Ava, a unified security company, has announced that former Cisco sales executive, Rick Hill, has joined the company as Vice President/General Manager of U.S. Enterprise Sales. Global Sales expert Over the last 15 years, Rick has built and led global sales teams and channel development. He will play a strategic role in building a world-class sales team and the rollout of Ava’s unified security solutions to partners and customers in the Americas region. We are excited about Rick’s inclusive leadership style and his proven ability to create value for the channel" “Rick’s successful track record in sales leadership and channel partnerships makes him a perfect fit to help accelerate revenue growth at this critical inflection point in our business,” said Tormod Ree, Chief Executive Officer of Ava. Ree adds, “As a rapidly growing company addressing the unmet need for a unified approach to cyber and video security, we are excited about Rick’s inclusive leadership style, his proven ability to create value for the channel, and his energetic, entrepreneurial mindset.” Solution-centric sales leader Rick brings 15 years of commercial, enterprise, and State, Local and Education (SLED) sales experience. At Cisco, Rick held numerous positions, including inside sales, account and regional manager, and most recently, director of sales, Global Enterprise. Rick also spent three years in Cisco’s U.S. Partner Organization, helping channel partners grow and strengthen their business. "Rick is an accomplished solution-centric sales leader who has consistently delivered excellent results over his years in the industry," said Rick Snyder, former Cisco SVP and recently appointed board member of Ava, adding "We are delighted that Rick will be leading the charge in growing our enterprise business." Data-driven holistic security "The opportunity to be part of such a qualified team providing solutions that are capable of disrupting an entire industry is truly exciting," said Rick Hill, Ava’s new Vice President of U.S. Enterprise. Hill adds, "Ava’s vision for data-driven holistic security, plus the ability to deliver this as a service, means organizations will get what they really need for proactive security and delivered in the way they want. Plus, the same machine learning that underlies Ava’s video and cyber solutions can be leveraged for business intelligence and operational visibility. Now that’s a true differentiator." Providing unified security solution Ava is the only provider to give organizations full visibility into potential multi-faceted hybrid attacks Ava is the only provider, under one roof, to give organizations full visibility into potential multi-faceted hybrid (cyber/physical security) attacks. Ava helps organizations address this growing problem with machine learning-powered cyber and video solutions that give security professionals access to quality, timely data and insights that can be shared across the security organization for actionable insight. “My role will be about bringing the concept of unified security to life for our customers and partners. Our success will require partnering with our channel to deliver real-time insights that empower our customers to make smarter and safer data-driven decisions, for the benefit of all of us, whether that’s organizations, consumers or citizens,” added Rick. Ava intelligent video security and cyber security solutions Ava addresses the need for a scalable intelligent video security solution that detects and addresses threats as incidents unfold through real-time data intelligence. This is made possible through the use of AI and a neural network (machine learning) that mimics the human brain’s ability to recognize patterns and categorize images. Ava’s cyber security platform allows global organizations to improve cyber hygiene, insider threat detection and response. Through continuously training employees and monitoring cyber hygiene, organizations are able to reduce the attack surface and protect data by combining deep visibility, rigorous policies and machine learning-based algorithms.
Ava, a unified security company, announces former Cisco Senior Vice President, Rick Snyder, has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Snyder brings more than three decades of leadership experience in sales and building strategic partner programs. At Cisco, Snyder managed the company’s vast network of 23,000 partners in the Americas region. As an advisor to Ava, Snyder will help guide and strengthen the company’s presence in North America. Building strategic partnerships “Rick has a history of building strong industry relationships. At this juncture in Ava’s lifecycle, building strategic partnerships is vital to our long-term market position and our ability to provide our customers with the best solutions on the market,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, Chairman and Co-founder, Ava. “Rick will help advice Ava as to the best route to market via our growing partner channel.” Snyder joins the Ava Board of Directors from Cisco, where he led the company’s Americas Partner Sales Organization covering the United States, Canada and Latin America. During his tenure, Snyder pioneered the development of Cisco’s Digital Solution Integrator Program and Partner Experience teams. Both programs were critical to Cisco’s success in expanding its route to market through the channel. Strengthening the commercial presence I’m thrilled to be joining Ava’s Board of Directors at this important stage in the company’s history" Prior to Cisco, Snyder served as Vice President of Global Business at Telepresence and President of Tandberg, both acquired by Cisco. Earlier in his career, Snyder was CEO of Polycom's largest value-add distributor, Review Video (now a part of Westcon). Snyder holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Loyola University in Maryland. “I’m thrilled to be joining Ava’s Board of Directors at this important stage in the company’s history,” said Rick Snyder. “Today, companies and organizations want to be protected against threats that span the physical and cyber domains. Ava’s leadership team was brilliant to launch with the mission to fill the gap. It's an honor to be an advisor as Ava strengthens its commercial presence in North America.” Hybrid security solution Ava, a unified security company, brings together the technologies of Vaion’s intelligent video security solutions and Jazz Networks’ award-winning cybersecurity solutions. Ava helps organizations across industries address the growing issue of hybrid attacks through a holistic approach that is flexible, simple, and, most of all, comprehensive. By identifying patterns and anomalies that span the physical and cyber domains, Ava is able to exchange data and events between the two platforms to create a truly integrated hybrid security solution. “Partners are key to Ava’s growth in the unified security sector,” said Tormod Ree, CEO and co-founder, Ava. “Rick’s depth of experience and breadth of partner relationships will allow us to scale as we continue to transform the security industry and drive growth.” “I’ve spent my career growing companies through the building of strategic relationships and I’m excited by the possibilities presented by Ava,” said Snyder.
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