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ExtraHop appoints global sales and partners chief

ExtraHop appoints global sales and partners chief

Network security vendor ExtraHop has appointed Chris Scanlan as its global president and chief commercial officer. In this role, Scanlan will be responsible for the global sales and revenue strategy, initiatives and operations.

From partnerships and the channel to resellers and direct customers, his work will “maintain and improve the customer journey across all facets of ExtraHop”, the firm said.

Scanlan will play a “pivotal role” in leading the company’s international expansion initiatives, while overseeing the global sales, sales engineering, channel sales and renewals functions. He will focus on “harmonising” sales operations across the regions, and will also tap into his background in the integration and partner ecosystem.

“ExtraHop is an industry leader in the space and its network intelligence provides the foundation for all security and IT decisions,” Scanlan said. “I am joining a company that provides essential technology for combatting today’s advanced threats. It is well positioned for growth and I am now part of its next evolution.”

Most recently, he was CEO of Defy Security, a cyber security VAR in the US. Prior to that role, he was president of the Americas for Check Point Software, and SVP of North America sales for Cylance. Scanlan sits on the advisory board of numerous cyber security startups.

“ExtraHop is on a rocket ship growth trajectory that is reinventing the network intelligence market,” said Patrick Dennis, CEO of ExtraHop. “We’re ready for Chris to join us to build and run an industry-leading sales organisation. His unique background of working both in the partner and the vendor ecosystem will help ExtraHop create deep and strategic relationships with customers and partners around the globe.”

In September, ExtraHop brought in Duncan Butchart as vice president of EMEA, “furthering its ambitious growth plans for the region”, it said.

Butchart previously held positions at Blue Coat/Symantec, Easynet and Skybox Security, and was initially appointed in May as area vice president of Northern EMEA, to develop channel and customer relations.

Following a May distribution deal with Exclusive Networks, ExtraHop’s entire product portfolio is now fully available in 14 European territories.