Lynx Technology Partners announced Rich Hlavka as New CEO

Aug 31, 2015 | Newsroom

NEW YORK, NY, August 31, 2015 – Lynx Technology Partners (Lynx), the trusted information security and risk management advisor, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new chief executive officer, Rich Hlavka, effective September 1, 2015. He takes over the day-to-day operations from Aric K. Perminter, who continues to serve as chairman.

Rich joins Lynx from Lumension Security (now known as Heat Software), a well-known global leader in endpoint management and security that develops, integrates, and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets.

“Rich brings unmatched experience and a unique perspective to our business, and we’re thrilled to have him join the team,” says Lynx’s chairman and former CEO Aric K. Perminter. “With a 25-year career that spans executive and strategic management, introduction of new software products to the market, strategic partnerships, and marketing and sales, Rich brings not only his proven leadership and excellent people management skills to Lynx, but also his deep information security know-how that will enable him to navigate Lynx to become a great success story based on a new GRC technology launch.”

Rich’s industry knowledge and extensive experience is a great asset, as Lynx expands its IT-GRC solution,  Lynx Risk Manager (LRM),  to new markets through both a cloud and on-premise solution delivery to end-user customers in highly regulated industries that require strict compliance and ongoing monitoring.  “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization,” said Rich Hlavka. “Aric has created a one-of-a-kind information security firm that was recently named No. 80 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.  This is a terrific opportunity that any leader would welcome, and I am thrilled to start this journey at Lynx.”

About Rich Hlavka

rich-2Rich Hlavka is a senior executive in the security software space. He recently served as VP of Global Sales at Interset. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development for HEAT Software (formerly FrontRange & Lumension aka PatchLink). Prior to joining HEAT Software, Mr. Hlavka has held a number of management and executive leadership positions at Lumension including SVP of Business Development and Worldwide Sales where he was instrumental in successfully growing the sales force from a start-up into a world-class, international team. During his sales leadership tenure, Lumension (PatchLink) revenues grew over 900% in a 2.5-year period. Moreover, since assuming Global Business Development, OEM and alternative revenues has grown over 400%. Additionally under his sales leadership, Lumension ranked as the 14th Fastest Growing Company on the Inc. 500 for private businesses.

Mr. Hlavka’s strong business acumen combined with his industry knowledge has been instrumental in helping to grow Lumension into a globally recognized security software company.

Prior to joining HEAT Software/Lumension, Mr. Hlavka served as managing director for Compuware Corporation, ranked as the fifth largest software company in the world. In this role, he was responsible for leading all sales and the successful delivery of Compuware products and related services to the market. Mr. Hlavka has also served in multiple management positions with Healtheon/WebMD (formerly Envoy Corp.) and McKesson HBOC (formerly CyCare Systems).

He actively serves on the board of the Arizona Technology Council and sits on the advisory committee for the East Valley Institute of Technology.

About Lynx Technology Partners

Lynx Technology Partners is the trusted information security and risk management advisor that customers in highly regulated industries worldwide depend on to improve security posture, facilitate compliance, reduce risk, and improve operational efficiency. With world-class skills and knowledge capital built over 30 years, Lynx security experts help customers recognize and control IT-related risks and maintain compliance with major industry and government standards. Through consulting, assessments, tests, managed security services, and a proprietary GRC solution, Lynx supports many critical projects per year for security-conscious leaders in Energy, Financial Services, Federal, Healthcare, and Higher Education. For more information please visit //

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