Kevin O’Connor joins Nevis Networks as VP North America Sales; Company appoints Dominic Wilde to VP Marketing role.
Mountain View, CA. – November 28, 2006 – Nevis Networks, a market leader in a new class of comprehensive enterprise LAN security solutions, announced today that Kevin O’Connor has joined the company as vice president of sales for North America, and that Dominic Wilde has been promoted to vice president of marketing.
In his new role, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Shane Buckley, O’Connor will be responsible for developing and directing sales strategies and managing operations for channel, direct and inside sales. He joins the company as market demand continues to soar for LAN security methodologies that ensure safe and controlled access for managed and unmanaged users. Nevis uniquely addresses this demand with the industry’s only solution to provide the full complement of highly integrated pre- and post-connect functions. Nevis’s portfolio of LANenforcer systems provide comprehensive LAN security by combining Network Access Control (NAC), identity-based access control, anomaly (traffic, protocol, behavioral) detection, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and microsecond threat quarantine to protect users before and after they access the network.
Wilde, who also reports to Buckley, has been with the company since 2003 and will be responsible for all aspects of outbound marketing and product management for Nevis products and solutions worldwide. “Kevin’s appointment to this highly strategic role comes at a pivotal time in Nevis’ lifecycle,” Buckley said. “We have a unique approach to controlling a comprehensive range of potential LAN security breaches, not only verifying endpoints before their admission to the LAN, but also after users have gained access to the network. With the addition of his stellar track record in implementing successful sales methodologies, we are well positioned for rapid expansion that will disrupt a LAN security market sure to experience a shake out and consolidation in 2007 and beyond. Likewise, we are fortunate to have Dominic’s market expertise, which provides us with one of the best go-to-market teams in the industry.”
Prior to joining Nevis Networks, O’Connor was executive vice president with Reflex Security where he was responsible for worldwide sales and operations. Previously, he was area sales vice president for Internet Security Systems, maintaining responsibility for overall sales and operations for the company’s enterprise sales efforts in Canada and the eastern United States. O’Connor also has held executive and managerial sales positions with Lucent/Avaya Communications, 3Com Corporation and Sprint. He earned a BS in administrative science at Central Connecticut State University. “I am confident that my successful experience selling best-in-class security solutions to enterprise customers worldwide will help Nevis Networks accelerate sales of its market leading LAN security products and services,” said O’Connor. “Nevis is doing a good job educating the market that NAC is just one component of a comprehensive LAN security solution, and I’m looking forward to amplifying that message to a broader base of potential customers seeking to ensure network availability, data privacy and data integrity.”
Wilde has more than 15 years of marketing, product management and engineering experience in the enterprise networking and security industry. He has successfully led product management for Nevis delivering the company’s ASIC based secure switch and LAN Security appliance to market. Prior to joining Nevis, he was director of product marketing at Vernier Networks, where he led a product strategy that positioned them as the leader in the WLAN Security Gateway category. His other achievements include the introduction of Marconi’s first line of enterprise Ethernet switches, achieving $16M in sales in the first year. Previously, he held both business and technical management roles at Madge Networks, IBM and a number of other technology startup companies. Wilde started his career in his native Great Britain and is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth, UK with a degree in Computer Science.