Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions today announced that security, storage and channel veteran Chris Ross has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), responsible for worldwide sales and partnerships. Ross joined Barracuda in 2015 as senior vice president of international sales and brings over 30 years of technology experience to the company.
As CRO, Ross will focus on accelerating the company’s current growth trajectory across its geographic sales regions.
“We are delighted that Chris has taken on this role at what is an exciting time for Barracuda,” said Hatem Naguib, CEO at Barracuda. “Supported by KKR, we are driving innovation across the business as we evolve our integrated suite of advanced security solutions to meet the needs of customers and partners. Since joining Barracuda, Chris has driven rapid expansion and acceleration of Barracuda’s international business. As CRO, he will help our worldwide sales team to harness best practice, power growth, drive efficiency and further deepen the alignment of sales with key supporting functions.”
“I am excited to be taking this next step in my journey at Barracuda,” said Chris Ross, CRO at Barracuda. “This is a pivotal time for the company, as we embark on the next stage of our accelerated growth journey and complete the acquisition with KKR. I’ll be working to integrate our global sales teams and to share and adopt best practices across the teams as we deliver our next generation cloud-first cybersecurity solutions that protect our customers from the ever-evolving threat landscape.”
At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-first, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com.