VC-backed HR platform Namely appoints McGregor as chief security officer

New York City-based Namely, a HR platform for mid-sized companies, has named Andre McGregor as chief security officer. He is the former FBI cyber liaison to the United Nations. Namely’s backers included Altimeter Capital, GGV Capital, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital and True Ventures.

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NEW YORK, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Namely, the leading HR platform for mid-sized companies, today announced the appointment of Andre McGregor as chief security officer. A cyber security veteran with tenures in both the public and private sector, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Tanium Inc., Andre brings diverse network, information security and risk management experience to Namely as the company extends its award-winning human resources solution.

Andre McGregor, Chief Security Officer, Namely
“At Namely, our teams work around the clock to ensure our services seamlessly process billions of dollars of payroll and manage employee benefits for businesses worldwide,” said Paul Rogers, Namely’s chief technology officer. “With that trust comes great responsibility, and Andre brings outstanding security leadership experience to the company as we expand our services while continuing to deliver the confidentiality, availability and integrity our clients have come to expect from Namely.”

McGregor previously managed national FBI cyber security investigations and incident response in New York City, and served as the FBI cyber liaison to the United Nations. During his time as head of IT security at Tanium, a San Francisco-based cyber security software company, McGregor also served as technical consultant for the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. He most recently served as co-founder and chief security officer at ShiftState Security.

“Namely has developed one of the most resilient security infrastructures of any company in the HR software arena,” said McGregor. “It’s an exciting time to join the company as we look to extend upon this solid foundation and further scale the platform in preparation for even more impressive growth.”

About Namely
Namely is the first HR platform that employees actually love to use. Namely’s award-winning, powerful, easy-to-use technology allows companies to handle all of their HR, payroll, time management, and benefits in one place. Coupled with best-in-class account support, every Namely client gets the software and service they need to deliver great HR and a strong, engaged company culture. Namely is used by over 1,000 clients with over 200,000 employees globally.

Headquartered in New York City, the company is backed by investors including Altimeter Capital, GGV Capital, Matrix Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and True Ventures. For more information, visit www.Namely.com.