Former HP Executive Joins Fast Growing Competitor

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Ron Kormanek, former Hewlett Packard executive, to serve as VP Sales, North America for Checkmarx – a Leading Application Security Solution Provider.

Checkmarx, a leading provider of application security solutions, today announced the appointment of Ron Kormanek as its VP of Sales for North America. Ron formerly held the position as VP of Sales for Eastern United States for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Security Products Group, which included responsibility for HP Fortify, a major competitor to Checkmarx.

“With his vast experience in the application security testing sector, Ron is the ideal candidate to manage the exponential growth we are experiencing in the North American market,” said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO of Checkmarx. “With his help, Checkmarx will continue displacing the established leaders in the field of application security and bring our disruptive technology to even more customers across different industries.”

Checkmarx is a provider of SAST software solutions that cover a broad variety of programming languages, securing mobile and web applications from the very beginning of the development. Checkmarx’s technology provides maximum application security for software developers and security experts throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC), in both on premise and on demand models. Recently named as the leading Challenger in the Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant by Gartner, Checkmarx is taking further strides to strengthen the company’s presence globally, and in North America in particular.

Ron brings to Checkmarx over 20 years of experience in the security industry. Prior to joining Checkmarx, Ron worked at Hewlett-Packard for nine years, most recently as VP of Sales in the Enterprise Security Products Division. Prior to HP he held several senior sales positions at McAfee and Ameritech.

“I am delighted to be joining such an innovative and dynamic a company as Checkmarx. Its innovative solutions and vision for the future of application security testing highlight why Checkmarx is quickly becoming a leader in the market,” noted the new VP, Ron Kormanek. “The increased reliance on web and mobile applications and their dependency on sensitive consumer information will lead to a demand for excellent and trustworthy application security solutions, and Checkmarx is ideally positioned to meet the challenge.”

Checkmarx is a leading developer of software solutions used to identify security vulnerabilities in web and mobile applications. It provides an easy and effective way for organizations to introduce security into their Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) which systematically eliminates software risk. The company's customers include 4 of the world's top 10 software vendors and many Fortune 500 and government organizations, including Samsung, Salesforce and the US Army. To learn more, visit:

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