Bishop Fox Appoints Veteran Human Resources Executive as New VP of Team People

MJ Porcello to Bring Expertise in Building and Retaining High Growth Security Teams from Companies Including BitSight and Arbor Networks

Bishop Fox, the largest private offensive security testing firm, announced the appointment of MJ Porcello as the company’s new vice president (VP) of team people. Porcello brings decades of human resources (HR) leadership experience, helping to build teams in high-growth cybersecurity and technology companies, including BitSight and Arbor Networks. She will be responsible for providing Bishop Fox with the resources and structure to support the company’s accelerated growth, developing tools, training, and resources that support those leading teams, and helping to further enhance rewards, recognition, and development programs that engage and further the careers of employees.

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“Bishop Fox has experienced a surge in demand for our security consulting services and recruiting exceptional talent to support this growth and deliver a top-quality service to our customers is a top priority,” said Chief Operations Officer Bill Carroll at Bishop Fox. “To help us achieve our strategic business goals at such a pivotal time, we sought a seasoned HR executive. We’re fortunate to have MJ join us as she brings years of experience and success in building teams during times of expansion. We firmly believe that if we retain great talent, then we can continue to be the best offensive security company in the world.”

Porcello brings more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience, including a decade working at several leading companies in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to joining Bishop Fox, she served as the VP of people and talent at BitSight where she built and spearheaded the HR function. Prior to BitSight, she was the VP of human resources at Mendix, a Siemens company and the global leader in enterprise low-code software. She also served as the VP of HR at Arbor Networks (acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015) where she led the HR function during a time where the company tripled in size, soaring to more than 500 people; and as the VP of HR at Viisage (acquired by IDEMIA), a multinational technology company that provides identity-related security services. Earlier in her career, she helped build the global compensation programs for International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, data, and marketing services company. Porcello received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.

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“Providing organizations with the assets and guidance needed to achieve their growth goals, while preserving the culture and values that made them great from the start, has always energized me throughout my career,” said Porcello. “Bishop Fox stands out as they consistently go above and beyond not only for their customers but their employees, and that philosophy is what attracted me to the team. The company truly fosters an employee-first culture with the utmost transparency and is dedicated to mentoring employees and nurturing advancement within the company. I’m really excited to expand upon all of the amazing talent management programs that Bishop Fox has created and to help the company attract and retain smart, team-oriented people who want to make a difference and thrive in their careers.”

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