Frisco’s Third Wave Innovations Names 2 to C-Suite Positions

The growing company, positioned as leader in cybersecurity and risk assurance solutions, announced what it called the strategic appointments of Patrick Hayes as chief product officer and Mark Abbott as chief information security officer.

Frisco-based Third Wave Innovations, an emerging leader in cybersecurity and risk assurance solutions, announced what it called the strategic appointments of Patrick Hayes as chief product officer and Mark Abbott as chief information security officer.

Third Wave is the inventor of the C4 Intelligence Platform, a comprehensive data platform that helps organizations get the most out of their own data.

“I am thrilled and deeply humbled to welcome Patrick and Mark to our team. I firmly believe that great people can achieve great things, and with Patrick and Mark’s wealth of experience, alongside our talented team, we’re primed to take Third Wave to new heights,” Randal Asay, CEO of Third Wave Innovations said in a statement. “These hires underscore our unwavering dedication to customer-centric growth and innovation, as we tackle the ever-evolving challenges of the digital landscape and lead the charge in meeting our customers’ most demanding cybersecurity requirements.”

The company said that Hayes brings a wealth of expertise from his tenure as vice president, Cloud Platform, at Arctic Wolf Networks.

While there, Hayes was responsible for the product strategy and roadmap for their cloud platform, overseeing the processing of billions of security events daily for a diverse global clientele. His experience includes leadership roles in enterprise security architecture, as well as the development and successful launch of multiple Software-as-a-Service cybersecurity platforms.

Before Arctic Wolf, Hayes held roles such as SVP of security advisory at Hitachi Systems/Seccuris, as well as chief strategy officer and CISO with leading cybersecurity firms.

“I am excited to be joining a deeply experienced team that shares my passion for solving enterprise-level cybersecurity challenges,” Hayes said in a statement. “Leading the growth of the C4 Intelligence Platform holds the opportunity for meaningful innovation that spans enterprise risk, operational health and cybersecurity resiliency.”

‘An exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions’

Abbott comes to Third Wave Innovations from his role as vice president of IT security operations and Architecture at Aimbridge Hospitality. He has extensive experience in assessing & implementing technology to support companies in rapidly changing technology environments. He pulls from 25 years building secure technology stacks based on the needs of the business within diverse industries including hospitality, retail and restaurants.

“Joining Third Wave Innovations presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. My focus has always been on building secure technology stacks that align with the specific needs of the business, all while prioritizing security,” Abbott said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing this experience to Third Wave’s already stellar team.”

Hayes and Abbott join an experienced executive team at Third Wave Innovations including:

  • CEO & Founder Asay has over 20 years of Executive Management experience in the retail, government, and healthcare industries.
  • COO John Woods brings more than 25 years of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to Third Wave.
  • CTO Shane Thorson is an experienced technology leader with a demonstrated history of accomplishments spanning communications, operations and cybersecurity in the government, healthcare, and financial services industries. Thorson is the architect behind the C4 Intelligence Platform and leads the ongoing engineering and development.

Third Wave Innovations is a privately owned corporation founded on decades of Fortune 500 experience, offering a full spectrum of cybersecurity safeguards and IT services.

Its services combine compliance standards expertise with cutting-edge technology to identify risks, prioritize remediation, and ensure organizations are both secure and compliant.

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