Rapid7, Inc. (RPD) Promotes Andrew Burton to COO

October 4, 2016 4:17 PM EDT

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Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) announced that Andrew Burton, its current senior vice president of IT Search, has been promoted to chief operating officer as the company continues to drive customer adoption and disrupt the cybersecurity and IT markets with its security data and analytics platform. In this newly created role, Burton will report directly to the company’s president and chief executive officer, Corey Thomas, and will focus on Rapid7’s global sales, sales engineering, customer engagement and IT functions.

“We are pleased that Andrew has taken on this newly-created role at Rapid7,” said Corey Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Rapid7. “Andrew is a proven technology executive and I am confident that his leadership and operational expertise will be instrumental in continuing to drive scale, growth, and improving leverage in our business. As head of our IT search and log management business, Andrew has demonstrated strategic vision and executional excellence by integrating Logentries into Rapid7 and helping to bring game-changing products to market through the launch of InsightIDR and our Insight Platform. We look to further leverage Andrew’s considerable range of professional experience to help deliver profitable growth and achieve the highest levels of customer success with our industry leading cloud-based data and analytics solutions.”

“I am incredibly energized to help lead Rapid7’s continued growth with an intense focus on customer acquisition, penetrating our expanding target markets, scaling our business and driving operational excellence,” said Andrew Burton, chief operating officer. “Rapid7 is truly shaping the power of data and analytics to more effectively solve complex challenges in the security and IT markets. Our innovative technology platform and service offerings are allowing us to widen our competitive advantage and deliver an enhanced customer experience. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the company.”

About Andrew BurtonIn October 2015, Burton joined Rapid7 as senior vice president of IT Search. Previously, he was the president and chief executive officer of Logentries, a leading provider of scalable, real-time machine data search and analytics technology, that was acquired by Rapid7. Prior to Logentries, Burton was senior vice president of products and engineering at LogMeIn, Inc., where he played an instrumental role in leading the company from venture-backed startup through a successful IPO and on to a high-growth public company. Burton has also held senior product and go-to-market roles at Symantec Corporation, IMLogic, and Groove Networks. Burton earned a BS from Oregon State University, a MS Information Systems from University College Dublin, and a MBA from Boston College.

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