CounterFlow AI names new CEO
Charlottesville network security firm taps chief product officer, Bill Cantrell
Charlottesville-based CounterFlow AI has named its chief product officer, Bill Cantrell, as CEO effective April 2, the network security firm announced today.
Cantrell will succeed Randy Caldejon, who co-founded the company in 2017 and will continue as its executive chairman and vice president of engineering. Caldejon, whose Crozet Coffee Co. was acquired by Grit Coffee late last year, also owns vineyard and ag-tech incubator Fidelis Farm in Crozet.
“Bill’s seasoned understanding of today’s network security landscape — and how to best compete — make him the perfect fit for leading CounterFlow AI during this next growth phase,” Caldejon said in a statement. “He’s proven how to scale solution offerings for high-growth and disruptive companies in the security marketplace.”
Cantrell holds a degree in electrical engineering from Capitol Technology University and previously worked for another company co-founded by Caldejon, nPulse Technologies Inc., where he served as vice president of product management. That company became FireEye Inc.
Cantrell, who joined CounterFlow AI in 2019, says the company is tackling new kinds of network security that are better able to address concerns that come with a surge in encrypted traffic.