Elastica Appoints Former Palo Alto Networks, Qualys and Bromium Executives to Lead Sales and Channels


Elastica LogoElastica, the leader in Data Science Powered™ Cloud Application Security, has announced rapid expansion of its go-to-market leadership team. These additions come at the heels of significant market momentum and successes for the Elastica CloudSOC™ platform. The following security industry veterans from Palo Alto Networks, Qualys, FireEye, Shape Security and Bromium recently joined Elastica:

Mark Rotolo, vice president of sales:
With over 25 years experience in technology sales, Mark has a strong track record of successfully establishing emerging startups in the security space. As vice president of sales – West at Palo Alto Networks, he helped grow revenues from zero to over $350 million per year. Most recently, Mark was vice president of worldwide sales at Shape Security. At Elastica, he will define and execute the overall enterprise sales strategy.

“Palo Alto Networks rose to the top due to its ability to solve major security problems for the world’s leading global enterprises,” said Rotolo. “Likewise, Elastica is providing innovative technology for the next wave of security solutions needed in the cloud-first and mobile-first era. Its CloudSOC platform is poised for explosive growth as organizations are rapidly adopting cloud apps and need comprehensive security and compliance.”

John Cunningham, managing director of APAC:
Cunningham brings over 23 years of security experience to Elastica. Previously, he served as managing director of Qualys where he built and led the APAC sales team and grew the region’s customers and revenue by more than 300 percent. At Elastica, John will leverage his deep understanding of the APAC market to drive new market opportunities and establish the company’s presence within the region.

“The threat landscape changes rapidly and the only way to stay ahead is with innovative, cloud-based solutions that are engineered to adapt quickly,” said Cunningham. “I’m pleased to be joining a team with a deep vision for cloud security and was impressed with Elastica’s machine-learning based CloudSOC technology, as well as its resonance with APAC customers.”

Jarrett Miller, vice president of channels:
An expert in global channel sales, Jarrett has a proven track record of expanding sales presence for major players in the IT industry, both domestically and internationally, including Cisco, Verizon, eSoft, AT&T, NTT Group Security Company Solutionary and, most recently, Bromium. At Elastica, Jarrett will lead the channel sales team to develop channel programs that bring Elastica solutions to a wider range of enterprises in multiple industries.

“Channel partners are constantly on the lookout for significant growth opportunities,” said Miller. “I joined Elastica because their visionary CloudSOC platform allows channel partners to grow their business in the fast growing market of cloud app security.”

Sriram Puthucode, vice president of customer excellence:
With 10 years of broad experience in sales, product management, alliances and engineering, Sriram most recently managed partnerships and major systems integrators for Qualys. At Elastica, Sriram will drive customer success and adoption.

“Cloud and SaaS services are disrupting the way people collaborate and do business,” said Puthucode. “I’m excited to be joining a company that is at the forefront of delivering security solutions that truly enable enterprises to confidently adopt these services.”

In addition, the following people also recently joined Elastica’s sales and systems engineering team:

  • Kelly Brazil, director of systems engineering – Kelly has 15 years of enterprise security experience and has held senior positions at Palo Alto Networks, Shape Security and Juniper Networks.
  • Harold Hilderbrand, enterprise sales executive – Harold has 15 years of sales experience in the security space and has previously held positions at Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks and NetScreen.
  • Ben DiCicco, director of sales western region – Ben has 15 years of sales experience in the networking and security markets, holding titles at Palo Alto Networks, Arista, AT&T and IBM.
  • Mary Farrelly, regional sales manager – Mary has 15 years of sales experience at leading companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks and Redline Networks.
  • Chris Hill, director of sales southeastern region – Chris has 15 years of IT and security sales experience at companies such as NetIQ, Tripwire, Varonis and Qualys.

“We are very pleased to swiftly expand an already stellar team of security leaders and visionaries,” said Rehan Jalil, president and CEO of Elastica. “The new team members have helped drive success for some of the world’s most high-profile security organizations. They are joining at an opportune time of major market momentum for Elastica.”

Elastica has gained significant traction in the enterprise market. To date, organizations of all sizes have adopted the Elastica CloudSOC solution. Customers are using a mix of Elastica applications (Audit, Detect, Protect and Investigate), as well as Securlets designed for specific SaaS apps such as Google Drive, Office 365, Box and Salesforce. The company has seen rapid adoption of its service across all segments, in particular large and mid-size enterprise companies.