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Versa Adds Three New Marketing Executives – Dan Maier as Chief Marketing Officer, Gopal Bhagia as VP of Demand Generation, and Kevin Sheu as VP of Product Marketing

March 2023 by Marc Jacob

 Versa Networks, the recognized leader of single-vendor Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that it has named Dan Maier, a former executive from GreyNoise, Anomali and Zscaler, as its new Chief Marketing Officer. In his role as CMO, Mr. Maier will lead Versa’s global marketing organization,
including market strategy and positioning, branding, public relations, demand generation, digital marketing, product marketing, and channel and partner marketing.

Further adding to Versa’s growing marketing organization, the company has named Gopal Bhagia, former Senior Director of Global Demand Generation at Tenable, as its new VP of Demand Generation; and Kevin Sheu, former Bitglass Marketing leader, as its new VP of Product Marketing.

Mr. Maier has more than two decades of experience in executive leadership roles at emerging growth companies in cybersecurity, SaaS and AI. He has led marketing teams at companies ranging from seed-stage startups to public companies, and he has deep cybersecurity marketing experience from GreyNoise, Anomali, Zingbox, Cyren, Zscaler, and Tumbleweed Communications.

Mr. Bhagia comes to Versa from Tenable Networks where he served as Senior Director for Global Demand Generation. Prior to Tenable, he had extensive experience in marketing automation/MarTech, product go-to-market strategies, and software development. Mr. Sheu previously held product marketing and marketing leadership roles at Bitglass, Vectra AI, Okta, FireEye, and Barracuda.

Versa simplifies how enterprises protect and connect their users, devices and sites to workloads and applications anywhere, anytime. As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing category in cybersecurity, Versa is the only company delivering a differentiated Unified SASE architecture that converges security and networking to ensure an improved security posture, enhanced user-to-application experience, and operational efficiency. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated and named Versa as one of the vendors delivering single-vendor SASE. Also, KuppingerCole Analysts AG named Versa a leader in every evaluation category in its recent SASE Integration Suites Leadership Compass report. In addition, Frost & Sullivan honored Versa with its SASE Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its industry-leading SASE solution. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report; while 650 Group recognized Versa as the market share leader for both Deployed SASE and Enabled SD-WAN. Finally, the CIO CHOICE 2023 Honor and Recognition program distinguished Versa SASE as the Most Trusted Brand by CIOs for SASE.

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