Verdasys, the leading provider of advanced data protection for endpoints for Global 2000 and mid-sized companies, has promoted Peter Tyrrell to chief operating officer (COO). As COO, Pete will be responsible for enabling operational excellence across the company and building capabilities for the company's future growth.
"Pete has built a successful field operations organization at Verdasys, and our growth over the past two years is a testament to his leadership," said Ken Levine, president and CEO of Verdasys. "As COO, Pete's role will expand greatly, and his deep software industry experience and versatility will benefit our management team tremendously as we enter this next phase of accelerated growth."
Prior to being named COO, Tyrrell managed Verdasys' growing sales team for North America, Europe and Asia. Before Verdasys, Tyrrell was executive vice president of sales at Verivo Software and held executive sales and management positions at 170 Systems (acquired by Kofax), ArrowPoint Communications (acquired by Cisco), and Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). As vice president of worldwide sales operations and marketing at PTC, Pete saw revenue grow from $3M to over $1.1B annually.
"The IT security marketplace is undergoing rapid transformation and this creates tremendous opportunity for our company," said Tyrrell. "We have a world-class team in place, a strongly differentiated offering and a proven track record of protecting data for the world's most valuable brands. This next chapter for me – and for Verdasys – will certainly be exciting."