Thales News Release

Vormetric Appoints Susan Leonard Vice President Of Human Resources

June 26, 2015

Strengthens executive team with HR leadership and focus to enable growth

SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 25, 2015 – Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments, today announced the appointment of Susan Leonard as vice president of human resources.

Reporting directly to CEO and President Alan Kessler, Leonard has global responsibility for human resources and brings with her more than twenty five years of experience in the field. As part of the executive team, she will provide strategic HR leadership to support critical business objectives as the organization scales. Leonard will be instrumental in acquisition and retention of critical talent while working to reinforce and drive Vormetric’s culture of innovation, accountability, and integrity.

"We are delighted to welcome Susan to Vormetric in this pivotal role,” said Alan Kessler, CEO of Vormetric. “She brings great strength and depth to this area, and we look forward to her leadership as we strive to hire and retain the best people, while also helping to build a culture that motivates and inspires them. We expect Susan to be a key component of Vormetric’s on-going growth and success."

Leonard joins Vormetric with experience in human resources working for a variety of companies ranging from small, start-up organizations to large, publically traded companies. Most recently, she spent three years as vice president of human resources for Hansen Medical, a publically-traded, medical robotics company headquartered in Mountain View. At Hansen, Leonard was instrumental in stabilizing and rebuilding the organization during a key transition in the business by recruiting critical hires, implementing innovative compensation and retention programs, and instituting key cultural changes. Prior to Hansen, she started a successful consulting business providing strategic and tactical HR services primarily to pre-IPO start-up companies, and held additional HR management positions with First Medical, Inc., Guidant/ACS, and Credo/Working Assets.

"Since joining Vormetric, I've been very impressed with the caliber of talent, the outstanding teamwork, and the dynamic, focused nature of the people who work here. It's evident that Vormetric’s success is fueled by its most valuable asset -- its people," said Leonard. "I'm thrilled to be part of the team, and of building our business."

Leonard holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York City.

About Vormetric

Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the industry leader in data security solutions that protect data-at-rest across physical, big data and cloud environments. Vormetric helps over 1500 customers, including 17 of the Fortune 30, to meet compliance requirements and protect what matters – their sensitive data – from both internal and external threats. The company’s scalable Vormetric Data Security Platform protects any file, any database and any application’s data —anywhere it resides — with a high performance, market-leading solution set. For more information, please visit:

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