Rick Hanson joins CA as SVP of North American Sales

Hanson’s experience in software and sales leadership will help bolster CA’s growth in SaaS and digital services.

CA’s North American sales team will get a boost this month, when Rick Hanson joins our company as Senior Vice President of North American sales. Hanson brings a deep understanding of cloud based services, predictive and baseline analytics and security to CA.

With more than twenty years of experience in software and sales leadership, Hanson has most recently worked at Skyport Systems as EVP of Global Sales. He joined the company pre-revenue to build out their global go-to-market function. In the first year and a half, the company grew its customer count from 0 to over 35, with several Fortune 500 clients. Before Skyport Systems, Hanson worked in sales leadership and senior security roles at HP, Symantec and RSA.

Hanson will be based in Framingham, MA and report to President of Global Field Operations, Adam Elster. “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.

“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.”

To find out more, read the press release on Hanson’s appointment.


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