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Bitglass Strengthens Leadership Team with New Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Vice President of Worldwide Business Development

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the Next-Gen CASB, today announced the appointments of Jon Peppler as
Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Benjamin Rice as Vice President
of Worldwide Business Development. Peppler joins the company from Menlo
Security and brings over 20 years of channel experience gained while
working at category leaders including Proofpoint and OpenText. Rice has
held a variety of senior management positions at public companies such
as Blue Coat Systems as well as startups like Egnyte and Ositis
Software. At Bitglass, Peppler and Rice will be responsible for
enhancing the company’s channel and technology partnerships,

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Benjamin Rice, Vice President of Worldwide Business Development (left) and Jon Peppler, Vice Preside ...

Benjamin Rice, Vice President of Worldwide Business Development (left) and Jon Peppler, Vice President of Worldwide Channels (Photo: Business Wire)

“I am very excited to welcome Jon and Benjamin to the Bitglass team,”
said Dean Hickman-Smith, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field
Operations. “As traditional security vendors struggle to adapt to the
cloud-first world, there is a massive opportunity for the channel to
partner with Bitglass and help their customers to securely transform
their businesses. Bitglass operates within a rich business ecosystem
that is filled with technology partnerships that bolster our cloud
security product and our execution as a company. Jon and Benjamin will
expand Bitglass’ go-to-market operations and continue our 3X annual
growth rate over the coming years.”

Channel has become an integral component of Bitglass’ success. To date,
the company has nearly 200 channel partners that are helping to fuel
sales throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. With the hiring of Peppler
and its latest round of Series
D funding
, Bitglass is looking to deepen its channel presence,
expand its leadership and drive innovation in the cloud access security
broker (CASB) market.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Bitglass during this period of rapid growth
and accelerating cloud adoption around the world,” said Peppler. “As
Bitglass continues to expand its operations globally, it represents the
next wave of opportunity for the channel to engage in margin-rich,
annually recurring business.”

From its inception, Bitglass’ CASB was designed to protect corporate
data wherever it goes. The solution’s unique, agentless architecture
delivers real-time, end-to-end security for any application or device.
As the only true hybrid CASB, Bitglass leverages API integrations to
secure data at rest and proxies to secure data in transit. Under Rice’s
leadership, Bitglass will provide seamless integration with more and
more key technology partners.

“Right now is a great time to join the team at Bitglass,” said Rice.
“The demand for cloud security has never been greater, and the need for
cooperation amongst cloud service providers and security companies has
become critically important. Driving this cooperation through strategic
partnerships will increase the value that Bitglass provides to its
customers and all of its partners.”

About Bitglass

Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, is based in Silicon Valley with
offices worldwide. The company’s cloud security solutions deliver
zero-day, agentless data and threat protection for any app, any device,
anywhere. Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013
by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation
and execution.