Vormetric, a provider of enterprise encryption and key management solutions, today announced that Alan Kessler has been appointed as the company’s new President and CEO.
Kessler comes to Vormetric from HP where he was VP of Worldwide Sales and Service for Enterprise Security Products, and responsible for HP ArcSight, HP TippingPoint, HP Fortify, HP Application Security Center and HP Atalla product lines.
Kessler will be charged with leading Vormetric’s expansion into new markets and extend the company’s position within the data security sector, the company said.
“It’s a great time to join Vormetric,” Kessler said. “My goal is to grow the company into a front runner within the data security segment. We will address new high growth use cases including the cloud and big data, expand our share of the federal government space and target key international markets.”
Kessler has more than 20 years of management experience with both entrepreneurial startups and large technology vendors. Kessler served as president of intrusion prevention vendor TippingPoint (a division of 3Com) until it was folded into HP as part of the 3Com acquisition. Previously, Kessler was president and CEO of Attune Systems, an enterprise storage systems company. He has also served as the president of Palm Inc. and as president of Palm’s Platform and Products group during Palm’s IPO.
Kessler holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business, and a B.S. in Business from San Jose State University.
Kessler has also been appointed as a member of Vormetric’s Board of Directors.