SOURCE: Evident.io

March 31, 2015 09:00 ET

Evident.io Hires Tom Orella and Beau Roberts as New Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing

Evident.io Hires IT Security Industry Veterans in Response to Surging Demand for Cloud Security Services

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - Evident.io, a leading provider of cloud security services for Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud infrastructure, today announced it has hired security industry veterans Tom Orella as Vice President of Sales and Beau Roberts as Vice President of Marketing. Orella and Roberts are both seasoned security industry executives with more than 40 years of combined experience in the IT and cybersecurity markets.

Orella and Roberts' hires come as Evident.io is seeing strong demand and company momentum across the business, with the overall market for cloud security services poised for significant expansion.

Evident.io was founded by Tim Prendergast, CEO and Justin Lundy, CIO/CTO, who previously worked together at Adobe and decided to launch Evident.io after seeing opportunities to deliver security and compliance solutions to meet the unique challenges of public cloud-based IT infrastructure. The company currently has 25 employees and $11.4 million in funding, including $1.5 million in seed funding from True Ventures and $9.9 million Series A led by Bain Capital Ventures.

Industry analysts have praised Evident.io for its unique competitive advantages and forward-thinking approach to public cloud security. According to a recent report from 451 Research by analyst Adrian Sanabria, "Evident.io has a significant head start in this nascent corner of the cloud security space. Besides addressing a critical portion of the cloud's attack surface that isn't well covered by other vendors yet, Evident.io has built a platform that transcends the niche it currently addresses. The API/SDK consumption capabilities, data analytic and user workflow portions of the company's Evident.io Security Platform are valuable assets that it can leverage to grow into other areas in the future."

"Hiring Tom and Beau is a significant decision for our company, as we are committing to an optimistic and ambitious growth agenda," said Tim Prendergast, Co-Founder and CEO, Evident.io. "Both leaders have proven themselves as exceptional strategic thinkers and catalysts for significant revenue growth in their previous IT security positions, and we are enthusiastic to have them get to work for Evident.io at a moment of such great promise for our company and for our industry."

Tom Orella is the new Vice President of Global Sales for Evident.io. With more than 20 years of sales management experience, Tom brings a proven track record of sales success in the enterprise security market. His focus has always been bringing emerging enterprise technologies to market and has been successful in building both direct and channel based sales teams. At Evident.io, he is responsible for defining and executing the sales strategy and for all sales activities.

Prior to joining Evident.io, he was Vice President of Sales and Business Development for HighCloud Security, a leading provider of cloud encryption and key management. Orella has also held sales leadership positions with Mi5 Networks, FrontBridge Technologies, Internet Security Systems (ISS) and other enterprise technology companies.

"Evident.io has positioned itself as a leader in the fast-growing market for cloud-based infrastructure security solutions," said Tom Orella. "I immediately liked what I saw from the strategic vision of the Evident.io leadership team, and the company has an excellent board of directors and a compelling value proposition. As more IT infrastructure managers start to look for adaptable cloud-based security services, Evident.io is well-positioned for significant revenue growth."

Beau Roberts is the new Vice President of Marketing for Evident.io. He is a security industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in product management and marketing of enterprise, SMB, and consumer software solutions for security companies such as McAfee, Trend Micro, CA, and BitDefender. Prior to Evident.io, Beau ran corporate marketing and demand generation for threat intelligence start-up Norse. As the company's first marketing employee, Beau helped grow the company from a pre-launch start-up to a recognized industry leader in the emerging market for live threat and attack intelligence.

Prior to Norse, Beau was VP of Global Marketing for BitDefender, a provider of Internet security solutions. While at BitDefender, Beau established and built the company's global marketing operations in Silicon Valley, directing worldwide marketing strategy, development, and deployment of global integrated campaigns. Under Beau's leadership, revenues more than tripled in three years.

"I'm excited to be joining Evident.io at this promising moment in the company's evolution," said Beau Roberts. "The market for public cloud security is growing rapidly and the Evident.io Security Platform is the clear leader in this space. We are seeing big momentum throughout the business and I believe the future is bright for Evident.io as we continue to build out the platform and expand into new growth segments."

About Evident.io
Evident.io is the pioneer and leader in security and compliance automation for public cloud. The Evident Security Platform (ESP) enables organizations of all sizes to proactively manage cloud security risk -- minimizing attack surface and improving overall security posture, all from a single dashboard. ESP continuously monitors an organization's entire AWS footprint, identifying and assessing security risks, providing security staff with expert remediation guidance, and enabling painless security auditing and compliance reporting. Built on Amazon Web Services APIs, ESP is agent-less and can be deployed to even the most complex environments in minutes. Evident.io is a privately held company based in Dublin, CA and backed by Bain Capital Ventures and True Ventures. For more information please visit: www.evident.io

Evident.io is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner (the highest tier of partnership with Amazon Web Services), a corporate member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and a participating organization of the PCI Security Services Council (SSC).

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