AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint™ today announced two leadership appointments that further extend the company's commitment to delivering the most robust, hardened cyber capabilities to government customers worldwide. Top security talent is increasingly attracted to Forcepoint's human-focused approach. The company looks beyond technology to understanding the behaviors and intent of people as they interact with critical data, intellectual property and IT systems. These veteran appointments position the company to best serve government customers building cyber programs in the context of this new paradigm.
Tim Solms joins the company as senior vice president and general manager for Forcepoint's Global Governments business. Solms reports to Chief Executive Officer Matthew Moynahan and is based in the company's Herndon, Virginia office. Solms joins Forcepoint from Juniper Networks where he was vice president, Federal and managing director, worldwide government. In addition, Sean Berg was named vice president, sales, Global Governments. Berg reports to Solms and is also based in Herndon. Berg comes to Forcepoint from Polycom where he was vice president, public sector.
At Forcepoint, Solms will carry P&L responsibility and will be in charge of leading the growth strategy for the company's Global Governments business. He'll also be chartered with further extending Forcepoint's leadership in the cross domain and insider threat markets for domestic customers. Under his charge, Forcepoint will deliver new capabilities that support international government customers.
Berg will lead all domestic and international sales efforts for Forcepoint's Global Governments business. He will also drive new customer and partner relationships around cross domain and insider threat, partnering with the Cloud Security, Network Security, and Data and Insider Threat Security businesses to present a robust system of intelligent security solutions.
"Forcepoint has a rich heritage of supporting our customers' critical missions in the most demanding and high assurance environments," said Moynahan. "As the landscape reshapes itself with a more human-centric view of cyber, our Global Governments business is ideally positioned to help intelligence, defense and civilian agencies worldwide address this reality. Tim and Sean are the leaders we need to ensure we're developing and delivering the most effective solutions that support the complex missions and objectives undertaken by the people who protect national security."
"As I've built a career in both the military and business, two priorities have not changed: focusing on the mission and delivering the very best capabilities possible," said Solms. "Forcepoint's history of supporting customer missions and deep understanding of the threats our customers face positions the company like no other. I'm excited for the opportunity to build on our vision for Global Governments moving forward."
"Forcepoint's focus on the behaviors and intent of people as they interact with critical data is clearly aligned with the direction the cybersecurity market is taking," said Berg. "With this in mind, the company's broad set of capabilities position Forcepoint to best serve customers in the future. I'm looking forward to leading the Forcepoint team in delivering the solutions our global government customers require."
Solms comes to Forcepoint with more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience in both the military and private sector. Most recently, Solms was vice president, Federal and managing director, worldwide government at Juniper Networks where he held senior leadership responsibility for the company's worldwide government business. Before joining Juniper, Solms was the general manager, U.S. Department of Defense at Microsoft Corp. and senior director, DoD, NATO and Federal international at VMware. Solms also held a series of government market-focused leadership roles at Dell. Before joining Dell, Solms spent more than 18 years with the U.S. Army. He also served in various leadership roles at AFCEA's DC Chapter, including a stint as president. Solms earned a bachelor's degree in administration from The Citadel.
Berg brings more than 25 years of experience in both the military and private sector. Prior to Forcepoint, Berg was vice president, public sector for Polycom where he led sales and strategy for all U.S. federal agencies, as well as state and local, education and healthcare. Before that, Berg spent 15 years at Dell, most recently as the executive director of the company's Defense and Intelligence business. Earlier, Berg spent six years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Berg holds a master's degree of business administration from the College of William and Mary; he gained a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of South Carolina.
Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people's intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.
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