Qualys (QLYS) Names Joo Mi Kim As New Chief Financial Officer

By Amit Chowdhry ● May 29, 2020
  • Cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions company Qualys Inc (NASDAQ: QLYS) announced it has appointed Joo Mi Kim as Chief Financial Officer.

Cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions company Qualys Inc (NASDAQ: QLYS) announced it has appointed Joo Mi Kim as Chief Financial Officer. Kim will be succeeding current CFO Melissa Fisher — who will depart at the end of the month.

Joo Mi is known as an accomplished leader in financial and strategic planning for technology companies. And Joo Mi will play a critical role in leading Qualys to its next stage of growth. She will have worldwide responsibility for all the elements of the company’s finance organization, including finance, accounting, investor relations, treasury, and tax. 

“I’m delighted to be back at Qualys, especially at this time when its innovative cloud platform, product roadmap, and financial strength have well-positioned the Company to leverage the global enterprises’ massive shift to cloud-based solutions,” said Joo Mi Kim. “I look forward to working with the executive team and continuing to scale the finance function to support the Company’s highly profitable growth.”

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) has over 15,700 active customers in over 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. And Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for agility, better business outcomes, and major cost savings.

The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously and enable them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on-premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments.

Launched in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform. And it managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon, and Wipro. Plus the Company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Joo Mi back to the Qualys team,” added Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. “During her past tenure at Qualys, Joo Mi built the foundation of Qualys’ financial systems and processes. This knowledge, coupled with her extensive finance and investor expertise, will be instrumental as we continue to expand the Qualys Cloud Platform and grow the company.”  

Joo Mi has over 15 years of combined experience in financial planning and operations, investor relations, investment banking, and economic consulting. And most recently, she served as CFO of Impact, a leader in partnership automation. Before that, she was CFO at Aera Technology, an enterprise SaaS company. Between 2016 and 2018, Joo Mi served as the vice president of FP&A and Investor Relations at Qualys. And She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“We would like to thank Melissa for her many contributions to Qualys and her leadership of the Qualys finance team over the past four years. In fact, Melissa, working with Joo Mi, was a key architect of building our business analytics capabilities and sharing the results with investors to explain the disruptive nature of the powerful cloud platform we have been building over time and of our corresponding business model. We wish her much success in her new position,” commented Courtot about Melissa Fisher’s departure.