Horizon3.ai appoints Jill Passalacqua as Chief Legal Officer

June 12, 2024
The former JumpCloud CLO joins Horizon3.ai amidst increasing demand for autonomous cyber risk assessment approaches.

Horizon3.ai, a leading provider of autonomous security solutions, today announced the appointment of Jill Passalacqua as Chief Legal Officer (CLO), effective immediately.

As Chief Legal Officer, Jill leads Horizon3.ai's legal department, bringing extensive experience in advising prominent public and private technology companies. Her expertise is crucial for Horizon3.ai during its rapid growth phase, driven by the global adoption of their autonomous penetration testing solution, NodeZero.

Before joining Horizon3.ai, Jill was the Chief Legal Officer at JumpCloud, where she played a pivotal role in shaping the company's legal framework. She also held General Counsel positions at Harness and Avi Networks where she led the corporate legal strategy and operations, and facilitated substantial growth, including a successful acquisition by VMware.

"We are confident that Jill’s legal expertise will be crucial in advising the company on key plans, guidelines, and compliance requirements. Known for her strategic legal approach to protecting and promoting companies’ interests, operations, and expansion, Jill's appointment to the leadership team bolsters Horizon3.ai's status as a trustworthy and compliant cybersecurity provider,'' stated Ilya Kirnos, Board Member at SignalFire.

Before Avi Networks, Jill was at FireEye, where she managed the commercial team, built the global compliance and legal operations functions, and managed international expansion and M&A integration. Prior to FireEye, Jill spent 12 years at NetApp and was a key contributor to the growth and expansion of the legal department. She was responsible for corporate securities, public company reporting and compliance, commercial contracts, and building the company-wide commercial legal team.

"As Horizon3.ai continues its advancement as a leader in the security industry, Jill will be a key advisor for our CEO, executive team, and Board of Directors through the next stage of their stellar growth. Being appointed as Horizon3.ai’s Chief Legal Officer during this pivotal moment, her strong track record of protecting the interests of companies, their customers, and their investors is distinguished," said Michael Robinson, Board Member at Craft Ventures.

"Jill is stepping into a vital role where her legal expertise is unsurpassed, significantly strengthening our leadership team," remarked Horizon3.ai's CEO and Co-founder, Snehal Antani. "In recent months, Horizon3.ai has launched several key initiatives, including Rapid Response ServicePhishing Impact Testing, and Pentesting Services for Compliance. As demand for NodeZero continues to surge, expanding our global executive management team is crucial. We are confident in Jill’s deep understanding of innovative security companies like Horizon3.ai from a legal standpoint."

Jill serves on the board of directors of the Palisades Tahoe Community Foundation and has offered invaluable guidance as an advisor to several early-stage technology companies. Jill received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. (Juris Doctor) from Santa Clara University.