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ForgeRock leadership team additions to fuel next phase of growth

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ForgeRock today announced Russ Kirby as its first Chief Information Security Officer, and James Ross as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand operations. The company expects these appointments to fuel ForgeRock’s next phase of growth.

Kirby brings more than 15 years of experience in security and compliance for both large enterprise organizations and startups. He most recently served as CISO at CreditSafe, a global provider of company business intelligence, and prior to that was at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services in a variety of global security roles including head of payment card security strategy and global head of information security. Kirby will be based in the UK and is expected to transform and extend a comprehensive security strategy for ForgeRock that encompasses managing information technology, global risk and compliance and security operations.

Ross joins ForgeRock with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise IT and cybersecurity. He has previously served as the ANZ North Sales Lead at Imperva, ANZ Country Manager for Cybersecurity at CA Technologies and General Manager of NSW at Communications Design & Management. Ross will be based in Sydney and focus on revenue growth and business development, responsible for growing and securing ForgeRock’s presence and position in the identity management market in Australia and New Zealand.

“I am excited to join ForgeRock and to be part of the journey to deliver modernised and simplified identity and access management,” says Kirby. “ForgeRock will be undergoing a global security transformation which will further secure the ForgeRock position as a global competitor in the market driving both our capabilities and customer confidence.”

“The ANZ region is primed for consistent growth, and ForgeRock has all of the ingredients to win: great solutions, a robust channel ecosystem and a trusted reputation for customer success,” adds Ross. “I’ve joined ForgeRock at an exciting time.”

HYPR recently announced a partnership with ForgeRock it says could enable enterprises to secure a billion identities by eliminating passwords and shared secrets.

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