NetSPI welcomes new EVP of Global Sales to support demand for proactive security

Feb. 14, 2024
Jim Pickering brings decades of experience leading cybersecurity companies through high-growth milestones to grow and develop NetSPI’s sales team.

Minneapolis, MN – February 14, 2024 – NetSPI, the proactive security solution, today welcomes Jim Pickering as EVP of Global Sales to further scale its sales team and accelerate the company’s product growth. NetSPI saw exponential growth in product sales in 2023 and is well poised to exceed its strategic growth goals moving forward.

Jim has decades of experience building and leading enterprise sales teams in the cybersecurity industry. As a global business leader, he has earned an impressive track record for leading several companies through acquisitions, IPO, and funding rounds, including Swimlane, Infoblox, Fortinet, Netscreen/Juniper, Verisign, and Savvis. At these companies, Jim catapulted ARR and achieved double- and triple-digit annual revenue growth.

“NetSPI exists to secure the most trusted brands on Earth. With Jim spearheading go-to-market efforts, we have an opportunity to make an even greater impact by delivering our proven proactive security solutions to more organizations across the globe,” shared Alex Jones, Chief Revenue Officer at NetSPI. “Jim has already embraced our customer-first mindset, and we cannot wait to see the impact he will make on our sales team.”

"NetSPI is an absolute unicorn. The fact that the team was able to grow revenue by 42% and win over 400 new logos in 2023’s down economy is beyond impressive,” said Jim. “But what truly compelled me to join NetSPI is the strong culture and its commitment to deliver real solutions to real problems in the industry. Proactive security products that help defend today’s enterprises are paramount for the future.”

Connect with Jim on LinkedIn. Learn more about NetSPI’s achievements and momentum in its latest press release, NetSPI Achieves 42% Growth in 2023, Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness of Customer Security Programs