Meet the Chiefs: John Starr, Websense

John Starr is the newly appointed vice president of Channel Sales and Professional Services at Websense, where he is responsible for working with the security software company's ecosystem of channel partners. Starr joined Websense in January 2014 as director of Strategic Programs, working with the Websense executive team on the company's channel strategy as well as in growing its professional services organization.

Starr has held numberous executive leadership positions throughout his 15-year career in the IT industry, including his role as direcor of Strategic Progams at Vista Equity Partners and a seven-year stint working on IBM's strategy practice.

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