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Cloud Email Security Leader Avanan Adds Chris Riley to the Team

Security Industry Veteran Joins Executive Team to Support Company’s Next Phase of Growth

Avanan, the leader in cloud email and collaboration security, today announced the appointment of Chris Riley as Vice President of Enterprise Sales. The addition of Riley to the leadership team further accelerates the company’s rapid growth in bringing the top-rated cloud security solution to the enterprise market across the globe.

Riley brings more than 26 years of sales, professional services, and operational leadership experience to Avanan. Most recently, Riley served as the Senior Vice President of Sales at ZeroNorth, where he led net new revenue growth sequentially in each quarter.

Prior to ZeroNorth, Riley was the Vice President of Enterprise Sales for North America at Mimecast, where he led the significant expansion in enterprise sales and drove growth and maturity for the enterprise and strategic businesses. Before that, Riley spent 11 years at RSA, where he was the VP of Identity Assurance Sales. Riley holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris to the team,” said Gil Friedrich, CEO and Co-Founder at Avanan. “We’ve seen strong momentum in the first half of the year, specifically in large Enterprise and U.S. Fortune-500 customers. Chris’s vast experience in serving this segment, together with his passion, strategic depth, and executive leadership will help us continue our growth and further solidify Avanan’s position as the trusted leader in cloud email and collaboration security.”

“Avanan has grown exponentially with its patented and unparalleled tools to protect cloud email and collaboration suites,” said Riley. “This rapid growth is a testament to the company’s superior technology and dedication towards addressing the critical need to catch evolving threats missed by legacy providers. As cyberattacks increase dramatically across all sectors, Avanan’s approach is the best defense, keeping companies safe. I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Avanan team and be part of Avanan’s success, and look forward to serving new enterprise customers around the world.”

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