SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Venafi®, the leading provider of protection for cryptographic keys and digital certificates, today announced Francois Delepine has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Delepine joins Venafi during a period of growth and increasing business momentum. In addition to his role as CFO, he will also play a key role in strategic planning. "We are thrilled to have Francois join the Venafi team," said Jeff Hudson, CEO of Venafi. "He brings an exceptional breadth of financial management experience and has led financial organizations for both public and private global technology companies. His leadership skills will be crucial in helping us maximize the increasing demand for our solutions as we continue to experience rapid growth." Before joining Venafi, Delepine was the CFO of Trimble Navigation, a technology leader in construction, transportation and agriculture. Prior to that, Delepine served as Global Business Unit CFO of VMware and developed a management accountability model, improved the pricing and monetization strategy and drove VMware's merger and acquisition initiatives. Delepine has also held senior finance positions at Google, Hyperion and Apple. About Venafi ®Venafi is the market-leading cybersecurity company that secures and protects the cryptographic keys and digital certificates every business and government depends on to secure encryption, communications, commerce, computing, and mobility. Venafi provides the Immune System for the Internet®, constantly assessing which keys and certificates are trusted, protecting those that should be trusted, and fixing or blocking those that are not. By protecting the foundation of encryption—keys and certificates—Venafi prevents them from being misused by cybercriminals. The Venafi Trust Protection Platform™ delivers an ever-evolving, intelligent solution that protects your network, business and brand. Venafi customers are among the world's most demanding, security-conscious Global 5000 organizations, including four of the top five U.S. banks, U.K. banks and South African banks, as well as four of the top five U.S. retailers and U.S. airlines, and all of the top five U.S. Health Insurers. Venafi is backed by top-tier venture capital funds, including Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Origin Partners, Pelion Venture Partners, QuestMark Partners, Mercato Partners, and Silver Lake Partners. For more information visit, www.venafi.com.