Riley’s Leadership Enables Sysdig to Further Cloud-Native Security, Monitoring, and Forensics Platform Adoption
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2018 – Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, introduced today Sysdig Secure 2.0, today announced Keegan Riley, a sales veteran with 15 years of sales leadership within the technology industry, has joined Sysdig as the senior vice president of worldwide sales. Riley joins Sysdig from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he was the vice president of sales for the North America segment of the storage division.
To learn more about why Keegan Riley chose Sysdig, read his introduction blog post.
Starting with a unique data source, Sysdig has built a platform that brings many dispersed operational requirements into a single, more effective way of securing, monitoring, and troubleshooting cloud-native applications. Containers and microservices are the building blocks of cloud-native environments, and Sysdig is on the forefront of adoption.
Demand for Sysdig has skyrocketed over the last 12 months as DevOps realize that technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos need a container-native monitoring and security solution. Riley is tasked with further extending the adoption worldwide and leading the company’s sales strategy. Riley will be based out of Chicago and report to Suresh Vasudevan.
“Keegan is a proven leader of field sales and he is a high-growth technology expert who will help us scale as we execute on our growth strategy,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO, Sysdig. “I worked with Keegan at Nimble Storage and I saw him succeed time and time again. One of his greatest strengths is selling a platform he believes in, capitalizing on both established and emerging markets, and scaling a channel.”
“The cloud-enabling technology market is predicted to grow to $39.6B through 2020 with containers being the fastest growing segment of that market at 40%,” said Riley. “As organizations around the world embrace cloud-based infrastructure, Sysdig is uniquely positioned to help DevOps understand the data at the heart of their applications and remove the risk that comes with new technology or the cost of legacy approaches. There’s a lot of potential with the unique Sysdig technology and I look forward to capitalizing fully on this opportunity to strengthen relationships and accelerate the company’s growth and profitability.”
Riley rose through the ranks at Nimble Storage, which IPOed at $1 Billion and was eventually acquired by HPE during his time there. He has been credited with making massive contributions to their growth. Prior to joining Nimble Storage, Riley held sales leadership positions in global and enterprise accounts at HP within the Storage Division, sales roles at Dell EMC, and various technical and sales roles in entrepreneurial firms in other industries. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business. Riley spends his time outside of the office volunteering in different capacities for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including several committee chair positions.