Steve Won appointed CPO of 1Password

Password management provider 1Password has appointed former Cisco and Shogun executive Steve Won as its new chief product officer

As new CPO, Won will lead 1Password’s product team in expanding its portfolio of consumer and business security solutions, striving for convenient and frictionless security that helps maintain operations.

Won joins from e-commerce company Shogun, where he built the product team from the ground up to develop its initial product roadmap, creating products to enhance web experiences as well as paving the way for a customer-first culture.

Prior to this, the new appointment served as head of authentication products at Duo Security — acquired by Cisco during his tenure — supporting growth of revenue by 20x and leading its passwordless strategy.

Won’s arrival at 1Password closely follows one of the largest ever cyber security funding rounds — a Series C totalling $620m — which saw the company triple its valuation to $6.8bn in under six months.

“As a loyal 1Password user since 2008, it’s a rare opportunity and responsibility to lead product for a company I love and depend upon every day,” said new 1Password CPO, Won.

“I’ve always been impressed by 1Password’s dedication to the customer experience, making secure and easy-to-use products instead of designing just for technical teams.

“Few companies have 1Password’s direct, trusted relationship with millions of customers, and I can’t wait to work with this talented team to build on this great foundation.”

Jeff Shiner, CEO of 1Password, commented: “We’re extremely fortunate to have Steve join our 1Password leadership team. His experience in designing world-class products that deepen security, improve authentication, and are easier to use perfectly aligns with our mission to make human-centric security a reality for everyone.

“His expertise will be invaluable to our product innovation — allowing us to continue building a world-class product team that’s shaping the future of authentication and a passwordless world.”

Toronto-based 1Password initially went to market in 2006, and looks to minimise the barriers for technical proficiency when it comes to staying secure online. Its over 100,000-strong customer base includes IBM, Slack, Snowflake and Shopify.


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