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Coalition Welcomes Former AWS Executive Bob Wilkinson as Head of Engineering

With more than 23 years of experience, Wilkinson will oversee and scale Coalition’s engineering and data organizations

SAN FRANCISCO — October 6, 2020 — Coalition, the leading cyber insurance and security company, today announced the appointment of Bob Wilkinson, a seasoned industry leader with more than two decades of experience, as Head of Engineering. In his new role, Wilkinson will be responsible for driving the next phase of growth for Coalition’s engineering and data teams. Wilkinson will focus on enabling and scaling both teams to expand Coalition’s cybersecurity products and improve its broker distribution platform. 

Wilkinson joins Coalition from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was General Manager of Amazon CloudWatch and X-Ray, one of the world’s largest time-series data stores, where he grew the business to more than a million customers. Prior to AWS, Wilkinson held multiple leadership roles at Tektronix Communications and InfiniDB Inc.

“Bob’s wealth of experience, coupled with his passion for solving large and impactful problems, is a major asset for Coalition,” said Joshua Motta, CEO and co-founder, Coalition. “As Coalition grows, we are investing to ensure we can continue to deliver a solution that not only manages the increasing cyber risk facing businesses worldwide, but prevents it in the first place. Bob’s deep technical acumen combined with his awareness of the market’s needs is exactly what we need to build a cyber insurance company of the future.”

“I have always carried an innate desire to have impact within my professional life, and joining Coalition gives me the unique opportunity to help solve a problem that costs the global economy upwards of $1.5 trillion each year, ” said Bob Wilkinson, Head of Engineering, Coalition. “What’s more, I have never before experienced such profound founder-market fit. Joshua’s passion for ridding the world of cyber risk is boundless, and he has set an impressive standard for innovation in the cyber insurance market. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team and look forward to helping Coalition continue to grow.” 

Coalition’s recent growth includes a 600% increase in customers from the prior year and a $90M Series C funding round in May. The company was also recently listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2020 and was named to CB Insights 2020 Fintech 250 for the second consecutive year. The company plans to continue to aggressively hire and is currently recruiting for numerous roles across engineering, product management, and more. 

To learn more about Wilkinson and Coalition’s management team, visit the Coalition website

About Coalition

Coalition is the leading provider of cyber insurance and security, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help businesses manage and mitigate cyber risk. Backed by leading global insurers Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Lloyd’s of London, and Argo Group, Coalition provides companies with up to USD $15 million of cyber and technology insurance coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as CAD $20M of coverage across all 10 provinces in Canada. Coalition’s cyber risk management platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses remain resilient in the face of cyber attacks. Headquartered in San Francisco, Coalition has presences in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Austin, and now Vancouver and Toronto.

Coalition’s products are offered with the financial security of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions* (A.M. Best A+ rating), Lloyd’s of London (A.M. Best A rating), and Argo Pro US** (A.M. Best A- rating).
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