TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ReliaQuest, a leading national provider of IT security solutions, today announced the addition of Chris Walsh as Chief Revenue Officer. Walsh's extensive experience in developing high-performing sales teams will support ReliaQuest's rapid growth, allowing the company to partner with an increasing number of IT security teams across the Fortune 1000.
"At ReliaQuest, we know security is a team sport. Our company has been able to grow and adapt as the security world changes because of what we learn working alongside our talented customers," said ReliaQuest CEO Brian Murphy. "Chris' customer-focused approach will help build on ReliaQuest's strong momentum, bringing efficiencies and scale that will allow us to reach a broader base of enterprise security teams."
As CRO, Chris will oversee ReliaQuest's entire sales organization, including the inside, enterprise and sales engineering teams as well as the sales operations and sales enablement functions. As a member of ReliaQuest's Executive Leadership Team, he will help set the company's direction for the future, maintaining the strong company culture that has become a point of distinction for ReliaQuest over the past ten years.
Walsh joins ReliaQuest from the Education Technology SaaS provider PeopleAdmin, where he led the sales, operations and go-to-market teams. Prior to that, Walsh led the North American sales team at Bullhorn, a market-leading provider of Applicant Tracking and CRM solutions. During Walsh's time at Bullhorn, the company achieved record growth. Chris also served as Senior Vice President of Sales for PTC, where he built and led accomplished enterprise teams focused on the Fortune 500. Chris started his career at Abbott Diagnostics, where he held several sales and product management positions. He earned his BA from the University of Georgia.
"It's exciting to join an already talented team on a fast growth trajectory that is delivering such a unique and compelling value proposition to our customers," Walsh said. "With customer retention rates greater than 90 percent, ReliaQuest has proven that our formula works. I'm looking forward to helping expand our sales reach so that more organizations can benefit from partnering with ReliaQuest."
For the past 10 years, ReliaQuest has pushed the boundaries of IT security — past allegiance to any one technology, the challenges of workforce limitations, or the definitions of the managed services category. Today, ReliaQuest custom-architects and scales individualized security environments that get smarter over time. By combining existing tools and technologies with the reliability of co-management and the speed and agility of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, ReliaQuest transforms organizations into their own security platforms – providing unmatched visibility while normalizing the security spend. ReliaQuest operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from Security Operations Centers in Tampa, FL, and Las Vegas, NV. ReliaQuest's model is recognized by industry experts as the emerging standard for large and complex organizations. The company has received numerous accolades for its commitment to maintaining a positive company culture, including being named a Great Place to Work® and being listed as one of Fortune Magazine's Top 100 Medium Workplaces in 2017. ReliaQuest was also ranked No. 171 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Also in 2017, ReliaQuest CEO Brian Murphy was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Florida.
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