Jonathan Gill appointed as CEO of Panaseer as it gears for growth

January 07, 2021

Martina Molinari

7 January 2021, London and New York: Panaseer, the first Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) platform for enterprise security, today announces that it has appointed a new CEO to focus on international growth of the emerging CCM security category, which has fuelled Panaseer’s growth of 350% in 2020.

Jonathan Gill succeeds Nik Whitfield, founder of Panaseer, who will now take on the role of Chairman and maintain an active role in the company as Chief Seer.

Gill has been successfully scaling security businesses since 1994. He has a proven track record in both leadership and sales, with previous roles including VP EMEA at RSA Security, EVP of Global Sales for Veracode and GM EMEA for Talend.

Since Whitfield founded Panaseer in 2014, the company has pioneered the category of CCM, which is revolutionising how enterprises manage their security programmes. The technology was recognised in the Gartner 2020 Risk Management Hype Cycle. Panaseer’s CCM platform monitors over four million entities for world-renowned enterprise clients across two continents – Europe and North America.

Gill joins Panaseer at a pivotal time in the company’s development. As CCM adoption increases, Panaseer is looking to accelerate and scale its operation to meet this growing industry requirement.

Jonathan Gill, CEO, Panaseer: “Throughout my career the most fulfilling roles have been those where I have had scope to significantly scale a business to meet a global challenge. Panaseer offers the most exciting opportunity to date. Its platform is a game-changer for the security industry. It solves a major problem; the security landscape is increasingly complex; the rate of change is only accelerating.

Panaseer ‘turns the lights on’ by integrating every tool you have to give a fully-informed view of assets and their safeguards, with context about users, business priority, hardware and software. This hugely improves the understanding of risk, decision-making, and resource prioritisation. I am looking forward to working with the team to fulfill our vision of ensuring all enterprises have the proper safeguards to manage risk.”

Nik Whitfield, Chairman, Panaseer: “Over the last six years, we have built the industry’s most advanced security measurement platform. It’s been a fantastic journey and we’re thrilled to have firmly placed CCM on the cyber map, whilst establishing and growing our operations in the UK and US. 

Our mission for our customers has always been to make sure their cybersecurity safeguards are switched on and working effectively at all times. Having established Panaseer as the first-choice platform to do this, the focus needed to shift to scaling the business. My decision to bring in a new CEO supports this growth objective, and the Board and I are convinced that Jonathan is absolutely the right person to deliver on our ambitions and values. This will free up my time to do what I love – creating, exploring and articulating the vision for this space. I’m looking forward to helping our growing client base to stay secure for the long term.”