Press Release

Coalfire Appoints Cyber Vet Jim Pflaging To Board Of Directors

May 5, 2020

Commercial Security Services Firm Establishes New Leadership After Apax Acquisition

WESTMINSTER, CO – May 5, 2020 –Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, today welcomed industry veteran Jim Pflaging to its board of directors.

Chertoff Capital, along with The Carlyle Group, recently sold their ownership stakes in Coalfire to private equity firm Apax Partners.

“We’re very pleased to have Jim join our board of directors during this time of extraordinary growth for Coalfire,” said CEO Tom McAndrew. “Jim has extraordinary insight and experience in cybersecurity and scaling enterprise companies.”

Pflaging is a board director at several leading cybersecurity companies including Imperva, SailPoint, Secure Code Warrior, Sophos, and Veracode. He is also the founder and managing partner of Cynergy Partners, a cybersecurity advisory firm based in Menlo Park, Calif.

“Coalfire has a great track record, and now with the support and long-term vision of Apax Partners, the market dynamics are pointing to significant competitive advantages for the company,” said Pflaging. “I’ve worked with Coalfire for many years and have been consistently impressed with the quality of their people and customer relationships. I’m excited to join the team as we continue to grow through strategic acquisitions, technology investments, and service portfolio expansion.”
About Coalfire
Coalfire is the trusted cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps and effectively manage risk. By providing independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing and cyber engineering services, we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for nearly 20 years and has offices throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit

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