Bess brings 30 years of executive experience in operating high growth
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–eSentire,
Inc., the largest pure-play Managed
Detection and Response (MDR) provider, today announced that Lane
Bess, principal and founder of Bess Ventures and Advisory, has joined
its Board of Directors. Bess brings more than 30 years of experience as
an operational executive with deep network and cloud security expertise.
He has successfully launched technology startups, grown medium-size
businesses to large scale enterprises and provided critical technology
solutions to Fortune 2000 companies.
“Lane brings significant expertise to eSentire’s Board in the areas of
high growth companies and cybersecurity,” said Kerry Bailey, CEO of
eSentire. “Lane joins us at a time when the MDR space is in hyper-growth
and becoming the ‘go-to’ solution for managed security across all sizes
of companies. He will help facilitate eSentire’s continued leadership
and evolution in the MDR space.”
Prior to founding Bess Ventures and Advisory in 2015, Bess was the chief
operating officer of Zscaler Inc., a leader in cloud-based Internet
security services. From 2008 to 2011, Bess was the chief executive
officer of global cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks where he led
the company’s late-stage fundraising and scaled the company from its
early go-to-market to a revenue run rate exceeding $200 million on the
path to IPO.
Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Bess served as the EVP of worldwide sales
and general manager of publicly traded Trend Micro Inc. (Nikkei) where
he grew worldwide revenues to over $1 billion annually. He has extensive
experience building technology businesses internationally, including in
Europe and Asia. His considerable work in the security technology sector
has made him a trusted advisor for many enterprise CIOs and CISOs.
“The acceleration of cyber threats along with the expansion of IT
environments to cloud, applications and various endpoints has
intensified the need for capable solutions like MDR to keep
organizations, their business-critical data and customers’ privacy
safe,” said Bess. “eSentire has the foundation and emerging technology
capabilities like AI and ML to continue to evolve and grab market
opportunity within the cybersecurity space.”
For more information about eSentire’s leadership team, please visit here.
is the largest pure-play Managed
Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, keeping organizations
safe from constantly evolving cyber attacks that technology alone cannot
prevent. Its 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC), staffed by elite
security analysts, hunts, investigates, and responds in real-time to
known and unknown threats before they become business disrupting events.
Protecting more than $5.7 trillion AUM in the financial sector alone,
eSentire absorbs the complexity of cybersecurity, delivering
enterprise-grade protection and the ability to comply with growing
regulatory requirements. For more information, visit www.esentire.com
and follow @eSentire.
Rebecca FreiburgereSentire Corporate Communications+1