DALLAS , Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CREDANT Technologies, the market leader in mobile data protection solutions, today announced it has appointed Peter Morrison vice president of North American sales. Morrison previously served as CREDANT's director of federal sales. In his new position, Morrison will guide the company's North American sales force and field operations, and will continue to help broaden CREDANT's footprint in all markets, including commercial, financial, healthcare, and government.
Morrison will focus on growing the North American sales team to support the data protection needs of companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to small and medium businesses (SMBs) as they tackle the critical issue of protecting their organizations' data. He will report to Darryll Dewan, executive vice president of global sales and field operations.
"Pete's sales track record and proven management performance add immediate and significant benefit to our rapidly growing business," said Dewan. "Pete has a strong understanding of customer needs in protecting and managing enterprise mobile data. As vice president of North America Sales, he will be a valuable asset to the CREDANT management team as he leads the sales organization to new heights in 2008."
While serving as CREDANT's director of federal sales, Morrison helped government agencies such as the U.S. Army, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) address new federal data protection regulations.
Prior to joining CREDANT Technologies, Morrison was a director of sales for Netegrity, before its sale to Computer Associates. In that role, he managed relationships with Verizon, Bell South , Nextel, and others. Later, he served as vice president of sales for the public sector, securing as customers the USDA, Department of Treasury, IRS, DISA, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Army. Earlier in his career, Morrison held various marketing and sales management positions at SpaceWorks Inc., GTE Government Systems, Worldtalk Corporation, and SoftSwitch Inc.
"CREDANT has built a strong reputation as the leader in the mobile data protection market. It is my goal to make us an even stronger force in the industry as we continue to help organizations protect their most sensitive data from the growing number of internal and external threats," said Peter Morrison , newly appointed vice president of North America sales. Customers continually cite the integrity and deep industry knowledge of our sales teams as primary reasons for choosing CREDANT. We will continue to uphold these standards as we expand our coverage throughout the U.S. and Canada by bringing in more of the very best to meet the sales demands of our market."
About CREDANT Technologies
CREDANT Technologies is the market leader in mobile data protection solutions. CREDANT's secure mobility solutions preserve customer brand and reduce the cost of compliance, enabling business processes to quickly and safely "go mobile." CREDANT Mobile Guardian is the only centrally managed mobile data protection solution that provides strong authentication, intelligent encryption, usage controls, key management and data recovery. By aligning security to the type of user, device and location, CREDANT facilitates the audit and enforcement of security policies across mobile endpoints. Strategic partners and customers include leaders in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and services. In 2007 CREDANT was ranked the No. 1 fastest-growing security company in the Inc. 500 listing of the fastest growing private companies in the country. CREDANT was selected by Red Herring as one of the top 100 privately held companies and top 100 Innovators for 2004, and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2005. Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Intel Capital, and Cisco Systems are investors in CREDANT Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.credant.com.