Fintech News

Team8 Welcomes Ex-Citigroup Executive Bob Blakley On Board

Team8 Welcomes Ex-Citigroup Executive Bob Blakley On Board

Team8, a leading company-building venture group, announced that Bob Blakley, previously Global Head of Information Security Innovation, Citigroup, joins as Operating Partner.

Read More: Strider Announces John Mullen, Former Assistant Director of CIA, Joins Company as Advisor

Blakley will drive Team8’s innovation strategy across the company and its startups. An information security, risk, identity and privacy expert who holds 19 patents in cryptography and information security, Blakley was Global Head of Information Security Innovation at Citigroup for eight years before joining Team8. Bob has held a variety of academic and industry positions including general chair of the IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium and editor of the OASIS Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) specification.

Read More: GlobalFintechSeries Interview with Ashish Singhal, CEO and Co-Founder at CRUXPay

“No organization is better positioned to explore some of the major challenges the world is facing with cybersecurity than Team8; as digital infrastructure has become increasingly critical over just the last few weeks, this has never been more important than right now,” said Bob Blakley. “The current crisis is extremely likely to lead to a burst of innovation, and with the valued insight of the attacker perspective from Team8, I’m looking forward to pushing the boundaries of the next generation of information security technologies across their portfolio companies.”

“I met Bob at the very nascent stages of founding Team8 and have worked closely with him ever since. His vision and insight are rare and inspirational. Bob joins us at a critical time for our industry and with him on board we are up to the challenge”, said Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder and Partner of Team8.

Read More: Bank of Montreal, Motley Fool, Pernod Ricard USA and Wabtec Among Customers That Signed On With BlackLine In Q1 2020

Related posts

Ocrolus and Blend Announce Partnership to Automate End-to-End Mortgage Process

Fintech News Desk

REPAY and FLEX Announce Partnership to Deliver Payment Technology to Credit Unions and Enhance Member Experience

Fintech News Desk

Web Intelligence Company Cobwebs Technologies Helps Banks Thwart Hate-Finance

Fintech News Desk