1Kosmos Expands Executive Team with Strategic Hires
Newly Appointed CMO and CRO to Drive Marketing and Sales Efforts
1Kosmos, the only standards-based platform that uses advanced biometrics and a private blockchain to create an indisputable, reusable digital identity for strong and continuous authentication, today announced the appointment of Michael Cichon as Chief Marketing Officer and Kevin Brown as Chief Revenue Officer.
With the expansion of its executive team, 1Kosmos will add to its existing portfolio of telecom and financial services clients. The company will continue to disrupt traditional identity and authentication security architecture with the industry’s most advanced solution for strong, verified identity-based authentication.
“According to Gartner, 78% of CISOs are finding it increasingly challenging to manage their cybersecurity solutions effectively, noting that most use more than 16 tools. As organizations move toward consolidation, they are recognizing that an identity-first approach is crucial for their security,” said Hemen Vimadalal, CEO and founder of 1Kosmos. “With Michael and Kevin joining the team, we will be able to provide organizations across the globe with a single solution that combats identity fraud, simplifies the user experience, and puts individuals in control of their credentials every time they need to prove they are who they say they are.”
Michael Cichon joins 1Kosmos as CMO with over 20 years of B2B marketing experience, primarily in SaaS-based applications. He brings with him substantial expertise in digital marketing, product marketing, demand generation, and brand management. Cichon will lead marketing strategy with responsibilities including corporate positioning, branding, communications, product messaging and demand generation to drive exponential growth.
“1Kosmos has the team and the technology you look for in a company – proven leadership and a one-of-a-kind platform that addresses the challenges of today’s distributed workforce and virtual consumer,” said Cichon.
Prior to joining the company, he held the position of VP Digital and Content Marketing at Agari and before that a similar role at ThreatMetrix. He has served in leadership roles for several companies in Silicon Valley including VMWare, Verint, Oracle, and Aspect Development.
Kevin Brown will serve as the CRO of 1Kosmos to ensure continued exponential growth, as well as manage the company’s global sales team, new multi-channel partner team and digital marketing efforts. Previously, he was the CRO of Avatier and Saviynt, and held managerial roles at Wipro Technologies, CA Technologies, Vaau and Sun Microsystems. Kevin brings a proven track record of building global channel and sales teams for dynamic revenue growth to 1Kosmos, with a focus on integrity and transparency. “In 1Kosmos I saw a disruptive technology and an opportunity to use my skills to be an agent of change in security,” said Brown.
To learn more about 1Kosmos and the solutions it provides to help businesses defend against identity fraud while simplifying the user experience, visit www.1kosmos.com.
1Kosmos BlockID is a distributed digital identity platform supporting both business-to-employee and business-to-consumer services that easily integrates with existing operating systems, applications, and IT security infrastructure to perform strong, verified identity-based authentication – eliminating the need for passwords, one-time codes, and more. By simplifying identity infrastructure, 1Kosmos drives both cost savings and user convenience while securing businesses and individuals from the harm and inconvenience of identity fraud. The company is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.1kosmos.com or follow @1KosmosBlockID on Twitter.
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