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Bitglass Appoints SVP Worldwide Field Operations

By Bitglass | Nov 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM
Former Proofpoint and Aerohive Exec Dean Hickman-Smith to Expand Bitglass Sales into New Domestic, International Markets

CAMPBELL, CA – Nov. 1, 2016 - Bitglass, the total data protection company, today announced the addition of global enterprise sales leader, Dean Hickman-Smith, to the company’s executive management team as senior vice president, worldwide field operations. In his new role, Hickman-Smith  will expand Bitglass’ sales organization into new markets, both domestically and abroad, capitalizing on the tremendous momentum Bitglass has generated over six consecutive quarters of triple-digit growth.

“We are delighted to welcome Dean to our team,” said Nat Kausik, CEO of Bitglass. “Our unique agentless technology that protects corporate data in the cloud, at access and on devices while preserving employee privacy is experiencing  global demand as companies continue to aggressively adopt cloud and mobile.”

As the head of Bitglass’ field operations, Hickman-Smith will expand adoption of Bitglass’ cloud access security broker offering into major enterprises globally. With a strong track record of bringing startups from early stages to IPO, Hickman-Smith been instrumental in scaling and taking public previous companies, including Aerohive and Proofpoint. Before joining Bitglass, Hickman-Smith served as senior vice president of worldwide field operations at both vArmour and Aerohive Networks, prior to that he held the role of senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at Proofpoint.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Bitglass team to help accelerate the company’s growth from product to market leader,” said Hickman-Smith. “It’s exciting to see the high regard that Fortune 500 enterprise IT leaders, industry analysts, channel partners and tier 1 investors already have for Bitglass, and its approach to providing real-time data protection across both cloud and mobile. I look forward to leveraging that existing momentum to bring Bitglass to the next level.”

About Bitglass

Bitglass’ Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution provides enterprises with end-to-end data protection from the cloud to the device. It deploys in minutes and works with any cloud app on any device. Bitglass protects data on mobile devices without the hassles of MDM and enables enterprises to enforce corporate data security policies across apps like Office 365, Salesforce, and Exchange. Bitglass, based in Silicon Valley, was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.