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WhiteHat Security appoints industry veteran Richard Dobber as Vice President Sales for EMEA

WhiteHat Security, The Netherlands, 04 October 2016WhiteHat Security, the only application security provider that combines the best of technology and human intelligence, today announced the appointment of security and tech veteran Richard Dobber as Vice President Sales for EMEA. Based in his native Netherlands, Dobber will be responsible for leading WhiteHat’s sales strategy across the region.

Dobber brings to WhiteHat a wealth of business and sales leadership experience in EMEA.   Prior to joining WhiteHat, he was VP Sales EMEA at ThreatMetrix, where he delivered 60% growth in FY2015.  Before that, he was Senior VP Sales Operations EMEA for Descartes Systems Group, leading the company’s “Go to Market” strategy and achieving target goals of 15% organic growth and 25% EBITDA. He was also responsible for integrating four of Descartes’ acquisitions in the UK, Sweden and Norway into the EMEA team. Earlier, Dobber held senior roles in GoldenGate Software (bought by Oracle in 2009) and WebMethods, where he built the company’s business and sales organization in EMEA.

“EMEA is an amazing market opportunity for application security, and we are very pleased to have Richard on board to drive our growth and expansion there,” said Craig Hinkley, CEO, WhiteHat Security. “His experience in the security market and his understanding of the unique dynamics across the EMEA landscape make him ideal for matching WhiteHat solutions to customer needs. Richard has a strong track record for developing sales channels, driving organisational change and bringing new solutions to market, so we look forward to becoming a formidable application security leader in EMEA.”

“The number of hacks and data breaches that occur through web applications continues to increase globally.  With application security solutions that cover the whole software development lifecycle, WhiteHat Security is perfectly positioned to help organisations tackle this threat head-on,” said Dobber.  “I relish the challenge of making application security a high priority on the security budgets of organizations across EMEA, and am already enjoying  working with the great team at WhiteHat to serve the needs of our customers.”

Dobber studied law and economics at HEAO Haarlem in Netherlands and attended the Business School Nederland in 1986.  A recognised European software entrepreneur, he is fluent in Dutch, German and English.


About WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security has been in the business of securing web applications for 15 years. Combining advanced technology with the expertise of its global Threat Research Center (TRC) team, WhiteHat delivers application security solutions that reduce risk, reduce cost and accelerate the deployment of secure applications and web sites. The company’s flagship product, WhiteHat Sentinel, is a software-as-a-service platform providing dynamic application security testing (DAST), static application security testing (SAST), and mobile application security assessments. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with regional offices across the U.S. and Europe. For more information on WhiteHat Security, please visit, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.



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