Longtime Cybersecurity Leader John Watters Joins Metabase Q Board of Directors


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metabase Q, the leading end-to-end cybersecurity platform for Latin American enterprises, today announced that John Watters, an internationally renowned cybersecurity visionary and leader, has joined the Board of administration of the company as an independent board member and investor. This appointment follows the recent funding of Metabase Q by SYN Ventures, the only venture capital firm founded and led exclusively by former Fortune 500 CISOs and C-level security executives.

Watters brings 20 years of cybersecurity leadership, including extensive experience driving operational excellence and scaling organizations globally. Currently, Watters is President and COO of Mandiant (NASDAQ: MNDT), which is being acquired by Google in a $5.4 billion deal. He has also held many vital positions within the company, including Chairman of the FireEye Advisory Board, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President of Global Services and Intelligence, and President of the Division. iSight. Prior to that, he founded and served as CEO of iSIGHT Partners for 10 years until its acquisition by FireEye. His previous company, iDEFENSE, was a security intelligence firm acquired by Verisign in 2005. He has invested in and/or served on the boards of several influential cybersecurity companies, including TippingPoint, Archer Technologies, Netwitness, ThreatGrid and others. His experience and skills will greatly enhance Metabase Q’s ability to establish a new approach to managed services.

“Metabase Q is one of those rare companies that not only has the opportunity to create significant value for its customers, employees and shareholders, but is also poised to create an incredibly important cybersecurity company serving the LATAM community,” Watters said. “We are aligned with our mission and I am excited to help the team execute their strategy.”

Metabase Q was built with the belief that consumer trust in services and products is at the heart of the business. However, as companies accelerate their innovation plans to participate in the digital economy, their security often lags behind. This problem is greatly exacerbated in developing regions, such as Latin America, with a nascent cybersecurity ecosystem. Metabase Q leveraged lessons learned globally and is rapidly improving the cybersecurity ecosystem at enterprise and regional levels. Metabase Q pioneered a faster, more efficient cybersecurity managed services model to improve security and drive regional collective defense through shared threat intelligence and regulatory best practices.

“John has long been a cybersecurity visionary and has consistently driven companies to generate predictable revenue and profitable growth,” said Mauricio Benavides, CEO and co-founder of Metabase Q. “His decision to join our board of administration validates our mission and our needs in the market.”

About Metabase Q:

Metabase Q is the leader in cybersecurity in Latin America, providing customers with faster, more efficient and scalable security to accelerate digital innovation. Combining managed services, research and development, and advanced technologies, Metabase Q is the trusted source for comprehensive cybersecurity. The company invests in developing talent and standards with the support of global business leaders and governments, to ensure that Latin America has the best cybersecurity foundation for future digital growth.


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