Digital Shadows announces a key executive appointment
Alex Seton joins the rapidly growing leader in external digital risk management to drive global strategic partnering and corporate development efforts.
Digital Shadows, the industry leader in external digital risk management, announced the appointment of Alex Seton as Vice President of Business & Corporate Development to further accelerate industry adoption of Digital Shadows solutions through an innovative partner eco-system, investment and go-to-market approach.
With over 24 years of experience, Alex is well known in the cyber security industry for identifying and delivering compelling product solutions and strategic partnerships resulting in increased customer value and company acceleration. As founding VP of Business Development, Channels, and Strategic Alliances at network security analytics pioneer Solera Networks, Alex developed the industry’s first Advanced Threat Protection eco-system with a highly successful partnering approach evidenced by success for customers, strategic partners and investors alike. Alex also served as VP Corporate Development at Blue Coat Systems and held executive roles Cisco LANDesk, and Novell
‘We are delighted to welcome Alex to join the Digital Shadows family and help us build a world-class global business development strategy to further protect customers around the globe with our unique offering and further accelerate our market penetration, said Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows. ‘I am confident he will help us to drive the build out of a robust global partner eco-system by developing industry differentiating technology partnerships and global strategic commercial partnerships.
“Today’s digital economy indexed on the use of digital technologies requires that organisations gain situational awareness into their digital footprint to understand their external risk exposure and enable threat mitigation actions. Such a holistic approach requires collaboration and integrations. Through Alex’s industry knowledge, experience and past success in developing strategic partner eco-systems, we expect Digital Shadows customers to benefit in even greater terms through streamlined workflows and increased product availability,” said Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.
Digital Shadows finished 2016 with its third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth, and experienced significant customer expansion in both the United States and Europe, across verticals such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, and technology. The company expanded rapidly, reaching 100 employees in the second half of 2016 and opening a new office in Dallas to add to the sites in San Francisco and London.