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WatchGuard names new sales chief

WatchGuard Technologies, specialist in multi-function firewalls has named Sean Price as VP of worldwide sales. In this role, he will lead WatchGuard’s global go-to-market strategy managing the company’s field, channel, and technical sales teams, as well as sales operations and administration.

Prior to WatchGuard, Price served as the CEO of CloudCheckr, a tech start-up focused on AWS security and compliance, where he led the structuring of the company’s operations and early customer acquisition. Before CloudCheckr, he served in various executive level sales and business development roles during his 14-year tenure at SafeNet (now Gemalto), a world leader in data protection.

Price brings more than 30 years of experience to the company with sales expertise building and managing successful direct and indirect sales organisations for high technology information security companies. He will lead global sales teams across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

“WatchGuard is on an incredible path today with strong business growth, innovation and industry recognition,” said Prakash Panjwani, chief executive officer at WatchGuard. “Sean’s experience in ramping up a channel-oriented business, with complementary business development skills and deep knowledge of service providers as a route to market, is exactly what we need to accelerate the growth momentum.”