Semperis Sets Path Towards a Channel-Centric Sales Program to Capture Growing Market Demand for Active Directory Cyber Protection and Recovery Solutions
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Semperis, the pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced the appointment of cybersecurity channels veteran Richard A. Weeks to the position of Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances. In this role, Weeks is charged with implementing a global “channel-centric” program and overseeing the creation of meaningful technology alliances to support the company’s rapid global expansion.
Prior to joining Semperis, Weeks held senior channel executive positions at Thycotic, Aelita Software, Quest, Centrify, CyberArk and Lieberman Software, where he was instrumental in Lieberman’s 2018 acquisition by BeyondTrust. Weeks brings over 20 years of experience in the creation and enablement of effective global software channels, including cyber risk advisory, OEM, VAR, reseller, fulfillment, distribution, federal/GSA and strategic technology partnerships. Weeks will scale the partner ecosystem at Semperis and build upon its channel-centric sales strategy, a key component of the company's recent hyper growth.
"Semperis is moving full-steam ahead with a channel-driven go to market model, and we're happy to bring in Richard to scale our global partner ecosystem to meet market demand," said Mickey Bresman, CEO at Semperis. "Richard's extensive channel experience in the cybersecurity industry, coupled with his deep understanding of technology partnerships, will be invaluable as Semperis becomes the choice partner for identity-driven threat mitigation and cyber resilience."
“It’s an honor and privilege to be invited to join the world-class team at Semperis,” said Weeks. “Identity-driven resilience, risk management and cyber protection for the hybrid enterprise begins with the common, authoritative authentication store, which for most firms is Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD). AD is a top target for both ransomware and malicious hackers. I welcome the opportunity to help Semperis enable meaningful, effective channel partnerships as we deliver ‘next generation’ AD resiliency and realtime, continuous threat monitoring solutions to our global customers.”
Weeks is a Michigan native who served in the US Air Force and focused on secure mainframe and tactical computer operations. His early career included roles in direct technology sales and internet work systems engineering. He studied Information Systems Management (AA) at UC San Diego and excelled in Northeastern University’s executive program for Management Information Systems.
The appointment of Weeks to Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, continues Semperis' 2020 momentum, fueled by growing exceptional demand for threat mitigation and rapid response to directory attacks. Semperis recently announced a $40 million growth funding round led by Insight Partners after completing six consecutive profitable quarters. Semperis is hiring in all functional areas of the company. Other recent appointments include Sharon Vardi as Chief Operating Office, Debbie Chun as Chief Administrative Officer, and Dov Mendelovich as Vice President of Global Customer Success.
Semperis is the pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for cross-cloud and hybrid environments. The company provides cyber preparedness, incident response, and disaster recovery solutions for enterprise directory services—the keys to the kingdom. Semperis’ patented technology for Microsoft Active Directory protects over 40 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. Semperis is headquartered in New York City and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference. https://www.hipconf.com The company has received the highest level of industry accolades; most recently being named “Best Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Solution” by SC Magazine’s 2020 Trust Awards.
Semperis is accredited by Microsoft and recognized by Gartner.