WatchGuard Technologies Appoints Sean Price, Vice President Worldwide Sales

Former CloudCheckr CEO and 30 year security industry veteran selected to lead company's global sales organization

SEATTLE - January 7, 2016WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function firewalls, announced today that Sean Price has joined the executive team as vice president of worldwide sales. In this role, he will lead WatchGuard's global go-to-market strategy managing the company's field, channel, and technical sales teams, as well as sales operations and administration.

Price brings more than 30 years of experience to the company with deep, invaluable sales expertise building and managing successful direct and indirect sales organizations for high technology information security companies.

"WatchGuard is on an incredible path today with strong business growth, innovation and industry recognition," said Prakash Panjwani, chief executive officer at WatchGuard. "Sean's experience in ramping up a channel-oriented business, with complementary business development skills and deep knowledge of service providers as a route to market, is exactly what we need to accelerate the growth momentum."

Price will lead global sales teams across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

"I'm excited to join WatchGuard, a market leader in network security, and lead an amazing, talented global sales team," said Sean Price, vice president of worldwide sales at WatchGuard. "We will continue to advance our commitment to channel partners and expand our business opportunities across regions and into new markets."

Prior to WatchGuard, Price served as the CEO of CloudCheckr, a tech start-up focused on AWS security and compliance, where he led the structuring of the company's operations and early customer acquisition. Before CloudCheckr, he served in various executive level sales and business development roles during his 14-year tenure at SafeNet (now Gemalto), a world leader in data protection. While at SafeNet, Price consistently delivered double-digit revenue growth, built and implemented the company's award-winning channel partner program, and developed their strategic partner ecosystem, which leveraged relationships with nearly 200 technology partners. Before SafeNet, Price also served in executive sales leadership roles at Fidelis Security Systems, Application Security Inc., Nuera Communications Inc., and Network Equipment Technologies.