Forcepoint appoints three new sales leaders

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Forcepoint has announced the appointment of three sales leaders in response to global market demand for Data-first SASE security.

The company says it has promoted Myles Bray to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Thierry Bedos as Senior Vice President of EMEA Sales. It also appointed James McCarthy as Senior Vice President of North America Sales.

“We are truly moving into the next phase of security where it becomes both a business accelerator and competitive differentiator,” said Manny Rivelo, CEO of Forcepoint. “Companies need to streamline and simplify operations, including their approach to security, to compete and thrive amidst a recession. The converged capabilities of a single-vendor SASE platform present a compelling opportunity to provide more control and agility in how organizations secure their business and critical data anywhere it can be accessed.

“I am bullish on Forcepoint’s SASE market opportunity heading into 2023 and we are deepening the collective strength of our global sales leadership for this exact moment in the industry. Myles, Thierry and James are outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions in their respective roles as security sales leaders for more than a decade. With this team, Forcepoint will be a force multiplier in the SASE global market in 2023 and beyond.” 

Myles Bray joined Forcepoint in May 2021 as Senior Vice President of EMEA Sales. Previously, Bray held executive roles leading sales and channel strategy across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for security companies such as Arqit, F5 Networks and Forescout. 

“Businesses trying to control access to data and systems are contending with their workforces using more apps and devices than ever, which translates into more complexity. The demand for simplicity is driving adoption of security convergence, with eight out of ten organizations expected to deploy a consolidated SSE platform, within the next three years,” said Bray. “I look forward to the strategic contributions both Thierry and James will bring to exponentially grow Forcepoint’s Data-first SASE business and partner with customers and the channel across our key territories in the next year and beyond.” 

Thierry Bedos joined Forcepoint in April 2022 as Vice President for Southern Europe. Prior to Forcepoint, Bedos held senior sales leadership roles at Proofpoint, SAS and McAfee, where he was Managing Director of the company in France for nine years. 

James McCarthy brings over 25 years of sales leadership experience to his role as Senior Vice President of North America Sales. Prior to Forcepoint, McCarthy served as the first Head of Sales for Tel Aviv-based tech start-up Cyera.

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