HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liongard, the global leader in Configuration Change Detection and Response (CCDR), today announced Jason Macias has been named Chief Sales Officer and head of the revenue team. Macias will report to Liongard CEO Michelle Accardi and will join the team attending IT Nation Connect, November 8-10, 2023, in Orlando, FL.
Macias brings significant executive sales leadership experience to Liongard, notably from his previous roles at OpenText Cybersecurity and Forcepoint. His proven success in growing the business, cultivating strategic partnerships and alliances and driving scalable results makes him a key addition to the executive leadership team as we experience a period of rapid increase of new partners and continued expansion within our base.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jason to Liongard. Our vision is to bring continuous Security Posture Management to MSPs, and we are confident Jason's leadership will make this vision a reality," said Michelle Accardi, CEO of Liongard. "With his legacy of transforming sales performance and fostering high-performance cultures, we believe that Jason will be instrumental in creating exciting new opportunities for Liongard."
In his most recent position as VP of North America Sales at OpenText Cybersecurity, Macias led a 65-member sales team to achieve exceptional results. He was responsible for the overall strategy and vision of the business unit’s US offerings across various routes to market, including MSP, VAR, distribution and strategic alliances. His achievements included a significant surge in trial conversion rates and customer retention, 20%+ YoY annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth, and remarkable ARR growth in the MSP business from $55M to $101M between 2019 and 2022. Before OpenText Cybersecurity, Jason served as Director of North America Sales for Forcepoint.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to join a high-caliber team that's steadfast on redefining the cybersecurity industry," said Macias. "Liongard stands at the helm of something truly transformative, and I am excited to bring my expertise in accelerating growth and fostering high-performance cultures into action. Together, I believe we can take Liongard to new heights and continue to deliver valuable, innovative security solutions that truly support our partners' successes."
In his role at Liongard, Macias will be responsible for accelerating growth while maintaining an equal focus on profitability. He will look to create new relationships, ensure seamless engagement with our distribution channel partners, and foster strategic alliances. Macias will oversee a dedicated global team of Regional Account Directors, Regional Account Managers, Partner Success, Support, Education and Implementation teams, who all focus on the growth and success of Liongard’s partners.
Jason holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.
Liongard delivers a Configuration Change Detection and Response (CCDR) platform that empowers Managed Service Providers (MSP), Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and IT organizations to deliver continuous Security Posture Management through configuration change detection and response delivering enhanced security, maintaining compliance and preventing operational disruptions. By automating configuration data capture across cloud, network, applications, and endpoints, Liongard simplifies IT governance and helps MSPs mitigate risk by enabling them to detect and respond to configuration changes. Liongard is comprised of a passionate group of people from the MSP industry, committed to providing MSPs and MSSPs with the capabilities they need to make informed decisions and operate profitably. Nearly 2,000 of the best-run MSPs rely on Liongard to protect the systems their customers rely on every day. For more information, please visit liongard.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, X and YouTube.