Alert Logic Hires Cloud Security Partner Program Leader
Alert Logic has recruited Rohit Gupta to drive the company’s cloud security partnerships. Gupta, Alert Logic’s VP of business development, will oversee the company’s new Cloud Security Partner Program (CAPP), building relationships with virtualization and cloud platform vendors, Alert Logic said. Here’s a closer look at Gupta and Alert Logics’ accelerating security-as-a-service effort.
“He [Gupta] will drive the CAPP program through finding the right partnerships, helping to build relationships with cloud platform players and helping to cultivate new channel opportunities,” Alert Logic Vice President of Marketing Urvish Vashi said. Gupta brings over a decade of experience in similar roles with Trend Micro, Inc. and Imperva, Inc. He recently oversaw Trend Micro’s partnership with moves with VMware and has experience developing channel partnerships and deals.
“Rohit brings valuable security industry experience and a proven track record at building successful partnerships with industry leaders,” Alert Logic CEO Gray Hall said in a prepared statement. “We expect our CAPP program to meet key strategic needs of both security product vendors and hosting/cloud service providers, and Rohit is the right person to drive our CAPP program forward and successfully.”
After speaking with Vashi, it sounds like Alery Logic has had its eye on Gupta and was waiting for the right opportunity to add him to the the executive team. Vashi said it was more of a question of when Alert Logic was ready to make an investment in its management team. The opportunity came when Alert Logic completed $12.6 million in Series E financing earlier this year, and reported 41 percent Q2 revenue growth in late July 2011. “Once we got some additional capacity,” Vashi said, “we were ready to start executing on a pipeline of opportunities.”