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Lookout Names Former Akamai Exec Jim Dolce as CEO

Mobile security firm Lookout, Inc. announced on Thursday that Jim Dolce has taken the role as the CEO of the company, replacing Founder John Hering.

Dolce comes to the mobile security firm from Akamai Technologies where he was a senior executive selling cloud services to mobile network operators.

Hering will assume the role of Executive Chairman and work day-to-day on key strategic issues, with a particular focus on Lookout's market strategy, product, partnerships, and leadership in the security community, the San Francisco, Calif.-based company said.

"I'm proud to welcome Jim to the Lookout team. Jim’s complementary set of skills and experiences will take Lookout to the next level. He’s been a long time leader in the enterprise and carrier worlds, and with the future of enterprise software being so tightly linked to mobile, Jim is well positioned to take Lookout into its next stage of growth,” Hering said in a statement.

Dolce has founded four companies, has experience managing both private and public organizations, and has led teams ranging from three to 3,000. He built Unisphere, which was sold to Juniper Networks, and played a key role in scaling Juniper to a multi billion-dollar revenue run rate from 2002-2006.

“I’m extremely excited to join Lookout, a company at the forefront of transforming the security industry. With millions of users and partnerships with some of the largest mobile operators in the world, Lookout is well positioned to tackle the world’s biggest security problems as we move into the post-PC era,” said Dolce. “Lookout is at the convergence of four key trends: security, mobile, big data and cloud. It’s rare to find a company touching on four of the most important technology trends of our time.”

Dolce serves on the boards of privately held Benu Networks and RGB Networks, and is a Trustee of several nonprofit organizations. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Rhode Island.

With offices in San Francisco and London, Lookout says over 50 million users worldwide use its software to protect their mobile devices.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.