Mandiant Names Michael Evans Vice President, Marketing
Evans will be responsible for all aspects of Mandiant’s marketing, branding, demand generation and go-to-market positioning.
Mandiant, the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions, today announced it has named Michael Evans, vice president, marketing. Based in Alexandria, Evans brings to Mandiant a demonstrated 17-year track record of building successful brands and launching new products that drive significant revenue growth for both emerging growth companies and established enterprise software vendors. Evans will be responsible for all aspects of marketing at Mandiant.
Evans joins Mandiant following six years as vice president of marketing at Approva Corporation where he established the company as the market leader for continuous controls monitoring software. At Approva, Evans established the company as one of the best known and most respected brands competing against much larger companies including SAP and Oracle. While at Approva, Evans rebranded the company’s product portfolio, developed sales enablement and demand generation programs that drove the company’s rapid growth and launched a series of award winning creative campaigns.
In 2011 BtoB magazine named Evans to their list of “Top 25 Digital Marketers” and SmartCEO magazine has named him as one of the “Top 20 Chief Marketing Officers” in the Washington, DC area.
Before Approva, Evans was vice president of marketing at Aspen Technology (NASD: AZPN), a global provider of process manufacturing optimization software and services. During his tenure, Michael re-branded and re-positioned the company’s product portfolio, refined the go-to-market methodology to focus on solution-focused marketing campaigns, implemented a closed-loop lead generation process and improved sales readiness via the creation of value-based selling tools. “Michael brings an exceptional track record of corporate and product marketing success to Mandiant, and we are excited to welcome him to the executive leadership team,” said Mandiant President and Chief Operating Officer Travis Reese. “We look forward to his many contributions as we ramp up marketing, sales and product development to meet the groundswell of demand for Mandiant’s advanced threat detection and response solutions.”
Evans holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Classics from Brown University.
About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,500 customers across 65 countries, including over 150 of the Fortune 500.
Mandiant, a FireEye company, has driven threat actors out of the computer networks and endpoints of hundreds of clients across every major industry. We are the go-to organization for the Fortune 500 and government agencies that want to defend against and respond to critical security incidents of all kinds. When intrusions are successful, Mandiant’s security consulting services – backed up by threat intelligence and technology from FireEye – help organizations respond and resecure their networks.
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