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Rapid7 Appoints Corey Thomas As CEO

Rapid7, the Boston-based security firm behind the popular Metasploit and Nexpose testing frameworks, today announced tha Mike Tuchen has stepped down from his role as CEO and will be replaced by Corey Thomas who will serve as President and CEO of the company.

Corey ThomasThomas is not a new face to the company, as he has been with Rapid7 since 2008 and most recently served as president and COO. Tuchen had led the company since 2009.

Thomas led the acquisition of the open source Metasploit project and has played a key role in driving the company’s international expansion, opening offices in Australia, Hong Kong and the Netherlands, the company said.

In addition to announcing the appointment of Thomas as CEO, the company also touted that it has experienced its fourteenth consecutive quarter of record revenue, with third quarter revenue growth of 75% over the same period last year.

In November 2011, the company announced a massive $50 Million round of funding that it has used to fuel its rapid expansion. Earlier this month the company acquired Seattle-based Mobilisafe to add mobile security offerings to its security product portfolio.

"Rapid7 has experienced incredible growth to date and I'm honored to be leading our fantastic team into the next phase of opportunity," Thomas said.

"I'm thrilled to have had an opportunity to work with Corey and the team at Rapid7, and am looking forward to our ongoing relationship. We've built a phenomenal team together and earned a leadership position in the market with a bright future of continued growth and success," Tuchen said in a statement.

Prior to joining Rapid7, Thomas served as vice president at Parallels, and has held a number of positions in the Microsoft Server and Tools division. Earlier is his career he was a Consultant at Deloitte. He holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

The company said that Tuchen will continue to be involved in an advisory role to the Company.

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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.