Illumio Appoints Christopher Khadan VP of Customer Success as Demand For Large-Scale Deployments Grows
The adaptive segmentation leader deepens commitment to the success of its
rapidly expanding global client base
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – July 20, 2017 – Illumio today announced it has appointed Christopher Khadan as its new Vice President of Customer Success. Khadan will lead the company’s growing customer success team as they partner with Illumio clients to successfully implement adaptive segmentation at scale. Illumio's customers include nine of the largest 15 financial institutions in the U.S., and four of the top seven global Software-as-a-Service companies. Companies like Salesforce, Morgan Stanley, Workday and NetSuite depend on Illumio's Adaptive Security Platform as the foundation for their data center and cloud security.
As Illumio's client base continues to rapidly grow, evidenced by 400 percent year-over-year bookings growth from 2015 to 2016, a core initiative is to expand its focus on how customers develop and implement cybersecurity protection approaches in the data center and cloud using the company’s breakthrough software. Earlier this year, Illumio launched The Segment, its online customer community that provides access to best practices and peer-to-peer forums. Khadan’s appointment and customer success team expansion further demonstrates Illumio’s commitment to providing industry-leading client service.
"Many of the world’s most trusted organizations have selected Illumio as the new foundation for their data center and cloud security strategy,” said Jim Yares, Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations at Illumio. "Our customer success team enables our clients to optimize their investment in Illumio and achieve the highest level of security inside their data centers and cloud environments."
Khadan is an experienced leader in managing and scaling enterprise customer success teams. He joins Illumio from Apptio, where he was Vice President of Customer Success. Before that, he was a managing consultant for the Solution Delivery & Hosting Services group at BT Global Services.
The executive appointment comes on the heels of Illumio's notable corporate momentum. The company recently announced a $125 million Series D funding round led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, bookings growth of 400 percent from the first to second year in market, and third-party recognition as a CNBC Disruptor 50 company.
Read more in a Q&A with Chris Khadan on the Illumio blog.
Illumio, recently named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list, stops cyber threats by controlling the lateral movement of unauthorized communications through its breakthrough adaptive segmentation technology. The company’s Adaptive Security Platform™ visualizes application traffic and delivers continuous, scalable, and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM, container, and VDI within data centers and public clouds. Using Illumio, enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, Salesforce, King Entertainment, NetSuite, Oak Hill Advisors, and Creative Artists Agency have achieved secure application and cloud migration, environmental segmentation, compliance and high-value application protection from breaches and threats with no changes to applications or infrastructure. For more information, visit www.illumio.com or follow us @Illumio.
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