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Globalscape Hires Ex-Kaspersky Execs to Lead Sales, Operations Teams

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Secure enterprise data exchange provider Globalscape has appointed two senior leaders, both previously with Kaspersky Lab North America, to head its sales and operations teams.

The company named Michael Canavan vice president of sales and David Mello vice president of operations.

In addition, Peter Merkulov has been promoted to chief technology officer. He previously was vice president of product strategy and technology alliances.

Globalscape's Michael Canavan

Globalscape’s Michael Canavan

Canavan will be responsible for leading and overseeing all direct and channel sales teams for the organization. He comes to Globalscape with more than 15 years of sales and engineering experience. Prior to Globalscape, he served as a senior vice president of B2B sales at Kaspersky Lab North America. He also held various roles in sales, engineering and product management at Trend Micro and CDW, among others.

Mello will be responsible for leading the customer support, professional services, pre-sales engineering and MIS teams. Prior to joining Globalscape, he served as senior vice president of support and services at Kaspersky Lab North America, where he served on the North American executive team. He also has served as a senior operations and client services leader at organizations such as BiddingforGood, Kewill Systems and DNS Worldwide.

“Mike and Dave are incredibly talented professionals with an exceptional mix of sales, operations and engineering experience under their belts,” said Matt Goulet, Globalscale’s president and CEO. “Considering that both are also veterans in the security industry, their unique perspective will be fundamental to infusing Globalscape with new leadership, guidance and efficiencies as we strive to securely move and enhance the value of data for our customers.”

With this new role as CTO, Merkulov will be charged with overseeing the entire portfolio of Globalscape products including the Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) platform, its managed file transfer (MFT) technology, and Kenetix, its integration platform-as-a-service offering. He also will be driving the opportunities to enhance and innovate Globalscape’s current offerings, as well as identifying new and adjacent markets for alliances, development or acquisitions.

Globalscape has expanded its partner program to accommodate its integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) technology.


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