September 28, 2021

PKWARE Expands Senior Leadership Team with Appointment of Kathy Myhand as Vice President of People


Seasoned HR professional with successful track record of building and managing human resources teams, joins rapidly growing company to bring highest level of service to employees

MILWAUKEE – September 28, 2021 – PKWARE, a global leader in automated data security, today announced it has named Kathy Myhand as vice president of people. Myhand, a senior human resources executive, will be responsible for managing the full employee life cycle to improve PKWARE’s performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement.

“As our business continues to grow organically and through acquisition, so does our employee base, and we are thrilled to have Kathy join the team to ensure we are continuing to engage, retain, and recruit top talent,” said Steve VanHandel, chief operating officer at PKWARE. “Because of Kathy’s high energy and passion for serving employees, along with her extensive experience leading HR teams, we have no doubt that she will successfully lead our efforts to consistently exceed our employees’ expectations.”

With more than 25 years of diverse industry experience, Myhand has built human resources departments from the ground up as well as managed large, global HR teams. In her most recent role as vice president of human resources at ControlScan, a managed security services company, she was primarily responsible for all recruiting, hiring and on-boarding, payroll, compensation and benefits, employee relations and development, performance management and recognition and rewards programs. Previously, she was the head of human resources at Convergent Resources Holdings, where she was responsible for 3,700 employees across five companies in 15 locations with $180 million in accounts receivable. Prior, she held human resources roles with VSoft Corporation, RSM US LLP, McMaster-Carr, and Telemate.Net Software, Inc.

“PKWARE is leading the automated data security market and I couldn’t be more grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside such a talented and successful leadership team,” said Myhand. “With dedication and effective communication, I look forward to helping PKWARE continue to meet their growth objectives while engaging and getting to know the company’s brilliant team of employees.”

PKWARE also recently added to its leadership team with the appointment of Sandy Landrigan as vice president of integrations and customer solutions last month. In addition, the company’s compliance solutions, which are included in its PK Protect product suite, were named the winner of a bronze Stevie® Award in the 18th Annual International Business Awards® in the Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution category.

PKWARE offers the only data discovery and protection solution that locates and secures sensitive data to minimize organizational risks and costs, regardless of device or environment. Our ultra-efficient, scalable software is simple to use on a broad range of data types and repositories, enabling precise, automated visibility and control of personal data, even in the fastest-moving, most complex IT environments. With more than 1,200 customers, including many of the world’s largest financial institutions, retailers, healthcare organizations, and government agencies, PKWARE continues to innovate as an award-winning global leader in data discovery, security and compliance. To learn more, visit


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