BeyondTrust, a San Diego-based IT security solutions vendor, announced the appointment of Kevin Hickey as chief executive officer. Hickey will also continue to serve as president. He was serving as president and chief operating officer of the company.

Hickey assumes the CEO role from John Mutch, who led the company for five years, in a period of growth and transformation. During that period, the company undertook multiple acquisitions and strategic initiatives.

Mutch, now chairman of the board, will lead merger and acquisition strategy and work closely with the leadership team to explore new areas for growth, according to the company.

— SDBJ Staff Report