WOBURN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaspersky Lab North America announced the appointment of Mike Parise to the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales. In this role, Mike is responsible for developing and leading all sectors of North America business-to-business sales activities, as well as ensuring the advancement of the company’s focused efforts on revenue growth through new customer acquisition and retention. Mike brings more than 30 years of senior sales leadership experience in the software industry. He will report to Chris Doggett, Managing Director.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Mike most recently served as Vice President, North American Field Sales at Core Security, where he was responsible for establishing and executing an enterprise sales initiative for vulnerability management and attack intelligence tools. Prior to Core Security, Mike held various senior sales leadership roles at companies of various sizes, including Courion Corp., Parametric Technology Corp., EMC and Data General. Throughout his career, Mike has demonstrated a proven track record in helping companies drive incremental revenue.
Mike joins Kaspersky Lab on the heels of the company’s strategic initiative for expansion in the enterprise IT security market. The company recently announced several new security technologies, planned solutions and business strategies that will guide its growth throughout the remainder of the year. Mike’s background and proven success at driving significant revenue put him in a strong position to grow Kaspersky Lab’s B2B market share and further lead the business into the enterprise space.
Chris Doggett, Managing Director
Kaspersky Lab North America
“The upcoming year is sure to be big for Kaspersky’s push into the enterprise space and Mike brings with him a drive that will help lead the charge. We’ve already shown strong initial results and now we’re in an even stronger position to continue that growth and momentum. Additionally, Mike’s experience driving growth for companies of all sizes means he’s an expert in all sectors: from our smallest targets up to the enterprise, Mike is sure to continue to move the needle forward for the entire B2B side of the business.”
Mike Parise, SVP, Corporate Sales
Kaspersky Lab North America
“This is a pivotal time for Kaspersky Lab as the company continues to expand into the enterprise space, and the opportunity for growth that the company has in what may be the hottest segment of the IT market is tremendous. I’m looking forward to joining the already strong team and building on the impressive growth that Kaspersky has demonstrated, and having a hand in moving the company on to greater and greater heights.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2013. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares (IDC #250210, August 2014). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2013.