We’ve officially kicked off our 2024 financial year here at Bugcrowd. The team has been reflecting on the innovation, growth, and wins from 2023 and looked ahead to how we can build on that momentum in 2024. In true Bugcrowd style, we’re starting off the year with a bang. 

Last year, more than 130 people joined the Bugcrowd team. We anticipate that 2024 will be even bigger. With the following key leadership promotions and strategic hires, we are more ready than ever before to disrupt crowdsourced security and help our clients connect with the ingenuity of the hacker community in order to beat threat actors at their own game. 

Meet Bugcrowd’s promoted leadership


Emily Ferdinando—Emily Ferdinando has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer at Bugcrowd. With over 15 years of go-to-market leadership experience, Emily has spent the last year at Bugcrowd building a world-class marketing team, focused on building customer demand and helping to rapidly scale our revenue growth. Emily’s background in sales and operations has brought a unique approach to marketing, ensuring both customer and hacker needs are met.

Tanya Gay—Tanya Gay has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Bugcrowd. Tanya is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience spanning more than two decades in sales, revenue operation, and business operations. Her expertise lies in crafting effective go-to-market strategies, bringing a unique blend of strategic vision and tactile execution that aid in creating a better experience for customers, hackers, and Bugcrowd team members. 

Cassandra Morton—Cassandra Morton has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Global Customer Success and Account Management. With over 18 years of experience in customer-facing operations, Cassandra brings a wealth of experience. She uses her expertise to build out successful customer programs, holding a keen focus on delivering positive customer outcomes with a passion for cross-functional team building. 

Meet Bugcrowd’s new VP, Advanced Services Group, Julian Brownlow Davies



To add to this momentum, Bugcrowd is excited to announce that Julian Brownlow Davies is joining our team as Vice President of the Advanced Services Group. The Advanced Services Group is composed of a team of industry-leading pen testers. To launch high-impact pen testing, Bugcrowd’s first-of-its-kind self-service option allows organizations to launch in hours to days, with prioritized vulnerabilities from the Advanced Services Group flowing directly into DevSec processes for fast remediation. With the massive amount of growth the pen-testing-as-a-service industry is experiencing, we’re excited for Julian’s leadership as we continue to help organizations meet compliance goals and reduce risk faster at scale. 

Julian is a seasoned tech services professional with nearly three decades of working in commercial, operational, and leadership roles within start-ups and scale-ups across multiple geographies. Julian has a proven track record in developing and executing strategies that drive above-industry year-on-year growth and experience in scaling commercial and business operations internationally. Julian is a customer focused leader who has already started applying his passion for problem solving and building high performing teams here at Bugcrowd. 

Thank you to Emily, Tanya, and Cassandra for all that you do for the team and welcome Julian to the leadership team. Stay tuned, there is more to come.