Lastline Adds Veteran CFO, Ananth Avva, to Seasoned Management Team
Company fills key role as growth accelerates following Series C round of financing.
REDWOOD CITY, CA, March 27, 2018 – Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced Ananth Avva as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Business Operations, expanding the company’s existing team of experienced, successful executive managers. After completing its growth round of funding last year, Lastline is experiencing high sales growth that will benefit from CFO oversight. Mr. Avva will be applying his 15 years in finance, sales, and operations to guide Lastline through this critically important period.
“Ananth is a very welcome addition to our executive management team,” noted Lastline CEO, Chris Kruegel. “He brings not only financial expertise but a broader customer-oriented and operational perspective that will help us chart the most financially advantageous path. We’re at a key growth inflection point, so the timing is perfect for him to bring his guidance and management skills to Lastline.”
Known for his versatility and ability to execute across several functions, Mr. Avva compliments core finance skills with product management, deal negotiation, pricing, debt and equity financing, and leadership capabilities. He carries a strong customer-facing bias, with success in both domestic and international arenas. Prior to joining Lastline he served as COO and CFO for work management software provider, Wrike. Previously he held senior positions at LiveOps, Google, Voyant Advisors, and KPMG. Mr. Avva also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Cost Management at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA.
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join Lastline,” commented Mr. Avva. “With a tremendous team that has been defeating sophisticated malware threats for more than 15 years and consistently scoring high marks in NSS Labs test results, Lastline is a clear leader in the rapidly evolving network breach detection space. I am truly humbled to be part of a talented team and look forward to continuing the leadership momentum.”
Lastline provides breach protection products that are innovating the way companies defend against advanced malware with fewer resources and at lower cost. We deliver the visibility, context, analysis, and integrations enterprise security teams need to quickly and completely eradicate malware-based threats before damaging and costly data breaches occur. Headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Lastline’s technology is used by Global 5000 enterprises, is offered directly and through resellers and security service providers, and is integrated into leading third-party security technologies worldwide. www.lastline.com
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