Digital Shadows expands Executive Leadership team


Digital Shadows, a digital risk management company has announced the appointment of Dan Lowden as Chief Marketing Officer, Schwark Satyavolu joining the company’s board and Paul Kenealy joining as Director of Intelligence.

Dan Lowden has more than 20 years of executive-level experience in technology marketing. He has driven brand leadership and marketing excellance that substantially grew startups and large enterprises in security, mobile computing, wireless services, enterprise software and cloud. As CMO at Digital Shadows he will lead all aspects of the company’s strategic marketing efforts to expand its global market precense, develop new partnerships and relationships, and continue to focus on customer needs.

Previously Lowden was Chief Marketing Officer at Invincea, a machine learning next-gen antivirus  company that was recently acquired by Sophos.

Prior to that, he was VP of Marketing at vArmour, a data center and cloud security company. Previous roles also include VP of Marketing at Digby (acquired by Phunware) and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Wayport (acquired by AT&T).

In addition, he has held marketing leadership positions at IBM, NEC, and Sharp Electronics. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rider University and an MBA in International Business from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

Schwark Satyavolu has joined the company’s Board and will bring considerable expertise and advice to the business.

Schwark is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures focusing on Fintech, Security and Artificial Intelligence investments. For almost 20 years, he has built and complied with security standards for some of the largest financial institutions in the country. Schwark co-founded two Fintech companies – Yodlee and Truaxis. Before joining Trinity, Schwark served as EVP at LifeLock and head of Mastercard’s global rewards and offers initiatives.

Paul Kenealy has joined Digital Shadows as Director of Intelligence tasked with expanding the company’s human led closed source coverage and intelligence. Kenealy has 14 years experience running intelligence programs and was previously at KPMG where he was responsible for Cyber Threat Intelligence and Response. He has also held cybersecurity roles at Barclays Bank and Betfair amongst other companies. Since joining, Kenealy has already expanded the Digital Shadow’s human led closed source coverage and intelligence capabilities.

“We are excited to be able to attract executives of the caliber of Dan, Paul and Schwark to join the Digital Shadows team,” says Alastair Paterson, Digital Shadows Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

“Customer demand for Digital Risk Management has never been higher and we are looking forward to the next phase of our growth as we deliver our industry leading SearchLigh service to help organization’s recognize and reduce their digital risks, including cyber threats, data leakage, and reputational risks.”


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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