Seasoned Security Executive Joins Secureworks as New Chief Revenue Officer
ATLANTA, Ga., February 7, 2018 -- Secureworks® (NASDAQ: SCWX), a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world, announced today that Geoff Haydon, longtime RSA and EMC executive, joined Secureworks' executive leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer to lead the company's global go-to-market strategy.
Haydon has many years of experience in driving business growth in the competitive market for information security solutions. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Canadian-based IT security solutions provider Absolute Software Corporation. In this capacity, Haydon spearheaded the transformation and expansion of Absolute Software into one of the world's leading providers of enterprise endpoint and information security.
Prior to joining Absolute Software, Haydon spent 18 years with RSA and EMC; having most recently worked as EMC's Chief Operating Officer for the Asia-Pacific region. While Haydon served as RSA's Vice President for the Americas and for the APJ region, the company saw significant increases in its revenues and global market share. Haydon's other roles included serving as Executive Director of EMC's Global Commercial "go-to-market strategy" and working for EMC in numerous other enterprise sales leadership roles.
"I am excited Geoff is joining the team as our Chief Revenue Officer," said Michael R. Cote, Secureworks CEO and President. "His many years of successfully leading large sales organizations and in working in the global security industry, as well as the wealth of knowledge he has gained from his operating and general manager roles is a tremendous addition to our team. It is rare to find an executive who combines a boardroom perspective with in-depth security knowledge and successful go-to-market experience. This exceptional combination will substantially strengthen our sales, marketing and go-to-market capabilities and enhance our security offerings to ensure we continue delivering differentiated value to our global clients for years to come."
"Enterprises are struggling under immense security and regulatory pressures as they compete in today's increasingly vulnerable, digitally-connected business environment," said Geoff Haydon. "As one of the largest and most trusted cybersecurity solutions providers, Secureworks is uniquely positioned to help these organizations succeed. I am thrilled to join the world-class team at Secureworks to help accelerate growth, and substantially expand our global customer footprint."
Secureworks® (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world. We combine visibility from thousands of clients, artificial intelligence and automation from our industry-leading Secureworks Counter Threat Platform™, and actionable insights from our team of elite researchers and analysts to create a powerful network effect that provides increasingly strong protection for our clients. By aggregating and analyzing data from any source, anywhere, we prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, respond rapidly, and predict emerging threats. We offer our clients a cyber-defense that is Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer. ™ www.secureworks.com.
Elizabeth W. Clarke, Director of Media Relations
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Statements in this press release concerning Secureworks' plans and objectives relating to, among other things, its sales strategy, go-to-market capabilities and solutions are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and are based on Secureworks' current expectations. Because forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, competitive uncertainties and general economic and business conditions in Secureworks' markets as well as the other risks and uncertainties that are described in Secureworks' periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov. Secureworks undertakes no obligation to update any statements in this press release for changes that happen after the date of this release.