Watters Will Bring Decades of Technology and Intelligence Businesses Growth Experience to Apollo
LOS GATOS, Calif. August 03, 2022
Apollo Information Systems, a leader in the cybersecurity and network solutions sectors, announced today that top industry veteran John Watters has made a meaningful investment in the company and has agreed to serve on the Apollo Board of Directors. Watters is currently President and COO of Mandiant and has more than twenty years of experience managing innovative growth companies ranging from startups to $1B+ companies. His experience and expertise will help shape the future of Apollo.
Watters has a history of making successful investments, and his portfolio companies have grown to become leaders in their field, ranging from IDEFENSE, iSIGHT Partners, Tipping Point, Archer Technologies, and NetWitness. He has scaled businesses from the start-up phase through significant growth and exits and is uniquely suited to help take Apollo to the next level.
“Apollo is already in a rapid growth phase and on a trajectory to make widespread changes in the cybersecurity industry,” said Dave Tyson, President of Apollo. “The fact that John is willing to invest in Apollo and serve on the board is a testament to a shared vision focused on delivering services and solutions that make our clients, country, and world safer. John has helped shape the industry with his focus on intelligence-led security and has driven innovation across many aspects of the cybersecurity industry.”
“The industry needs companies like Apollo,” said Watters. “I’ve invested in a vision that instills hope for our future. Middle market customers need turnkey security solutions from a company committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect what matters most to its clients. I am excited to contribute to the future of Apollo and set a course for a solutions-oriented approach."
In addition to his work in cybersecurity, Watters is also the founder and President of the STAIRS Program, a non-profit organization supporting inner-city education. During his career, Watters has served on dozens of corporate and non-profit boards of directors.
Apollo Information Systems, Corp., operating in the USA and Canada, is a leading cybersecurity and IT services solution provider founded in 2002. Apollo’s mission is to provide the executive advice needed for organizations to develop effective security strategies to have the resilience, preparedness, and response capabilities necessary to defend against cyber threats. Apollo is led by battle-tested security professionals with real-world operational experience across multiple industry verticals and government branches. Apollo’s broad range of services includes world-class penetration testing, cyber threat intelligence, managed IT services, strategy, assessment, security monitoring, incident response, training, executive oversight, and essential security technologies from industry leaders. Apollo operates a SOC2 Certified and CMMC Compliant Security Operations Center, has Facility Security Clearance and employs many professionals with Secret and Top Secret clearances. For more information, visit apollo-is.com and cyberdefenses.com.