Wednesday, 27 January 2021 11:16

ICT veteran Simon Chassar joins Claroty

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Simon Chassar, Chief Revenue Officer, Claroty Simon Chassar, Chief Revenue Officer, Claroty

Cybersecurity company Claroty has appointed 20 year ICT industry veteran Simon Chassar as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

Chassar has previously led go-to-market (GTM) teams at global IT and cybersecurity organisations, and joins Claroty after what the company says is a year of record growth, as adoption of its platform has accelerated among the glbal 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.”

Claroty says it achieved remarkable growth in 2020, including:

  • 64% growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR)
  • 100% year-over-year increase in new customers, with several multi-million dollar deals across manufacturing, food & beverage, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, and critical infrastructure sectors
  • Established partnerships with Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, CrowdStrike, Check Point Software Technologies, Atos and others

  • Hired more than 80 new employees, with plans to hire 100 more in 2021

As CRO, Chassar leads Claroty’s global sales organisation including territories, partnerships, sales engineers, sales development, and revenue operations.

Chassar joins Claroty with IT industry experience across hardware, software, and services at multinational organisations such as NTT, Cisco, Avaya, VMware, and Actifio.

Prior to joining Claroty, Chassar served as CRO of the security division of NTT, where he ran a sales, channel, and marketing organisation of more than 300 people.

“As industrial assets become increasingly digitised, 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.”


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