St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 15, 2008
OutProtect, the first company to provide end-to-end security for on-demand application data, today announced that Chris Sousa has joined its management team as Vice President of Sales. Mr. Sousa brings over 20 years of experience helping customers grow their businesses by deploying best-of-breed software solutions. As Vice President of Sales, Mr. Sousa will provide strategic and operational direction to the company's sales operations and support teams, expand business partnerships, define sales channels, and set corporate objectives.
"Chris will be an strong asset to our team as we continue our rapid growth," said Ted Briscoe, CEO of OutProtect. "Chris has experience managing inside and outside sales teams with a proven track record of performance. His background building a market-leading security software company in the business-to-business space makes him a great fit for our company."
Prior to OutProtect, Chris was a sales executive for Identity Engines, where he was responsible for both direct and indirect sales. Prior to Identity Engines, Chris was McAfee's Director of North American Sales and Business Development for the Mobile Security Solutions business where he built the direct sales team and successfully implemented their go-to-market strategy.
"OutProtect is leading the way in securing on-demand applications and I'm excited to join the company at such an exciting time of growth," said Sousa. "The company's commitment to technological excellence and cutting-edge products made it an attractive opportunity for me. It is an exciting endeavor to build a successful sales team while helping customers solve such a significant and growing security problem."
OutProtect is the first company to provide end-to-end security for on-demand application data. With OutProtect, organizations can protect their intellectual assets, maintain a competitive advantage, and demonstrate compliance. OutProtect solves the unique challenges of securing on-demand application data by delivering access control, monitoring and management of data usage by authorized users, and protection against outside threats. The platform is flexible and extensible to most applications delivered via the web. OutProtect was recently selected as a "Cool Vendor in Security Services, 2008" by Gartner. The company is privately funded with headquarters in St. Louis, MO. For more information, please visit the OutProtect website.