Deep Instinct Expands Executive Leadership Team to Build Upon Recent Company Momentum
November 2, 2021
New VP of Americas Sales and VP of Global Channels and MSSPs to lead Deep Instinct into next phase of company growth
NEW YORK, NY, November 2, 2021 – Deep Instinct, the first company to apply end-to-end deep learning to cybersecurity, today announced the addition of two key leaders to the executive leadership team. These hires will broaden the company’s industry expertise and scale up the level of successful cyber experience. Scott Stout will be joining as Vice President of Americas Sales and Brian Feeney will be joining as Vice President of Global Channels and MSSPs.
“Both Brian and Scott are joining the Deep Instinct team with unique experiences and invaluable relatinoships. Combined, they have more than 30 years of experience growing sales and partnerships within the industry, which will help take us into our next growth phase of providing prevention-first, AI-driven cybersecurity solutions,” said Jeff Giannetti, Chief Revenue Officer, at Deep Instinct. “Part of our commitment to providing our customers with trust and accountability is adding top industry talent to drive our business forward as it accelerates in every corner of the world.”
As Vice President of Americas Sales, Stout will be responsible for building and leading the Americas sales team and driving growth among customers and partners via revolutionary deep learning solutions. Prior to joining Deep Instinct, Stout held sales and leadership positions at Imperva, Forcepoint, and most recently, Palo Alto Networks, where he served as VP of Global Accounts.
“I am thrilled to join the incredible leadership team at Deep Instinct. By bringing a unique technical advantage in artificial intelligence and deep learning cybersecurity, our customers and partners will realize improved security outcomes and reduced costs over time. That's a value proposition that people can get excited about.” said Stout. “It’s been an incredible year of growth for Deep Instinct, and I look forward to helping the company expand its Americas footprint.”
As Vice President of Global Channels and MSSPs, Feeney will be responsible for driving, developing and implementing all stages of the strategy and partner lifecycle across the globe to accelerate growth. Feeney comes with significant experience in leadership and sales, previously holding positions at Hewlett-Packard, Avaya, Aruba Networks, Imperva, and most recently, Palo Alto Networks. In his most recent role at Palo Alto Networks, Feeney ran channel sales for the security operations business unit, Cortex.
“Deep Instinct is changing the game with its cyber prevention platform and I’m excited to be part of the leadership team that will take the company to the next level,” said Feeney. “I look forward to working with partners all over the world to develop winning programs and strategies while staying true to Deep Instinct’s competitive advantage of serving our customers with trust and accountability.”
Deep Instinct is committed to a 100 percent channel-driven sales model. The company continues to make the strategic investments needed to foster a partner program that not only attracts, enables, and retains partners, but offers them ways to both grow their business and help their customers accelerate the adoption of industry-leading prevention-first cybersecurity solutions.
These two new hires come on the heels of a $100M Series D funding round in April and an additional $67M investment from Chrysalis Investments in July. Deep Instinct is growing rapidly and is hiring the talent needed to meet the growing demand for prevention-first security solutions that stop the world’s most challenging cyber threats.
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 and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Suzanne van de Raadt
Director, Public Relations and Executive Communications