Alan Kessler joined the company in 2012 because he firmly believes that Vormetric has the potential to become the frontrunner in the data security industry. As CEO, Kessler is further accelerating Vormetric’s business momentum by expanding the company’s global footprint, targeting untapped market opportunities, achieving operational excellence, and extending Vormetric’s leadership position in helping enterprises mitigate business risk across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Kessler has a proven track record of directing global corporate strategy and operations for security, enterprise software and storage systems leaders such as HP, TippingPoint (a division of 3Com), Attune Systems and Palm, Inc. Immediately prior to joining Vormetric, Kessler served as VP of Worldwide Sales and Service for HP's Enterprise Security Products where he was responsible for the success of customers and partners on a worldwide basis. Previously, as CEO of TippingPoint, he led the business through a stage of unprecedented growth, increasing market share at a rate of four times the industry average.
In addition to serving on Vormetric’s board, Kessler is an independent outside member of Legato Capital Management’s board of directors. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from San Jose State University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.