Lookingglass Cyber Solutions today named Chris Coleman Chief Executive Officer. In this new role, Coleman will oversee all facets of the company’s growth and direction, including delivery of products and services to Lookingglass’ customers across the commercial, federal civilian agency and defense department communities.
Coleman has been serving as Lookingglass President and will continue to serve in that role. Former CEO Derek Gabbard will remain with Lookingglass as Chairman of the Board and Special Advisor.
“Lookingglass is entering an exciting phase with many in the industry realizing that they need to change the way they identify and address threats,” said Derek Gabbard, chairman of the Board at Lookingglass. “Lookingglass is in a real position to disrupt the market, and Chris has the experience to accelerate company growth and market demand for our ground breaking technology. I look forward to working with Chris in our new roles, as Lookingglass brings new technologies to market and addresses growing customer demands.”
As President, Coleman managed day-to-day operations including sales and business development strategy. Prior to Lookingglass, Coleman worked as the Director of Cyber Security at Cisco Systems, Inc. and previously served in key management roles with Integrated Data Systems and with ManTech International Corp.
“I look forward to moving into the role of CEO at such an important time for Lookingglass, as we prepare to enter a phase of extremely fast growth,” said Coleman. “We are seeing the accelerating convergence of our customer needs and product capabilities. Derek Gabbard has been key in architecting this growth and I look forward to executing on the vision he has put in place.”
As CEO, Gabbard had been working with the product development team to align Lookingglass’ solutions with customer requirements.
“With Chris Coleman at the helm as Chief Executive Officer and Derek Gabbard as Chairman of the Board, Lookingglass is perfectly positioned to capitalize on the market opportunity in front of us,” said Gilman Louie, of Alsop Louie Partners and lead Lookingglass investor. “With 20 years of operational, product and customer experience in cyber security, Chris is the ideal leader to continue building momentum and demand for the industry’s best actionable Cyber Threat intelligence solution. His leadership and guidance will help ensure that our technology innovation aligns with our commercial and government customer requirements.”