I did not get much sleep last night. Too excited. Donna Winchester, Times Correspondent sent me an email yesterday that today at 5am the story would go live.
What story?Where KnowBe4 would wind up in this year's Best Place To Work midsize workplace in TampaBay. We made it No.1 in last year's small business section but we were far from sure if we could make it a repeat performance.
What we did know is we would be in good company and congratulations to everyone on the list, Tampa Bay is a great place to live, work and play!
We were given some great news last night and informed that we were honored with a top award from Black Book at the InfoSecWorld Conference in Orlando, FL. One of the nice things about this award is it was unsolicited by us.
Friday March 31, 2017 was the best day of my professional career. A "million-dollar day", highest-ever month and highest-ever quarter. A massive thank you to all our existing and new customers!
Here is a bit of the celebration with 240 KnowBe4 employees, (Note - this is a temporary page that will disappear soon): https://www.knowbe4.com/
Here is some of the official announcement: "The company today announced record results for its Q1 2017, increasing overall year-over-year sales growth of 261 percent. This marks the 16th-straight quarter of growth, driven by a continually increasing demand for its new-school approach to security awareness training because of its effective approach. Recent notable company milestones include:
Perry Carpenter, former Research Director, Security & Risk Management and esteemed analyst at Gartner, has joined KnowBe4 as Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer. As the provider of the most popular platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing, KnowBe4 developed this new role to strengthen innovation and lead efforts to evolve how the human element of security is approached. Carpenter brings a unique point of view to help KnowBe4 and its customers achieve an even higher degree of success and effectiveness.
Happy New Year!
I'd like to thank all our customers for your support. 2016 has been fantastic.
Our year-over-year sales increase was 298% for Q4 2016, with a record number of over 750 new corporate accounts in December alone with a very robust 88% customer retention rate, rising to over 8,000 enterprise accounts.
We have seen consecutive growth for a record 15 straight quarters, and more recently a stellar 2300% growth rate from 2013 to 2016. We made it into the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 this year.
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.