Cybersecurity and Data Protection Market Veteran to Lead Next Stage of Global Growth
BE’ER SHEVA, ISRAEL and BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2019 – Morphisec, the leader in Moving Target Defense, today announced it has appointed Eric Dougherty to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this role, Dougherty will lead all customer acquisition, expansion and retention efforts for the company as it accelerates its growth in global markets. Morphisec has doubled the global install base of its Unified Threat Prevention platform in just over eight months to more than four million endpoints as demand skyrockets for its advanced threat protection as the ideal companion to Microsoft’s built-in Windows Defender Antivirus (AV) in more efficient enterprise security stacks.
“We’re excited to have Eric join our team as a paradigm shift is occurring in the cybersecurity market where enterprises are moving to a prevention-first model against advanced attacks as the limitations and burdens of EDR solutions becomes more apparent,” said Ronen Yehoshua, Morphisec’s CEO. “Morphisec is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this change in enterprise security strategies, and Eric’s extensive experience working with growth companies, as well as his track record in building successful global sales teams, makes him an ideal appointment to our leadership team.”
Dougherty has over two decades of experience working with growth companies in the cybersecurity, data protection, and enterprise infrastructure markets. He most recently served as VP of Americas Sales for EnterpriseDB. Prior to that, he was the SVP of worldwide sales for Unitrends. Within that role, Dougherty built the sales and channel strategy for Unitrends that resulted in a 400% growth and hitting a $100M run rate in less than four years. During his previous stints at Rapid7 and Acronis, Dougherty built go-to-market channel strategies and sales teams that led to partner expansion, customer wins, and sales growth. Dougherty also spent more than six years at Axis Communications, where his sales success as General Manager for the Americas contributed to a successful IPO in 2000.
“As enterprises move to Windows 10 they are realizing the time has come to step away from legacy antivirus tools, as well as the cost and time burden of EDR solutions,” added Dougherty. “Morphisec is reaping the benefits of the enterprise adoption of Windows Defender AV as organizations of all sizes divest themselves from redundant tools and reallocate budgets to their biggest current need — advanced threat protection. I look forward to expanding Morphisec’s sales team to meet this global demand and assisting our customers with implementing preventative endpoint security within a simpler operational environment that improves their ROI.”