Seasoned Technology Leader to Partner with CEO Yossi Carmil to Further Company Growth and Strategic Priorities
TYSONS CORNER, Va. and PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Aug. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellebrite DI Ltd. (Nasdaq: CLBT), a global leader in Digital Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, announced today that proven industry veteran, Thomas E. Hogan has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Board.
Based in Austin, Texas, Hogan brings a remarkable 40+ year track record of exceptional shareholder returns, client impact, and employee growth. He has significant expertise in strategic M&A, sales and marketing, international operations, and talent acquisition and development. During his career Tom has led numerous acquisitions totally nearly $8B including marquis targets such as Mercury Interactive and Opsware. His career includes over a decade as both a private and publicly held software CEO as well as senior executive posts ranging from late stage private to mega-cap public companies.
“Tom’s experience will be invaluable as we scale Cellebrite, extend our market leading digital intelligence solutions, and ultimately enable justice across the globe. I am excited to partner closely with Tom as we navigate our next chapter of growth and global impact,” said Yossi Carmil, CEO, Cellebrite.
“I look forward to my new partnership with Yossi, Haim Shani and the entire Cellebrite board, and the talented men and women across Cellebrite, as we build upon the impressive momentum of the company. I am especially enthused about the mission-driven purpose of this organization and our opportunity to better equip law enforcement and judicial systems worldwide,” said Thomas E. Hogan, Executive Chairman of the Board.
Hogan previously served as chairman and CEO of Kony, Inc, President and CEO of Vignette (VIGN), executive vice president of sales and marketing for Hewlett Packard, executive vice president of software for HP, executive vice president of CSC, chief sales officer at Siebel Systems, and most recently as a Operating Managing Director at Vista Equity Partners. He has held numerous public and private board positions including directorships at Citrix, Gainsight, Pluralsight, Drift, Vignette, Kony, Vastera, and Inforte. Tom holds a Masters in Management from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Cellebrite’s current non-executive chairman, Haim Shani, will remain an active member of the board. Haim will leverage his extensive experience as the former CEO of NICE, the former Director General of the Israel Ministry of Finance, and his current role as founder and general manager of Israel Growth Partners, to further strengthen contributions from the Cellebrite board.
“On behalf of the entire Cellebrite board, I am pleased to welcome Tom to the Cellebrite team. Getting to know Tom as the head of the search committee and working with Yossi the past four years, I believe their combined strengths deliver the best leadership team in the industry. While I am passing the torch of chairman duties to Tom, I will continue to contribute as an active member of the Cellebrite board and look forward to working closely with Tom and the Cellebrite management team as we continue our journey,” said Haim Shani, former Cellebrite chairman.
Cellebrite’s (Nasdaq: CLBT) mission is to enable its customers to protect and save lives, accelerate justice, and preserve privacy in communities around the world. We are a global leader in Digital Intelligence solutions for the public and private sectors, empowering organizations in mastering the complexities of legally sanctioned digital investigations by streamlining intelligence processes.
Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and companies worldwide, Cellebrite’s Digital Intelligence platform and solutions transform how customers collect, review, analyze and manage data in legally sanctioned investigations. To learn more visit us at www.cellebrite.com, https://investors.cellebrite.com, or follow us on Twitter at @Cellebrite.
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