Symantec Executive Sean Maxwell Appointed as Chief Commercial Officer at Absolute
Vancouver, Canada: January 5, 2016 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions, today announced that technology industry veteran Sean Maxwell will join Absolute as Chief Commercial Officer on February 1, 2016. Maxwell will also become a member of the Absolute senior executive committee, reporting to Geoff Haydon, Chief Executive Officer.
“We are excited to welcome Sean to the Absolute team. He is a seasoned information security executive with a proven track record in leading global sales teams,” stated Haydon. “Sean has produced consistently positive results throughout his career and we know that Absolute will benefit greatly from his leadership and vision.”
Most recently Maxwell was Vice President, Global Sales Strategy & Field Enablement at Symantec. In this role he was responsible for global sales and go-to-market planning – from defining the sales strategy to delivering quarterly results. He also led the sales training and enablement functions. Prior to his work at Symantec, Maxwell held sales leadership roles with Virtual Instruments and EMC.
“Absolute represents a uniquely compelling opportunity within the information security industry. With its broadly embedded Persistence technology, Absolute customers can address real world threats and optimize their security postures,” stated Maxwell. “Absolute provides a unique value in the layered approach to security that successful organizations rely upon to mitigate risk and protect sensitive data. I am very excited to be joining the Absolute team.”
With this announcement, Thomas Kenny, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Sales, will be leaving Absolute.
“I would like to thank Thomas for his contributions to Absolute during the past three years and wish him future success,” said Haydon.
Absolute empowers more than 12,000 customers worldwide to protect devices, data, applications, and users against theft or attack — both on and off the corporate network. With the industry’s only tamper-proof endpoint visibility and control solution, Absolute allows IT organizations to enforce asset management, security hygiene, and data compliance for today’s remote digital workforces. Absolute’s patented Persistence®technology is embedded in the firmware of Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 22 other leading manufacturers’ devices for vendor-agnostic coverage, tamper-proof resilience, and ease of deployment. See how it works atwww.absolute.comand follow us at@absolutecorp.