KnowBe4 Promotes Alex Callihan to SVP of Platform Engineering

Callihan’s promotion demonstrates KnowBe4’s commitment to developing world-class products with the customer experience at the forefront

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has promoted Alex Callihan to senior vice president of Platform Engineering. Alex Callihan

In this new role, Callihan will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Reliability, Core and Productivity Engineering Departments at KnowBe4. With a strong focus on these three pillars, the Platform Engineering Division ensures that KnowBe4's product development teams can produce quickly while maintaining a secure and reliable product for its customers.

Callihan is an IT executive with over 12 years of experience in scaling cloud solutions. He founded the Site Reliability Team at KnowBe4, growing that team to keep pace with the rapid expansion of the engineering team and the company, into what is now KnowBe4's Platform Engineering Division. Callihan holds a B.S. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has successfully completed 7 AWS Cloud certifications.

“Alex has been a key part of the Engineering team for several years now,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “He was the first site reliability engineer in KnowBe4’s history and has made quite a positive impact on our organization. We are excited to welcome Alex to the executive management team and are confident that he will be an exceptional leader.” 

“During my time at KnowBe4, I have been part of the incredible growth of the Engineering Department,” said Callihan. “Stu's willingness to let us innovate during that growth, use cutting edge tech and iterate quickly have been keys to our success. This new role allows me to continue having innovation as part of our strategic approach to ensure that we deliver secure and scalable platforms.”

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About KnowBe4 

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 41,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist, Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense.


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