Former SunGard and VeriCenter Executives Bolster
HOUSTON, TX, OCTOBER 12, 2009 —
Alert Logic, a leading SaaS provider of managed security and IT compliance solutions, today announced two new key executive appointments.
Greg Davis has been appointed vice president of sales, and Marty McGuffin joins the company as vice president of operations. Both executives bring significant IT service provider expertise to Alert Logic in addition to their extensive experience in sales and operations.
“I am delighted to add Greg and Marty to the Alert Logic leadership team,” said Gray Hall, chief executive officer. “As a service provider, Alert Logic is unique in that many of our customers and partners are also service providers. Deepening our service provider DNA is strategic to our business. We have built one of the most robust channel sales models in the IT security and compliance industry – with more than 20 hosting providers in addition to many MSPs and consulting firms – and we will continue to invest in this strategy.”
Davis joins Alert Logic from SunGard Data Systems where he was regional vice president of sales for SunGard’s enterprise hosting, continuity software and recovery services lines of business. Prior to SunGard, Greg served as regional sales manager for VeriCenter, a leading managed IT hosting provider, acquired by SunGard in 2007.
McGuffin was vice president of service delivery for SunGard Availability Services, a role in which he had responsibility for core managed IT services operations. Prior to SunGard, Marty held a similar role as director of service operations at VeriCenter, a leading managed IT hosting provider, which was acquired by SunGard in 2007. Prior to VeriCenter, Marty held operations leadership roles at Hewitt & Associates and Exult.
These new executives bolster Alert Logic’s already impressive service provider expertise. Hall, Davis and McGuffin worked together previously at VeriCenter, a managed hosting company that grew from start-up in 2000 to become an $80 million business in 2007 before its successful sale to SunGard Data Systems. They join several members of the Alert Logic team who are also former hosting industry entrepreneurs. Alert Logic’s founders, all of whom are still with the company, worked together at former Houston-based hosting company Insync Internet Services (acquired by Reliant Energy Communications) prior to founding Alert Logic.
“With the combined experience of leaders from both VeriCenter/SunGard and Insync/Reliant, in addition to our deep expertise in IT security and compliance solutions, we bring a unique degree of competence to our target market,” continued Hall. “Service providers have unique business requirements. Our collective experience in building successful service provider businesses, and selling solutions to and through service providers, is unmatched in the IT security and compliance marketplace.”
About Alert Logic
Alert Logic is a leading provider of cloud-based IT compliance and security solutions. By enabling its customers to detect threats, eliminate vulnerabilities, and manage log data, Alert Logic provides the easiest way to secure networks and comply with policies and regulations. Alert Logic’s cloud-based platform utilizes Software-as-a-Service to deliver the benefits of rapid deployment, zero maintenance, and no upfront capital costs. As a result, Alert Logic customers benefit from easy and affordable compliance and security. Based in Houston, Texas and founded in 2002, more information about Alert Logic can be found at http://www.alertlogic.com.