NEW YORK, November 9, 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that Rick Hanson has been named senior vice president of North American sales, effective November 13, 2017. Hanson will be based in Framingham, MA and report to CA’s president of Global Field Operations, Adam Elster.
Hanson brings a deep understanding of cloud based services, predictive and baseline analytics and security to the CA sales team.
“With more than twenty years of sales leadership positions, ranging from time spent at HP, Symantec, RSA, and most recently, Skyport Systems, Rick is a proven leader whose expertise aligns very well with CA’s mission to help deliver our commitment to aid companies in their digital transformation,” said Elster. “We look forward to Rick’s contributions and are excited to welcome him to the team.”
Hanson most recently served as executive vice president of Global Sales for Skyport Systems, Inc., a cloud-based system that combines software and hardware to protect critical applications based in Mountain View, California. Hanson joined the company pre-revenue, to build out the global go-to-market function. In the first year and a half, the company grew its customer count from zero to over 35, with several Fortune 500 clients.
Prior to Skyport Systems, Hanson spent three years at HP, helping lead a team of 3,500 sales representatives around the world and managing over 25 acquisitions for the $4B software organization. Additionally, he served in senior security and sales roles at Symantec and RSA.
Hanson is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and is certified in the Power Base Sales methodology curriculum in both strategy and negotiation.
“As software continues to serve as the competitive advantage to redefine all businesses, there is no more exciting place than CA,” said Hanson. “I look forward to joining the CA team and to helping companies win by leveraging the power of software.”
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