Jim Zierick Joins BeyondTrust as Executive Vice President of Product Operations
Software Veteran Brings Wealth of Expertise to the Management Team
CARLSBAD, CA. – December 6, 2010 – BeyondTrust, the global leader in privilege delegation and authorization management, today announced that veteran software executive and former McKinsey partner Jim Zierick has joined the management team as executive vice president of product operations, where he will lead the company in aggressively growing and expanding the PowerBroker product suite globally.
Zierick joins the BeyondTrust team with more than 25 years experience building technology companies in operations and sales. Prior to joining BeyondTrust, Zierick served as CEO of Nirvanix, a provider of cloud storage solutions. Before joining Nirvanix, Zierick was CEO of Aspyra, a provider of information solutions for the healthcare industry. Prior to Aspyra, he was CEO of enterprise-oriented embedded control software developer LogicalApps, where he led a sale to Oracle Corporation.
“BeyondTrust’s vision has expanded dramatically in the past twelve months from solely super user privilege management to the more encompassing market of privilege identity management,” said BeyondTrust CEO John Mutch. Today it is about using “Identities” to delegate privileges to any class of user. With the addition of Jim Zierick, we will generate and reach full operating potential for our existing set of products, while defining a clear product roadmap to generate full customer demand.”
Zierick’s responsibilities include directing the company’s global initiatives to drive product growth and technical thought leadership in BeyondTrust’s PIM market, as well as adjacent markets. Now a key member of the management team, Zierick will be responsible for development methodology, process and management for the entire BeyondTrust product suite. Zierick will also work closely with the marketing team on product marketing.
Before working at LogicalApps, Zierick was executive vice president of Peregrine Systems’ worldwide field operations, where he oversaw a staff of 350 including sales, alliance, customer support and professional services organization, and was responsible for generating $200 million of new license support and service revenue before the sale of the company to Hewlett Packard.
Prior to joining Peregrine, Jim was a partner with McKinsey & Co. where he advised and executed a number of strategic and operational improvement plans with major technology companies. He co-led McKinsey’s Southern California technology and operational effectiveness practices, leveraging deep experience in the enterprise software, server, storage and semiconductor sectors.
Earlier in his career, Jim ran operations for Zierick Manufacturing, a family owned manufacturer of electrical and electronic interconnection products. He began his career at Ryder Systems as a business analyst for that logistics and transportation provider.
Zierick holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business and a B.E. and an A.B. from Dartmouth College in Engineering
Founded in 1985, BeyondTrust is the global leader in privilege authorization management, access control and security solutions for virtualization and cloud computing environments. BeyondTrust empowers IT governance to strengthen security, improve productivity, drive compliance and reduce expense. The company’s products eliminate the risk of intentional, accidental and indirect misuse of privileges on desktops and servers in heterogeneous IT systems. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker suite of products to secure their enterprises. Five of the top ten commercial banks and two of America’s largest private companies have adopted PowerBroker to secure guest operating systems and ESX hypervisors in a virtualized environment. For more information, visit www.beyondtrust.com.
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