Peter Velikin to Drive Worldwide Marketing Strategy, Brand Awareness and Market Expansion
April 09, 2014
Pwnie Express, the only company to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand, today announced the appointment of accomplished executive Peter Velikin as Vice President of Marketing.
Peter is responsible for Pwnie Express’s global marketing organization and will drive marketing strategy, demand generation, increase brand awareness, and continue the company’s market expansion.
Peter is a seasoned marketing executive with more than 15 years of experience commercializing new products in multiple startups.
Recently, Peter was VP marketing at VeloBit, Inc. a leading provider of enterprise storage I/O optimization software, where he managed all aspects of marketing and business development from the company’s inception through its acquisition by Western Digital Corporation.
He also served as VP marketing at Zmags, a SaaS-based digital content platform for e-commerce and mobile devices. Peter held senior management roles in sales, marketing, business development, product management, and engineering at several high-technology companies, including EMC and PTC. Peter also co-founded Velex Corporation, which invented and commercialized the award-winning Gorilla-Gym®. Peter has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.
“I am excited for someone of Peter’s caliber to join our leadership team as we continue to expand our products and offer new services,” said Paul Paget, Pwnie Express CEO. “Pwnie Express will benefit from Peter’s extensive marketing experience and strategy to drive global brand awareness, and subsequent market expansion for our industry leading solutions. He will be a tremendous asset to the team.”
Pwnie Express’s network security assessment products are rapidly deployable and provide enterprises access to, and intelligence in hard to reach locations, which are providing today’s high-risk attack paths. At their core are open source tools integrated on a smart platform available in a variety of form factors, which deliver unprecedented actionable insight.
“Pwnie Express is a company with the right product line at the right time and I am excited to lead their marketing team,” said Peter. “As the only vendor to allow enterprises to see all the things, we are uniquely positioned to disrupt and expand the network vulnerability assessment and penetration testing industries. I look forward to building our brand recognition and market presence worldwide, as well as working with the world-class Pwnie Express team.”
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About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express is the leading provider of innovative sensors that assess network security risks in remote and hard to reach locations. Thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie Express’s products to conduct drop-box penetration testing and provide unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructure. Pwnie Express’s smart devices all organizations to see all the things while leveraging open source tools and platforms. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.