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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.

Alexandria, VA

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.


Mandiant is the leader in security incident response management solutions. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Dublin and Reston, Virginia, Mandiant provides products, professional services and education to Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police departments and the world’s leading law firms. The authors of 12 books and quoted frequently by leading media organisations, Mandiant security consultants and engineers hold top government security clearances, certifications and advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious computer science universities. To learn more about Mandiant visit, read the company blog, M-unition™, follow on Twitter @Mandiant or Facebook at