Qualys makes two senior appointments
Simon Azzopardi named VP & GM, EMEA and Dan Barahona as executive VP, Worldwide Field Operations
Qualys Inc, a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced the appointment of new executives Simon Azzopardi and Dan Barahona.
The company named Azzopardi as vice president and general manager, EMEA and Barahona the new executive vice president, Worldwide Field Operations.
The vendor said each will draw on deep industry and sales experience to provide strategic leadership to accelerate Qualys market penetration.
"Both Dan and Simon are outstanding sales and business development executives with impressive track records in the security industry," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys Inc. "They arrive at a time when our company is poised for accelerated growth, and I am thrilled to have them on board."
"Qualys has an impressive set of marquee accounts in the EMEA region," said Azzopardi. "The company has also established significant partnerships that uniquely deliver sovereign security services to their local markets. I'm thrilled to join Qualys at a time when there is significant opportunity to further develop the market."
"The global rise of costly data breaches has moved security and compliance to the centre stage," added Barahona. "Qualys has delivered an impressive array of new services that expand our reach well beyond the vulnerability management market. The recently introduced Qualys Cloud Agent is a game-changer in that it plays on the confluence of IT and security through the power of our cloud-based platform. I look forward to helping deliver critical cloud services to organisations around the world through strategic partnerships and the expansion of our sales force."
According to the company, Azzopardi will lead Qualys Inc's regional sales organisation in EMEA. He draws on an outstanding track record of delivering effective business development strategies and increased market share across EMEA and Asia Pacific. Simon previously served as Vice President EMEA, LATAM and APAC at Secunia, a developer of vulnerability intelligence, vulnerability assessment and automated patch management software.
Barahona brings a strong technical background and deep business sense to Qualys, where he will drive new market opportunities and global alliances. Prior to Qualys, Barahona led business development for WatchDox, which was acquired by Blackberry, and also led business development and product management for ArcSight.