Virsec Appoints CRO to Drive Growth

Virsec, a cybersecurity company that protects software while it is running, appointed technology industry veteran Brian Marlier as its Chief Revenue Officer to drive its next stage of growth.

Marlier is responsible for all aspects of revenue performance and will oversee all go-to-market and revenue-generating activities.

In 2021, Virsec announced $100M in Series C funding from a marquee community of industry leaders and company builders. Marlier’s appointment comes following Virsec’s record-breaking 2021 growth:

  • 700 percent growth in worldwide customer base
  • 95 percent growth in new hires in engineering, go-to-market, and customer success
  • Expansion into 14 countries, acquiring new customers in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia
  • Expansion into new vertical markets including healthcare, telecommunications, public sector, and financial services

“In addition to Brian’s excellent leadership, sales, and financial expertise, he is skilled at growing highly-effective revenue teams to deliver best-in-class products and services to his partners and customers, across the world,” said Dave Furneaux, co-founder and CEO of Virsec. “With Brian joining the team, Virsec is on an even faster track to change how Fortune 1000 corporations and government agencies protect their software workloads with a deterministic approach to true runtime protection.”

Marlier, former CEO and co-founder of Focal Point Data Risk, has more than 35 years of experience building market-leading companies and sales teams. He sold Focal Point to CDW for an undisclosed amount in 2021. He was previously at Cisco for 21 years, most notably as Senior Vice President of Global Architectures and Global Enterprise Sales.