Park Place Technologies, a global IT leader focused on optimizing data centers and IT infrastructure, announced that John Parlee has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer.

Parlee will be responsible for maintaining the Park Place Technologies information security program, and ensuring that information and associated technology, applications, systems, infrastructure and processes are adequately protected for our customers and employees.

Parlee will lead development and implementation of the Park Place security strategy, management of security threats and vulnerabilities and compliance with relevant security requirements and privacy laws. 

Parlee is a seasoned information security leader, most recently serving as Director of Information Security at VMware Carbon Black where he led strategic information security efforts including architecture, engineering and risk mitigation. He also served as Head of Information Security for the Cognex Corporation and as a Security Engineer for the MITRE Corporation. 

Parlee holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as a Captain in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve.