SentinelOne Hires Former Dell Executive to Lead Americas Sales

Endpoint security platform provider SentinelOne has hired Daniel Donovan as its VP of Americas sales. Donovan will lead all segments of SentinelOne’s Americas sales and help the company build and execute a strategy to drive growth across enterprise, federal, state/local and commercial markets, according to a prepared statement.

Donovan has more than 20 years of IT and security sales leadership experience. He most recently served as VP and GM of OneNA VMware sales at Dell Technologies, where he was responsible for the company’s North American software unit.

The Donovan hire will help SentinelOne accelerate its global expansion, said Mark Parrinello, SentinelOne’s SVP of worldwide sales. Donovan will develop and launch a strategy designed to help SentinelOne grow and scale across multiple business units worldwide.

SentinelOne IPO Speculation, MSP Strategy

The hire comes at a key time. SentinelOne is preparing for a potential IPO, and also seeking to further its momentum with MSPs. Key partners include N-able, the MSP-focused software business that’s expected to spin off from SolarWinds before July 2021.

The Donovan hire comes after SentinelOne in March 2021 named Ric Smith as its CTO. Smith is responsible for SentinelOne’s global R&D efforts and supports the growth of its XDR platform across the endpoint, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) security markets, the company indicated.

Smith previously served as SVP of engineering at Medallia, a customer experience platform provider. In this role, Smith oversaw engineering prior to and following Medallia’s initial public offering (IPO).

SentinelOne Security Products and Services

SentinelOne delivers artificial intelligence-based threat prevention, detection, response and hunting. Organizations can use SentinelOne’s XDR platform to manage security across endpoints, containers, cloud workloads and IoT devices.

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