Deep Instinct Adds Veteran Channel Executives to Growing Global Team

February 17, 2022

NEW YORK, NY (February 17, 2022)Deep Instinct, the first company to apply end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity, today announced the addition of three key channel executives to its global channel leadership team. Mike Saletta joins as Area Vice President of Americas Channels, Joe Santamorena joins as Area Vice President of Global MSSP Programs, and Phanneth Wood joins as Director of Global Distribution to help advance the company’s 100% channel GTM and continue to build strong channel engagement that allows partners to bring innovative security outcomes to their customers. The new hires join ahead of the launch of a groundbreaking new partnership program this spring.

“We are thrilled to be adding three well-known, industry-proven channel leaders to our team,” said Brian Feeney, Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances. “I’m looking forward to what Phanneth, Mike, and Joe bring to the table when it comes to growing distribution scale, building strong partner engagement and loyalty, and also managed services expertise as we continue to expand partner services opportunities.”

As the incoming AVP of Americas Channels, Saletta will be primarily focused on alignment, enablement, and demand generation for Deep Instinct’s partners. Over the course of his nearly 25 years in the technology industry, Saletta has held a variety of sales and channel leadership positions for companies including NetApp, Bay Dynamics, and most recently, SecurityScorecard. In these positions, he’s been laser-focused on building and leading high-performing channel sales teams.

“I have a true passion for the channel and by having worked at both cybersecurity startups as well as Fortune 500 companies, I hope to pair these experiences together in order to bring Deep Instinct’s channel program to the next level,” said Saletta. “The key to our channel success in 2022 and beyond will be based on our ability to help our partners and their customers see how much more efficient and effective deep learning is at stopping ransomware and other malware versus machine learning. EDR is just not enough to properly protect a customer’s environment.”

As the new AVP of Global MSSP Programs, Santamorena’s mission in 2022 is to build out a world-class MSSP program driving value and prevention for MSSPs and their customers. Prior to joining Deep Instinct, Santamorena held several leadership sales and go-to-market positions at high tech companies including NetApp, UiPath, and most recently, SecurityScorecard.

“I’m grateful to be part of a team that is simultaneously disrupting both the cybersecurity industry and traditional channel market,” added Santamorena. “We have aggressive growth plans for our new go-to-market channel strategy and I’m looking forward to formalizing our program over the next few months.”

As the new Director of Global Distribution, Wood will be responsible for cultivating, building, and leading relationships with both global and regional distributors. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in strategic channel sales and operations, managing global distribution partners and partner marketing programs. Most recently, Wood spent two and a half years at Okta defining strategy and implementing consistency across partners to increase scalability. Prior to that, Wood spent time at Palo Alto Networks managing distribution partners and promoting deeper alignment and engagement across sales teams.

“I’m excited to be working with Deep Instinct’s distribution partners who are visionaries in helping us bring the world’s most advanced prevention platform to more resellers, customers, and prospects around the world,” said Wood. “Scalability is all about reach, going further and faster, and distribution is the definition of force multipliers and scale in the Channel. By optimizing Deep Instinct’s distribution partnerships, it will only help us to go farther, together.”

Deep Instinct’s channel program has evolved to a 100% focus over the last few years and is anticipated to make an even bigger revolutionary shift in the coming months as a new partner program is announced that is simple, profitable, and memorable.

About Deep Instinct
Deep Instinct takes a prevention-first approach to stopping ransomware and other malware using the world’s first and only purpose-built, deep learning cybersecurity framework. We predict and prevent known, unknown, and zero-day threats in <20 milliseconds, 750X faster than the fastest ransomware can encrypt. Deep Instinct has >99% zero-day accuracy and promises a <0.1% false positive rate. The Deep Instinct Prevention Platform is an essential addition to every security stack—providing complete, multi-layered protection against threats across hybrid environments. For more, visit www.deepinstinct.com.

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