Rubrik, Inc. named Toby Keech as VP for Ireland and the UK.
In this role, he will focus on expanding data security leadership across the region, further developing the company’s sales strategy and go-to-market function.
He brings over 2 decades of technology and cybersecurity sales leadership experience to this role. He joins from Zscaler, where he has spent the last 4 years leading UK&I and MEA business units. Before this, he held senior sales roles at a number of technology businesses, supporting these organisations through acquisitions by the likes of NetApp and HP.
His appointment comes on the heels of a new study by Rubrik Zero Labs which highlighted the extent of the global ransomware challenge, with nearly three-quarters (72%) of organisations reporting paying ransom, while only 16% recovered all data after paying up. Keech will build on the company’s recent successes, having announced it has surpassed 5,000 global customers and $500 million in software subscription ARR.
“Ransomware continues to threaten the UK&I economy. Attack surfaces are expanding and organisations are sitting on a growing ocean of data that needs to be secured,” said Keech. “There’s a real demand and need for Rubrik’s industry-leading technology. Being a part of Rubrik’s prominent leadership team at this time was an opportunity I could not turn down. I’m excited to join an already fantastic team and continue to support our UK&I customer base to secure their data.”
“A typical organisation has nearly 25 million sensitive data records. And, if you consider the average growth of data in 2022, that will increase by at least 25% before this year’s out. That data is now constantly under attack and IT and security leaders have to be right every time, whereas cybercriminals need only hit the jackpot once. That’s why it’s so important to have experienced industry figures within our leadership team to continue tackling this issue for our customers,” said Dean Yates, VP Western and Southern Europe, Rubrik.”We are thrilled to have Toby join us at such a pivotal time for the UK&I business, bringing his wealth of security leadership experience to the Rubrik family.”