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Duo Security Hires Former EMC Executive as Chief Marketing Officer

Duo Security Chief Marketing Officer Neville Letzerich
Duo Security Chief Marketing Officer Neville Letzerich

Duo Security, a two-factor authentication and zero-trust security platform provider, has appointed Neville Letzerich as its chief marketing officer.

Letzerich is responsible for scaling Duo's global marketing operations and helping the company accelerate its domestic and international growth, according to a prepared statement.

Letzerich has 20 years of executive experience leading global marketing teams at enterprise technology and cybersecurity companies, Duo indicated.

He most recently served as CMO at HotSchedules, a cloud-based restaurant operating platform provider. Prior to joining HotSchedules, Letzerich was CMO at cybersecurity services provider Forcepoint (formerly Websense) and managed the company's marketing efforts in over 150 countries.

Letzerich also has held executive leadership positions for global marketing, sales, product and engineering teams at BazaarVoice, a company that provides a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for social commerce, and EMC's information intelligence group.

Duo Adds to Its Executive Leadership Team

In addition to the Letzerich hire, Duo in February named Sydney Carey as its chief financial officer. Carey previously served as CFO at several private and public SaaS companies, including Apttus, ZScaler, MongoDB and Tibco.

Duo in February also appointed Paul DiMarzo as its EVP of corporate development. DiMarzo, who served as Duo's CFO for five years, now helps the company foster strategic partnerships.

Furthermore, Duo recently added Hilarie Koplow-McAdams and Ron Gill to its board of directors. Koplow-McAdams is the former president of New Relic and Salesforce, and Gill previously served as CFO at NetSuite.

Duo: Here's What You Need to Know

Duo was founded in 2010 and serves more than 10,000 customers across 100 countries. The company's Duo Beyond zero-trust security platform enables organizations to provide trusted access to critical applications, regardless of user, location or device.

Organizations can leverage Duo Beyond to gain insights into trusted and untrusted endpoints across users' desktops, laptops and mobile devices, the company said. That way, organizations can leverage Duo Beyond to block untrusted devices and provide users with secure access to internal applications.

Duo raised $70 million in Series D financing at an over $1 billion valuation last year, according to the company. It also surpassed $100 million in annual recurring revenue in 2017 and looks poised to continue its growth trajectory.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.