Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company, announced the appointment of Simon Chassar as chief revenue officer (CRO).
Chassar brings 20 years of experience leading go-to-market (GTM) teams at global IT and cybersecurity organizations, driving billions in annual revenue. He joins after a year of record growth for the company, as the adoption of The Claroty Platform has accelerated among the world’s and Asia’s leading enterprises to protect their industrial environments.
“Having just closed a record-breaking quarter and looking ahead to even greater growth in 2021, I am excited to have Simon as part of our high-caliber leadership team,” said Yaniv Vardi, CEO of Claroty. “Hiring a CRO represents a pivotal moment in any company’s growth plan, and we knew we needed someone with proven success leading a globally distributed GTM team to take us to the next level, as we work to further solidify our position as the market leader in securing the industrial economy.”
As CRO, Chassar leads Claroty’s global sales organization including territories, partnerships, sales engineers, sales development, and revenue operations in leading continents such as Asia. He brings more than 20 years of IT industry experience across the GTM on hardware, software, and services at multinational organizations such as NTT, Cisco, Avaya, VMware, and Actifio. Prior to joining Claroty, he served as CRO of the security division of NTT, where he ran a sales, channel, and marketing organization of more than 300 people, delivering $1.5 billion in revenue across products and services.
“As industrial assets become increasingly digitized, complex, and challenging to secure, enterprises need a trusted advisor to support their industrial cybersecurity needs, including asset visibility, threat detection, risk, and vulnerability management, and secure remote access,” said Chassar. “I joined Claroty because it is the clear leader in these areas, and I look forward to building on the impressive double-digit growth that the team has achieved to date by evolving our partner program, expanding our global footprint, and delivering enterprise-value outcomes for our customers.”
The Claroty Platform reveals 100% of operational technology (OT), Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial IoT (IIoT) assets on enterprise networks and protects them from vulnerabilities, emerging threats, malicious insiders, and unintentional errors. Its resilient threat detection model continually monitors the network for both known and unknown threats, automatically weeds out false positives, and gives clear direction on how to take action. This is all enriched by Claroty’s extensive ecosystem of third-party technical integrations, as well as the latest threat signatures and remediation guidance from the Claroty Research Team.