MediaPRO, a leader in Software-as-a-Service privacy, cybersecurity, and compliance training for organizations of all sizes, is proud to introduce its new CEO, Mike Metzger.
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Mike Metzger has been announced as the new CEO of MediaPRO, based in Bothell, Washington. (Photo: Business Wire)
“I’m extremely excited to be joining MediaPRO,” said Mr. Metzger. “Today, organizations face pervasive cyber threats and increased privacy regulations. The comprehensive nature of MediaPRO’s SaaS platform addresses the complete threat landscape. And, MediaPRO’s recognition as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for six years straight positions the company for sustained high-growth in the rapidly growing security and privacy awareness training market.”
MediaPRO training solutions are used by organizations to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce cybersecurity risks. Companies turn to MediaPRO for best-in-class awareness programs that are proven to be fun, fast, and highly impactful.
“As I evaluated my next career move, I was very intrigued with the opportunities to use technology to help customers with their cybersecurity and privacy challenges,” explained Mr. Metzger. “So, I looked for a company that had a proven technology, a proven go-to-market model, a proven team and a strong market position. MediaPRO fit the bill.”
Most recently, Mike served as PayScale’s CEO, scaling the company from a start-up to a $100 million market leader. As a leader in employee and employer compensation strategies, the company grew from four to 450 employees under his watch, serving more than 8,000 customers of all sizes. During this 15-year period, Mike worked hand in hand with the PayScale executive team, Board of Directors and investors, including Warburg Pincus and Francisco Partners, to drive company strategy and growth.
“Partnering with Mike at this stage of MediaPRO’s growth will strengthen our continued focus on increasing our share of the market,” commented Scott Hoch, Partner at Frontier Capital, a software-focused private equity firm. “Mike has an impressive track record scaling SaaS companies. We feel he’s a great fit for the company.”
With a client list that includes eBay, Costco, Oracle, Expedia, General Motors, Intel, T. Rowe Price, NYC Cyber Command, and the U.S. Department of Justice, MediaPRO is well-positioned for its next phase of growth.
“Successful knowledge-based businesses do a couple things really well,” said Mr. Metzger. “They figure out what customers need and come up with innovative, cool new approaches to meet those needs better than anyone else. My goal is to build on MediaPRO’s already strong position in the market and expand our customer base and product set to become the dominant player in the category.”
Mike continued, “Ultimately that happens when your team is firing on all cylinders. My job is to create an environment and level of energy and a culture that enables our people to get excited and encourages them to contribute their intellectual capital to our shared vision. One of the things I’m most proud of is having PayScale be in the top five companies to work for four years in a row. That’s what I want to do at MediaPRO – make it a great place to work while creating value for our customers and maximizing our success.”