Former BlackBerry CFO Joins eSentire as CAO

James Yersh to Lead Finance and Administrative Functions for High-growth Cybersecurity Company

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO - April 26, 2018 - eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, today announced the appointment of James Yersh as chief administrative officer (CAO), effective immediately. Yersh will be responsible for the finance functions of the business, as well as human resources, and risk/compliance.


Yersh is the latest seasoned executive to join eSentire's veteran leadership team, with focus on scaling the high-growth company.

"James brings proven executive, financial, and operational expertise with public companies in the global technology space," said Kerry Bailey, eSentire CEO. "This, combined with his experience in scaling high-growth companies, will be a significant asset to eSentire as we enter our next phase of growth."

Over his 20+ year career, Yersh has transformed financial strategies, revenue growth models, and led more than 30 merger and acquisition deals for leading technology and telecommunications companies, including BlackBerry and Cognos Incorporated.

Most recently, Yersh served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate development for KORE Wireless, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's financial operations, as well as key corporate development functions.

Prior to KORE, Yersh served as chief financial officer of BlackBerry, where he successfully guided the company through a strategic transformation (from a hardware to a software company) and created the financial models and structures to enable the pivot.

Yersh also held senior level roles at companies including Cognos Incorporated and Deloitte & Touche LLP. While at Deloitte, Yersh achieved Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

About eSentire:
eSentire® is the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, keeping organizations safe from constantly evolving cyber-attacks that technology alone cannot prevent. Its 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC), staffed by elite security analysts, hunts, investigates, and responds in real-time to known and unknown threats before they become business disrupting events. Protecting more than $5 trillion in corporate assets, eSentire absorbs the complexity of cybersecurity, delivering enterprise-grade protection and the ability to comply with growing regulatory requirements. In August 2017, the company received a significant equity investment from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing. For more information, visit www.esentire.com and follow @eSentire.

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PR Contacts:
Angela Tuzzo
MRB Public Relations for eSentire
+1 732.758.1100, x. 105
atuzzo@mrb-pr.com

Mandy Bachus
eSentire Corporate Communications
+1 226.338.7135
mandy.bachus@esentire.com

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