net-new revenue, securing OneLogin’s first-time placement as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, and accelerating the business to achieve 50% year-over-year net-new revenue growth towards an exit.

On Monday, March 13, these women will participate in a Women in Censys panel, moderated by Censys’ VP of People & Culture, Jasmine Burns. The roundtable discussion will cover career insights, gender diversity and mentorship opportunities within the cybersecurity industry. To sign up for the panel, visit: https://censys.io/empowering-women-in-cyber-security/.

Censys gives organizations a real-time view of global networks and devices. Customers like FireEye, Google, NATO, Swiss Armed Forces, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and over 10% of the Fortune 500, rely on the company’s Internet-wide continuous visibility platform to discover and prevent cybersecurity threats.  More at https://censys.io.

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