Neustar Security Services Appoints Colin Doherty as Chief Executive Officer
January 18, 2022
• 25+ year cloud networking and security veteran to lead Company’s next phase of growth as an independent platform business
STERLING, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Neustar Security Services, LLC (“Neustar Security Services” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of cloud-oriented security services that enable global businesses to thrive online, today announced that it has appointed Colin Doherty as CEO, effective January 12. Mr. Doherty succeeds Brian McCann, who has transitioned out of the CEO role upon the successful completion of the Company’s separation from Neustar, Inc.
Mr. Doherty is a highly accomplished professional with more than 25 years of industry experience, including serving as CEO of Arbor Networks from 2009 to 2014. He previously served as CEO at four other high-growth B2B software and technology enabled SaaS, infrastructure and security services companies, including Fuze, Dyn, BTI Systems and Mangrove Systems. He joins Neustar Security Services from Wavecrest Growth Partners, where he served as a Growth Partner and oversaw strategic growth agendas for portfolio company investments.
Stewart Bloom, Non-Executive Chairman at Neustar Security Services and an Operating Executive at Golden Gate Capital, said, “Colin is a proven CEO who blends business and technology strategy with demonstrated operational results. He is a natural leader, with deep experience leading high-growth companies, building high-performance teams, and fostering a culture of accountability. With the Company now successfully transitioned to independent operations, we are confident that Colin’s experience and drive make him the right person to lead Neustar Security Services to deliver a growing portfolio of market-leading, highly resilient services to our Global 5000 customer base.”
Mr. Doherty said, “In a radically flexible and increasingly borderless world of work, enterprises urgently need cloud-oriented services that are secure, reliable and available. As a standalone company, Neustar Security Services is well positioned to meet the unique security needs of global enterprises. I look forward to partnering with the Neustar Security Services team and Board of Directors to expand the Company’s global reach and develop additional industry-leading solutions that help our customers maximize performance and protect their businesses.”
Mr. Bloom concluded, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Brian for his many important contributions, which have laid a strong foundation for our future growth. We wish Brian all the best in his future endeavors.”
In December 2021, Neustar Security Services completed its separation from Neustar, Inc. and began operating as a standalone company following the completed sale of Neustar’s Marketing, Risk and Communications businesses to TransUnion. Neustar Security Services is backed by Golden Gate Capital and GIC.
About Colin Doherty
Prior to joining Wavecrest in November 2020, Mr. Doherty was CEO of Fuze from February 2017 to December 2019. He previously held CEO positions at Dyn (acquired by Oracle in 2017); BTI Systems (acquired by Juniper Networks in 2016); Arbor Networks (acquired by Danaher in 2010); and Mangrove Systems (acquired by Carrier Access in 2007). Mr. Doherty was ranked #30 in USA Today’s annual Best CEOs list for 2019. Earlier in his career, he worked as a CRO and an SVP of Global Sales in mobile and enterprise technologies in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America. Mr. Doherty received a B.A. in Business from Abertay University, Scotland and a Postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing in London.
About Neustar Security Services
The world’s top brands depend on Neustar Security Services to safeguard their digital infrastructure and online presence. Neustar Security Services offers a suite of cloud-delivered services that are secure, reliable, and available to enable global businesses to thrive online. The company’s Ultra Secure suite of solutions protects organizations’ networks and applications against risks and downtime, ensuring that businesses and their customers enjoy exceptional interactions all day, every day. Delivering the industry’s best performance service, Neustar Security Services’ mission-critical security portfolio provides best-in-class DNS, application and network security including DDoS, WAF and Bot management, and threat feed services to its Global 5000 customers and beyond. For more information, visit https://www.home.neustar/security-solutions.
About Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $19 billion in cumulative committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Notable software and technology-enabled services investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include Infor, BMC Software, LiveVox, Vector Solutions, Ex Libris, 2020 Technologies and Ensemble Health Partners. For more information, visit www.goldengatecap.com.
GIC is a leading global investment firm established in 1981 to secure Singapore’s financial future. As the manager of Singapore’s foreign reserves, GIC takes a long-term, disciplined approach to investing and are uniquely positioned across a wide range of asset classes and active strategies globally. These include equities, fixed income, real estate, private equity, venture capital and infrastructure. Our long-term approach, multi-asset capabilities and global connectivity enable us to be an investor of choice. We seek to add meaningful value to our investments. Headquartered in Singapore, we have a global talent force of over 1,800 people in 10 key financial cities and have investments in over 40 countries.
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