February 10, 2015
Tenable Network Security®, Inc., the leader in continuous network monitoring, today announced Mike Kirby has joined its executive team as the company’s first senior vice president of worldwide sales. A Silicon Valley executive with more than 25 years of experience in building high growth technology companies, Kirby will lead Tenable’s global sales strategy and oversee its execution.
“We conducted a nationwide search for a leader who could expand global sales and help cement Tenable’s position as the worldwide leader in continuous network monitoring,” said Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security. “What we found in Mike Kirby is a consistently stellar sales executive with experience building strong international sales teams for high-growth companies, and a focus on driving customer and partner success.”
Kirby is now the company’s most senior sales executive, a position created to help the fast-growing cybersecurity software company scale to meet market demands in the expanding threat environment. With his impressive track record in technology sales and experience in public and private organizations, Kirby is well-suited to lead Tenable’s effort to help customers identify network vulnerabilities in real-time and gain assurance that all of their security investments are working.
Prior to joining Tenable, Kirby served as senior vice president of global sales for Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN), a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise with operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Kirby designed and executed Aruba’s global sales strategy and played a key role in the company’s growth from $1 million to over $700 million in annual revenue during his 10 years at the company. Kirby previously held various sales positions at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) for more than a decade, rising to senior vice president of worldwide software sales.
“Tenable had a breakout year in 2014, and you can feel the energy and momentum throughout the company as we address a clear and very large business opportunity,” said Kirby. “With technologies that define the market, Tenable is well positioned to have an even bigger 2015. It’s an exciting time to be joining the team and I look forward to helping Tenable scale and achieve even greater success.”
Over the last year Tenable’s sustained growth has earned it a spot on both the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America list and the 2014 Deloitte Fast 500. The company was named a best place to work by The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Magazine.