Key Hires from Google, PayPal, Goldman Sachs, Trend Micro, and Madison Square Garden will Strengthen Core Leadership Team and Drive Product Innovation Across New Markets
NEW YORK, December 10, 2020 - White Ops, the global leader in collective protection for enterprises and internet platforms against digital fraud and abuse today announced the appointment of Mike Aiello as Chief Product Officer, Swati Baradia as Head of Data Engineering, Michael McNally as Chief Scientist, Tom Miller as Chief Gravity Officer and Andrew Rabie as Head of IT/Security. They join the company to further accelerate growth and expand product offerings to help customers see and stop sophisticated bot attacks and fraud.
These strategic new hires come on the heels of several other important company milestones, including an investment earlier this year led by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and ClearSky Security. As new members of the leadership team, these new executives will support White Ops’ next phase of growth as the company continues to expand globally, drive product innovation and enter new markets. Their unique backgrounds will propel White Ops forward, as the company continues on its mission to disrupt the economics of cybercrime. In 2020, White Ops’ scale and visibility to protect its customers across the digital ecosystem increased dramatically, with the company now verifying the humanity of more than 10 trillion digital interactions per week.
“White Ops has experienced tremendous growth over the past year as companies and consumers have accelerated their move to digital. The need for our services to protect enterprises from digital fraud and abuse is at a critical juncture as cybercriminals always follow the money,” said Tamer Hassan, co-founder and CEO at White Ops. “Mike, Swati, Michael, Tom and Andrew bring the perfect mix of industry expertise and a proven track record and will play a pivotal role in supporting our growth, helping us get smarter, and expanding our market leadership position in the industry.”
As Chief Product Officer, Mike Aiello will lead White Ops’ product strategy, development, innovation and vision. Partnering closely with customers and the product development team, he will develop solutions that reduce the impact of sophisticated cybercrime against enterprises. Aiello brings to White Ops vast cybersecurity product knowledge at the executive level based on his experience in working at AppGate, where he was CEO, Google, where he was Director of Product Management for Cloud Security and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, where he was CISO.
Swati Baradia joins White Ops as the Head of Data Engineering where she will lead the Data Services teams, including Data Platform, Dashboard, Ecosystem and Detection Tools. In this role, she will ensure the heart and soul of White Ops’ detection capabilities operate at scale. Baradia has deep data engineering expertise based on her experience at ACI Worldwide where she was VP of Product Development, Payment Intelligence. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Architecture, Customer Success and Insights at PayPal.
As Chief Scientist, Michael McNally will oversee strategies for detection and mitigation of fraudulent and abusive activity. Prior to joining the White Ops team, Michael worked applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to anti-abuse, anti-fraud, and product quality optimization for fifteen years. At Facebook, he served as the Director of Engineering of News Feed Integrity. Prior to that he led the fight against ad fraud at Google, as the Director of Software Engineering: Ad Traffic Quality and Publisher Quality.
Tom Miller will join White Ops as the first ever Chief Gravity Officer where he will lead the global growth of the company. Miller has more than two decades of executive-level experience in cybersecurity, technology sales and operational leadership that will help accelerate White Ops’ growth. During his career, he has significantly contributed to the success at Emailage as CRO, Malwarebytes as SVP of Sales, Zscaler as SVP of Sales, and Trend Micro as President. Tom recently published a book called Call Your Shots: A Uniquely Workable Approach for Demystifying the Universal Laws of Business, Creating Winning Strategy, Unlocking Value, Unifying Teams, Avoiding Peril, and Making You Unstoppable.
Andrew Rabie, White Ops’ new Head of IT/Security, will oversee security and IT operations across the organization, streamlining the technology and security stacks to enable our Humans at White Ops to do the best work of their lives. Rabie has 25 years of security expertise and most recently served as the Chief Information Security Officer of The New York Times Company and The Madison Square Garden Company.
To learn more about White Ops and how to protect your organization from digital fraud and abuse, visit www.whiteops.com.
About White Ops
White Ops is a cybersecurity company that collectively protects global enterprises and internet platforms from digital fraud and abuse. We verify the humanity of more than 10 trillion interactions per week protecting our customers sensitive data, reputation, compliance, bottom line and customer experience as they grow their digital business. To learn more, visit www.whiteops.com
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