Rob Kossack

CYBERSECURITY|BLOCKCHAIN/DeFI

Denver, CO

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> 20 years of experience in various aspects of the Information Technology ecosystem - from both a vendor and enterprise perspective. Specializing in Hybrid and Multi-cloud application security, visibility and compliance. > Focused on delivering modern security solutions in agile enterprise environments - including DLT, DeFi, and Blockchain-based applications. > Early adopter/investor in DeFi, DLT, and cryptography technologies. Specialties: Enterprise data privacy and access control. Micro Application and Network Segmentation, Advanced Targeted and Persistent Threat AI mitigation technologies, Emerging security and 3PL/4PL applications for Blockchain/DLT platforms, Cloud-focused security practices and challenges, Cloud Workload Security at the DevOps/Orchestration level, Container and Micro-Services Security, Endpoint/Network Threat Detection and Remediation, Network/Application Layer security technologies including DDoS mitigation, Identity and Access Management, IPS/network behavior analysis, security-focused big data analytics, Insider Threat Management, SIEM, Virtual Application Delivery, Edge to Core network switching/routing, and Cloud-Native technologies.

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Data Privacy
Cybersecurity
Cryptocurrency
Blockchain
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Software
Databricks
Snowflake Data Exchange
Azure
Aws
Iaas
SaaS Security Platforms
Work experience
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Jan 2021 - Present

Code42

Director, Strategic Accounts

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Oct 2019 - Jan 2021

Privacera

Director of Enterprise Sales

A single AI-driven Data Governance platform providing Data Discovery and Classification, Access Management, and Anonymization across all enterprise and cloud environments.

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Jul 2018 - Oct 2019

Illumio

Director of Sales

Redefining application segmentation - across all public/private cloud, Container, VM, and Bare Metal environments.

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May 2016 - Jul 2018

CloudPassage

Enterprise Sales Director

CloudPassage Halo addresses the number one inhibitor to cloud adoption and truly automated CI/CD pipelines – security. We provide a cloud-native platform which is purpose-built for dynamic public IaaS, private and hybrid cloud environments simultaneously - while shifting security to the left, during the DevOps process through security automation delivered On-Demand.

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Dec 2012 - May 2016

NetIQ

Regional Sales Director

(Purchased by MicroFocus in 2014) We are a global, enterprise software company, with a focus on the three persistent challenges in your environment: Change, complexity and risk—and how we can help you manage them. Identity & Access Governance Solve persistent IT challenges. Access Management Provide greater value from your IT investments. Security Management Demonstrate business improvement. Systems & Application Management Achieve greater cost savings in the enterprise Workload Management Service Management

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Nov 2011 - Dec 2012

Radware

Regional Sales Manager

Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions and a member of the RAD Group, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide.

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Dec 2007 - Nov 2011

Enterasys Networks

Enterprise Account Executive

-Managed a four state western sales region for existing and new secured networking business under a $4.5m annual quota. -Responsible for new customer acquisition, customer base retention/management, partner development and growth. -In 2008 signed and managed 4 strategic solutions partners in the Rocky Mountains resulting in $1.5 million in revenue growth from previous fiscal year. -Worked closely with key individuals at national partners such as Dell, CDW, Siemens to deliver on sales initiatives in the Western US.

Apr 2003 - Sep 2007

Mercury Interactive (Acquired by HP - 2007)

Account Manager

Recruited by this industry-leading testing and management software company to retire a Sr. level annual quota through term and perpetual enterprise application software licensing to fortune 500 clients in the United States. • Competed daily in the field against the top three enterprise systems/application management software companies in the world. • Focused on management solutions for all aspects of production enterprise systems and applications including managed IP security, ITIL initiatives, IT Governance, virtualization, web-based application performance, and SLA initiatives.

Feb 2000 - Apr 2003

Terabeam Wireless

Mgr. Market Development

Assembled and managed a group of inside sales representatives during the inception period of Terabeam's national Metro Area Networks utilizing Free Space Optics (FSO) wireless technology. Aligned with national field sales to execute upon go-to-market strategies. Terabeam received $500mm in funding to build out a national grid of Metro Area Networks - delivering fiber bandwidth through lasers.

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Mar 1998 - Feb 2000

Rhythms NetConnections

Sr. Account Manager

Increased market share through regional ISP partners and enterprise customers with this pioneer in the wholesale DSL industry during a boom period for this new technology.

Education

1994 - 1998

BA, Business Management, Computer Science

2014 - 2017

Rackspace Cloud University

Cloud Security

1992 - 1995

Lake Forest High School

High School Diploma

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