Jack Huffard

Co-founder, Tenable

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Jack Huffard

Jack Huffard is an accomplished start-up and growth software company executive with more than 20 years of executive leadership, go-to-market, operational and strategic planning experience. Jack has the rare perspective of taking a company from founding through IPO and beyond. Jack co-founded Tenable, Inc (NASDAQ: TENB) in 2002 and currently serves on Tenable’s Board of Directors. He has served on Tenable’s Board of Directors since the co-founding the company.

Tenable is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 40,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver Tenable.io®, the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 40 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies.

He served as COO of Tenable from 2018 to 2019. From founding until 2018, Jack served as President and COO. Jack was responsible for driving Tenable’s global corporate strategy and organizational growth. Tenable was bootstrapped during its first decade. In 2012, he led the raise of its Series A round of $50M from Accel Partners. In 2015, he led Tenable through its Series B funding round which was, at the time, the largest capital raise for a private cybersecurity company. He then helped take the company public in 2018 in one of the largest raises for a U.S. listed security company since 2013. Before co-founding Tenable in 2002, he was the Director of Corporate Development for Enterasys Networks. Prior to Enterasys, he held various management and sales positions at John Hancock and Marriott.

Mr. Huffard currently also serves the Board of Directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC),  Immersive Labs, Ltd., and Nivelo Tech. Mr. Huffard was also appointed by the White House as a member of NSTAC (National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee) in 2020, an advisory committee that provides advice to the President on our Nation’s critical national security and emergency preparedness. He also is a member of the Goldman Sachs Value Accelerator. As an advocate for entrepreneurial leadership education, he sits on the on the Washington and Lee University Williams School Board of Advisors and the NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Advisory Board.

Mr. Huffard received the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for defense and security. He holds a BS from Washington and Lee University ‘90 and a MBA from Babson College ‘00.

Jack lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Katie, and their three teenage sons.

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