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Modern Standard for Data Security VGS Hires Matt Amundson as CMO

Data security & compliance industry leader expands executive bench with new CMO

Very Good Security (VGS), the modern standard for data security and compliance, today announced the hire of Matt Amundson as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), adding a sales and marketing veteran to the company’s executive bench.

Amundson’s hire follows a banner year for VGS, including a $60M Series C, inclusion in CB Insights’ Fintech 250 list, and the launch of VGS Control, a comprehensive platform that solves compliances such as SOC 2, PCI, ISO 27001, GDPR, and more with one simple integration. Over the past year, offerings such as card issuing, payments optimization, tokenization, and more have led to rapid growth for the company, bringing the Zero Data™ approach to customers like DoorDash, Brex, Texas Capital Bank and Even, among others.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to the VGS team,” said Mahmoud Abdelkader, co-founder & CEO of VGS. “Our mission is to help customers achieve business outcomes faster by maximizing the value of their sensitive data while reducing risk and compliance overhead. With Matt on board, we look forward to expanding our Zero Data™ approach across different industries through a go-to-market strategy rooted in the customer experience.”

A 17+ year sales and marketing industry veteran, Amundson previously was CMO of EverString (acquired by ZoomInfo), guiding the organization’s demand generation and sales development. Amundson’s prior go-to-market roles at TIBCO (acquired by Vista Equity), Marketo (IPO), FGXI (acquired by Essilor) and Red Bull provide a depth of experience across key go-to-market functions, geographies and sectors.

“I’m excited to join an industry-leading company that has completely changed how businesses approach collecting, protecting and exchanging sensitive information,” said Amundson. “By adopting the Zero Data™ approach, companies of all sizes are empowered to unlock massive value and perform unlimited business operations they couldn’t before.”

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