Skyhigh Security announces new leadership appointments

May 24, 2024
The changes signify a deeper focus on growth and innovation.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Skyhigh Security today announced the appointment of Ken Schock as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Schock, an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in driving revenue growth and scaling global sales teams, will lead the company’s revenue generation strategies and spearhead its global market expansion.

In addition to welcoming Schock, Skyhigh Security is pleased to announce the promotion of Thyaga Vasudevan to Executive Vice President of Product.

“These appointments signify an exciting phase for Skyhigh Security, providing the ability to build on the foundation and pedigree of 20-plus years of market leading technology, and 3,000 + customers,” said Vishal Rao, CEO, Skyhigh Security. “This next phase of our evolution will have a deeper focus on growth and innovation, backed by our extensive experience and broad set of data security capabilities.”

Schock joins Skyhigh Security most recently from Oomnitza as CRO, where he was responsible for leading a high-performing sales team. Prior to Oomnitza, Schock held CRO positions at AttackIQ and Snow Software, as well as senior sales and sales leadership positions at industry leading firms like HP, BMC Software, VMware, and Splunk. Schock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Chico.

“I am incredibly honored to join such a talented bench of leaders at a company that continues to innovate in the rapidly growing Security Service Edge space," said Schock. "With our impressive customer roster and visionary status, we have an unique opportunity to redefine industry standards and drive unparalleled growth. This is an exciting time in the company's journey, and I am thrilled to be a part of our next phase of growth and continued market leadership."

Vasudevan was previously Vice President of Product for Skyhigh Security and will now serve on the company’s executive leadership team. He will play a pivotal role in the company’s product vision, strategy, roadmap and marketing activities. He has over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, specializing in product management and development. Prior to joining McAfee via the Skyhigh Networks acquisition, he was the head of products for Oracle’s content management business. He has also held various positions at Cisco Webex and Yahoo!. Vasudevan holds an MBA in marketing entrepreneurship and finance from Santa Clara University and a BTech in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

"I’m pleased to have played a part in the company’s evolution to becoming an established leader in Security Service Edge,” said Vasudevan. “Our solution provides a unified and advanced data protection with the best-in-class malware protection solution, all offered through a single integrated platform that supports on-prem, hybrid, and cloud-only deployment models. I look forward to aggressively leveraging our differentiation to drive further growth and continue our path in setting industry standards."