Felix Marquardt, founder and co-chair of the think tank Youthonomics, has joined Cylance as president of the cybersecurity company’s international business organization Cylance International.
Marquardt will report to Stuart McClure, president and CEO of Cylance, and will be responsible for the company’s expansion strategy worldwide and efforts to build up Cylance’s international board of advisers, Cylance said Tuesday.
“Felix is a truly global thinker and he brings a wealth of international strategy experience and a vast international network” to the firm, McClure said.
Marquardt will work with Malcolm Harkins, chief security and trust officer at Cylance; and Nicholas Warner, senior vice president of worldwide sales; to oversee the firm’s global expansion efforts.
Before Cylance, he previously served as strategic adviser to chief executives of several firms and national governments.
Marquardt is former director of communications at the International Herald Tribune, now known as the International New York Times, and founder of the Atlantic Dinners that gathered decision makers in the areas of politics, business and media.
He founded the Al-Kawakibi Foundation & Global Forum for Islamic Reform in 2015 and collaborated with journalist Mouloud Achour and rapper Mokless to introduce the Barrez-vous movement in 2012 that seeks to empower French youths.
Cylance received accreditation in March as a third-party assessment organization under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program a month after the firm partnered with In-Q-Tel to develop an artificial intelligence tool that works to detect cyber threats.