SOURCE: Vormetric

January 04, 2007 13:25 ET

Vormetric Announces the Appointment of Alan Cooke to Vice President of World Wide Sales Operations

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 4, 2007 -- Vormetric, a leading provider of security solutions for protecting sensitive data from unauthorized access, announced today that Alan Cooke has joined the management team as Vice President of World Wide Sales Operations. Mr. Cooke brings over 25 years of software infrastructure and enterprise application software sales experience and 15 years of sales management experience to the company.

Vormetric's data protection and encryption technology is highly sought after, especially in today's technology climate where data breaches are seemingly becoming daily front page news. In December 2006, Vormetric announced a key partnership with Symantec, where Symantec incorporates Vormetric's patented encryption technology into Symantec's Veritas NetBackup solution for enterprise-level secure backup and recovery.

Most recently, Mr. Cooke was Vice President of Sales for Actional, the leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Management, Monitoring, Security & Broker software where his team grew revenue 300% from 2004 to 2005 leading to the eventual acquisition by Progress Software. Prior to joining Actional, Mr. Cooke was VP of Sales for Datasweep, a leading provider of web-based real-time manufacturing performance management solutions where he doubled revenues over a 2 year period. Prior to that, Alan was Vice President of Sales for Bidcom, a web-based collaboration and business process automation software company. The six years prior, Alan carried sales management quotas ranging from $7 to $100 million at Sybase where his teams were instrumental in the company's growth from $160 million to over $1 billion.

Earlier in his career, Alan held sales and sales management positions at IntelliCorp and Boeing Computer Services where he consistently exceeded quotas. His education includes a bachelor's degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and studies at Wroxton College in England.

"We are excited to have Alan join the Vormetric team and to lead the rapid scaling of our business," said Vormetric CEO Mark Pine. "Alan brings the experience of building a world-class enterprise sales organization to Vormetric, which will enable us to address the large, rapidly expanding demand for our data security products."

"I'm excited to be part of a company that is at the forefront of the data security market," said Cooke. "Vormetric is poised for explosive growth and I'm looking forward to the challenge."

About Vormetric

Vormetric is a leading provider of solutions for protecting enterprise information from unauthorized access or theft. The company's CoreGuard system is a single, scalable and manageable system for data privacy and protection that enables businesses and government agencies to control who, what, when, where and how people can access sensitive information. CoreGuard protects intellectual property and enables enterprises to comply with increasingly strict data privacy and system integrity regulations. Founded in 2001, Vormetric is a privately held company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. More information is available at

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