NEWS7 November 2012

Solera hires Contos to global VP role

North America People

US — Big data security intelligence and analytics provider Solera Networks has appointed Brian Contos as worldwide vice president of sales engineering and professional services in a bid to boost awareness of its business-oriented products.

In his new role, Contos will be responsible for overseeing Solera Networks’ international technical sales engineering force to expand the company’s customer base, maintain and cultivate existing accounts and ensure the satisfaction of clients. Contos will also lead the expansion of Solera’s professional services.

Prior to joining Solera, Contos served as senior director for vertical and emerging markets at McAfee.

Steve Shillingford, president and CEO of Solera Networks, said: “Brian’s proven security engineering and management experience, combined with a track record for building client-facing technology organisations, will be an immediate asset to Solera. I am confident that Brian will play a key role in helping us meet the rapidly expanding global demand for our comprehensive, real-time big data security intelligence and advanced threat protection solutions.”