Product management veteran will continue to drive strategic vision and execution of company’s PK Protect product suite, helping customers better protect sensitive data wherever it lives
MILWAUKEE – December 20, 2021 – PKWARE, a global leader in automated data security, today announced it has named Mike Wood as the new vice president of product management. Wood, who was previously the director of product management at PKWARE, brings more than 20 years of technology experience and will be responsible for delivering creative and innovative solutions to customers’ most critical business problems, driving response to customer needs and objectives, and analyzing technology trends to bring focus to PKWARE’s product vision. He will report directly to Jason Dobbs, the company’s chief technology officer.
“Mike has a multi-year track record of successful, on-time PK Protect product releases and without his leadership and vision this would not have been possible,” said Dobbs. “Mike’s promotion to vice president of product management speaks to his discipline, knowledge, and expertise in aligning our product management group with our marketing operations, and I know he will help take this talented team to the next level.”
With more than two decades of product management experience, Wood has been with PKWARE for nearly four years and has successfully led plans for the company’s product releases for its PK Protect product suite. He also led the product management integration subcommittee to help drive integration between PKWARE and Dataguise, which PKWARE acquired in November of 2020. Prior to joining PWKARE Mike built his product management career at organizations ranging in size from startups to multinational organizations—including Verizon, Netscout, and Websense—where he was a fixture in brining successful technology and security products to market through a focused commitment to efficiency, process improvement and customer satisfaction.
“The PKWARE Protect technology suite has evolved significantly over the past 18 months, as we’ve added several innovative capabilities that have really propelled our solutions forward,” said Wood. “As we head into 2022, our dedicated team will continue to build the most insightful and scalable data security solutions to help our customers gain greater visibility into their data, allowing them to make better critical business decisions.”
Wood’s appointment adds to the expansion of PKWARE’s leadership team in 2021, including the appointment of Kathy Myhand as vice president of people in September and the appointment of Sandy Landrigan as vice president of integrations and customer solutions in August.
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 pkware.com.