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Dotmatics: Mike McKee

Dotmatics has hired Mike McKee as president, replacing company founder Stephen Gallagher, whom the firm said would continue to manage strategic growth investments, acquisitions, and product expansion opportunities. McKee previously was executive VP and GM of insider threat at cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. Before that, he was CEO of ObserveIT, a startup that Proofpoint acquired in 2019. Dotmatics itself was acquired by Insightful Science this year, and McKee will lead technology integration efforts stemming from that deal. 

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