Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today announced long-time cybersecurity sales executive Sean D. Foster has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. A proven sales leader with deep industry expertise, Foster will drive Forcepoint’s global sales organization in helping customers build human-centric security systems designed to protect employees, critical business data and intellectual property wherever they work or reside.
“Forcepoint is in a unique position to help business and government customers understand the human behaviors and intent that create both value and vulnerability from a security standpoint,” said Moynahan. “No other company has such a focused set of capabilities. With Sean in place, we have the experienced sales leadership to drive the Forcepoint story to our customers and the market, and energize our channel partners.”
Foster comes to Forcepoint after a nearly 20-year career in commercial cybersecurity sales, most recently at HPE Security where he served as vice president of global sales since June 2015. Earlier, he spent 15 years at Symantec in roles of increasing seniority and responsibilities.
As Forcepoint’s most senior sales executive, Foster will lead the global sales and channel organizations across all four business areas – Cloud Security, Network Security, Data & Insider Threat Security and Global Governments. He will report to CEO Matthew Moynahan as a member of the company’s executive leadership team.
“Forcepoint is approaching security in a completely unique way, focusing on the human element and how people interact with critical data – and why,” said Foster. “This people-first orientation is the direction companies must take. I’m honored and excited for the opportunity to help drive Forcepoint’s leadership position and join the team in transforming the cybersecurity market.”
Foster joins Forcepoint with nearly 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the cybersecurity market. Prior to Forcepoint, Foster served as vice president of global sales for HPE Security with responsibility for all the company’s enterprise security products and services. Earlier, Foster led Americas Sales for HPE Security. Before HP, Foster spent 15 years at Symantec, most recently as vice president of Americas Emerging Sales Solutions. He earned a bachelor’s degree of business administration from Northeast Louisiana University.