Industry Veteran Leslie Pendergrast to Lead Company’s Global Human Resources Initiatives
Open source innovator and SNORT® creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, today announced that Leslie Pendergrast joined the company as the vice president of human resources. Reporting directly to CEO John Burris, Pendergrast will be responsible for Sourcefire’s global human resources strategy and programs. These activities include aligning employee focus to company objectives and overseeing personnel activities to enhance company performance.
“Leslie brings in-depth experience in personnel management, talent development and national and international recruiting to Sourcefire,” said John Burris, CEO at Sourcefire. “Having worked with her previously, I have first-hand knowledge of her ability to build a world class workforce and develop employee expertise to support business goals and increase productivity. In addition, Leslie’s global HR and workforce integration experience will be vital to Sourcefire as we focus on continued worldwide expansion.”
Pendergrast has a strong background in corporate governance, change management and process improvement. Prior to joining Sourcefire, Pendergrast was co-founder of Vibrant Organizations, a human resources consulting firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in strategic alignment, executive and professional coaching, team building and human resource practice development.
Previously, Pendergrast served as vice president of human resources for Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), where she was responsible for developing and leading a human resources infrastructure to support the company's growth from an 80-person company to a global organization of approximately 2,500 employees. She also implemented Citrix’s internal cost saving programs, including an in-sourced staffing solution that significantly reduced new hire costs. Pendergrast has nearly 20 years experience in management and human resources, including management roles at American Express and Certified Vacations/Alamo.
Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), Snort creator and open source innovator, is a world leader in Enterprise Threat Management (ETM) solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks with its 3D Approach - Discover, Determine, Defend - to securing real networks. This ETM approach equips customers with an efficient and effective layered security defense - protecting network assets before, during and after an attack. The names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit http://www.sourcefire.com.
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