REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ThreatStream™, the provider of a threat intelligence platform that identifies cyber threats and facilitates trusted threat sharing, today announced the appointments of Rick Wescott as vice president of worldwide sales, and W. Todd Helfrich as director of federal sales.
Wescott brings over 20 years of experience in delivering over-quota sales performance for security organizations and is tasked with driving the global sales organization to meet its short and long-term objectives. Additionally, he will be responsible for sales enablement, sales forecasting and strengthening the sales purchasing process.
"Rick has a proven track record for delivering results and leading high-performing sales teams," said Hugh Njemanze, CEO of ThreatStream. "His distinguished tenure in and strong understanding of the security market will help us continue to fuel growth."
Most recently, Wescott served as vice president and general manager of public sector sales for ArcSight, which was acquired by HP for $1.5 billion in late 2010. Wescott joined ArcSight in 2002, and built the highest-revenue and most-profitable business unit within the company until its acquisition. Prior to joining ArcSight, Wescott held sales management roles at VeriSign, Entrust and Sybase, consistently over-delivering revenue results in each role.
At ThreatStream, Helfrich will be responsible for building the federal business. With more than 12 years of sales security experience in the government space and technical expertise in the field, Helfrich will be responsible for identifying and closing new federal opportunities. Helfrich has held positions with SRA International, IBM, ArcSight and most recently HP where he was managing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) account on the enterprise security side of the business.
ThreatStream offers a SaaS-based cyber security threat intelligence platform. The ThreatStream OPTIC platform is the first ever community-vetted cyber security intelligence solution that aggregates millions of threat indicators from around the internet and integrates them directly to an organization's existing security infrastructure. ThreatStream provides businesses and governments visibility into newly discovered security threats so they can proactively defend against malicious attacks. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., the company is privately held and has received venture capital backing from Google Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and individual investors. To learn more, visit www.threatstream.com and follow us on Twitter @threatstream.
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