SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — PacketSled, Inc., the company that democratizes security investigations and response by providing its customers with automated network visibility, detection, incident response, and forensics in the cloud, announced today that Jared Ballou has joined the company as its Vice President of Sales. In this role, he will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s inside and channel sales initiatives in North America and globally.
PacketSled provides one-click access to the immutable truth about security incidents by observing all activity on the network, and automatically performing investigative tasks, increasing accuracy and dramatically reducing the workload associated with understanding complex cybersecurity attacks.
As an innovative and hands-on sales leader, Jared spent the last 10 years at Rapid7 Inc., consistently exceeding quotas and contributing to the company’s hyper growth, increased marketshare, channel expansion and overall customer success. During his time with the company, Jared partnered with numerous customers across the U.S., including some of the most prestigious organizations in the Fortune 500.
As one of the earliest employees at Rapid7, Jared spent the last 10 years transforming the traditional and expensive industry technical sales model into a scalable and highly efficient sales methodology. Routinely driving substantial and record breaking year-over-year growth numbers for the company, Jared has built top sales teams and produced some of the industry’s top software sales talent. He spent the last 3 years directing the Western U.S. and Canadian Commercial Markets, which grew over 200 percent.
“Jared is a highly respected senior sales executive who really understands how to partner with customers, reducing time-to-value and shining a light on what’s really happening in their environments,” said Matt Harrigan, PacketSled’s President & CEO. “We are thrilled to have Jared join us as we become the undisputed leader in security visibility, automation, and response.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to join PacketSled. Over the last decade, I have watched security professionals grow tired of drowning in a deluge of alerts, attempting to find the data that is meaningful when measuring risk, security, and compliance. PacketSled has built a strong team with an innovative product that customers desperately need. I am honored to be a part of the company’s management team that will carry out its aggressive growth strategy,” said Ballou.
PacketSled uses the rich source of data available on the network to provide continuous monitoring of advanced security threats. PacketSled technology implements learning to automate the detection and investigation processes in security operations while allowing compliance and governance organizations to deeply understand areas that need attention, in real-time and historically. The company is privately funded, with offices in San Diego, California, and Seattle, Washington. To learn more about PacketSled, visit http://packetsled.com
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