Malwarebytes hires ex-AT&T exec as new International VP of Sales (EMEA & APAC)

Malwarebytes, a leading advanced endpoint detection and remediation solutions provider, today announced that it has hired Jordan Ryan to lead its EMEA and APAC sales efforts. This hire amplifies Malwarebytes’ continued presence and importance of the region, as well as aspirations to accelerate growth in EMEA and APAC.

“Jordan Ryan brings a strong sales background and proven leadership skills to our European team. His experience across both growing companies and established enterprises will help Malwarebytes accelerate our position in the market this year and beyond,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO at Malwarebytes. “Jordan is a critical addition to our team as we continue to add focus to channel sales and grow our presence across Europe.”

Jordan Ryan joins the company with over 11 years’ experience in the IT security industry. He previously worked with other vendors including AlienVault, which was acquired by AT&T in 2018, and SolarWinds. In his new role at Malwarebytes, he will be updating go to market strategy and amplifying engagement with the channel to accelerate growth in the region.

“I’ve been very fortunate to experience different growth-stage organisations and learn from each of them during my career. I look forward to applying these insights to help Malwarebytes continue their strong growth trajectory while continuing my passion for connecting with our customers,” said Jordan Ryan, VP Sales EMEA at Malwarebytes. “The market opportunity is impressive. We have an incredible technology and a strong roster of customer advocates. I’m excited to help this talented team introduce Malwarebytes to new customers, making endpoint security simpler and easier for companies across Europe and the APAC region.”

This hire comes as Malwarebytes has announced record results from its 2020 fiscal year, demonstrating continued acceleration in growth.  The company exited fiscal 2020 with more than $190 million in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR). Since 2019 the company has added over 120 new employees worldwide to support this growth, bringing total headcount to over 860. Malwarebytes is preparing for another strong fiscal year ahead by continuing to expand its customer base, product portfolio, partnerships, geographic footprint, workforce, and cloud platform capabilities.

In 2019, Malwarebytes grew substantially, releasing the latest version of its flagship consumer product, Malwarebytes 4.0, which added enhanced technologies like proactive ransomware technology, malicious website protection and anti-exploit capabilities to quickly identify malware and scan faster than ever—all with 50 percent less impact on computing performance. The company carried this momentum into early 2020 by revamping its partner program and launching OneView, a cloud-based operations console that simplifies and streamlines management for managed service providers (MSPs). In less than three months’ time, Malwarebytes’ partner base has skyrocketed with more than 50 percent growth in active managed services partners joining the program to take advantage of exclusive features and benefits. Additionally, new API integrations with XSOAR and Azure Sentinel help ease security orchestration for enterprise security operations centers (SOCs) and build on Malwarebytes’ strong portfolio of technology partnerships.

“The addition of our enterprise business has helped propel our overall growth in recent years,” said Tom Fox, chief financial officer of Malwarebytes. “Both business units continue to demonstrate solid growth and we are excited to cross the $200 million ARR threshold this year.”

Malwarebytes has also built upon its social responsibility efforts by helping professionals enter the cybersecurity field, giving away $100,000 in scholarships to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) college and graduate students for the 2020-21 academic year. In November 2019, Malwarebytes helped co-found the Coalition Against Stalkerware, an organization dedicated to fighting applications used to track domestic violence victims without their consent.