Mimecast has hired Kurt Mills, previously with FireMon, Blue Coat Systems and McAfee, as its new vice president of channel sales, charged with leading and executing its North American channel sales strategy.
During the last 20 years, Mills has been building channels for hardware, software and cloud technology companies like McAfee, Websense, Aerohive Networks, Blue Coat and FireMon. He brings a “wealth of knowledge and experience developing and executing channel programs that tightly align to customer needs,” Mimecast said.
“Mimecast is a proven leader in the email and data security space, and I’m thrilled to join and grow the North American channel program,” Mills said. “When it comes to building success in the channel, you really need your partners to be an extension of your team. This is exactly how Mimecast operates, as they consider their partners strategic advisers helping clients build comprehensive cyberresilience strategies that drive revenue. As the industry continues to evolve to the cloud, Mimecast is well-positioned to continue to lead in helping organizations make email safe and build cyber resilience.”
“Kurt brings the right experience and has spent years building solid relationships within the channel, distribution and technology companies,” said Dino DiMarino, Mimecast’s senior vice president of North American sales and channels. “Mimecast will benefit from not only his network, but the best practices he’s developed over the last 20 years. We look forward to his leadership.”
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In addition, Mimecast appointed Jon Goodwin as the new director of public sector, responsible for developing and executing the public sector go-to-market strategy. Most recently, he was RSA‘s director of public sector, and before that was the principal contracts negotiator for the McAfee public-sector team.
“Local, state and federal governments are by far one of the most underresourced industries when it comes to critical issues like staffing and technology,” Goodwin said. “Being underresourced also comes at a price, as more of these organizations are being increasingly targeted by cyberattacks. It’s critical for those in the public sector to figure out how they can move quickly to address any incident and get back to business as usual. I’m excited about the opportunity at Mimecast to help build more awareness about the cyberrisks affecting this market and be able to help the organizations in the public sector build a cyberresilience strategy that helps ensure their staff can remain connected during and after an attack.”