The death of George Floyd and resulting protests have recently compelled us to have some very real, very tough conversations about racism in the United States and around the world. At BeyondTrust, we have always stood steadfastly and categorically against any and all forms of discrimination or injustice, and we are absolutely committed to ongoing efforts to affect positive change in our culture, our company, and our communities.
Through these open and honest conversations, it has become clear that we need to channel our energies, move beyond words, and work together to find tangible ways to make a real difference – right now.
To that end, I along with BeyondTrust’s Global Diversity & Inclusion team have increased efforts to better understand and address the impacts of discrimination and racism at BeyondTrust and within our broader communities. These efforts include, but are not limited to, actively assessing levels of diversity with respect to race/ethnicity, gender, and other diverse groups within our organization; improving diversity efforts in recruiting and hiring; developing stronger forums for discussion around issues related to racism and unconscious/implicit biases; and providing resources for our employees to educate themselves on this topic.
Equality, respect, and dignity are undeniable human rights that form the core of who we are at BeyondTrust. We continue to oppose discrimination of any sort, and respect, support, and welcome all current and future BeyondTrust employees and customers.
As our employees share personal experiences that are both unique and universal, I am confident we will continue to find ways to evolve our culture to continue working towards the ideals and values to which we all aspire.
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.