Beyond Identity is bringing on a new Chief Revenue Officer to help drive sales of its passwordless authentication products. The company’s platform links a user’s identity to their device, and analyzes other risk factors during login to create a seamless authentication experience that mitigates the threat of phishing and ransomware attacks.
Bill Hogan, meanwhile, will be asked to spearhead the company’s expansion into the Asian and Latin American markets as Beyond Identity’s new CRO. Hogan brings more than 30 years of sales experience to the position, acquired during a career that includes previous stops at NetAp, SecurityScorecard, EMC, Fortinet, and StorageApps, the latter of which would eventually be acquired by HP.
Of those, the stints at NetApp and SecurityScorecard may be the most significant. NetApp’s top line jumped from $700 million to $7 billion under Hogan’s leadership, while SecurityScorecard enjoyed a 10-fold revenue increase and achieved unicorn status during his tenure.
Hogan will be expected to reproduce those results (and leverage his extensive network) as the leader of Beyond Identity’s sales team. The company itself is already on an upward trajectory, and reported record growth for its flagship Secure Work product in 2021. The company now has 175 employees, and is anticipating a breakout 2022 after releasing new Secure Customers and Secure DevOps solutions.
“Bill comes to us with a tremendous background in SaaS cybersecurity,” said Beyond Identity CEO TJ Jermoluk. “He has built direct sales teams and led them through explosive growth, but importantly for us, has demonstrated an ability to build partnerships to augment that growth.”
“Bridging the gap between identity and security and enabling zero trust is a clear and present challenge for companies globally,” added Hogan. “I am excited to bring this solution to enterprise customers globally, leveraging the channel to the fullest extent possible.”
Beyond Identity was one of the five finalists in the Best Authentication Technology category at the SC Media Trust Awards in 2021. MarketsandMarkets has predicted that the market for identity verification technology will reach $18.6 billion in 2026.