Rapid7 Appoints Former VMWare Lead


Rapid7 today announced the appointment of Rob Dooley as Vice President, Asia Pacific, and Japan (APJ).

“APJ presents a significant growth opportunity for Rapid7, where we continue to invest in our people, the channel, and new product development to deliver sustainable customer outcomes,” said Andre Cuenin, Chief Revenue Officer, Rapid7.

“With more than 25 years’ experience in technology and security and having held sales and business leadership roles with tier one consultancies, vendors, and systems integrators, Rob has a proven track record in scaling high-performing teams and will be instrumental in enhancing Rapid7’s position and presence in the APJ region,” Cuenin adds.

Commenting on his appointment, Rob Dooley, said, “As evidenced by the highly publicised cyber security incidents to recently strike several Australian organisations, it’s clear that threat actors are more active than ever and applying even greater pressure on cyber defences.

“It’s a challenging time for everyone associated with the cyber security sector, and I am looking forward to helping our customers navigate the complexities and strategically implement best-in-class solutions to stay ahead of attackers,” says Dooley.

Rob joins Rapid7 from VMWare, where he led the Security Business Unit across APJ, and was a member of VMWare’s APJ Executive Leadership team. Prior to VMWare, Rob was the Australian Country Manager for Carbon Black, having joined from Accenture where he held a leadership role with the Consultancy team.

Rob is currently completing his master’s in cyber security at Curtin University. He has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, and he holds certificates in Executive Coaching and Cyber Risk Management. Rob is a member of the Australian Security Information Association, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an active cyber industry participant, regularly championing change with government and regulatory bodies.