AUSTIN, Texas – September 1, 2015 – NSS Labs, Inc., the world’s leading security research and advisory company, announced today that Neal Hartsell has joined NSS as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, and Garrett Jones has come aboard as Vice President of Sales. Cathy Main, who previously served as Vice President Marketing, has been named Vice President of Corporate Relations. All three serve on the Executive Committee at NSS and report to Vikram Phatak, Chief Executive Officer.
Neal Hartsell, a 25-year veteran of strategic product marketing and product management, will be responsible for expanding NSS’s brand reach and business growth, as well as driving the strategic product direction and go-to-market execution of Cyber Advanced Warning System™, a new Security as a Service offering launched in March 2015. Hartsell has held Vice President of Marketing and Product Management positions at Click Security, RGB Networks, RipCode, TippingPoint, 3Com, Crossroads Systems and Surgient Networks. Additionally, he has held senior product marketing management positions at Cisco Systems, ECI Telecom, Northern Telecom, and NetSpeed.
Garrett Jones has 20 years of experience in direct sales, channel, business development and strategic alliances. He will be responsible for global enterprise sales in the NSS portfolio. Previously, Jones was Vice President of Sales at Spanning Cloud Apps, a Cloud to Cloud Data Protection company recently acquired by EMC. Before Spanning, he was the Vice President of Global Channel Operations for Symantec, where his team led the development of the company’s global channel strategy and redesigned the partner programs.
Cathy Main, who joined NSS Labs in 2012 to develop and execute a high-end brand awareness campaign for NSS, will now focus solely on strategic relations, corporate communications, brand strategy, and thought leadership initiatives. Ms. Main is an accomplished executive with over 20 years experience in business development, public relations, marketing and management. Prior to joining NSS, she was Vice President Marketing for Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.
“Both Neal and Garrett bring a tremendous amount of industry experience to NSS, and Cathy has helped position NSS for where we are today,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO. “This is an exciting growth period for NSS. We are fortunate to have such a strong executive team leading NSS into the future.”