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Capitalizing on Explosive Demand, Axonius Appoints Lenny Zeltser as VP of Product, Launches Channel Program, Adds New Advisor

Posted by Nathan Burke
on June 18, 2019

I’ve heard that the summer months are slow. That hasn’t been the case here at Axonius! Today we’ve announced that Lenny Zeltser has joined the company as vice president of product, John McCabe was appointed as senior director of worldwide channels and alliances, and Gil Zimmermann has joined the company’s advisory board.

From our CEO, Dean Sysman:

“The interest we’ve seen in 2019 from security professionals looking to solve asset management once and for all has been astounding. We’ve already expanded ARR by more than 145 percent from the beginning of the year, on-boarded our first Fortune 500 customers, and expanded into additional verticals including healthcare, financial services, tech, manufacturing, media, non-profit, insurance, and more. Among those, some of our customers have purchased the solution solely based on a demo. Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to product innovation, working with channel partners, and solving the asset management challenge for as many organizations as possible.”

A man that needs no introduction, Lenny Zeltser is joining us as VP of Product. Here’s the introduction anyway:

Lenny joins Axonius as VP of Product. Zeltser previously led security product management at Minerva Labs and NCR. Before that, he spearheaded the U.S. security consulting practice at a leading cloud services provider acquired by CenturyLink. Zeltser also helps shape global cybersecurity practices by teaching at SANS Institute and by sharing knowledge through writing, public speaking, and community projects. He has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation and developed the Linux malware analysis toolkit REMnux. Lenny is also on the Board of Directors of SANS Technology Institute.

From Lenny:

“I’m excited about joining Axonius and the positive change our company can bring to the industry. Asset management is so important and so foundational to cybersecurity. Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly hard to perform in today’s dynamic environments. The limited visibility into IT assets is the root of many security problems, ranging from audit and compliance to malware defense and incident response.”

Axonius has also appointed John McCabe as Sr. Director of Worldwide Channels and Alliances, serving as the official launch of our channel program. Having most recently served as senior director of global MSSP for Cofense, McCabe previously oversaw the Mid-Atlantic enterprise and commercial sales team funnel for FireEye, earning top channel manager honors with the company. Additionally, as FireEye’s director of MSSP business development, McCabe implemented a global MSSP program and managed partnerships with major industry leaders such as OPTIV, Sirius, Trustwave, GuidePoint Security, HCL, ISH, Venticinco, EZ Security, and Presidio.


Axonius we have also announced Gil Zimmermann has joined our advisory board. Zimmermann leads cloud security go to market, innovation, market expansion strategy, and execution for Cisco’s $3B Security business. Before Cisco, Zimmermann was the CEO and co-founder of CloudLock, which he grew into a cybersecurity market leader, resulting in its acquisition by Cisco in 2016.

From Gil:

“It’s exciting to advise a company with as much potential as Axonius. The team at Axonius has identified a very real and complex problem that customers are eager to solve now and has built a simple solution to it. The company’s ability to solve a real problem simply is the holy grail in cybersecurity, and I’m looking forward to helping Axonius continue its mission.”

Exciting times here at Axonius. If you’d like to see how the platform helps customers get a credible asset inventory, uncover security solution gaps, and enforce policies, you can always book a demo.

And if you’re headed to Black Hat USA, let us know here and we’ll find a time to meet.

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