• Press Release

    November 16, 2015

    RSA Appoints Niloofar Razi Howe as Chief Strategy Officer

    Story Highlights

    • RSA President Amit Yoran continues to transform RSA; appoints Niloofar Razi Howe as new SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

    BEDFORD, MA - November 16, 2015 -

    RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC), today announced the appointment of Niloofar Razi Howe as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Howe joins RSA's executive team to lead the overall RSA corporate strategy, corporate development, and planning. Howe comes to RSA with more than 25 years' experience working and investing in the technology industry, with a particular focus on the security industry over the past decade. Her security investment insight and management experience will help drive RSA's vision forward and address the industry's failing approaches to security.

    Before RSA, Howe was the Chief Strategy Officer at Endgame where she was responsible for driving market and product strategy, as well as leading marketing, product management, corporate development and planning. Prior to Endgame, she spent nine years as Managing Director of Paladin Capital Group, a $1 billion private equity fund focused on investing in the national security sector. At Paladin she led the development and implementation of Paladin's family of funds investment strategies as well as oversight of Paladin's investment portfolio, which included early, growth, and late-stage investments as well as buyouts. Previously she worked at Zone Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm in Los Angeles, as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and as a lawyer with O'Melveny & Myers.

    Executive Quote:

    Amit Yoran, President, RSA, Executive Vice President, EMC
    “The security industry's approach to address the threats that organizations face today have failed spectacularly. Traditional security protective measures are inadequate at stopping advanced threats and RSA is leading the way in changing security paradigms. Niloo's appointment as our Chief Strategy Officer will serve to accelerate that transformation. Having known Niloo and her work for years, I am thrilled to be able to add her to our leadership team and have her insight and expertise help guide and deliver on our vision.”

    Niloofar Razi Howe, Chief Strategy Officer, RSA
    “Given the dramatic rate of technology changes and rapidly evolving cyber threats, the security market will require radical transformation to meet customer needs. RSA is in a strong position to lead this transformation and I am excited to leverage my experience in the industry to support RSA's mission.”

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    About RSA

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