“Parekh joins Five9 at an exciting time in the company’s journey as we continue to grow our enterprise business and expand internationally,” said Panos Kozanian, Five9 EVP of Cloud Operations. “He brings two decades of global enterprise software experience, a builder mindset, and a proven track record of developing exceptional security teams while driving security and technology transformation at scale, all of which will help fuel our company trajectory and affirm our leadership in the cloud contact center space.”
Parekh joins Five9 from Rollbar, where, as Head of Information Security, he built information security, continuous compliance, and IT teams, and defined and implemented the business technology strategy and roadmap. In his previous role, as Head of Product Security at Splunk, he developed the product and infrastructure security and privacy strategy, which included on-premise, managed cloud, cloud-native platform/products, mobile products, premium applications and the application store. At Splunk, Parekh led DevSecOps transformation and delivered security at scale and speed.
Parekh also built a modern, highly automated Security Operations Center at Amazon’s Physical Retail Business Unit as CISO. He contributed to industry standards like OWASP Software Assurance Maturity Model, Building Security In Maturity Model, NIST Secure Software Development Framework, and SANS Top 25 Programming Errors.