Industry leaders join BeyondTrust to push the boundaries of the industry while accelerating growth through innovation and strategy

PHOENIX, June 21, 2016 – BeyondTrust, the leading cyber security company dedicated to preventing privilege abuse and stopping unauthorized access, today announced the addition of five new hires to its team of driven industry leaders. Together, these leaders bring decades of expertise in a variety of areas, including: information security, marketing, professional services, and private equity management.

“The addition of these talented business leaders and the breadth of experience among the group is a testament to the growth and expanding opportunities for BeyondTrust,” said Kevin Hickey, CEO of BeyondTrust. “While each individual brings a unique skillset and background, they also share an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment for innovative solutions that will enable them to thrive and contribute to a bigger and better BeyondTrust.”

Scott Carlson, Technical Fellow

As a new Technical Fellow for BeyondTrust, Carlson will provide support within all aspects of the business including architecture, strategy, cloud initiatives, and external communications. As a proven thought leader, Carlson is able to have conversations at every level of the business and is adept at solving problems with real-world solutions, seeing the big picture, and embracing and driving change. Carlson’s former roles include Director level strategy & architecture positions at PayPal (PYPL), Apollo Education Group/University of Phoenix (APOL), and Charles Schwab (SCHW).

Sam Ghebranious, Regional Director for Australia & New Zealand

Located in Sydney, Australia, Ghebranious is the Regional Director for Australia & New Zealand for BeyondTrust. In this role, Ghebranious will be responsible for expanding our presence and accelerating our growth in the region. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Ghebranious is a capable manager with the ability to lead high performing teams that consistently meet their business goals while enriching relationships with team members, customers, and senior stakeholders. His prior positions were Director for Advance Coaching and Consulting, Regional Director at CyberArk, and Senior Director for Lumension Security.

Koby Amedume, Senior Director Marketing EMEA and APAC

Based out of London, Amedume is the new Senior Director Marketing EMEA and APAC at BeyondTrust. In this role, Amedume will be responsible for marketing operations for the company’s international operations with specific focus on growing reach and market share. Amedume is a focused marketing director and leader with extensive knowledge of the EMEA market. As an action oriented leader, Amedume has a strong reputation for delivering results and building high performing teams. His former roles include Group Marketing Director for IRIS Software Group, EMEA Marketing Director at Kaseya, and Platform Marketing Lead and Operating Systems Product Manager UK for Microsoft.

Ho Nam, APAC Channel Director

In his new position APAC Channel Director, Nam will oversee all aspects of partner development and management. With more than 20 years of experience in early stage venture capital, Nam is adept at helping companies get their start. For 20 years, Nam was the Managing Director for Altos Ventures, a private equity and venture capital firm. While there, Nam helped entrepreneurs build their companies from scratch to profitability, and ultimately acquisition.

Tim Strempfer, Senior Director of Professional Services

As the new Senior Director of Professional Services, Strempfer will be in charge of bridging technical and business requirements with a focus on customer success. Strempfer is an accomplished IT professional with experience in the technical, business, and sales disciplines. Through his ability to lead and manage teams, Strempfer has grown professional services businesses from inception to multi-million dollar organizations. Previously, Strempfer was the Systems and Information Management Practice Director at Dell, and held various positions at Quest Software including the Regional Director of Professional Services, and Practice Director for Windows Server Management and Database Replication and Integration.

About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust is a global information security software company that helps organizations prevent cyber attacks and unauthorized data access due to privilege abuse. Our solutions give you the visibility to confidently reduce risks and the control to take proactive, informed action against data breach threats. And because threats can come from anywhere, we built a platform that unifies the most effective technologies for addressing both internal and external risk: Privileged Access Management and Vulnerability Management. Our solutions grow with your needs, making sure you maintain control no matter where your company goes. BeyondTrust’s security solutions are trusted by over 4,000 customers worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. To learn more about BeyondTrust, please visit