Semperis, the pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced that Coley Burke has joined its team as chief revenue officer (CRO). Burke will lead go-to-market efforts as Semperis undergoes a period of global expansion, fueled by increasing demand for threat mitigation and rapid response to directory attacks. Recently, Deloitte ranked Semperis the fourth fastest-growing company in the tri-state area and 35th overall in its 2020 Technology Fast 500™.
“Coley is a well-respected sales leader who has managed and scaled outstanding go-to-market teams at some of the most successful companies in the world,” said Mickey Bresman, CEO of Semperis. “He is the ideal CRO to hit the ground running as we continue to deliver identity-driven security solutions designed to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges for our expanding customer base of government agencies and enterprises.”
Burke is a global sales leader with more than 30 years of experience across established IT organizations and high-growth startups including EMC, Kashya, IBM, Quantum, and Arrow Electronics, with a background in software, infrastructure, storage, and BCDR products and solutions. Prior to joining Semperis, Burke served as CRO at global IT resilience company, Zerto. He also spent more than ten years in key sales and business development roles at Dell EMC, focused on global go-to-market strategy and revenue growth for VMAX, VNX, VPLEX, and RecoverPoint.
“Recent breaches of enterprise identity services, widespread supply chain attacks, and the ongoing fight against ransomware have turned unprecedented attention to Active Directory security; a critical area that Semperis’ solutions are purpose-built to address with the added benefit of unmatched Microsoft identity expertise,” said Burke. “With the robust team assembled at Semperis, I have no doubt we can bring its go-to-market vision to bear and make a real impact in the fight against cyber attackers.”
Burke joins an expanding roster of experts on Semperis’ senior leadership team, closely following the appointment of Chief Technologist Guido Grillenmeier (former HPE Chief Technologist) and Chief Scientist Igor Baikalov (former Bank of America Senior Vice President of Global Information Security). Other recent appointments include Chief Financial Officer Rob Porell, Vice President of Human Resources Snezana Sjekloca, and Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances Richard A. Weeks.
For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. Purpose-built for securing Active Directory, Semperis’ patented technology protects over 40 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. The world’s leading organizations trust Semperis to spot directory vulnerabilities, intercept cyberattacks in progress, and quickly recover from ransomware and other data integrity emergencies. Semperis is headquartered in New Jersey and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference (www.hipconf.com). The company has received the highest level of industry accolades and was recently ranked the fourth fastest-growing company in the tri-state area and 35th overall in Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™. Semperis is accredited by Microsoft and recognized by Gartner.