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Bitglass appoints its first APAC VP of sales

Bitglass, a CASB company, is accelerating its global expansion with the appointment of David Shephard as the company’s VP of sales for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). 

David’s charter is to build on Bitglass’ existing presence in APJ, capitalising on growing demand for cloud and mobile security.

Based in Sydney, Shephard brings extensive experience in cyber security having spent the past 15 years driving revenue growth and customer engagement for organisations including Tanium, Telstra and RSA, The Security Division of EMC.

Shephard will be responsible for building on the early success Bitglass has achieved in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, with a focus on establishing key markets, new channel partner recruitment and enablement and enterprise account development.

Bitglass SVP Dean Hickman-Smith says, “Given the tremendous demand for cloud and mobile security in the region, we are excited to be growing our team and presence under David’s leadership.

“David understands what it takes to build a presence in new markets and has a proven record of implementing successful go-to-market strategies.”

According to Gartner by 2020, 60% of large enterprises will use a CASB to govern cloud services, up from less than 10% today.

Shephard says, “I’m delighted to have joined Bitglass at this exciting time where adoption of Cloud and Mobile is accelerating.

“Data that moves beyond the firewall and is accessible from unmanaged endpoints presents a range of risks.”

“Enterprises are actively looking for more effective security technologies like cloud access security brokers that help solve real problems.”

Bitglass is based in Silicon Valley with offices worldwide. 

Over 300 enterprises worldwide have deployed Bitglass to protect data beyond the firewall and Bitglass was recently named the only Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers.

Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013.