Data-centric security provider adds seasoned talent to address new market opportunities and support rapidly expanding global customer base
SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 2, 2013 – Thales eSecurity, the leading data-centric security solution provider for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced additions to the management team: Christopher (C.J.) Radford joined Thales eSecurity in the newly created position of Vice President of Cloud; Wayne Lewandowski joined the company in the newly established role of Area Vice President, Federal; Sol Cates was promoted to the newly created post of Chief Security Officer; and Frank Tycksen was promoted to the new role of Vice President of Customer Success.
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“The data-centric security space is increasingly important to our customers,” said Alan Kessler, president and CEO of Thales eSecurity. “The acceleration of sophisticated advanced persistent threats (APTs), in conjunction with the security demands of cloud adoption, big data and growing compliance requirements, afford us the opportunity to attract and retain world-class talent. We welcome them to the team and look forward to leveraging their considerable talents as we meet the growing demands of our customers and the industry at large.”
Radford is tasked with accelerating the company’s cloud strategy by developing partnerships with leading cloud service providers (CSPs). He joins Thales eSecurity from Symantec, where he spent more than five years driving business development within the rapidly evolving CSP market, the last three of which he served as a business development director for the company’s global strategic partnerships within the cloud space
Lewandowski will spearhead the expansion of Thales eSecurity’s presence in the U.S. federal market — across intelligence community, DOD and civilian accounts. In addition to leading the company’s federal sales team, he will manage the relationships with federal channel partners and systems integrators. Lewandowski’s background includes senior federal sales positions at VMware, Plan B Government Systems, SAS and Interwoven.
As CSO, Cates will be responsible for ensuring Thales eSecurity’s internal security profile remains robust, while also using his extensive Thales eSecurity product and industry subject matter expertise to engage with customers and partners. He first joined Thales eSecurity in 2003 as a systems engineer, and returned to the company in 2009 as director of field engineering and solutions architecture role.
As vice president of customer success, Tycksen will be leading Thales eSecuritys’s service, technical support and education teams. He came to Thales eSecurity from RNA Networks (acquired by Dell), where he was VP of engineering and operations. He held a similar role at SignaCert (acquired by Harris), and also served as CTO of Swan Island Networks and Preview Systems—the latter of which completed a successful IPO.
About Thales eSecurity
Thales eSecurity (@Thales eSecurity) is the industry leader in data security solutions that span physical, virtual and cloud environments. Data is the new currency and Thales eSecurity helps enterprise customers and government agencies protect what matters — their sensitive data — from both internal and external threats. In a world of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), Thales eSecurity’s market-leading privileged user access controls and security intelligence are invaluable. The company's scalable solution suite protects any file, any database and any application — anywhere it resides — while maintaining application performance and avoiding key management complexity. Many of the world's largest and most security-conscious organizations and government agencies, including 17 of the Fortune 25, have standardized on Thales eSecurity to protect their sensitive data and provide them with advanced security intelligence. For more information, visit www.thalesesecurity.com.
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