SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sparkcentral, the leading enterprise customer engagement platform for real-time customer service, announced that Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of the Unified Security Management company AlienVault, has been elected to join Sparkcentral’s Board of Directors.
As Sparkcentral continues to gain traction in the enterprise space, Meftah’s appointment is an important step towards ensuring the cutting-edge security for Sparkcentral customers.
Meftah is a veteran of the technology industry with a passion for building and leading great teams. Over his 20 years of experience in enterprise software, Meftah has assembled an incredible track record for delivering amazing products.
Meftah saw in AlienVault a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine a tight-knit team of world-class technology managers with an amazing group of entrepreneurs. He came on board as CEO in 2011 with a mission to take the incredible people, passion, and technology that he found at AlienVault and build it into an industry leading company.
“I have always admired Sparkcentral for its maniacal focus on customers and its incredible growth to date, and I’m honored to be joining their board,” said Meftah. “I have tremendous respect for the CEO Davy Kestens, Bob Spinner, Jim Simons and the other board members, and I look forward to working with them.”
“Barmak is a pioneer in the software industry, and we are excited to welcome him to Sparkcentral’s board of directors,” said Davy Kestens, Sparkcentral Chariman and CEO. “We believe his strong experience, especially in product innovation and building a global business will further strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background. I’m confident that Barmak is going to make an important and positive impact on our company.”
Most recently, Meftah served as vice president of the Enterprise Security Products division at HP. At HP he led the Fortify and SPI Dynamics business units after the successful acquisition of Fortify by HP in September 2010. Meftah was the 10th employee at Fortify and as Chief Products Officer, lead the build-out and expansion of the company, dubbed “The Next Big Thing” at Enterprise 2005.
Prior to Fortify, Meftah was Vice President of Engineering and Product Management at Sychron and had served in several senior management roles at Oracle Corporation. While at Oracle, within the Server Technologies division, he led the development and product management efforts for the Oracle 9i Database on Windows and .NET platforms.
Meftah graduated from the University of San Francisco with bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science. He also serves on several technical advisory boards and is a limited partner and advisor to several venture capital funds.
In an era of empowered, hyperconnected customers, Sparkcentral is the only CRM platform for enterprises that unifies social, mobile, cloud and contextual data to proactively deliver personalized and engaging customer experiences. Customer service teams use our software to efficiently handle large amounts of customer inquiries in a fast and structured manner. Sparkcentral’s client roster includes Delta Air Lines, Netflix, Dropbox, Uber, Sears and T-Mobile. For more information, visit www.sparkcentral.com.