Lookout Adds Former Citrix, Juniper Networks Executives
Headquartered in San Francisco, the cloud-based mobile security platform provider on Friday announced it has named Aaron Cockerill as its vice president of enterprise product and David Helfer as its vice president of worldwide channel development.
“Our goal is to protect large enterprises from the threats associated with mobile computing so that these organizations can securely implement mobile productivity initiatives,” a Lookout spokesperson told Talkin’ Cloud.
“Aaron is tasked with delivering enterprise products that leverage the company’s cloud-based security platform,” the spokesperson said. “Helfer is building the channel program, through which these products will be sold to enterprises.”
Cockerill previously served as Citrix’s vice president of Mobile Technologies. Helfer held numerous leadership positions with Juniper after he joined the network solutions provider in September 2000.
Lookout CEO Jim Dolce said he believes both Cockerill and Helfer will help his company achieve its enterprise product management and channel development goals.
“Aaron and David bring decades of experience in enterprise product management and channel development to Lookout,” Dolce said in a prepared statement. “By infusing this key talent into our innovative and entrepreneurial culture, we are better equipped to develop and deliver the solutions that large enterprises need to protect their businesses from threats associated with mobile computing.”
Lookout eyes the large enterprise market
Several of Lookout’s recent moves reflect the company’s commitment to the large enterprise market.
The additions of Cockerill and Helfer, Lookout said, will help fuel the company’s expansion into the large enterprise market and meet the demand for “mobile-first security solutions.”
Lookout also completed a $150 million financing round in August, and the company said it plans to use these funds “to extend its reach to large enterprises through new product development and expanded go-to-market efforts.”
“With this new funding and our expanding footprint of consumer users, Lookout is best equipped to deliver the solutions large enterprises need to protect their businesses from increasingly sophisticated threats targeting mobile devices,” Dolce said in a prepared statement.
The cloud-based mobile security platform provider added that it plans to “deliver technology and product innovation for both [its] consumer and enterprise product lines” in 2015 and beyond.
“We’ll continue to be focused on predicting and stopping mobile attacks before they do harm to an individual or an enterprise,” a Lookout spokesperson said.