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Apiiro appoints John Leon to its leadership team as VP of Business Development

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Apiiro appoints John Leon to its leadership team as VP of Business Development

Apiiro left stealth in 2020 and has already raised $35 million from Greylock and Kleiner Perkins

James Spiro | 12:55  05.07.2021

Apiiro has announced the appointment of John Leon as VP of Business Development. Leon, who will be joining from GitHub, will be responsible for accelerating partner-driven growth and expanding the company’s go-to-market strategy across technology, cloud marketplace, and consulting partners.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join such an amazing company that is defining and leading an entirely new market category,” said John Leon, VP of Business Development. “Apiiro has an incredible vision for Application Risk Management that is solving some of the industry’s most difficult challenges. I’m looking forward to building an ecosystem around this mission and technology to take Apiiro’s Go-to-Market capabilities to the next level.”

John Leon, VP of Business Development at Apiiro. Photo: PR John Leon, VP of Business Development at Apiiro. Photo: PR John Leon, VP of Business Development at Apiiro. Photo: PR

Apiiro has developed a code risk platform to help application risk management with every change, from design to code to cloud. Leon is joining Apiiro with 15 years of experience in high-growth tech companies and has led business development efforts at Github, Twistlock (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), ExtraHop Networks (acquired by private equity), and Puppet.  

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“Finally, customers can establish and manage a mature application security program - automatically. Apiiro is experiencing a surge in demand that is almost never seen in a company that launched less than eight months ago,” commented Idan Plotnik, the CEO of Apiiro. “John’s wide knowledge and experience in the DevSecOps domain is essential to reaching global scale.”

Apiiro left stealth in 2020 and has already raised $35 million from Greylock and Kleiner Perkins. Earlier this year, the company was named as the “Most Innovative Startup” at the RSA Innovation Sandbox Contest and a Cool Vendor in DevSecOps by Gartner.

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