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Rapid7 Hires Former RSA Director of Engineering

Richard Perkett Joins Rapid7 to Lead Product Development

Boston-based Rapid7, a provider of security risk intelligence solutions and best known for Metasploit, its penetration testing platform which the company acquired in 2009, announced that it has hired Richard Perkett as vice president of engineering.

Richard Perkett Joins Rapid7 to Lead Product Development

Boston-based Rapid7, a provider of security risk intelligence solutions and best known for Metasploit, its penetration testing platform which the company acquired in 2009, announced that it has hired Richard Perkett as vice president of engineering.

Rapid7 LogoPerkett comes to Rapid7 from RSA where he served as a senior director of engineering and was responsible for heading up the global engineering organization for the company’s flagship Authentication and Identity Protection and Verification products.

With more than 15 years of experience in engineering, Perkett will manage Rapid7’s soon-to-open innovation center in Cambridge, Mass., and lead the product development teams for the company’s Nexpose and Metasploit products.

The company said that it plans to bring on more 100 new employees in 2012, over half of which are expected to join engineering teams located at the new innovation center, as well as in Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX and Toronto, Canada.

In November, 2011 Rapid7 announced that it had raised $50 million in a series C round of funding from Palo Alto, California-based Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).

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