SOURCE: RiskVision


November 14, 2016 11:49 ET

RiskVision Announces Key Executive Appointments to Capture Global Surge in Risk Intelligence Market Growth

Appoints Former Cisco and Symphony Teleca Executives Leo Hecke and Keith Higgins to Scale Customer and Partner Ecosystem and Accelerate Demand for Respected Brand

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2016) - RiskVision, the enterprise risk intelligence company formerly known as Agiliance, today announced two appointments to its senior leadership team -- Leo Hecke as Vice President of Global Sales and Services, and Keith Higgins as Chief Marketing Officer. The new appointments bring in proven expertise and experience to scale leading technology companies in expanding markets.

"The enterprise risk intelligence market hit a growth inflexion point in 2015. RiskVision rode that wave scaling our license subscription business by 250 percent," said Joe Fantuzzi, president and CEO at RiskVision. "Both Leo and Keith have demonstrated excellence to capture share during market surges. We're thrilled they are on our talented executive team, and given their track records, we expect our clients, partners and investors to benefit greatly from their contributions."

Hecke comes to RiskVision with more than 25 years of start-up and multi-national technology company experience, most recently serving as vice president of sales at Cisco Systems data and analytics division. Leo came to Cisco via the $180M acquisition of Composite Software, a pioneer in data virtualization and multi-stakeholder visualization and reporting. Leo built the sales organization from the ground up, consistently increasing revenues year over year, principally from Global 2000 accounts. He also has held various sales leadership positions at FICO and ran the Americas sales team at ILOG, where he helped the company break the $160M mark which resulted in an acquisition by IBM. At RiskVision, Hecke is responsible for growing RiskVision's global business through delivering value to customers and leveraging partner channels.

Higgins brings two decades of marketing experience to RiskVision, where he has helped build the brands of some of the most innovative companies in the world. His extensive background in marketing and driving strategic client engagements in the IoT, cloud and mobility spaces give RiskVision a unique perspective and approach to the risk landscape. Higgins was most recently chief marketing officer at Symphony Teleca a global technology development services company of more than 6,000 people, which was acquired by Harman for almost $1B dollars. Higgins also held executive sales and marketing positions at Aricent, Copper Mountain Networks and Cisco Systems. Together, with Hecke, Higgins will grow RiskVision's business demand and accelerate the company's brand as it expands around the globe.

Over the past year, RiskVision has continued to receive strong acclaim from esteemed industry analysts. The company was featured in a recent Gartner report entitled Innovation Tech Insight for Security Operations, Analytics and Reporting (SOAR), along with inclusion in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management report. Further, the company was named a "Visionary" in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management Solutions. RiskVision was also covered in inaugural research by Aite Group, Bluehill Research, Hypatia Research, IDC and Ovum. The company has also won more than 50 business, industry and technology awards, including Deloitte's Fast500, Red Herring's N.A. 100 and SC Magazine's prestigious 5-star rating.

Continued Fantuzzi: "We are wrapping up 2016 with a lot of momentum, including a growing, marquee client base, significant analyst and industry recognition, an ecosystem now totaling over 100 business partners and a highly dedicated and energized workforce across North America, EMEA and Asia. Leo and Keith are quickly building on our accomplishments and we enter 2017 well positioned to meet the risk intelligence needs of organizations globally."

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RiskVision develops comprehensive risk intelligence solutions for the enterprise. The highly decorated RiskVision platform is the industry's first risk intelligence solution designed for today's real-time, big-data, threat-centric world. RiskVision's architecture and design delivers the industry's best usability, scale, automation and time-to-deployment advantages -- at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. CIOs and CROs of the world's leading organizations and government agencies rely on RiskVision; customers include AXA Group, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, E*TRADE, Exelon, First Data, Fiserv, HCL, Novartis, Roche, Safeway, Sheetz, Southern Co., Time Warner, United Health Group, U.S. Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, Justice, and Veterans Affairs, and dozens of other clients worldwide. For more information, please visit

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