ReliaQuest announced 3 new appointments
August 2021 by Marc Jacob
ReliaQuest announced the appointments of Brian Foster as Vice President of Product, Paul Kraus as Vice President of Engineering and Dan Wire as Vice President of Brand and Communications. Foster and Kraus bring deep security product experience and are focused on expanding the ReliaQuest GreyMatter Open XDR platform and Wire brings more than 15 years of security marketing and communications experience to drive brand awareness and growth.
Over the past year alone, ReliaQuest has expanded across national and international offices in Tampa, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Dublin, Amsterdam and London. The marketing and product functions at ReliaQuest are growing to match the pace of the company. The marketing department is growing at more than 100% and the product and engineering teams are planned to grow at more than 200%.
With more than 30 years of experience leading high-performance teams across information security brands, Brian Foster will be responsible for overseeing all areas of the company’s product management, including product design and user experience. He currently serves as a strategic advisor to Awingu, a provider of unified workspace software. Prior to joining ReliaQuest, Foster was Chief Product Officer at MobileIron, where he helped reposition the company to focus on Zero Trust. He also founded a startup in the identity management space and held various senior product leadership roles with Neustar, Damballa, McAfee and Symantec.
Prior to joining ReliaQuest, Paul Kraus held various leadership positions at Netscout Systems, Eastwind Networks, Blue Coat Systems, Solera Networks and others. Kraus is a well-known expert in network detection, response and intrusion detection and network forensics. He also has deep background in SIEM and cloud security, particularly from a network and governance perspective, making him a go-to resource on these topics. These points of expertise are especially key in delivering exceptional customer outcomes; the centerpiece of Open XDR.
Dan Wire brings more than 20 years of brand and communications experience to ReliaQuest. He joins ReliaQuest from FireEye, where he helped build the communications team as the company expanded from IPO to a globally recognized security leader. Prior to FireEye, Wire has supported marketing and communications programs, both in house and as an agency partner, for international brands such as VMware, Nike, Major League Baseball and Google.