Kaspersky Lab Appoints William Cunningham Vice President, Enterprise Sales, North America
MA – May 14, 2013
- Kaspersky Lab today announced the appointment
of William (Bill) Cunningham as Vice President, Enterprise Sales, North
America. Bill brings an extensive sales background to his role at Kaspersky Lab
with more than two decades of sales management and leadership experience. He will
be responsible for overseeing and directing Kaspersky Lab’s enterprise field
sales organization in North America, including managing all field sales
activity for North American customers. He will report into Chris Doggett,
Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales, North America.
Bill joins the company on the heels of recent
company momentum including the January 2013 launch of
Kaspersky Lab’s new generation of business security solutions, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. Designed to help businesses overcome the latest
challenges in managing a secure, efficient network, Kaspersky Endpoint Security
for Business is the first security platform built from the ground up. Offering
features such as Systems Management, Data Encryption and Application Control all from a
single, unified management console, IT Administrators of large businesses can account
for new complexities and ultimately protect their companies from sophisticated
malware targeting them on a daily basis. Bill will work closely with the North
American sales teams to continue to establish Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business as the best business information security solution for enterprises.
Most recently Bill served as the
Vice President of Sales at WhiteSky, a provider of online identity security where
he increased the sale’s pipeline, expanded monetization efforts of company products
and revised pricing models to meet a broader market demand. In this role he
also secured multiple new business wins for WhiteSky’s products with major companies
including the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband service provider
in the country.
Before joining Whitesky, Bill
served as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Carbonite
where he implemented lead generation programs, managed a direct sales force and
established a reseller channel program from the ground up that ultimately
generated $12 million per year in just over three years.
Doggett, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales Kaspersky
Lab, North America “Bill has years of relevant experience—both in
sales leadership and in working with the enterprise—and there is no better time
for us to tap into his insights and knowhow as we continue to innovate new
information security technologies for large organizations. Those organizations
are seeking solutions in new areas such as virtualized environments and
industrial control systems, as well as seeking real-time intelligence, attack
alerting and highly effective response capabilities. We’re confident that
under Bill’s leadership that we’ll increasingly demonstrate to enterprises that
not only is Kaspersky at the forefront of business information security
technology, but that we offer the best possible protection and solutions that
they won’t find elsewhere.”
Lab Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint
protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors
of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year
history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides
effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers.
Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom,
currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe,
providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint
Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report
"Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares
(IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to
earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.
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