Darktrace Appoints Denise Walter as Chief Revenue Officer
· Denise will lead global revenue generation for Darktrace, including new business growth, particularly in the US, and deepening its relationships with existing customers around the world
· Denise brings a 25+ year track record of driving successful global sales growth at blue-chip software businesses, including VMware, Cisco, Openwave Systems, and Sybase Software.
Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, today announces the appointment of Denise Walter as its Chief Revenue Officer. Denise will join the executive team on 7th February. She will report to CEO, Poppy Gustafsson.
Denise will take global responsibility for all aspects of revenue generation, including new business growth, particularly in the US, and deepening its relationships with existing customers around the world. She will lead the Global Sales, Customer Success and Channel teams and will be responsible for maturing Darktrace’s customer segmentation strategy. Denise will be based in Darktrace’s Seattle office.
Denise joins Darktrace from VMware where she served as both Vice President Sales, Global Accounts and also Vice President Sales, Enterprise and Commercial Accounts, with revenue responsibility of over $700m. Her experience spans almost three decades at technology companies including over eight years at Cisco Systems, where she held Sales Leadership roles in Global Enterprise and Global Services Provider segments.
Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace, said:
“Denise brings deep experience of accelerating revenue growth at leading global software businesses, and I am delighted that she will be joining Darktrace to help us bring more of our world-class technology to more customers – new and existing – around the world. I’m excited to welcome Denise and look forward to her bringing her leadership, expertise and market insight to our teams.”
Commenting on her appointment, Denise Walter said:
“Darktrace has developed truly cutting-edge technology that’s doing so much to help its customers protect themselves against cyber disruption. The company’s strong growth is testament to the success of its products and I am excited to draw on my experience to accelerate Darktrace’s sales growth and to continue to develop its focus on delivering an excellent product and service to its customers.”
Darktrace (DARK.L), a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence, delivers complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. Breakthrough innovations from the Darktrace Cyber AI Research Centre in Cambridge, UK and its R&D centre in The Hague, The Netherlands have resulted in over 125 patent applications filed and significant research published to contribute to the cyber security community. Darktrace’s technology continuously learns and updates its knowledge of 'you' for an organization and applies that understanding to achieve an optimal state of cyber security. It is delivering the first ever Cyber AI Loop, fuelling a continuous end-to-end security capability that can autonomously prevent, detect, and respond to novel, in-progress threats in real time. Darktrace employs over 2,200 people around the world and protects over 8,100 organizations globally from advanced cyber-threats. It was named one of TIME magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ in 2021.