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Saul Gates becomes new CFO of cyber resilience giant Absolute Software
Fri, 8th Mar 2024

Absolute Software, a global frontrunner in enterprise cyber resilience, has named Saul Gates as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Gates, a veteran in financial leadership, will be responsible for overseeing the company’s financial operations in its next phase of growth, further establishing Absolute Software as the beacon in cyber resilience for leading government and corporate institutions worldwide.

Absolute's CEO, Christy Wyatt, expressed her team's excitement at Gates' arrival in time when global industries are progressively recognising the importance of cyber-resilience rooted digital infrastructures. Wyatt says, "His experience and expertise will add to our world-class leadership team as we continue to expand our growth opportunities around the world."

Gates carries a remarkably diverse portfolio having served as CFO of Level Access, where he managed the company's financial operations from its inception to acquisition by the global investment powerhouse, KKR. Prior to joining Level Access, Gates played a pivotal role as the CFO at Telarix and INRIX, held senior roles at Coinstar, Microsoft, and PWC. A graduate of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Gates expressed his anticipation to be part of Absolute's growth trajectory and mission of cyber security. He stated, "Absolute is providing enterprises and government agencies with a critical level of security and compliance needed to ensure the success of their digital business operations. We are on a growth trajectory that will lead us to become an essential part of public and private sector organisation’s cyber resilience strategy."

Trusted by over 21,000 global enterprise and government customers and licensed across more than 14 million mobile and hybrid users, Absolute Software partners with 28 of the world's leading device manufactures. Its firmware is embedded in 600 million endpoints indicating its vital presence in the domain. The company’s cybersecurity solutions are designed to ensure organisations withstand, recover, and swiftly regain full operational performance after cyber-attacks, technical malfunctions, or tampering attempts.

Absolute’s award-winning product lines, Absolute Secure Endpoint and Secure Access, are recognised leaders in multiple technology categories, including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Endpoint Security, Security Services Edge (SSE), Firmware-Embedded Persistence, and Automated Security Control and Assessment (ASCA).