Former Amazon Web Services and VMware Executive Joins Cloud Security Leader
HOUSTON, TX – January 08, 2014 – Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced the appointment of Ben Matheson as Chief Marketing Officer. As CMO, Matheson will lead the development and execution of Alert Logic’s global marketing strategy as the company continues building on its market position as a leader in the cloud security space. Matheson comes to Alert Logic most recently from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he served as General Manager of Global Field and Partner Marketing. At AWS, he was responsible for building and leading the field marketing teams across the United States, EMEA, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. During his tenure, Matheson also designed and launched the AWS Partner Network Program, growing it to more than 8,000 partners worldwide.
“At Alert Logic, we’ve achieved notable success through our dedication to helping customers overcome one of the most difficult cloud roadblocks: security,” said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic. “With his significant experience executing world-class marketing programs at leading high-technology companies, Ben is the perfect fit to help our company achieve the next level of brand recognition and growth.”
Prior to AWS, Matheson championed global partner marketing at VMware, allowing the company to grow to nearly $3 billion in revenue during his five-year tenure. As Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing, he oversaw a team that successfully executed partner communications, demand generation activities, strategic joint partner engagements and events. Prior to VMware, Matheson also drove product management, product marketing, and business development initiatives at Microsoft. He graduated from Northeastern University and currently serves on the Board of Visitors at the school’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
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