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Cloud Storage Security Names Rich Vorwaller Chief Product Officer

May 20, 2024 – Cloud Storage Security (CSS), a leading provider of data security solutions for AWS storage, today announced the appointment of Rich Vorwaller as its Chief Product Officer (CPO).

Rich has more than 15 years of experience in cybersecurity, cloud computing, go-to-market (GTM) strategy, and product management. His career has been consistently marked with measurable improvements to revenue, operational efficiency, and most importantly, customer satisfaction. As CPO at CSS, he is responsible for product direction and development according to the customer and widespread market. His primary motivations are to truly understand the problems customers face and scrutinize the product against their needs.

“Rich brings an exceptional depth of knowledge in cloud computing and cybersecurity to CSS," says Steven Hess, CEO of CSS. "His customer-first approach aligns perfectly with our core values and enhances our commitment to delivering superior solutions for our users. With Rich's expertise in product strategy, his vision for innovation, and his ability to collaborate with our partners, we are well-positioned to accelerate our growth and continuously improve our offerings in the cloud security space.”

“I’m honored to join CSS and lead its product strategy during this exciting time of growth. Companies continue to fall victim to security breaches, and at the same time can’t hire enough skilled people to protect their data in the cloud. CSS’s simple and effective approach to securing data for web applications, GenAI models, and cloud infrastructure provides immense value and uplevels security for any customer in the cloud. Nothing is more gratifying than being faced with big customer challenges and then building solutions that solve those problems,” says Rich.

Proven Results at Major Players

One of Rich’s personal mottos is “all big things come from small beginnings” coined by author James Clear. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Spanish and Telecommunications Administration at Weber State University before obtaining his MBA with concentrations in Advanced Game Theory and Emerging Web Technology from the University of Utah. He is a Pragmatic Certified Product Manager.

With degree in hand, he joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Technical Product Manager, where he successfully launched one of AWS’ first security services, Amazon Web Application Firewall (WAF), at AWS re:Invent 2015. Since then he’s worked with several cybersecurity leaders including Sophos, Symantec, and McAfee to drive their cloud security strategy. He returned to AWS in 2022 to serve as the Principal Product Manager for Amazon Detective - AWS’ security investigation service, and now joins CSS. Rich has presented several times at AWS re:Inforce, AWS re:Invent, and AWS on Air Lockdown.

Behind the Scenes

As a youth, Rich spent multiple years abroad in Venezuela doing humanitarian work. Today, he helps organizations protect their most valuable asset - data. When he’s not working, Rich enjoys reading, traveling with his family, and walking his mini Goldendoodle, Bolt. He admires author Clayton Christensen whose book  “How Will You Measure Your Life” became Rich’s playbook for finding a moral compass and joy in his career.

Find Rich on LinkedIn.

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