Venafi, Inc. believes Systems Management for Encryption (which includes the management of certificates, private keys and symmetric keys) is a technology whose time has come. The company is reinforcing that assertion with the appointment of seasoned systems management sales executive Rick McCord to Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
McCord brings 21 years experience to Venafi, having achieved record sales throughout his career—including during the recent economic downturn—for the likes of LANDesk, Symantec/Altiris and other leading technology firms.
"I see a great opportunity for Venafi to lead out in this emerging segment of the information security space that they pioneered," said McCord. "I look forward to helping Venafi increase our sales velocity to capture the lion's share of this budding market."
Prior to joining Venafi, McCord led LANDesk to record sales in 2009, achieving the company's highest ever sales in Q4 and achieving 28 percent year-over-year growth in the Americas, in spite of a down economy and reduced sales staff. In 2008, he led Altiris/Symantec's global partner division to exceed quota in the year after Symantec's acquisition of Altiris, helping to make it the most successful acquisition in Symantec's history, according to company executives.
"We believe the next 18 months are critical for achieving widespread adoption of the platform and methodology we've been working to define and polish," said Trell Rohovit, Venafi President & CEO. "Rick McCord is one of the most accomplished sales executives in the systems management world. Our ability to recruit him from a great position in a solid company, and his willingness to join Venafi are indicative of where Venafi is headed."
Venafi Encryption Director (Director) is responsible for managing hundreds of thousands of keys and certificates at some of the world's largest financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, government, aerospace and retail organizations. Director simplifies the lifecycle management of encryption certificates and keys across diverse operating systems and infrastructure environments from the desktop to the datacenter.