Just a year ago, Kevin Cochrane was a keynote speaker at OpenText Enterprise World 2013. This week, at OpenText's 2014 conference in Orlando, Fla., Cochrane is nowhere near the stage.
His days as CMO of the Canadian enterprise information management provider — which followed several years as vice president of enterprise marketing at Adobe — are behind him.
Cochrane left OpenText in July.
In September, he was named CMO at Mindjet, a project-based collaboration software company. He remained in that position less than two months.
Cochrane no longer maintains any references to Mindjet on his LinkedIn profile. Instead, he states that he is a member of the board of both the Digital Clarity Group (DCG) and Jahia.
He also notes that he is CMO of San Mateo, Calif.-based Agari, a Cisco-spawned company that develops data-driven security solutions powering real time cyberthreat detection prevention for global companies and their customers.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Cochrane left OpenText in July and started at Agari this month. He states that he joined the boards of both DCG and Jahia in September.
DCG announced Cochrane had joined its board in a press release dated Sept. 25. Jahia CEO Elie Auvray told CMSWire last week that Cochrane's appointment was effective Nov. 4.
Mindjet removed Cochrane from the company website in late October. London-based Rachel Lockwood, vice president of global field marketing at Mindjet, told us last week that Cochrane was no longer working for the company.
As of yesterday Kevin hadn't responded to requests for comment, but in communications with CMSWire this morning he confirmed that today was his first day with Agari.
A Bit About Agari
Agari was formed in 2009 by Patrick Peterson to build on email security technologies he developed at IronPort Systems and continued to work on after IronPort was acquired by Cisco in 2008.
Agari, a recipient of the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award and recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Security, is backed by Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners and Scale Venture Partners.
By all accounts, Agari is growing rapidly. The company reports that its client base has doubled in the past year and revenue has tripled. We're interested in hearing more about his pivot from content and collaboration to data security.