Former McAfee and IBM Executive, Rick Brown, to Drive Whale’s Market Share Expansion in the Americas.
Fort Lee, NJ, February 13, 2006 – Whale, the leading provider of Intelligent Application Gateway solutions, today announced that Rick Brown has joined the company as senior vice president of sales, Americas. In this role, Brown will be responsible for driving the company’s sales revenues across the region.
Brown brings with him an extensive executive, sales and operations management background with expertise across security and networking sectors. Most recently, Brown served as SVP of the Worldwide Systems Integration Group and North American Telecom Group at security company McAfee®, Inc. where he built a worldwide team that increased revenue by more than 30 percent within a year. While at McAfee he also held several other high ranking positions including SVP Professional Services and SVP North American Sales for the Sniffer and PGP Divisions.
Prior to McAfee, he worked in several healthcare technology companies, as division president at Health Management Systems, business unit leader at Oxford Specialty Management, and chief operating officer at Coastal Physician Services. Brown also spent more than 14 years at IBM in leadership positions in sales and process reengineering consulting.
“We are entering an exciting period of expansion at Whale and Rick’s proven security and networking industry track record of driving sustained growth makes him the ideal choice to lead this phase,” said Roger Pilc, CEO of Whale. “Rick’s appointment ensures that Whale will not only continue to be a leader in the remote access space but will increase its market share.”
Selected by leading organizations around the world, Whale’s technology integrates SSL VPN, endpoint security and application security components on a single appliance. Whale’s gateway solutions do this by providing granular intelligence into application and network resource behavior and the flexibility to deliver policy-based access dependent on user, application and/or resource and access location.
Whale clients include Virgin Atlantic Airways, Financial Times, Mutual of Omaha, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sentry Insurance, Hasbro, Midwest Wireless and the Via Christi Medical Center.
“Enterprise demands for anywhere access to corporate IT resources are increasing and bringing new opportunities for Whale’s market leading technology, which makes this a very exciting time to be joining the company,” said Brown. “I look forward to building on Whale’s customer successes and expanding its market share.”
Brown has a BA in Applied Math-Economics from Brown University and a MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Whale is the leading provider of business driven secure access products, including SSL VPN, application security and endpoint security offerings. A pioneer in secure application layer access, Whale’s products are deployed globally by the world’s leading organizations to extend their businesses. Today over two million employees, business partners and customer users securely and easily access their critical business applications and resources through Whale’s Intelligent Application Gateway products. The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has international offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Israel and representation in France.
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