Automated Security Validation Leader Adds Veteran Leadership in EMEA and APAC Regions
Boston & Tel Aviv, Israel, August 4, 2021 — Pentera (formerly Pcysys), the leader in automated security validation, today announced the appointment of Morgan Jay as Vice President of EMEA and APAC Sales. Jay’s long-established record of driving international market growth further accelerates Pentera’s hypergrowth on a global scale. This expands the company’s ability to allow organizations to ensure they are fully prepared to stop ransomware and advanced cyber attacks.
“EMEA and APAC are key regions in our global growth strategy and Morgan is the perfect person to accelerate the impressive market traction we are currently experiencing there,” said Amitai Ratzon, CEO, Pentera. “Leading enterprises and MSSPs in both regions are showing a strong appetite for the ability to automate the actual tactics and techniques of advanced threats to understand critical vulnerabilities and harden their environments. We’re excited to have Morgan join our senior leadership team and continue to expand our global footprint.”
Jay brings more than 20 years of experience in security and financial technology services to Pentera, most recently holding the positions of AVP EMEA North, AVP EMEA South and RVP East Coast, at global cybersecurity solutions provider, Imperva. At Imperva, Jay’s ability to drive regional growth and increase efficiency across teams resulted in being named ‘Global Leader of the Year’ in 2020. Additional leadership positions include Planixs and Coverity, among others. Over his career, Jay has played a key role in advancing three different technology startups from growth stage to publicly traded companies.
Jay looks to replicate this success at Pentera through a strategic channel-focused approach tailored to individual markets across EMEA and APAC. He will strengthen existing teams in the UK, Germany and France, while growing the company’s presence in key markets including Poland, the Nordics, Japan, Australia and the Middle East. Jay’s efforts will accelerate Pentera’s impressive traction in EMEA and APAC, where more than 250 organizations have replaced legacy vulnerability management tools with Pentera’s automated security validation solution. The company has grown regional revenue by 200% over the past 12 months, and is on pace to double its number of EMEA and APAC customers by the end of 2021.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity joining a team that is growing so rapidly and setting a new standard for security validation,” said Jay. “Pentera’s objectives in expanding its channel and large enterprise presence, particularly with leading financial services organizations in EMEA and APAC, aligns perfectly with my experience. I look forward to playing an integral role in the company’s hypergrowth and long-term success.”
Pentera is the category leader for Automated Security Validation, allowing every organization to test with ease the integrity of all cybersecurity layers, unfolding true, current security exposures at any moment, at any scale. Thousands of security professionals and service providers around the world use Pentera to guide remediation and close security gaps before they are exploited. For more info visit: pentera.io.
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