DNSFilter Appoints Colin Britton as Chief Operating Officer and Dave Raphael as Chief Product Officer
DNSFilter announced the appointment of Colin Britton as Chief Operating Officer and Dave Raphael as Chief Product Officer. The executive appointments come on the heels of DNSFilter’s continued growth and increasing scale, as the company doubled its headcount over the past twelve months.
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“I look forward to leveraging my deep understanding of both the underlying technology and the broader security landscape to continue delivering innovative, AI-based DNS threat protection to the market without losing any of the magic that’s made DNSFilter into the company it is today.”
“At DNSFilter, we’re transforming the way the industry thinks of DNS security,” said Ken Carnesi, Co-Founder and CEO, DNSFilter. “We’re at an exciting point in our company’s evolution, and I’m pleased to welcome Colin, Dave and all our recent executive hires to the team. Colin and Dave’s guidance will be a critical asset as we continue to scale and deliver innovative solutions to protect millions of end users from falling victim to today’s advanced cyber threats.”
As a growth-stage operator, strategist and technologist, Colin Britton brings over 20 years of experience to DNSFilter, spanning SaaS, big data, and technology. Prior to joining DNSFilter, Mr. Britton served various growth roles at organizations including Teamviewer, LogicNow, now a part of N-Able, and Devo. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Britton will be responsible for guiding strategic growth and ensuring operational excellence.
“In the remote work era, security that works quickly, effectively and wherever end users choose to connect is paramount,” added Mr. Britton. “DNSFilter’s unique approach to DNS security is scalable across multiple use-cases – from consumer to major enterprises and managed service providers – and I’m excited for the opportunity to further execute the company’s strategic priorities and drive sustainable growth.”
Dave Raphael is a seasoned, hands-on executive leader, builder and investor with over 20 years of experience in software development and application security. Previously, Mr. Raphael was Managing Director of Engineering at Singularity Venture Partners and Senior Director, Chief Architect for MSP at SolarWinds. As Chief Product Officer, Mr. Raphael will lead product management, engineering, threat research, and design of the company’s AI-powered DNS security solution.
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“With a single application using hundreds, if not thousands, of domains, it’s become increasingly difficult for security teams to monitor their network – and easy for cybercriminals to exploit,” noted Mr. Raphael. “I look forward to leveraging my deep understanding of both the underlying technology and the broader security landscape to continue delivering innovative, AI-based DNS threat protection to the market without losing any of the magic that’s made DNSFilter into the company it is today.”
The company also announced the appointment of Mark Bliss as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Brendan Spooner as Vice President of Engineering, Mandy Cole as Vice President of HR, and Cathlin Sullivan as General Counsel.