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Black Kite Names Eireann Connolly as Chief Revenue Officer

Third-Party Cyber Risk Ratings Leader Welcomes Esteemed Sales Veteran to Accelerate Rapid Growth

BOSTON – Dec 8, 2022

Black Kite, the only Cyber Security Security Ratings Service (SRS) to deliver the highest quality intelligence, today announced the appointment of Eireann Connolly as Chief Revenue Officer. A distinguished leader in building high-performing sales teams, Connolly will support Black Kite in driving customer and revenue growth as the company experiences record demand.

“The cyber risk landscape has never been more dangerous – and, according to Gartner, supply chain risk will continue to dominate cybersecurity issues in 2023. As organizations navigate increased market volatility, cyber adversaries continue their assault on third parties and supply chains,” said Paul Paget, CEO of Black Kite. “With Eireann’s extensive enterprise cybersecurity background and strategic partnering capabilities, we’re well-positioned to scale our ability to engage more organizations in addressing the third party risk challenge.”

Prior to becoming Black Kite’s CRO, Eireann spent 15 years in various roles at RSA, EMC and Dell. He most recently served as Vice President of Sales at NetWitness, where he was responsible for leading business in the Americas. Before joining EMC, Eireann spent 9 years at Brightwork establishing their US presence and driving sales and marketing in North America.

“Third-party cyber risk intelligence is no longer a ‘nice to have’. It’s a top priority for business leaders across the country as digital supply chains remain under attack,” said Connolly. “As demand skyrockets, I am honored to be part of Black Kite’s mission. As more organizations look to obtain a cyber intelligence solution backed by a team who can help operationalize findings, we will be ready to serve. I look forward to being a part of the change that Black Kite is driving in the market today.”

At Black Kite, Connolly plans to apply his vast sales and business development expertise to drive customer acquisition and growth in concert with key partners and resellers. “We have an incredible customer base that is eager to expand and a network of key reseller, managed services, and technology partners that position Black Kite as a critical component of their go-to-market strategy. Together, we are prepared to tackle third party and supply chain risk across the globe.”

Black Kite is the only Cyber Security Ratings Service (SRS) to deliver the highest quality intelligence to help organizations make better risk decisions. Purpose-built to address the key problems facing cyber security and risk leaders, Black Kite provides six differentiated benefits:

  • Standards-based: Transparent, open standards-based vendor risk intelligence scores
  • Prioritized: Prioritized third-party risk enables actionable & defensible risk decision-making
  • Shareable: Shareable intelligence so trusted vendors can address risk
  • Quantifiable: Reliable vendor risk quantification analysis
  • Automated: Automated compliance framework mapping
  • Scalable: Scalable, cost-effective SaaS delivery

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About Black Kite

One in four organizations suffered from a cyberattack in the last year, resulting in production, reputation and financial losses. The real problem is adversaries attack companies via third parties, island-hopping their way into target organizations. At Black Kite, we’re redefining vendor risk management with the world’s first global third-party cyber risk monitoring platform, built from a hacker’s perspective.

With 500+ customers across the globe and counting, we’re committed to improving the health and safety of the entire planet’s cyber ecosystem with the industry’s most accurate and comprehensive cyber intelligence. While other security ratings service (SRS) providers try to narrow the scope, Black Kite provides the only standards-based cyber risk assessments that analyze your supply chain’s cybersecurity posture from three critical dimensions: technical, financial and compliance.


Lane Kearney, Corporate Ink
for Black Kite
Email: [email protected]