Virsec has appointed technology industry veteran Brian Marlier as its Chief Revenue Officer to drive its next stage of growth. Marlier is responsible for all aspects of revenue performance and will oversee all go-to-market and revenue-generating activities.
Marlier, former Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of Focal Point Data Risk, has more than 35 years of experience building market-leading companies and sales teams. He sold Focal Point to CDW for an undisclosed amount in 2021. He was previously at Cisco for 21 years, most notably as Senior Vice President of Global Architectures and Global Enterprise Sales.
“Combining its innovative, deterministic approach to protecting software with one of the industry’s best leadership teams, Virsec is on a fast path to disrupting the cybersecurity market. I am excited to work closely with our stellar sales team to accelerate our growth by expanding into new vertical and regional markets, and also work closely with our customers to gather their ongoing feedback and deliver excellent support to successfully protect their organizations,” Marlier said.
Virsec experienced a tremendous year in 2021, which included a 700% growth in customer adoption and an increase in staff to nearly 200 employees around the globe. The company also expanded and onboarded a robust network of partners to 20+ across North America, the Middle East, and Asia.
With more than 60 patents, Virsec is the only cybersecurity company to converge critical workload protection capabilities into a single solution — including application control, system integrity assurance, and advanced memory and exploit prevention to protect the entire attackable surface of the application. This includes host, memory, web layers, and all runtime elements, whether on-premises, in the cloud, a container environment, or on a virtual machine.