ExtraHop Announces Chris Lehman as New SVP of Worldwide Sales
June 2017 by Marc Jacob
ExtraHop announced the appointment of industry veteran Chris Lehman as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Lehman joins the company as it navigates a period of fast growth and entry into new markets including security. He will hold a position on the ExtraHop executive leadership team, reporting to ExtraHop CEO Arif Kareem.
Lehman brings two decades of experience building high-growth sales organizations at scale in the competitive security market and broader IT landscape. Prior to joining ExtraHop, Lehman was Vice President of North America Sales and Channel at FireEye, and his career includes stints in global sales, sales engineering, and channel leadership positions at companies including EMC and Salesforce.com. In his new role at ExtraHop, Lehman will drive the company’s global sales and channel strategy, helping ExtraHop continue to expand its footprint in IT operations and networking, as well as break out in the IT security market.
As advanced persistent threats like ransomware continue to outstrip traditional security models, network traffic analysis and the east-west visibility it delivers is playing a growing role in network and IT security (see Gartner’s recent report, “Network Performance Monitoring Tools Can Play A Critical Role In Responding to Security Breaches"). As customers increasingly seek to leverage real-time network traffic analysis from ExtraHop to help detect, mitigate, and remediate threats, the company has ramped up investment in this market. Lehman’s deep roots in security from FireEye, coupled with his enterprise IT experience, will help ExtraHop expand its security footprint while continuing to drive adoption among IT and network operations organizations.