Shayne Higdon is chief operating officer for Forcepoint. In this role, he drives Forcepoint’s operational strategy leading the company’s engineering, product management, customer success, operations and service organizations as the company grows to more than one billion in revenue.
Previously, Higdon was senior vice president of ESO Strategy and Operations for BMC Software, Inc. And, served as the president and CEO of Symplified, an identity management-as-service company acquired by RSA.
Higdon also held senior leadership roles at Quest Software leading the company’s user workspace and application performance management business units and corporate development team.
Higdon is currently a member of the board of directors at vChain, a provider of the first de-centralized, tamper-proof platform that enables trusting software through the use of blockchain technology.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.