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Citrine Informatics, the leading chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) Vail as Director of Security. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services, software, and cybersecurity industries, Mr. Vail brings strong technical leadership and operational expertise to the company. As Director of Security, he is responsible for all aspects of Citrine Informatics’ information and corporate security. Additionally, he represents Citrine in key forums focused on Cybersecurity, Information Risk Management, Compliance and Privacy.

Director of security, Cyber security, Data security
Bob Vail, Director of Security

Prior to joining Citrine Informatics, Mr. Vail was Director of Information Security at National Mortgage Insurance, where he gathered a team of experts and implemented solutions to detect and mitigate cyberattacks. Prior to that, he held information technology and information security technical leadership positions in agile software development, banking, and wealth management with Pivotal Software, Fremont Bank, and Fisher Investments.

Vail has advised information security startups from early stage to acquisition in CASB, Advanced Anti-Malware, Deception Technologies, Container Security, and Wireless Security. He has provided guidance to Gartner and Forrester researchers on new cyber security techniques and solutions. Vail has held CISSP certification since 2015.

“Data security and privacy are at the core of our platform. Bob’s wealth of cybersecurity leadership and experience will ensure that Citrine continues to secure our customers’ data on our platform and that our company stays at the forefront of cybersecurity best practices,” said Dr. Julia Ling, Citrine’s CTO.


Citrine Informatics technology accelerates the materials development cycle by combining materials data infrastructure and domain-specific AI. The Citrine Platform is designed to be the operating system of the materials and chemicals industry. Citrine is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information visit and follow us at @Citrine_io.