As 2019 draws to a close, it’s quite incredible to look back at what we’ve achieved as a company. But the fast growth and vision for the future remains the same, as we look to revolutionize how the world secures and manages privileged access.
As such, we recently welcomed two very experienced C-Suite executives to the BeyondTrust team, as we aim to make 2020 even bigger and better.
Carl Helle, Chief Revenue Officer
Our new Chief Revenue Officer, Carl Helle, most recently served as Senior Vice President, Americas Sales and Channel at Proofpoint, an enterprise security company. After joining Proofpoint in April 2014, he led efforts that increased the company’s revenue by over 500%.
Helle’s 30 years of experience include launching and serving as CEO of start-up LIVEALITY, sales and operations roles at Cisco Systems for 12 years, Regional Manager at AngioDynamics for three years, and Sales Manager at KONE for seven years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing from Iowa State University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Marquette University.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to join BeyondTrust. The culture is outstanding, the products are innovative, and the leaders are impressive. We have a lot of grit in this company. One of the things I really like about BeyondTrust is that the products are focused on a relevant, critical area of security. The leaders are committed to building something great and I’m excited to lead our global sales team and contribute to its success moving forward.”
Mark Rankin, Chief Human Resources Officer
Our new Chief Human Resources Officer, Mark Rankin, will oversee all aspects of HR, including talent acquisition and development, total rewards, HR business partnerships, and HR operations. Rankin’s position is a new strategic, dedicated executive-level role created to ensure that the company’s HR practices drive business success.
Mark has more than 20 years of human resources and strategy experience, most recently serving as the global Head of HR Centers of Excellence for Invesco. His previous experience includes nine years as Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo; three years as Case Team Leader at Bain & Company; and eight years as Implementation Manager at Hewitt Associates.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Haverford College and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
“People are any company’s most valuable resource and I’m excited about further elevating the employee experience at BeyondTrust. As the company grows, developing, retaining and attracting top global talent will be more important than ever.”
In order to succeed, we must continue to have best-in-class products, partnerships, customers and people. With their combination of experience, deep domain expertise, and leadership achievements, Carl and Mark will help guide BeyondTrust to even greater global growth and scale.
Matt Dircks, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
As Chief Executive Officer of BeyondTrust, Matt Dircks is responsible for BeyondTrust’s long-term market and product strategy and leads the company’s day-to-day operations. He also guides BeyondTrust’s unique culture that is centered on integrity, transparency, respect, and innovation.
Dircks has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry with roles encompassing product strategy, product management, engineering, sales, marketing, and corporate development. Prior to becoming CEO of Bomgar, which became BeyondTrust in 2018, he was the Vice President and General Manager of Service Support Products at BMC software, joining BMC through the acquisition of Numara Software in February 2012 where he was Vice President of Products since 2008. Before Numara, Dircks served as General Manager of the Server Virtualization Business at Quest Software.
Previously, Dircks was President of Full Armor Corporation, a start-up he helped transform from a single-product business into a highly-scalable multi-product, multi-channel corporation. He also served as Senior Vice President of Products & Markets at NetIQ Corp, and General Manager for the Web Products Group and Director of Worldwide Product Management at Citrix Systems. Dircks holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.