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Vanta named Jeremy Epling as Chief Product Officer

Vanta, the leading trust management platform, announced today that it has appointed Jeremy Epling as its Chief Product Officer overseeing engineering, product and design, reporting directly to Vanta’s CEO Christina Cacioppo. Epling is the second C-Suite executive to join Vanta’s leadership team this year with David Eckstein coming onboard in February as Chief Financial Officer.

“Jeremy’s long track record of developing products used by some of the world’s leading companies including KPMG, Mercedes Benz, P&G, and Stripe, coupled with a depth of experience in bringing AI and intelligence-powered, multi-product offerings to market, are tremendous assets to Vanta,” said Christina Cacioppo, CEO, Vanta. “I’m excited to welcome Jeremy to our team as we continue building for our customers in Vanta’s next phase of growth and beyond.”

Bringing over two decades of building to Vanta, Epling joins Vanta from GitHub where he was VP, Product for Actions, Codespaces, npm, Packages, leading all things Code to Cloud. During his tenure, Epling more than quadrupled the engineering, product and design teams, as GitHub Actions scaled from zero to millions of global developers. Epling also led GitHub Codespaces, GitHub Packages, and npm, delivering security features such as supply chain security, improving and requiring MFA, and new provenance capabilities for npm. In addition to leading product strategy and execution, he was responsible for pricing and packaging, and oversaw GitHub’s cloud partnerships.

Prior to GitHub, Epling spent over 16 years at Microsoft, last serving as Principal Group Product Manager for Azure, empowering developers to continuously build, test, and deploy to any platform or cloud. He studied Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

“Vanta is synonymous with category creation – from pioneering automated compliance in 2018 to serving as the market’s leading Trust Management platform today,” said Epling. “The talent of the Vanta team is unmatched, with a customer-centric approach to building in our DNA. I’m thrilled to bring my 20 years of experience building and bringing products to market for small scale-ups and large enterprises to our customers. Together, we’re taking security checks from point-in-time assessments to continuous visibility, and, ultimately, powering businesses in the future of work.”

Epling joins Vanta during a time of significant product acceleration to meet demand from the company’s rapidly expanding customer base. To date in 2023, Vanta has added over 125 new integrations, for a total of nearly 200 across the most essential cloud applications in a company’s tech stack. With Vanta’s recently launched Vendor Risk Management (VRM) solution and Questionnaire Automation, customers can evaluate security in the buying process while closing their own deals faster — all in a single platform. In May, Vanta also announced an expanded partnership with CrowdStrike to improve compliance and security operations for organizations of all sizes.

In addition to its product and partnership acceleration in 2023, Vanta’s innovation has been recognized across a range of rankings and awards including the #17 spot in CNBC’s Disruptor 50 and Inc’s Best Workplaces.

Over the past year, Vanta has doubled its customer base, serving over 5,000 companies across 58 countries, while expanding its global footprint with offices in Australia, Ireland and the U.S. Vanta has raised $203 million in funding from leading investors Craft Ventures, Sequoia and Y Combinator, security industry pioneers like CrowdStrike, and leading cloud company investment arms Atlassian Ventures, HubSpot Ventures and Workday Ventures.

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