New York – April 18, 2019 – NS1, the leader in next-generation DNS and traffic management solutions, today announced that it has expanded its executive sales team as company momentum accelerates in response to market demand for automation, IT modernization and cyber risk mitigation.
Warren Mead joins NS1 as vice president of channel and strategic accounts and will focus on establishing a channel strategy, field alignment and training to ensure customer success. Rob Clifford, vice president of sales for North America, will provide oversight and strategic direction for sales operations and new market expansion. As tech industry veterans, both have long, distinguished track records of leading high-performing revenue teams at companies offering best-of-breed technologies and approaches.
“Our customers and prospects are racing to adopt modern infrastructure and application delivery strategies – such as hybrid and multicloud, microservices and edge computing – to improve performance and IT operational efficiency as they compete in the modern digital marketplace. We’ve observed how this drive toward new computing approaches creates unique challenges in application traffic management that NS1 solutions are uniquely designed to address,” said Kris Beevers, co-founder and CEO, NS1. “Warren and Rob possess intimate knowledge of the pain points in the infrastructure and security markets, which will be invaluable as they lead their teams in identifying growth opportunities and establishing new programs to further accelerate company momentum.”
Mead has more than 18 years of experience in channel marketing and business development management. Prior to joining NS1, Mead served as the vice president of business development at Nasuni to build up its strategic alliances for its Cloud Integrated Storage solution. The 2016 CRN Channel Chief award winner spent several years building SpeechWorks (now Nuance; Nasdaq: NUAN) from its first customers to a $160M public company with the 12th most successful IPO of 2000. At Virtual Iron, Mead launched a sales model that brought in more than 3,000 customers and secured an acquisition by Oracle in 2009. He also led a successful turnaround at Akorri Networks that resulted in an acquisition by NetApp in 2011. Mead holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marist College and Leeds Trinity University (Leeds, England).
“I am honored to join such a talented and experienced team that continuously delivers innovation to enterprises facing complex digital transformation and dynamic application infrastructure challenges," said Mead. "The channel is an area of untapped growth for NS1, and this program will not only drive revenue and growth opportunities for us and our partners, but also expand our expertise to more organizations striving to achieve IT modernization goals.”
Clifford has spent the last 12 years in sales and sales leadership roles in the security and network infrastructure space. He was most recently vice president of North America sales for SevOne, the leading network infrastructure monitoring platform for many of the world's largest enterprises and service providers. Prior to that, he spent seven years with RSA in various sales capacities, including inside sales, channel, enterprise, global and district manager. Clifford earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from the College of Holy Cross.
“NS1’s leadership and innovation in DNS and application traffic management have positioned the company for massive growth in this age of IT modernization,” said Clifford. “I look forward to working with the team in North America to continue to expand our market presence and influence, and improve our value proposition to customers.”
NS1 is the leader in next-generation DNS and traffic management solutions that orchestrate the delivery of the world’s most critical internet and enterprise applications. Only NS1’s purpose-built platform, which is built on a modern API-first architecture, transforms DNS into an intelligent, efficient and automated system, driving dramatic gains in reliability, resiliency, security and performance of application delivery infrastructure. Many of the highest-trafficked sites and largest global enterprises trust NS1, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Nielsen, Squarespace, Pandora and The Guardian. Visit www.ns1.com to learn more.
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