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HR executive joins Sourcefire

Sourcefire : 08 April, 2009  (Company News)
Sourcefire's drive to improve company performance through personnel initiatives bolstered with new hire to head HR department
Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire has announced that Leslie Pendergrast has joined the company as the vice president of human resources. Reporting directly to CEO John Burris, Pendergrast will be responsible for Sourcefire's global human resources strategy and programs. These activities include aligning employee focus to company objectives and overseeing personnel activities to enhance company performance.

"Leslie brings in-depth experience in personnel management, talent development and national and international recruiting to Sourcefire," said John Burris, CEO at Sourcefire. "Having worked with her previously, I have first-hand knowledge of her ability to build a world class workforce and develop employee expertise to support business goals and increase productivity. In addition, Leslie's global HR and workforce integration experience will be vital to Sourcefire as we focus on continued worldwide expansion."

Pendergrast has a strong background in corporate governance, change management and process improvement. Prior to joining Sourcefire, Pendergrast was co-founder of Vibrant Organizations, a human resources consulting firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in strategic alignment, executive and professional coaching, team building and human resource practice development.

Previously, Pendergrast served as vice president of human resources for Citrix Systems where she was responsible for developing and leading a human resources infrastructure to support the company's growth from an 80-person company to a global organization of approximately 2,500 employees. She also implemented Citrix's internal cost saving programs, including an in-sourced staffing solution that significantly reduced new hire costs. Pendergrast has nearly 20 years experience in management and human resources, including management roles at American Express and Certified Vacations/Alamo.

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