MergeBase Welcomes Bob Lyle as the New Chief Revenue Officer

MergeBase Welcomes Bob Lyle as New CRO

Vancouver, Canada - May 15th, 2024 — MergeBase, a leading provider of software supply chain security solutions, is delighted to announce Bob Lyle’s appointment as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

Having spent nearly thirty years working in the Enterprise Cybersecurity and Multimedia IP Licensing spaces, Bob brings with him a wealth of knowledge and will play a crucial role in driving MergeBase’s expansion as he takes ownership of the company’s sales and revenue strategies.

“I am excited to to join MergeBase to help lead sales and marketing activities, in particular in a time when supply chain security has been proven to be of critical importance to the industry across many key market verticals.” says Bob Lyle. “Bad actors are now increasingly seeking out suppliers and supply chain attacks as a potentially easier and more profitable avenue for criminal or disruptive efforts, and MergeBase’s unique expertise and leadership in runtime SCA, SBOM generation, lowest-false-positive vulnerability scanning, and other key areas of software supply chain security uniquely position them to help address a large and growing market opportunity.”

With extensive experience developing and executing revenue-generating strategies, Bob has a proven track record of scaling technology companies - in many instances towards successful IPOs and “exits.” His customer-centric approach and knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape - particularly in relation to mobile devices - will be a valuable asset as MergeBase continues to develop its product offerings and commitment to offering security solutions across the entire software development lifecycle.

“We’re delighted that Bob is joining MergeBase as our new CRO,” said Oscar van de Meer, CEO of MergeBase. “As we advance our core capabilities and continue strengthening our position as a market leader in the SCA space, Bob’s extensive experience and connections within the cybersecurity industry will be invaluable. Having joined us as a Strategic Advisor at the beginning of the year, his transition to CRO marks a significant milestone in the company’s growth, and we’re excited to have him join the team full-time.”

Prior to joining MergeBase, Bob held executive roles at several prominent technology companies, including Riscosity (Advisory CRO), Cybeats (CRO), SpyCloud (Senior Vice President, Vertical Markets), Valona Labs (CEO and Co-Founder), and Absolute (Vice President). He is also the Deputy Chair of the GSMA Device Security Group (DSG), which advises mobile network operators, device OEMs, and ISVs on device security, theft, malware, and spyware protections.

To learn more about Bob’s extensive background and connect with him, visit his LinkedIn page.

About MergeBase

MergeBase is a complete software supply chain security solution that combines Software Composition Analysis (SCA), Software Bill of Material (SBOM), and AI-powered Attack Surface Reduction to help teams reduce vulnerabilities in their software and meet compliance requirements. MergeBase accelerates remediation with component upgrades and reduces the burden on development teams by automatically eliminating access to unused and vulnerable application components within the target software code.