CipherCloud Names Software and Technology Veteran as Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Michael Kochanik Joins Cloud Data Protection Leader to Drive Global Sales Strategy and Revenue Generation.
Cupertino, CA – April 19th, 2011
CipherCloud, an award-winning provider of cloud data encryption solutions for private and public cloud platforms and services, today announced that Michael Kochanik has joined its executive management team as Vice President of Worldwide Sales..
Mr. Kochanik will be responsible for shaping the company’s worldwide sales strategy and in driving overall revenue generation. He will begin by building both a comprehensive sales organization and indirect sales channels to drive revenue generation for CipherCloud.
“We are excited to have Mike on board at this stage of the company’s development,” said Pravin Kothari, Founder and CEO, CipherCloud. “As data privacy, data sovereignty and security concerns continue to be major barriers to enterprise cloud adoption, the demand for cloud data protection is expanding worldwide. Mike brings a wealth of sales experience necessary to drive revenue and meet customer and reseller needs worldwide.”
“I’m thrilled to join such an exceptional company and eager to focus on delivering innovative solutions for our customers’ strategic cloud security concerns,” said Kochanik, “CipherCloud’s solutions address customers’ urgent pain-points and provide the perfect springboard for building a large customer base during this period of explosive cloud growth.”
With a twenty-year executive career in sales, Mr. Kochanik has a proven track record of building companies, defining markets and sales execution. Prior to joining CipherCloud, Mr. Kochanik was a founding business team member at CollabNet and has over a decade of experience in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry. While at CollabNet, Mike founded the company’s Cloud Computing and Virtualization practice and brought to market the industry’s first Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution offering for Software Build and Test. In addition to CollabNet, Mr. Kochanik was a key contributor in leading two early stage firms to successful liquidity events, IKOS Systems and Geodesic Systems. Mr. Kochanik started his career in technology with Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he worked on the Trident Missile programs and FAA programs. Mr. Kochanik holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Seton Hall University.
CipherCloud (www.ciphercloud.com) provides award-winning cloud data encryption solutions with revolutionary technology to protect sensitive data seamlessly in real-time before it’s sent to the cloud, using format-and-function-preserving encryption, tokenization and data-masking. CipherCloud’s security gateway protects enterprise data in any private or public cloud environment without impacting functionality, usability or performance. CipherCloud eliminates data privacy, data sovereignty, security and regulatory compliance concerns, and accelerates cloud adoption.
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