PhishLabs has appointed Tony Price its new Chief Executive Officer. Price will be taking over the role previously held by company founder John LaCour. LaCour will be taking up the position of Chief Technology Officer and will remain on the board of directors.
LaCour formed the company in 2008 and has been instrumental in the firm’s successes. He helped develop the company into a leading cybersecurity firm focused on helping organizations counter the threat from phishing, spear phishing and social engineering attacks.
PhishLabs’ anti-phishing solutions have now been adopted by four of the top five financial organizations, leading social media companies and seven of the top 25 global financial institutions with the firm now mitigating more than 7,800 phishing attacks each month.
LaCour explained that the firm was founded “out of a passion for disruptive innovation,” further explaining that he will be returning to his roots and will now be taking on a more hands-on role; guiding the development of the firm’s services and working more closely with clients. LaCour will concentrate on driving innovation and developing and improving the company’s services and technologies.
Prince has considerable senior executive experience having led multiple high-profile technology firms over the past 20 years. Prince founded LURHQ 21 years ago – one of the first Managed Security Service Providers. Since the firm merged with SecureWorks in 2006, Prince has served as CEO at InteliSecure, Healthx and M3 Technology Group.
Prince explained he is excited to take on the new role and become a member of the PhishLabs team. “PhishLabs has talented people, powerful technology, and an unbelievable passion for fighting cybercrime. I’m honored to join the leadership team and guide the company to new levels of success.”
LaCour said “I’m pleased to bring in Tony Prince as our new CEO given his deep experience leading high-growth technology firms, his commitment to delivering world-class services, and his strong desire to see employees thrive.” He went on to say, Prince will “continue to deliver on our mission of fighting back against phishing.”