Ann Arbor’s Blumira Names Jim Simpson CEO

Jim Simpson
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Blumira, a cybersecurity provider of automated threat detection and response technology, has named Jim Simpson its new CEO.

Simpson assumes the role of Blumira co-founder Steve Fuller, who will become chief strategy officer and continue in his role as a member of the board of directors.

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Jim over 10 years ago, and we quickly discovered our shared vision for a simple yet robust security solution,” says Steve Fuller, co-founder at Blumira. “I brought Jim on this past January to help us bring this vision to reality.

“During this time, he has had a profound impact, working closely with me to achieve an additional round of funding, delivering a new AWS integration, and soon Cloud Connectors for cloud security setup within minutes, and I am confident he will continue to help us build on our achievements.”

He joined Blumira in January 2021 as vice president of product and has guided the company’s strategic roadmap to deliver the fastest to security, with a focus on accessible and easy-to-use detection and response technology.

Simpson previously led product management for the access security provider Duo Security, acquired by Cisco in 2018 for $2.35 billion. Before joining Duo, he led engineering and user experience at the network security company Arbor Networks, acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015.

“I appreciate what Steve has accomplished to get Blumira to where it is today, and look forward to continuing to scale the business and to deliver on our goal to create a platform that automates workflows and eliminates friction for small teams with limited resources,” says Simpson. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this enormously talented team and excited for our next stage of growth.”