Versa Networks strengthens marketing team with three new executives
In his role as CMO, Mr. Maier will lead Versa’s global marketing organization, including market strategy and positioning, branding, public relations, demand generation, digital marketing, product marketing, and channel and partner marketing.
Further adding to Versa’s growing marketing organization, the company has named Gopal Bhagia, former Senior Director of Global Demand Generation at Tenable, as its new VP of Demand Generation; and Kevin Sheu, former Bitglass Marketing leader, as its new VP of Product Marketing.
“I am excited to join Versa Networks at such an exciting and critical time for the company and the growth of SASE,” said Mr. Maier. “Versa is the clear market leader, with products architected from inception to natively integrate comprehensive security and networking functionalities. This is exactly what organizations need to simplify how they protect and connect their users, devices and sites. I look forward to helping the world understand what a great company Versa is, and also driving our growth and visibility during this pre-IPO expansion period for the company.”
Mr. Maier has more than two decades of experience in executive leadership roles at emerging growth companies in cybersecurity, SaaS and AI. He has led marketing teams at companies ranging from seed-stage startups to public companies, and he has deep cybersecurity marketing experience from GreyNoise, Anomali, Zingbox, Cyren, Zscaler, and Tumbleweed Communications.
Mr. Bhagia comes to Versa from Tenable Networks where he served as Senior Director for Global Demand Generation. Prior to Tenable, he had extensive experience in marketing automation/MarTech, product go-to-market strategies, and software development. Mr. Sheu previously held product marketing and marketing leadership roles at Bitglass, Vectra AI, Okta, FireEye, and Barracuda.
“We are thrilled to significantly expand our marketing team, and to have these three proven executives lead our marketing organization for the next phase of the company,” said Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks. “Dan’s successful track record in cybersecurity, SaaS and AI will be of great benefit for Versa as we build our company for the future. With Dan, Gopal and Kevin we are well positioned to propel our continued lead in the rapidly expanding SASE space and execute on our growth trajectory.”