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Niloofar Razi Howe Joins Blackbird.AI’s Strategic Advisory Board

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New York, New York, February 1, 2023.  – Blackbird.AI, a global leader in narrative analytics and risk intelligence, today announced the appointment of Niloofar Razi Howe to its Advisory Board.

“With an incredible track record of driving strategy and growth at cybersecurity and enterprise companies, Niloo is a valuable addition to the Blackbird.AI advisory board,” said Wasim Khaled, CEO at Blackbird. “We’re excited to work with her as we grow the company and scale our enterprise and public sector offerings.”

Currently, Howe is a senior operating partner at Energy Impact Partners, a VC fund investing in companies shaping the energy landscape of the future. She also serves on the boards of Pondurance (as Executive Chair), Recorded Future, Swimlane, and Tamr.

“Blackbird has consistently raised the bar in helping companies understand their online risk profile. Many of the world’s most respected organizations entrust Blackbird to help them understand the impact of misinformation and other critical threats to their businesses,” said Howe. “To be a truly resilient organization, leadership and risk management teams must be able to detect and mitigate these new forms of risk through data driven strategy in a shifting information landscape and that’s what Blackbird delivers. I look forward to working with the Blackbird team to help them achieve their vision.”

Previously, Howe served as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of strategy and operations at RSA, a global cybersecurity company. She served as the chief strategy officer of Endgame, a leading enterprise software security company, where she was responsible for driving market and product strategy, and spent twelve years leading deal teams in private equity and venture capital. In addition, Ms. Howe serves on several US government advisory boards, including the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency’s Advisory Council.

The Advisory Board at Blackbird brings together a team of outstanding commercial executives with diverse backgrounds across enterprise SaaS, cybersecurity, government affairs, and national security to advise and support the Blackbird.AI leadership team.

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