Veteran Security Executives Flock to Kaspersky Lab to Further Drive North American Growth
Four Key Appointments Mark Significant Additions to Leading Internet Security Sales Team
WOBURN, MA - November 6, 2007 - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, today announced four key appointments in a significant expansion of its sales team. Vice President of Channel Sales Dave Allison, Vice President of Business Development Dan Franklin, Vice President of Enterprise Sales Christopher Tunnell, and Director of Managed Services Gary Mullen bring a wide range of experience in the security market to continue driving Kaspersky's rapid growth and worldwide recognition as a leader against Internet threats and malware.
The new appointments are as follows:
-- Dave "Hoops" Allison brings twenty years of proven leadership in channel sales, business development and program management with software technology companies to his role as vice president of channel sales for Kaspersky. Dave will draw on ten years' experience with Symantec to effectively manage and further the development of Kaspersky's successful channel sales program. -- Dan Franklin joins Kaspersky from his most recent position as global vice president of business development for Radware, where he recruited and managed multiple global, tier-one, multi-million dollar partnerships. As vice president of business development for Kaspersky, Dan will identify new markets and strategic partnerships to ensure continued growth for the Company. -- Christopher Tunnell most recently served as a general manager and vice president of sales and operations at Finjan. As vice president of enterprise sales at Kaspersky, Christopher will build upon his experience in developing successful enterprise sales models and go-to-market plans to build relationships and drive sales of Kaspersky's Open Space Security product to the enterprise. -- Gary Mullen joins Kaspersky to leverage the Americas market opportunity for managed security services utilizing the Company's award- winning technology solutions. Gary brings more than fifteen years of experience in building and managing successful security service businesses with market leaders such as McAfee and Cybertrust.
"I was with Symantec through its rapid growth and recognize that Kaspersky is on the same path," said Dave "Hoops" Allison, vice president of channel sales at Kaspersky Lab. "From competing against Kaspersky previously, it became evident to me that the Company's technology is superior to that of its competitors. I am thrilled to be able to join such a dedicated and talented group and realize the strength they bring to the table and the opportunity before us. We are poised for some incredible things."
The strategic appointments to Kaspersky's sales team will leverage combined proven success within the security space to promote the Company's cybercrime-fighting arsenal of products. These additions in the areas of business development and channel and enterprise strategies will be vital to evangelizing Kaspersky's security products as they continue to lead global IT threat management.
"The invaluable security experience of our new executives will be significant for Kaspersky's success as we keep on the cutting edge of identifying and providing the most immediate responses for worldwide Internet threats," said John Eddy, vice president of sales at Kaspersky Lab. "Bringing these leaders on board is a key step in executing Kaspersky's global sales strategy, and continuing the momentum of the Company's growth and leadership throughout North America."
About Kaspersky Lab:
Kaspersky Lab delivers the world's most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry's fastest outbreak response time for large enterprises, SMBs, home users and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of more than 100 of the industry's leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.