SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NextLabs, a leading provider of data-centric security software to protect business critical data and applications, announced that Patrick Ball joined NextLabs to run global sales operations for the company. Ball's responsibilities will include day-to-day operations for all aspects of direct and indirect sales to enable NextLabs to continue its rapid growth on a global scale.
The addition of Ball to the management team reflects the growing importance organizations are placing on implementing new technologies to protect their business-critical data. NextLabs is taking an aggressive stance to attack the market with increasing investment to expand go-to-market and customer acquisition capacity. The significant increase in internal and external breaches is driving organizations to enhance security solutions focused on directly protecting their sensitive data. NextLabs advanced data-centric security and data protection solutions enable companies to control, monitor, and audit data activity to help prevent breaches from occurring.
"Patrick is a proven sales leader who will help the company scale and play a key role in executing our growth strategy," said Arnold Silverman, Board of Directors, NextLabs and veteran investor and founding board member at Oracle, Informatica, & Business Objects. "As organizations around the world adopt data centric security and advanced data protection solutions, we need a sales executive who can lead a strong team to execute and work closely with customers to ensure their success."
Ball brings over 20 years of experience in the technology sector, including data management, collaboration, and IT infrastructure. Most recently, he was Vice President, Sales, Western Region at Cloudera where he was instrumental in building a world-class sales team to help the company grow bookings 100% year over year. Prior to Cloudera, he served in various Senior sales leadership positions at enterprise software companies including Moxie and BMC Software. "I'm very excited to be part of the NextLabs team," said Ball. "With data growing exponentially and the mission critical importance of protecting sensitive information, large enterprises are facing massive challenges to consistently safeguard data shared throughout the extended enterprise. With NextLabs highly differentiated technologies, we're in a unique position to help organizations adequately protect their most valuable assets anywhere."
NextLabs is investing heavily in building out the global sales organization to keep pace with customer growth, including the most recent hiring of Mark Clark to head up the EMEA operations. The company is now well positioned to take advantage of market demand across the globe. "Patrick is a hands-on leader who has a track record of building and scaling sales operations with sustainable results," said Keng Lim, CEO of NextLabs. "Patrick's experience in building world-class sales teams and laying the foundation to grow quickly, will enable us to embrace the growing demand and help us continue our success in developing an industry-leading data security company."
NextLabs®, Inc. provides data-centric security software to protect business critical data and applications. Our patented dynamic authorization technology and industry leading attribute-based policy platform helps enterprises identify and protect sensitive data, monitor and control access to the data, and prevent regulatory violations – whether in the cloud or on premises. The software automates enforcement of security controls and compliance policies to enable secure information sharing across the extended enterprise. NextLabs has some of the largest global enterprises as customers and has strategic relationships with industry leaders such as SAP, Siemens, Microsoft, and IBM. For more information on NextLabs, please visit http://www.nextlabs.com.
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