ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Dec. 8, 2021) – Blumira, a leading cybersecurity provider of automated threat detection and response technology, today announced that Jim Simpson has been named chief executive officer. Simpson assumes the role from Blumira co-founder Steve Fuller who will now become chief strategy officer and continue in his role as a member of the board of directors.
Simpson joined Blumira in January as vice president of product. Over the past year, Simpson was responsible for guiding the company’s strategic product roadmap to deliver the fastest time to security, with a focus on accessible, easy-to-use detection and response technology. With over two decades of experience growing successful security startups, Simpson previously led product management for the access security provider Duo Security, acquired by Cisco in 2018 for $2.35 billion. Before joining Duo, he led engineering and UX at the network security company Arbor Networks, acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015.
Simpson’s user-centric approach to solving problems for customers is unique in an industry that is long known for overly complex, legacy solutions that often fail to protect organizations.
“I had the pleasure of getting to know Jim over ten years ago, and we quickly discovered our shared vision for a simple yet robust security solution,” said Steve Fuller, co-founder at Blumira. “I brought Jim on this past January to help us bring this vision to reality. During this time he has had a profound impact, working closely with me to achieve an additional round of funding, delivering a new AWS integration, and soon Cloud Connectors for cloud security setup within minutes, and I am confident he will continue to help us build on our achievements.”
“I appreciate what Steve has accomplished to get Blumira to where it is today, and look forward to continuing to scale the business and to deliver on our goal to create a platform that automates workflows and eliminates friction for small teams with limited resources,” said Jim Simpson, CEO of Blumira. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this enormously talented team and excited for our next stage of growth.”
The new appointment to the executive role is a strategic move to drive product innovation and to further accelerate Blumira’s growth after its recent $10.3 million series A round of financing led by Mercury Fund.
“Blumira fills a critical need in the market, providing a simplified, effective and fast security solution at a time of rising ransomware and cybersecurity attacks,” said Aziz Gilani, managing director at Mercury. “I couldn’t be more excited about the strategic shift and am extremely confident in Jim’s ability to grow the product and company going forward.“
This news follows a series of appointments announced last month. Blumira plans to continue to significantly expand its team and is currently hiring for a variety of positions across customer experience, engineering, product, sales and security. Visit the company’s career page at https://www.blumira.com/careers.
Blumira is a leading cybersecurity provider of automated threat detection and response technology. Founded in 2018, Blumira’s cloud-delivered security platform helps organizations of all sizes with limited security resources or expertise to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats faster to stop ransomware and data breaches. The all-in-one solution is quick to deploy, easy to implement and integrates broadly across cloud and on-premises technology to provide coverage for hybrid environments. Blumira was recognized by G2 as a Momentum leader, ranked as ‘Best Return on Investment (ROI),’ ‘Fastest Implementation,’ and ‘Easiest to Use’ in the G2 Fall 2021 Grid® Reports.
Nicole Pavlovic for Blumira: 312-622-0045, [email protected]