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Bitglass appoints new cloud, business development leaders

22 May 2019

Jon Peppler has been appointed as Bitglass worldwide channels vice president and Benjamin Rice as worldwide business development vice president.

Peppler joins the company from Menlo Security and brings over 20 years of channel experience gained while working at category leaders including Proofpoint and OpenText. 

Rice has held a variety of senior management positions at public companies such as Blue Coat Systems as well as startups like Egnyte and Ositis Software. 

At Bitglass, Peppler and Rice will be responsible for enhancing the company’s channel and technology partnerships, respectively.

“I am very excited to welcome Jon and Benjamin to the Bitglass team,” says Bitglass worldwide field operations senior vice president Dean Hickman-Smith. 

“As traditional security vendors struggle to adapt to the cloud-first world, there is a massive opportunity for the channel to partner with Bitglass and help their customers to securely transform their businesses.

“Bitglass operates within a rich business ecosystem filled with technology partnerships that bolster our cloud security product and our execution as a company. Jon and Benjamin will expand Bitglass’ go-to-market operations and continue our 3X annual growth rate over the coming years.”

Channel has become an integral component of Bitglass’ success. To date, the company has nearly 200 channel partners that are helping to fuel sales throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. 

With the hiring of Peppler and its latest round of Series D funding, Bitglass is looking to deepen its channel presence, expand its leadership and drive innovation in the cloud access security broker (CASB) market.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Bitglass during this period of rapid growth and accelerating cloud adoption around the world,” says Peppler. 

“As Bitglass continues to expand its operations globally, it represents the next wave of opportunity for the channel to engage in margin-rich, annually recurring business.”

From its inception, Bitglass’ CASB was designed to protect corporate data wherever it goes. 

The solution’s unique, agentless architecture delivers real-time, end-to-end security for any application or device. 

As the only true hybrid CASB, Bitglass leverages API integrations to secure data at rest and proxies to secure data in transit. 

Under Rice’s leadership, Bitglass will provide seamless integration with more and more key technology partners.

“Right now is a great time to join the team at Bitglass,” says Rice. 

“The demand for cloud security has never been greater, and the need for cooperation amongst cloud service providers and security companies has become critically important. Driving this cooperation through strategic partnerships will increase the value that Bitglass provides to its customers and all of its partners.”